Comedic supporting actor who starred in the 1997 film, Boogie Nights and the 1993 film, Carlito's Way. As a voice actor, he portrayed Ricardo Diaz in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. In 2017, he appeared in the Netflix original series Sandy Wexler in the role of Oscar.
He worked as a social worker after graduating from City College of New York.
He briefly had his own Fox television series, Luis, in 2003.
He married Angelita Galarza in 1985, and together they had seven children: Cemi, Yoruba, Clare, Yemaya, Luna, Jace and Margarita.
He co-starred in the 2012 film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, with Dwayne Johnson .