In 1992, cofounded Latino Actors Base in response to the Broadway debut of Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden—a play set in South America that had no Latino actors in its cast; the group's name was later changed to LAByrinth Theater Company when it expanded to include non-Latino members.
Made Broadway debut in Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Anna in the Tropics in 2003.
Won an OBIE Award for References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and received Drama Desk nominations for Jack Goes Boating and Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train.
Played Othello opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman as Iago and Jessica Chastain as Desdemona in an off-Broadway production of Othello in 2009.
2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
Clemente Ortiz — Son
Jennifer Ortiz — Wife
Attended State University of New York, Albany, New York, United States