DECEMBER 16, 1963

PERUVIAN QUECHUA ACTOR BENJAMIN BRATT BORN

Bratt, born in San Francisco, went with his Peruvian Quechua mother to powwows & to the 1969 Native American occupation of Alcatraz. In high school, he played baseball, swam, and wrestled. Bratt attended UCal Santa Barbara before studying acting at the American Conservatory Theatre. His TV debut was in Chains of Gold. Early notable film credits include: Demolition Man (1993); and The River Wild and Clear & Present Danger (both 1994). His breakout role was as detective Reynaldo Curtis in Law and Order (1995-99). Later film credits include:  TrafficMiss Congeniality (both 2002); Piñero (2003); Catwoman (2004), Despicable Me 2 & Snitch (2013), and Coco (2017). Other TV appearances: Private Practice (2011–13), 24: Live Another Day (2014), and Star (2016–2018). Awards are from: American Latino Media (4); Screen Actors Guild (Traffic); Blockbuster Entertainment (Miss Congeniality); and Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors Rita Moreno (2002). Bratt is active in the American Indian Movement.

Sources:
  “Benjamin Bratt: 1963—: Actor Biography,” Biography-JRank.  Retrieved, 7/4/2022, Benjamin Bratt: 1963—: Actor Biography - Movie, Award, Acting, and Role - JRank Articles
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Photo: Dulce Osuna, 9/29/2013. Permissive Use.

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