Amaury Nolasco

Amaury Nolasco Garrido (born December 24, 1970) is a Puerto Rican actor and producer, best known for the role of Fernando Sucre on the Fox television series Prison Break, and for his role in Transformers.

Amaury Nolasco
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Nolasco attending the premiere of Max Payne, October 13, 2008, in Los Angeles, California
Amaury Nolasco Garrido

(1970-12-24) December 24, 1970 (age 50)
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Years active1999–present

Early lifeEdit

Nolasco was born in Puerto Rico. [1][2] After various acting gigs, Nolasco moved to New York City.


Nolasco has guest-starred in various television series such as Arli$$, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and ER. His first role on a feature film was in Takeshi Kitano's Brother, along others as "Orange Julius" in Universal's 2 Fast 2 Furious. He then went on to co-star opposite Bernie Mac in Mr. 3000.

Nolasco's additional television and film credits include roles on George Lopez and CSI: NY, and in The Benchwarmers. He also appeared on Mind of Mencia as a guest on Sunday, April 29, 2007. He also starred in Director Michael Bay's Transformers, released during the summer of 2007. Bay offered to cast Nolasco in the sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but he declined due to scheduling conflicts. His most high-profile role was Prison Break.

In November 2009, Nolasco made an appearance in Wisin & Yandel's music video "Imagínate" featuring T-Pain alongside Wilmer Valderrama. He plays a jealous mobster who murders Valderrama's character for sleeping with his girlfriend. He also appears in Calle 13's music video "La Perla".

In March 2010, Nolasco guest-starred in three episodes during the second season of Southland, as Detective Rene Cordero.

From September 2010 to May 2011, he costarred in the NBC show Chase, a one-season show about U.S. Marshals that hunt down fugitives. He starred in the short-lived ABC television series Work It which premiered on January 3, 2012.

Nolasco was featured in the sitcom Telenovela, as Rodrigo Suarez, Ana Sofia's eccentric co-star who plays the show's villain.

Personal lifeEdit

Nolasco began dating Jennifer Morrison in 2009, and the relationship reportedly lasted three years.[3] He was a supporter of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.[4] For the second year in a row, Nolasco was the host of the Amaury Nolasco & Friends Golf Classic that took place in El Conquistador Hotel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico from June 10–11, 2011. The Amaury Nolasco & Friends Golf Classic is a celebrity golf tournament, where all the profits go to non-profit Puerto Rican organizations. For the second season, the profits went to the University of Puerto Rico Pediatric Hospital and to the VAL Foundation (Vive Alegre Luchando), an organization that gives their funding to pediatric cancer patients.[5]


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Year Title Role
2000 Brother Victor
2002 Final Breakdown Hector Arturo
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious Orange Julius
The Librarians G-Man
2004 Mr. 3000 Jorge Minadeo
2006 The Benchwarmers Carlos
2007 Transformers Figueroa
2008 Street Kings Detective Cosmo Santos
Max Payne Jack Lupino
2009 Armored Palmer
2011 The Rum Diary Segurra
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard Murphy
El Teniente Amado Amado García Guerrero
2014 In the Blood Silvio Lugo
Small Time Barlow
Animal Douglas
2016 Fate Boss
Criminal Esteban Ruiza
2017 Locating Silver Lake Jose
2019 Jarhead: Law of Return Gunny Sgt
TBA Till Death Joey


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Arli$$ Ivory Ortega
Early Edition Pedro Mendoza
2000 The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood Cypriano
The Huntress Flaco Rosario
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hector Delgado
2002 ER Ricky
2003 George Lopez Young Manny
2004 Eve Adrian
2005 CSI: NY Ruben DeRosa
Prison Break Fernando Sucre Main role
2007 Mind of Mencia Himself
2009 CSI: Miami Nathan Cole Season 8, Episode 7
2010 Southland Detective Rene Cordero Season 2, Episodes 1–3
Chase Marco Martinez Main role
2012 Work It Angel Ortiz Main role
2013–2016 Rizzoli & Isles Rafael Martinez
2013 Burn Notice Mateo Season 7, Episode 10
2014 Justified Elvis Manuel Machado Season 5, Episode 1
Gang Related Matias Recurring role
2015–2016 Telenovela Rodrigo Suarez Main role
2018 Deception Mike Alvarez Main role
2019 Power Rudolfo Season 6, Episode 7
2020 Hightown Frankie Cuevas Sr. Main role


Nolasco has been nominated three times for an ALMA Award,[6][7][8][9][10] and once for a Teen Choice Award.[citation needed]

Year Award Nominated Work Result
2006 Teen Choice Award: TV - Choice Sidekick Prison Break Nominated
2006 ALMA Award: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series Prison Break Nominated
2008 ALMA Award: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Television Series Prison Break Nominated
2009 ALMA Award: Actor in Television - Drama Prison Break Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Amaury Nolasco dice fue un honor encarnar al Teniente Amado". El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish). Santo Domingo. 25 July 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-04-15. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Amaury Nolasco: "Esta es la tierra que vio nacer a mis padres"". El Caribe (in Spanish). Santo Domingo. 26 July 2013. Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Jennifer Morrison rules the red carpet". New York Post. 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  4. ^ YouTube - Yes We Can - Barack Obama Music Video
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "ALMA Awards 2006 Nominees". Archived from the original on 30 May 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  7. ^ "ALMA Awards 2006 Winners". Archived from the original on 29 February 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  8. ^ "ALMA Awards 2008 Nominees". Archived from the original on 30 July 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  9. ^ "ALMA Awards 2008 Winners". Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  10. ^ "ALMA Awards 2009 Winners". Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.

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