Jesse Borrego

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Jesse Borrego
Jesse Borrego Studies Script.jpg
Born(1962-08-01) August 1, 1962 (age 51)
San Antonio, Texas, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Valeria Hernandez
(?–present) 1 child
 
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Jesse Borrego
Jesse Borrego Studies Script.jpg
Born(1962-08-01) August 1, 1962 (age 51)
San Antonio, Texas, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Valeria Hernandez
(?–present) 1 child

Jesse Borrego (born August 1, 1962 in San Antonio) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Cruz Candelaria in Blood in, Blood out, Jesse V. Valesquez in Fame, Gael Ortega in 24, and recently as George King in Dexter.

Early life[edit]

Borrego, a Native American Apache, was born in San Antonio, Texas. He considered going into the US Air Force to become a pilot. After graduating from Harlandale High School, he attended University of the Incarnate Word, studying theatre and dance, and The California Institute of the Arts from which he earned a degree in Performance in 1984.[1] About the same time, he attended an open audition for the TV Series Fame where he won the role of "Jesse Velasquez".

Career[edit]

He was a regular on the musical television series Fame for the show's final three seasons from 1984-1987. He appeared on Married... with Children as Bruno in the episode "Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me" (1989). He is well-remembered for his performance in the film Blood in, Blood out portraying the role of Cruz Candelaria.

Borrego appeared in productions at the Joseph Papp Theatre in New York City and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In addition to performing on stage and in films such as Mi Vida Loca, Follow Me Home, New York Stories, and Con Air, he began Lupita Productions in 1990. He has produced theatrical productions and concerts as well as two 16mm short films: El Suendo de Simon [1] (1993) by James Borrego and Flattime (1995) by Jimmy Santiago Baca. He also played role of an original gangster on DarkRoom Familia's "Veteranos" in 1999. Borrego is a member of the theatre group "Tribal Players". He is well known for his recurring roles on the third season of 24 as Gael Ortega and the third season of Dexter as George King. In 2009, Borrego starred in the movie La Mission where he reunited with former Blood in, Blood Out co-star Benjamin Bratt.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jakle, Jeanne (17 June 2004). "Conexión : More than '24'; Jesse Borrego has big plans for Hollywood". San Antonio Express-News. 

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