Fast Facts

  • At the 43rd Drama Desk Awards (1996-97), he earned a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Crow in Tooth of Crime (Second Dance).
  • For portraying troubled inmate Miguel Alvarez on the HBO prison drama Oz, he earned four ALMA nominations: three for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (1998-2000) and one for Outstanding Actor in a Television Series (2001).
  • Won an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film for The Thin Red Line (1998). 
  • Following Oz, he was offered an audition for another TV show, but no script was available---his manager only had a rough outline of "people on an island"---so he wound up turning down the chance at a part on ABC's Lost.
  • Reunited with Oz costar Lance Reddick on Fringe.


  • Misti Traya — Stepdaughter
  • Richard Acevedo — Brother
  • Kiersten Warren — Wife
  • Scarlett Acevedo — Daughter


  • Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY (BFA)

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  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Profession: Actor

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