Jesse Borrego

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Jesse Borrego
Jesse Borrego Studies Script.jpg
Born(1962-08-01) August 1, 1962 (age 52)
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 52)
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]

Jesse Borrego, a Native American Apache, was born in San Antonio, Texas to Gloria Flores and Jesse Borrego Sr. an accordion player and singer of Conjunto Mexican Music. Jesse is the 2nd to the oldest of five children: Gloria Marina, James, Georgina, and Grace. As a youth Jesse often danced with his sister Marina entering & winning several dance contests.Borrego lived with his grandparents during his high school years. He considered going into the US Air Force to become a pilot but pursued an acting career instead because it came natural to him. After graduating from Harlandale High School, he attended University of the Incarnate Word, studying theatre and dance, and The California Institute of the Arts alongside actor Don Cheadle 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" for seasons 4, 5 and 6 from 1984-1987 This attractive 5"8 Leo stole the hearts of young girls every week and impressed many with his acting, dancing and singing talents. Jesse has a Japanese Symbol tattoo on his upper right arm that represents long life, he also practices Tai Chi. Jesse Borrego married actress Valeria Hernandez 12 years his junior and they have one daughter Tonantzin Borrego.

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]


Television

References[edit]

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

2.Conjunto Borrego bid farewell to Salute-The Music Beat posted 7-20-2012 blog mysanantonio.com/TheMusicBeat

3.Jesse Borrego-Fame Forever/Kids From Fame www.fameforever.com/series/bios-jesse.php

4.Where are they now - Back to School Fame forever.com

5.Heart and Casa posted Sept 6,2013 Blog /Latino Americans/PBS www.pbs.org/Latinos Americans

6.Actor Jesse Borrego, Guest co-host !!/ Kens5.com San Antonio www.kens5.com Great Day San Antonio Show

7.Latest Titles with Jesse Borrego- IMDb www.imdb.com/filmosearch

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