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José Antonio "Tony" Plana is an Cuban-born-American actor and voice actor best known for his role as Ignacio Suarez in the dramatic comedy series Ugly Betty.

Biography[]

Plana was born on April 19, 1952, in Havana, Cuba, to Pepe and Conchita Plana. It is not known why Plana wanted to become an actor. What is known is that Plana grew up in Miami, Florida, and graduated from both Loyola Marymount University and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Plana got her first on-screen role in 1978, when he was cast as Amid for one episode of the comedic series What's Happening!!. Plana got his first major role in 1998, when he provided the voice for Manny Calavera, the protagonist and travel agent residing in The Land of the Dead, in the adventure-comedy video game Grim Fandango. Plana has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as The Blacklist, The Punisher, Mayans M.C., Motive, A Miracle in Spanish Harlem, The Lost City, Life Is Hot in Cracktown, Pain & Gain, Ugly Betty, Supertore, Psych, Dynasty, Madam Secretary, Bombshell, Superstore, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Elementary, Person of Interest, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

On Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders[]

Plana portrayed Consolmango, a Catholic priest that had brief contact with one of two Unsubs connected to a series of murders, in the Season One episode "El Toro Bravo".

Filmography[]

  • Deputy - 2 episodes (2020) - Jorge Reyes
  • Bombshell (2019) - Geraldo Rivera
  • Room 104 (2019) - Bracamonte
  • Madam Secretary - 18 episodes (2014-2019) - Admiral Ed Parker
  • Elena of Avalor - 2 episodes (2018-2019) - Qapa (voice)
  • The Affair (2019) - Ben Cruz
  • Seneca (2019) - Father Ruben
  • Dynasty (2019) - Silvio Flores
  • Superstore - 2 episodes (2017-2019) - Ron Sosa
  • Victor & Valentino (2019) - El Pintor (voice)
  • One Day at a Time - 4 episodes (2017-2019) - Berto
  • Playing with Fire - 9 episodes (2019) - Peter Miller
  • The Punisher - 8 episodes (2017-2019) - Rafael Hernandez
  • StartUp - 14 episodes (2016-2018) - Mr. Morales
  • Mayans M.C. - 7 episodes (2018) - Devante Cano
  • Elementary - 2 episodes (2018) - General Howard Alvero
  • Shooter (2018) - Gutierrez
  • Bull (2018) - Sean Perkins
  • Lethal Weapon - 7 episodes (2016-2018) - Ronnie Delgado
  • Butterfly Caught (2017) - Michael Channis
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) - Jessie Salinas
  • The Fosters - 6 episodes (2015-2017) - Victor Gutierrez
  • Colony - 4 episodes (2017) - Proxy Alcala
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands: War Within the Cartel (2017) - El Cardenal
  • Swimming in the Desert (2016) - Paul
  • America Adrift (2016) - William Fernandez
  • The Young Pope - 3 episodes (2016) - Carlos García
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - "El Toro Bravo" (2016) TV episode - Father Consolmango
  • The Blacklist - 2 episodes (2016) - Mr. Diaz
  • Castle (2015) - Father Arguello
  • Motive (2015) - Franco Vega
  • Cristela (2015) - Joaquin Alvarez
  • Jane the Virgin (2014) - Father Ortega
  • Alpha House - 6 episodes (2013-2014) - Benito 'Benny' Lopez
  • Taxi Brooklyn (2014) - Machado
  • A Miracle in Spanish Harlem (2013) - Mariano
  • Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret (2013) - Prosecutor Martinez
  • Pain & Gain (2013) - Captain Lopez
  • Psych (2013) - Pablo Nuñez
  • Meddling Mom (2013) - Luis
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2013) - Father Menendez
  • Person of Interest (2012) - Mendoza
  • Blue Bloods (2012) - President Velverde
  • Blue (2012) - Stribling
  • The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012) - Dr. Dominguez
  • Harry's Law (2012) - Judge Tomás Garcia
  • Los Americans - 3 episodes (2011) - Max
  • Desperate Housewives - 5 episodes (2011) - Alejandro Perez
  • Law & Order: LA (2011) - Jorge Gomez
  • América (2011) - Tio Poldo
  • Body of Proof (2011) - Armando Rosas
  • Change Your Life! (2010) - Simon Martinez
  • Flowers for Norma (2010) - Older Gentleman #1
  • Royal Pains (2010) - Marcos
  • Ugly Betty - 85 episodes (2006-2010) - Ignacio Suarez
  • Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009) - Lou
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (2009) - Thor/Cuellas (voice)
  • AmericanEast (2008) - Dez
  • La Pasion de la Decision (2008) - Papi
  • Half Past Dead 2 (2007) - Warden El Fuego
  • Hacia la oscuridad (2007) - Carlos Gutierrez
  • The Dead One (2007) - Aparicio
  • Scarface: The World Is Yours (2006) - Unknown Character (voice)
  • Slayer (2006) - Javier
  • Commander in Chief - 2 episodes (2006) - Pete Ragone
  • Vampire Bats (2005) - Sheriff Herbst
  • Goal! The Dream Begins (2005) - Hernan Munez
  • The Closer (2005) - Alonzo Lopez
  • The Lost City (2005) - The Emcee
  • 24 - 5 episodes (2005) - Omar
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005) - Elindio Zapata
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004) - Tom/Cuellas (voice)
  • The Division (2004) - Unknown Character
  • JAG (2004) - Colonel Okarman
  • Cuban Blood (2003) - The Narrator (voice)
  • Dragnet (2003) - Father Sosa
  • Monk (2003) - Captain Alameda
  • John Doe - 2 episodes (2003) - Captain Ruiz
  • Half Past Dead (2002) - Warden El Fuego
  • Less Than Perfect (2002) - Owl Inspector
  • Resurrection Blvd. - 53 episodes (2000-2002) - Roberto Santiago
  • Fidel (2002) - General Fulgencio Battista
  • As Told by Ginger (2001) - Spanish Doctor (voice)
  • Vegas, City of Dreams (2001) - Captain Martin
  • The West Wing - 2 episodes (2001) - Mickey Troop
  • The Princess & the Barrio Boy (2000) - Ramon Torres
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog - 5 episodes (2000) - Pedro/Victor/Tony
  • Picking Up the Pieces (2000) - Usher
  • Star Wars: Force Commander (2000) - Airspeeder Pilot/Imperial Prison Ship Communications Officer (voice)
  • City of Angels - 4 episodes (2000) - Javier Guerrero
  • Noriega: God's Favorite (2000) - Colonel Diaz-Herrera
  • Knockout (2000) - Chuck Alvarado
  • Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (1999) - Mayor
  • The Drew Carey Show (1999) - Andrew Rodriguez
  • My Little Assassin (1999) - Unknown Character
  • Justice (1999) - Orlando Reyes
  • Disaster (1999) - Vicente Sotelo
  • Let the Devil Wear Black (1999) - Tall
  • Martial Law (1999) - Chava Rocha
  • Ally McBeal (1998) - Judge Warren Figueroa
  • Grim Fandango (1998) - Manuel 'Manny' Calavera (voice)
  • Godzilla: The Series (1998) - Unknown Character (voice)
  • Every Dog Has Its Day (1998) - The Cop
  • Brooklyn South (1998) - Lieutenant Casisas
  • Shadow of Doubt (1998) - Detective Krause
  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) - Victor Medina
  • Total Security - 13 episodes (1997) - Luis Escobar
  • Extreme Ghostbusters (1997) - Unknown Character (voice)
  • Sub Down (1997) - Lieutenant Commander Melges
  • One Eight Seven (1997) - Principal Garcia
  • Santa Fe (1997) - Chief Gomez
  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - 2 episodes (1997) - Doctor David Sanders
  • Gun (1997) - Innez
  • Coach (1997) - Albert
  • L.A. Firefighters (1996) - Marco
  • Peacock Blues (1996) - Unknown Character
  • The Pretender (1996) - Detective Guerra
  • Desesperate Song (1996) - Patrick
  • Death in Granada (1996) - Lorca's Friend Marcos
  • Down for the Barrio (1996) - Cesar
  • Nash Bridges (1996) - Roscoe Skirt
  • Primal Fear (1996) - Martinez
  • Lone Star (1996) - Ray
  • Bad Business (1996) - Tony
  • Murder, She Wrote (1996) - Desi Ortega
  • Santo Bugito - 2 episodes (1995) - Paco (voice)
  • Nixon (1995) - Manolo Sanchez
  • ER (1995) - Priest
  • Silver Strand (1995) - Richie Gutierrez
  • Murder One (1995) - Assistant District Attorney Julio Salazar
  • 500 Nations - 3 episodes (1995) - Unknown Character (voice)
  • Dave's World (1994) - Juan Gallegos
  • The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994) - Galvao
  • Bakersfield P.D. - 17 episodes (1993-1994) - Luke Ramirez
  • One West Waikiki (1994) - Ramon Gutierrez
  • A Million to Juan (1994) - Jorge
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - 2 episodes (1994) - Amaros
  • Greshnitsa v maske (1993) - Le Arden
  • South of Sunset (1993) - Unknown Character
  • Red Hot (1993) - KGB Investigator
  • Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (1993) - Torres
  • Nurses (1993) - Rico Garcia
  • Blossom (1992) - Chico Barranca
  • Live Wire (1992) - Al-red
  • Tequila and Bonetti (1992) - Arturo Medina
  • Keeper of the City (1991) - Killer
  • JFK (1991) - Carlos Bringuier
  • The Golden Girls (1991) - Alvarez
  • Veronica Clare - 3 episodes (1991) - Nicky Swareck
  • One Good Cop (1991) - Beniamino
  • Seinfeld (1991) - Manny
  • Sweet 15 (1990) - Samuel
  • Havana (1990) - Julio Ramos
  • The Rookie (1990) - Morales
  • In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing (1990) - Mario Portillo Grande
  • Beauty and the Beast - 2 episodes (1990) - Louis Horner
  • Hunter - 3 episodes (1985-1990) - District Attorney/Vern/Otero
  • So Proudly We Hail (1990) - FBI Agent Alonso
  • Why Me? (1990) - Benjy Klopzik
  • Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (1990) - Pavon Reyes
  • Falcon Crest (1989) - Sal Tortino
  • 21 Jump Street (1989) - Robert Mendez
  • Romero (1989) - Father Manuel Morantes
  • L.A. Law (1989) - Roberto Rivera
  • The Equalizer (1989) - Antonio Cruz
  • The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989) - Mike Hernandez
  • Break of Dawn (1988) - Rodriguez
  • Buy & Cell (1988) - Raoul
  • Miami Vice - 2 episodes (1984-1988) - Ernesto Guerrero/Cinco
  • Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (1987) - Unknown Characters
  • Born in East L.A. (1987) - Feo
  • Disorderlies (1987) - Miguel
  • It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1987) - Jorge Herrera
  • ¡Three Amigos! (1986) - Jefe
  • Salvador (1986) - Major Max
  • The Best of Times (1986) - Chico
  • Latino (1986) - Ruben
  • City Limits (1984) - Ramos
  • Hill Street Blues - 2 episodes (1981-1984) - Roland Maxwell/Kevin Herman Dracula
  • Maximum Security (1984) - Prisoner Benny
  • T.J. Hooker (1984) - Chuy Vallestero
  • Sadat - 2 episodes (1983) - Dentist
  • What's Up, Hideous Sun Demon (1983) - Officer Ignatz
  • Deal of the Century (1983) - Chicano Man
  • El Norte (1983) - Carlos the Bus Boy
  • Nightmares (1983) - Father Luis Del Amo
  • Valley Girl (1983) - Low Rider
  • Remington Steele (1983) - Hector Sanchez
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1983) - Carlos
  • Listen to Your Heart (1983) - Julio
  • Cagney & Lacey (1982) - Freddie
  • Callahan (1982) - Vostonovich
  • An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) - Emiliano Della Serra
  • Zoot Suit (1981) - Rudy
  • Love & Money (1981) - National Guard General
  • Circle of Power (1981) - Reza Haddad
  • House Calls (1981) - Danny Gomez
  • Madame X (1981) - Senor Rueda
  • First Family (1980) - White House Gardener
  • Seed of Innocence - Unknown Character (uncredited)
  • Barnaby Jones (1979) - Peter Sinestra
  • Quincy M.E. (1979) - Jorge
  • The Streets of L.A. (1979) - Alberto 'Toto' Corona
  • The Paper Chase (1979) - Marcos
  • The Boss' Son (1978) - Juan
  • What's Happening!! (1978) - Amid

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For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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