Tony Plana is a Cuban-American stage, film and television actor and director, best known for playing Ignacio Suarez, the father of the leading character on the television show "Ugly Betty".

Tony Plana is a Cuban-American stage, film and television actor and director, best known for playing Ignacio Suarez, the father of the leading character on the television show "Ugly Betty".

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 114

Birthday 1952-04-19

Place of Birth Havana, Cuba

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Santo Bugito (13 episodes)
HeadShop as Jesus Salgado
America Adrift as William Fernandez
2019 Playing with fire (10 episodes) as Peter
2017 Roman J. Israel, Esq. as Jessie Salinas
2017 Butterfly Caught as Michael Channis (Acting Coach)
2017 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: War Within The Cartel as El Cardenal
2017 One Day at a Time (1 episode) as Berto
2016 Lethal Weapon (7 episodes) as Ronnie Delgado
2016 StartUp (11 episodes) as Adolfo Morales
2014 Jane the Virgin (1 episode) as Father Ortega
2014 Madam Secretary (1 episode) as Admiral Ed Parker
2013 A Miracle in Spanish Harlem as Mariano
2013 The Blacklist (2 episodes) as Mr. Diaz
2013 Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret as Prosecutor Martinez
2013 The Fosters (5 episodes) as Victor Gutierrez
2013 Pain & Gain as Captain Lopez
2012 Elementary (1 episode) as General Howard Alvero
2012 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez as Dr. Dominguez
2011 Legally Brown as Host
2010 Blue Bloods (1 episode) as President Velverde
2009 Celebrity Ghost Stories (1 episode)
2009 Castle (1 episode) as Father Arguello
2009 Life Is Hot in Cracktown as Lou
2008 Marina's Secret World
2007 Half Past Dead 2 as Warden El Fuego
2007 Towards Darkness as Carlos Gutierrez
2007 The Dead One as Aparicio
2006 Arte 1 Documenta
2006 Ugly Betty (85 episodes) as Ignacio Suarez
2006 Slayer as Javier
2006 Psych (1 episode) as Pablo Nuñez
2005 Vampire Bats as Sheriff Herbst
2005 Goal! The Dream Begins as Hernan Munez
2005 Commander in Chief (1 episode)
2002 Half Past Dead as Warden El Fuego
2002 John Doe (2 episodes)
2002 Monk (1 episode) as Cpt. Alameda
2001 24 (5 episodes) as Omar
2001 The Division (1 episode)
2000 The Princess and the Barrio Boy as Ramon Torres
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode)
2000 Resurrection Blvd. (53 episodes) as Roberto Santiago
2000 Noriega: God's Favorite as Colonel Diaz-Herrera
2000 Knockout as Chuck Alvarado
1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel as Mayor
1999 My Little Assassin
1999 The West Wing (2 episodes)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode) as Father Menendez
1999 Let the Devil Wear Black as Tall
1998 Martial Law (1 episode)
1998 Shadow of Doubt as Detective Krause
1997 Sub Down as Lt.Commander Melges
1997 Total Security (13 episodes)
1997 Brooklyn South (1 episode)
1997 Ally McBeal (1 episode)
1997 One Eight Seven as Principal Garcia
1997 Down for the Barrio as Cesar
1996 The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca
1996 The Pretender (1 episode)
1996 Primal Fear as Martinez
1996 Nash Bridges (1 episode)
1995 JAG (1 episode)
1995 Murder One (1 episode)
1995 500 Nations (8 episodes)
1994 ER (1 episode)
1994 A Million to Juan as Jorge
1993 Dave's World (1 episode)
1993 Bakersfield P.D. (17 episodes)
1993 Father & Son: Dangerous Relations as Torres
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (2 episodes) as Amaros
1992 Live Wire as Al-Red
1991 JFK as Carlos Bringuier
1991 Keeper of the City as Killer
1991 Veronica Clare (9 episodes)
1991 One Good Cop as Beniamino
1990 Havana as Julio Ramos
1990 The Rookie as Morales
1990 In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing as Mario Portillo Grande
1990 Sweet 15 as Samuel Dela Cruz
1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (3 episodes) as Pavon Reyes
1989 Romero as Father Manuel Morantes
1989 Seinfeld (1 episode)
1989 The Case of the Hillside Stranglers as Mike Hernandez
1989 Buy & Cell as Raoul
1988 Break of Dawn as Rodriguez
1987 Beauty and the Beast (1 episode)
1987 Disorderlies as Miguel
1987 21 Jump Street (1 episode)
1986 ¡Three Amigos! as Jefe
1986 L.A. Law (1 episode)
1986 Salvador as Major Maximilliano Casanova
1986 The Best of Times as Chico
1985 The Equalizer (1 episode)
1985 The Golden Girls (1 episode)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1984 Hunter (3 episodes)
1984 Miami Vice (2 episodes)
1983 Nightmares as Father Luis Del Amo (segment "The Benediction")
1983 Valley Girl as Low Rider
1983 Listen to Your Heart as Julio
1983 What's Up, Hideous Sun Demon as Officer Ignatz
1982 Remington Steele (1 episode) as Hector Sanchez
1982 An Officer and a Gentleman as Emiliano Della Serra
1982 Cagney & Lacey (1 episode)
1982 T. J. Hooker (1 episode)
1981 Falcon Crest (1 episode)
1981 Zoot Suit as Rudy
1981 Madame X as Senor Rueda
1981 Hill Street Blues (2 episodes)
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1976 What's Happening!! (1 episode)


2004 Desperate Housewives (2 episodes)Director
2002 Greetings From Tucson (1 episode)Director
2000 The Princess and the Barrio Boy Director


2000 The Princess and the Barrio Boy Story


1994 A Million to Juan Associate Producer

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