Tony Plana


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  • Birth Place: Havana, Cuba
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/19/1953, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; director; teacher
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VIDEO: Presumed Guilty

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Presumed Guilty
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Aired: 1/2/2013

When a priest is assaulted days before Christmas, the SVU detectives must scramble to free an innocent man and unravel an unsettling mystery. watch

VIDEO: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Presumed Guilty

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Aired: 1/2/2013

While investigating an assault on a priest, Tutuola uncovers a church scandal. watch

VIDEO: Beautiful Frame

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Beautiful Frame
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Length: 43:00
Aired: 1/2/2013

The SVU squad is caught in the middle when a murder case is tried simultaneously in two courtrooms with different defendants. Jane Kaczmarek guest stars. watch


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Year Title Description
2011 Legally Brown TV Show Series, Host
2008 Towards Darkness Movie, Actor - Carlos Gutierrez
2008 2008 ALMA Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2006 Goal! The Dream Begins Movie, Actor - Hernan Munez
2006 Ugly Betty TV Show Series, Actor - Ignacio

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Desperate Housewives' Dirty Laundry: Gaby Solis’ Wild Ride

Desperate Housewives wraps its eight-season run on Sunday, May 13 (9/8c on ABC) and what a long, strange trip it's been for the ladies of Wisteria Lane! As we prepare to kiss our favorite harried housewives goodbye, takes a look back at each of the four protagonist's biggest triumphs, greatest downfalls and all the juicy hookups, makeups and breakups in between.

Check back every day this week for our takes on the other Housewives' wild rides.

Name: Gabrielle Solis Lang Solis
Known For: Very expensive taste in, well, everything; selfishness; telling it like it is
Marriages: Carlos Solis (twice, once divorced), Victor Lang (widowed)
Children: Daughters Juanita (who was switched at birth with... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Latin Beauty Spices Up Pains and Eastbound

Royal Pains goes Cuban for a two-parter kicking off Thursday (June 24, 10/9c, USA), with special guest stars Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) and Mexican sensation Ana de la Reguera (Cop Out), who will also be seen as Danny McBride's season-long love interest on HBO's returning Eastbound & Down.

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The Royal Pains action begins with Hank (Mark Feuerstein) heading to a Cuban hacienda, where Boris (Campbell Scott) is ailing. There, he meets a sexy bartender named Carmen... read more

Ugly Betty's Tony Plana: Ignacio's "Horizons Have Expanded"

Betty's father, Ignacio, had a turbulent third season on Ugly Betty. He spent most of it recovering from a heart attack, and his girlfriend, Elena, left town for a nursing job. Nevertheless, Tony Plana, who plays the Suarez patriarch, says Ignacio remains optimistic and is ready for whatever comes his way. Plana tells how Ignacio's personal life has changed, where he'll be working this season and how his family is evolving before his very eyes. How are things going for Ignacio now that he's a citizen and has a new lease on life?
Tony Plana: He's got quite a crazy family still, but also his horizons have expanded in terms of his personal life — especially after his heart attack. I think he took a look at his life and said, "I'm always there for everyone else, but I got to take a look at myself and see what I want to do in this last stage of my life." He pursues ... read more

Ugly Betty Teams with United Nations to Fight Malaria

Betty Suarez will use her recent promotion for good when Ugly Betty returns for its fourth season.

Members of the cast turned up at the United Nations this week to promote the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets program, which promotes the use of bed nets that keep mosquitoes from spreading malaria. The global, grassroots campaign will be integral to the show's Season 4 premiere.

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In the episode, Betty's suggestion that Mode magazine cover malaria is rebuffed. So, she pitches turning the bed nets into a fashion statement and organizes a photo shoot at the UN. In the process, she spreads the word about the Nothing But Nets program — just as the show's stars are spreading the word in real life... read more

Ugly Betty Stars Make Beautiful Music

Could Season 3 bring a musical episode of Ugly Betty? It's inevitable, say the cast of the ABC show. On Wednesday night at the Alzheimer's Association's 16th-annual "A Night at Sardi's" fund-raiser, almost the entire Ugly Betty ensamble — along with stars from Heroes, Boston Legal and even Brothers & Sisters' Steven Weber in a glittering snakeskin suit — performed selections from the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie. Betty's Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Becky Newton, Mark Indelicato, Vanessa Williams, David Blue and Chris Gorham proved that they can belt out a tune like the best of Broadway, which is no surprise as most of them hail from New York and are, as Ortiz puts it, "theater geeks." For Ortiz, joining the charity show after being asked by her on-screen dad was a no-brainer. "Tony Plana's mother is afflicted with Alzheimer's, so when he asked us to do this we jumped at the chance to honor her. It's for a great cause. It's a wonderful thing." But that doesn't mean the ac... read more

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