Shalim Ortiz


26 Feb 1979


San Juan, Puerto Rico


Shalim Gerardo Ortiz Goyco


Shalim Ortiz is a Puerto Rican artist that has been one of the few Latino actors of his generation to successfully establish himself both in the English and Spanish markets. Working throughout the arts, Shalim has received critical acclaim in acting (television & film), theatre & as a recording artist.

At a young age Shalim joined the Thespian Society of Performing Arts and developed an intense passion; theater has played a key role in his life ever since. As an adult, he landed the lead in Oliver Mayer's much acclaimed cabaret musical entitled 'Rocío In Spite Of It All'. The L.A. Times praised Shalim's performance proclaiming: "silken-voiced Shalim steals several scenes as a dazzled fan who befriends these dueling divas".

Shalim has starred in some major television series such as "CSI: Miami," and "Cold Case," with one of his most memorable acting roles on NBC's "Heroes," where he played "Alejandro Herrera." In addition, Shalim has built strong and long-term relationships with the Lifetime and Hallmark channels staring in the mini-series "Maneater" (Sarah Chalke, Judy Greer) and the feature film "Expecting a Miracle" (Teri Polo, Cheech Marin).

In addition to his love of theater, Shalim has enjoyed success in another of his passions; music. Produced by Emilio Estefan, Shalim has written and recorded two albums (Sony Records). Combining his Spanish roots with Latin beats he used influences from rock and ballads to create a unique sound that has led to gold album record sales in both Spain and Latin America.

Perhaps his most significant achievement has been breaking into the Hollywood mainstream market. Shalim has starred and played acting roles in "The Wingman" written by academy award nominee Jose Rivera, and "Bad ass" which premieres this year in which he shares credits with Danny Trejo and Ron Perlman. In the Spanish language market, Shalim is debuting as the lead in two Mexican films: "Sangre de Familia" which world premieres at the 2012 Guadalajara Film Festival, and "Abril y Mayo" which is expected to premiere in the second half of 2012.

Actor ( 47 credits )

Gardel (2017) Pizarro
Dirty War Latidos del corazon (2017) Adrian
Loki 7 (2016) Alex
American Curious (2016) Raúl
Loki 7 (2016) Alex Rivera
Silver Case: Director's Cut (2015) Tuco
Ballers (2015)  Manny (1 episode)
Dame tus ojos (2014) David
Señora Acero (2014)  Officer Sanchez (1 episode, 2016)
Reencarnación: Una historia de amor (2013) Alejandro
Panic 5 Bravo (2013) Rafael
Dama y Obrero (2013)  José Manuel Correal (1 episode, 2013)
Bad Ass (2012) Frank Vega (17-25 yrs)
Silver Case (2012) Tuco
Magic City (2012)  Antonio Rivas (5 episodes, 2013)
Villa Captive (2011)
Goldberg - P.I. (2011) Jesus
El Octavo Mandamiento (2011)  Iñaki Arriaga (1 episode, 2011)
Una Maid en Manhattan (2011)  Frank Varela (1 episode, 2011)
Morir en Martes (2010)  Dr. Adrian Ortiz (2 episodes, 2011)
Touched (2009) Jimmy
Gurdian (2009) Wally
XY. La revista (2009)  José García Roble Jr. (7 episodes, 2012)
Partigiano (2008) Partisan 1
The Winged Man (2008) Winged Man
The Art of Travel (2008) Carlos 'Bullet'
30 Days 'Til I'm Famous (2008)  Guido (unknown episodes)
Yuniol (2007) Yuniol
Spin (2007) Carlos
Cory in the House (2007)  Nanoosh (1 episode, 2007)
Heroes Unmasked (2007)  Alejandro Herrera (archive footage) (uncredited) (3 ep
Más vale tarde (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
Heroes (2006)  Alejandro Herrera (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Ángel rebelde (2004)  Shalim (1 episode, 2004)
Cold Case (2003)  Gonzalo Luque (1 episode, 2009)
CSI: Miami (2002)  Mario Vega (1 episode, 2008)
Escándalo TV de noche (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Lizzie McGuire (2001)  Carlos (1 episode, 2002)
Hollywood 7 (2001)  Miguel Delgado (2 episodes, 2002)
El gordo y la flaca (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Al salir de clase (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Música sí (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2002)
Pa'lante con Cristina (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Broken Doll (0) Alfonzo (rumored)
The Truth About the War in Heaven: Declaration of War (0) Minister Watkins
Dias de Carnaval (0) Diego
The Postman's Reign (0) Franco

Producer ( 1 credit )

Touched (2009) co-producer