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Esai Morales was born on the 1st October 1962 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Puerto Rican decent, and is an actor and producer, perhaps best known for his role of Bob Morales in the biopic “La Bamba” in 1997. Morales also had important parts as Lt. Tony Rodriguez in “NYPD Blue” (2001-2004), and as Joseph Adama in “Caprica” (2009-2010). His career has been active since 1982.
Have you ever wondered how rich Esai Morales is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Esai Morales’ net worth is as high as $3 million, earned mostly through his successful acting career, and as a producer which has improved his wealth.
Esai Morales Net Worth $3 Million
Esai Morales was born to Iris Margarita, a union activist who participated in the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, and Esai Morales, Sr., a welder. He went to the School of Performing Arts in Manhattan, after which he played in theatre and television in New York. Esai’s big screen debut came in 1982 in Paul Morrissey’s drama “Forty Deuce”, and a year after, he played in Rick Rosenthal’s “Bad Boys” starring
Before being cast in a leading part in “Rainy Day Friends” in 1985, Morales briefly appeared in a few TV series, and later played in the mini-series “On Wings of Eagles” (1986) with
Burt Lancaster, Richard Crenna and Paul Le Mat. In 1987, Morales portrayed the ex-convict brother of Ritchie Valens in the biography drama “La Bamba” starring Lou Diamond Phillips, a role which gained him a lot of popularity, and he was frequently seen on both TV and films from that point. In 1987, Esai appeared in “The Principal” with Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., and later in Howard Brookner’s “Bloodhounds of Broadway” in 1989. His net worth was growing steadily.
In 90’s were a very productive decade for Morales, as worked on “Naked Tango”, “Freejack” starring
Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger and Rene Russo, and “Ultraviolet”. He continued with “Rapa Nui”, “In the Army Now”, “The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story” with Raul Julia, and “Don’t Do It”. In the mid-‘90’s, Esai played in “My Family”, “Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14”, “The Real Thing” with James Russo and Jeremy Piven, and “Death in Granada” starring Andy Garcia, all of which increased his net worth.
He ended the decade with such films as “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit” (1998) with
Joe Mantegna, and in the TV mini-series “Atomic Train” (1999). Since 2000, Morales has appeared in several popular series, including “Resurrection Blvd.” (2000-2002), “NYPD Blue” (2001-2004), “American Family” (2002), “Vanished” (2006), and “Jericho” (2008). Esai also had roles in movies such as “Paid in Full” (2002) with Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris and Chi McBride, “Once Upon a Wedding” (2005), Richard Linklater’s “Fast Food Nation” (2006), and “La Linea – The Line” (2009) starring Ray Liotta and Andy Garcia.
Morales continued by playing in both TV productions and films, including in “Caprica” from 2009 to 2010, “Fairly Legal” in 2011 and ’12, and also in “Jarhead 2: Field of Fire” (2014), “Criminal Minds” (2013-2015), “Spare Parts” (2015), and “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” (2014- ). Most recently, Esai filmed “Never Back Down: No Surrender” and “L.A. Series” in 2016, and “The Art of Living” in 2017, steadily increasing his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Esai Morales has been in a relationship with Elvimar Silva since 2010, and they have a daughter named Mariana Oliveira Morales, born in 2010. He is a vegetarian.
Birth date: , October 1 1962 Birth place: , Brooklyn , New York USA Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m) Profession: , Actor , Producer Director Education: High School of Performing Arts Nationality: American Partner: Elvimar Silva Children: Mariana Oliveira Morales Parents: , Iris Margarita Mother Esai Morales Awards: , ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor (2004) VC Film Fest Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Best Actor Award Winner (2005) Nominations: , Alma Award (1997) , Imagen Foundation Award Best Supporting Actor (2015) Prism Award (2002) Movies: , “Paid in Full” (2002) , “Once Upon a Wedding” (2005) , “Fast Food Nation” (2006) , “La Linea - The Line” (2009) , “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit” (1998) “Southern Cross” (1999) TV shows: , “On Wings of Eagles” (1986) , “Resurrection Blvd.” (2000-2002) , “NYPD Blue” (2001-2004) , “American FamilyVanished” (2006) , “Jericho” (2008) “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” (2014- )
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# Fact 1 Participated in the 2011 National Record-A-Thon by recording children's book titles for RFB&D (Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic)'s audiobook library. [March 2011] 2 His first name frequently appears in crossword puzzles, since it is rare to find an English four-letter word that is 75% vowels. 3 He originally auditioned for the role of Ritchie Valens in La Bamba (1987), and Lou Diamond Phillips originally auditioned for the role of Bob. 4 As a child, Esai was so concerned about his mother's smoking that he hid her cigarettes. 5 Esai's Puerto Rican parents divorced when he was a baby. 6 He first became interested in an acting career at age 12 when he saw Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (1975). 7 Studied at Manhattan's High School for the Performing Arts. 8 Spoke only Spanish until age 5. 9 Is co-founder, with Sonia Braga and Jimmy Smits, of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.
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Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 2011 FilmOut Festival Award FilmOut San Diego, US Best Actor Gun Hill Road (2011) 2007 Special Jury Prize VC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Best Actor American Fusion (2005) 2002 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Series NYPD Blue (1993) Nominated Awards Nominated awards Nominated awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 2016 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Supporting Actor - Television Mozart in the Jungle (2014) 2015 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Supporting Actor - Feature Film Spare Parts (2015) 2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special We Have Your Husband (2011) 2009 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Actor in Television - Drama Jericho (2006) 2004 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama American Family (2002) 2003 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline American Family (2002) 1998 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1996)
Filmography Actor Actor
Title Year Status Character Ultraviolet 1992 Nicholas Walker Freejack 1992 Ripper The Legend of Prince Valiant 1991-1992 TV Series Stefan of Albans / Sir Geoffrey / Knight Naked Tango 1990 Zico Borenstein Amazon 1990 uncredited Bloodhounds of Broadway 1989 Handsome Jack The Twilight Zone 1989 TV Series Jesse Cardiff Miami Vice 1985-1987 TV Series Felipe Cruz / Pete Romano The Principal 1987 Raymi Rojas La Bamba 1987 Bob Morales On Wings of Eagles 1986 TV Mini-Series Rashid Rainy Day Friends 1985 Neekos Valdez Fame 1985 TV Series George The Equalizer 1985 TV Series Officer Miguel Canterra ABC Afterschool Specials 1984 TV Series Miguel Rados Bad Boys 1983 Paco Moreno Forty Deuce 1982 Mitchell The Art of Living 2017 announced Vega L.A. Series 2016 TV Movie post-production El Mono Untitled Laura Steinel Project 2016 TV Movie completed Bruce Simone filming Professor / Writer How to Get Away with Murder 2016 TV Series Laurel's Dad Adam Ruins Everything 2016 TV Series Alfonso Hit the Floor 2016 TV Series Never Back Down: No Surrender 2016 Hugo Vega Casa Vita 2016 TV Movie Rodrigo Vita Mozart in the Jungle 2015 TV Series Juan Delgado From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series 2015 TV Series Lord Amancio Malvado Blue Bloods 2015 TV Series Sgt. Trey Delgado The Brink 2015 TV Series President Julian Navarro Criminal Minds 2013-2015 TV Series Section Chief Mateo Cruz Spare Parts 2015/I Pablo Santillan Cleaners 2014 TV Series Father Brooks Jarhead 2: Field of Fire 2014 Captain Jones Major Crimes 2013 TV Series Deputy Manuel Diaz Teachers 2013 TV Movie Manny Magic City 2013 TV Series Carlos 'El Tiburon' Ruiz Playin' for Love 2013 Principle Jose Marti Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike 2012 Francisco d'Anconia Hola! La 2012 TV Series Guest Fairly Legal 2011-2012 TV Series D.A. Aaron Davidson Seattle Superstorm 2012 TV Movie Tom Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 TV Series Jimmy Vasquez 17th Precinct 2011 TV Movie Liam Butterfield We Have Your Husband 2011 TV Movie Eduardo Valseca Gun Hill Road 2011 Enrique Rodriguez Los Americans 2011 TV Series Lee Valenzuela / Lee Caprica 2009-2010 TV Series Joseph Adama King of the Avenue 2010 Natas CSI: Miami 2010 TV Series Stephen Madsen Cherry 2010/I Wes La linea 2009 René Pelon Dora the Explorer 2002-2009 TV Series Papi Kill Kill Faster Faster 2008 Markie Jericho 2008 TV Series Major Edward Beck The Cure 2007 TV Movie Jorge Burn Notice 2007 TV Series Ernie Paseo 24: Day Six - Debrief 2007 TV Mini-Series short Agent Jorge Ramirez Company Town 2006 TV Movie Ray Dupre Vanished 2006 TV Series Agent Michael Tyner
Supervisor Kyle Tyner
... How to Go Out on a Date in Queens 2006 Frankie Fast Food Nation 2006 Tony The Virgin of Juarez 2006 Father Herrera Freddie 2005 TV Series Carlos True Crime: New York City 2005 Video Game Captain Victor 'Vic' Navarro (voice) American Fusion 2005 Jose Heartless 2005/I TV Movie Rick Benes / David Lopez Once Upon a Wedding 2005 Pineda NYPD Blue 2001-2004 TV Series Lt. Tony Rodriguez Sudbury 2004 TV Movie George Lopez 2002 TV Series Manny Lopez Resurrection Blvd. 2000-2002 TV Series Paco Corrales Paid in Full 2002 Lulu The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina 2002 Video Vargas Mouse (voice) American Family 2002 TV Series Esteban Gonzalez Spin Cycle 2000 Nickens Doomsday Man 2000 Mike Family Law 2000 TV Series Mr. Santiago A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story 2000 TV Movie Juan Miguel Gonzalez The Outer Limits 1997-1999 TV Series Frank Kelton (Hearts Desire Excerpt)
Frank Kelton American Virgin 1999 Jim the Director Southern Cross 1999 Philip Solano Atomic Train 1999 TV Mini-Series Noris MacKenzie L.A. Doctors 1999 TV Series Vince Duralde Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1998 TV Series Guillermo Circle of Deceit 1998 TV Movie Jeff Silva The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 1998 Dominguez The Hunger 1997 TV Series Tony Dog Watch 1997 Video Murrow Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story 1996 TV Movie Federico Pena Death in Granada 1996 Ricardo The Real Thing 1996 Collin Scorpion Spring 1995 Astor Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 1995 TV Movie Tony Archer My Family 1995 Chucho Tales from the Crypt 1994 TV Series Puck Don't Do It 1994 Charles The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story 1994 TV Movie Jair In the Army Now 1994 Sgt. Stern Rapa Nui 1994 Make Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun 1993 Video Kenny The Waiter 1993/I Short Julius Bay City Story 1992 TV Movie Jim Duran Producer Producer
Title Year Status Character Create Option C: My Journey with Cancer 2014 Documentary executive producer Teachers 2013 TV Movie executive producer Gun Hill Road 2011 executive producer Los Americans 2011 TV Series producer - 8 episodes Behind the Mask of Zorro 2005 TV Movie documentary co-producer Director Director
Title Year Status Character America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back 1994 TV Series documentary 1 episode Assistant Director Assistant Director
Title Year Status Character Doomsday Man 2000 second unit director Soundtrack Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 1998 performer: "Muevete" Thanks Thanks
Title Year Status Character The Run Saga: Breathe 2016 thanks for inspiration filming The Test of Time 2015 Short special thanks 'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute 2005 TV Movie documentary special thanks Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job 2002 TV Short documentary special thanks Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda 1996 TV Movie documentary thanks Self Self
Title Year Status Character Find Your Groove 2017 Documentary filming Himself Pat Morita: Long Story Short Documentary pre-production Himself Lifestyle Magazine 2014 TV Series documentary Himself The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself - Friend of Elizabeth Pena Criminal Minds: Season 9 - Eyes Only 2014 Video documentary short Himself The Daily Helpline 2014 TV Series Himself - Co-Host Give Me Shelter 2014 Documentary Animal Advocate Journey of a Female Comic 2014 Documentary Himself The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Create Option C: My Journey with Cancer 2014 Documentary Himself Celebrity Ghost Stories 2013 TV Series documentary Himself True Crime: The Movie 2012 Documentary Himself Rainy Day Friends: Then and Now 2011 Documentary short Himself - Interviewee The Talk 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest 25th Annual Genesis Awards 2011 TV Special Himself Panic Nation 2010 Documentary Himself The Brian McKnight Show 2010 TV Series Himself The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Himself Celebrity Habla 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself 23rd Annual Genesis Awards 2009 TV Special Himself Change Is Gonna Come 2009 Documentary 12th Annual Prism Awards 2008 TV Special Himself The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself - 'Pinhead' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots") Real Time with Bill Maher 2008 TV Series Himself Más vale tarde 2008 TV Series Himself Your Mommy Kills Animals! 2007 Documentary Himself - Actor The 21st Annual Genesis Awards 2007 Video Himself The Tehuacan Project 2007 Short Himself The Manufacturing of 'Fast Food Nation' 2007 Video documentary Himself The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Himself In the Cutz 2006 TV Series The Drop 2005 TV Series Himself Behind the Mask of Zorro 2005 TV Movie documentary Narrator The 59th Annual Tony Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Stephen Sondheim Tribute 'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself / Lt. Tony Rodriguez 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Himself The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself Cristina: El 15 aniversario 2004 TV Movie Himself Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest The Wayne Brady Show 2003-2004 TV Series Himself On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Himself The Simple Life 2003 TV Series Himself ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself Storyline Online 2003 TV Series Himself The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema 2002 Documentary Himself Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job 2002 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited) 2002 ALMA Awards 2002 TV Special Himself Hollywood Squares 2001 TV Series Himself American Experience 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Reader Opening Soon 2001 TV Series Himself - Investor / Actor 2001 ALMA Awards 2001 TV Special Himself The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist 2000 ALMA Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter Happy Hour 1999 TV Series Himself The Daily Show 1999 TV Series Himself Hollywood Animal Crusaders 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself 1998 ALMA Awards 1998 TV Special Himself Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself Somos un solo pueblo 1995 TV Movie documentary Rapa Nui: Legends in Stone 1994 TV Series Himself The Geraldo Rivera Show 1988 TV Series Himself Archive Footage Archive Footage