Fast Facts

  • Mother was an organizer for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
  • Was inspired to take up acting after seeing Al Pacino's dynamic performance in the 1975 film drama, Dog Day Afternoon.
  • Cofounded the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.
  • Received an Imagen Award for Entertainer of the Year in 2002.
  • In 2010, joined the cast of Caprica, the SYFY Channel's prequel to the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series. He called the story line of his Joseph Adama character a combination of Rich Man, Poor Man meets The Godfather meets Brave New World.
  • A dedicated vegetarian and environmentalist.


  • Mariana Oliveira Morales — Daughter
  • Esai Morales Sr. — Father
  • Elvimar Silva — Significant Other
  • Iris Morales — Mother


  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Birthday: October 1, 1962, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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