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Luis Valdez (I)

Director | Actor | Writer

Acknowledged as the founder of modern Chicano theatre and film, Luis Valdez was born to migrant farm workers Francisco and Armida Valdez and spent his early life traveling with the family, working in... read full biography
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Jun 26, 1940 (age 78)
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28 titles
Past Film & Video (10 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
Coco (2017)
Tío Berto / Don Hidalgo (voice) Tío Berto / Don Hidalgo (voice)   See fewer
$175MM
$210MM
$807MM
$500K
Pancho Villa's Last Son (2009)
(Short) - Special Thanks Special Thanks   See fewer
$5K
Ballad of a Soldier (2000)
Father Father   See fewer
$30K
Los mineros (1991)
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
$400K
La Bamba (1987)
Director, Writer Director, Writer   See fewer
$6.5MM
$54MM
Zoot Suit (1981)
Director, Writer (play "Zoot Suit") Director, Writer (play "Zoot Suit")   See fewer
$3.3MM
Which Way Is Up? (1977)
Ramon Juarez Ramon Juarez   See fewer
$3.2MM
Fighting for Our Lives (1975)
Narrator (voice), Writer Narrator (voice), Writer   See fewer
I Am Joaquin (1969)
(Short) - Narrator, Director Narrator, Director   See fewer
Past Television (9 titles) Episodes
The Director's Chair (2015)
(TV Series) - Actor (1 episode, 2015) Actor (1 episode, 2015)   See fewer
Luis Valdez (Mar 29, 2015) Season 1, Episode 6 - Actor Actor   See fewer
1
Independent Lens (2012)
(TV Series) - Thanks (1 episode, 2012) Thanks (1 episode, 2012)   See fewer
Precious Knowledge (May 17, 2012) Season 13, Episode 23 - Thanks Thanks   See fewer
1
The Cisco Kid (1994)
(TV Movie) - Benito Juarez, Director, Writer (teleplay) Benito Juarez, Director, Writer (teleplay)   See fewer
Great Performances (1991)
(TV Series) - Director (1 episode, 1991), Writer (1 episode, 1991) Director (1 episode, 1991), Writer (1 episode, 1991)   See fewer
La pastorela (Dec 23, 1991) Season 20, Episode 3 - Director, Writer Director, Writer   See fewer
1
Crossing Borders: The Journey of Carlos Fuentes (1989)
(TV Movie) - Narrator Narrator   See fewer
CBS Summer Playhouse (1988)
(TV Series) - Director (1 episode, 1988) Director (1 episode, 1988)   See fewer
Fort Figueroa (Aug 2, 1988) Season 2, Episode 10 - Director Director   See fewer
1
Corridos: Tales of Passion & Revolution (1987)
(TV Movie) - Director, Writer Director, Writer   See fewer
El corrido: Ballad of a Farmworker (1976)
(TV Movie) - Director Director   See fewer
Visions (1976)
(TV Series) - Old Man (1 episode, 1976), Director (1 episode, 1976) Old Man (1 episode, 1976), Director (1 episode, 1976)   See fewer
El Corrido (Nov 4, 1976) Season 1, Episode 3 - Old Man, Director Old Man, Director   See fewer
1
Self (7 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
Voces (2016)
(TV Series) - Narrator (1 episode, 2016) Narrator (1 episode, 2016)   See fewer
Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice (Oct 3, 2016) Narrator Narrator   See fewer
The Storm That Swept Mexico (2011)
(TV Movie) - Narrator Narrator   See fewer
Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano (2006)
Interviewee Interviewee   See fewer
Visiones: Latino Art and Culture (2004– )
(TV Mini-series) - Himself Himself   See fewer
$2MM
VH1 Goes Inside (2004)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 2004) Himself (1 episode, 2004)   See fewer
Awesome Movie Songs (May 29, 2004) Season 2, Episode 5 - Himself Himself   See fewer
The Fight in the Fields (1997)
Himself Himself   See fewer
Archive Footage (2 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s (2009)
(Video) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
One for the Money: The Birth of Rock N' Roll (2006)
(Video) - Himself - Film Director (archive footage) Himself - Film Director (archive footage)   See fewer
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