Luis Guzman stars in PERPETUAL GRACE, LTD. as “Hector Contreras,” a Mexican sheriff whose misplaced hope in the romantic pursuit of a used car saleswoman drives him to engage in James and Paul’s financially lucrative proposition, mistakenly assuming the simplicity of detaining a meek-seeming older couple (Ma and Pa – Jacki Weaver and Sir Ben Kingsley) for two weeks, only to learn the couple is anything but meek.
With over 30 years in the entertainment industry, actor Luis Guzman has been seen on film, television, and theater plays. The favorite of hollywood’s tops directors (Steven Soderbergh and Paul Thomas Anderson) who cast him in films such as “Out of Sight”, “The Limey”, “Traffic”, “Boogie Nights”, “Magnolia”, and “Punch-Drunk Love”. Most recently as one of the founders of Pink Rose Pictures, his vision is clear, to create high quality original content for the audiences.
Born in Puerto Rico and brought to New York City as an infant, he grew up in Manhattan’s Lower East Side where he took a keen interest in advocacy work for the benefit of his community. Since the 1970s, he has worked with the organization CHARAS, a group noted for its community-based urban ecology, and arts and culture where he also collaborated with Cesar Chavez during the grape boycott. His early work strengthened his passion for helping others and has and continues to support to the East LA Rising (formerly East LA Boys & Girls Club), Advocates for Children, and the Henry Street Settlement House among others where he goes to speak and help in any way he can anytime he has an opportunity.
He began his career as an actor by chance. He started by doing street theater in the Lower East Side as a favor for friends who wrote plays and asked him to perform. Being an actor is not something he dreamed of pursuing, but nevertheless continued to do so as a hobby. After graduating from The City College of New York and taking a job as a social worker, a friend offered him a part in a TV show he was writing and auditioned, unaware that the project was the hit show, “Miami Vice.” He then continued his career as a social worker for six more years in a leading program with one of the highest success rates of getting people off government aid and starting new lives, while also continuing to act. Acting then became his primary craft and other notable credits include the films “The Count of Monte Cristo”, “Carlito’s Way”, and the television series “Narcos”, “OZ”, “How to Make it in America”, and CBS “Code Black.”
An active family man and proud father of five, Luis has instilled his strong work ethic in his children who are each pursuing their own careers in entertainment. When he is not on set, he enjoys dancing, playing music, photography, cooking (signature dish, Chicken a la Louey) and being a good human that helps others.
Currently, he splits his time between Los Angeles, New York, and his farm in Vermont.