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Esai Morales Biography

Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States

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
  • Iris Morales -- Mother
  • Elvimar Silva -- Significant Other