Conrad Pla (born October 24, 1966) is a Canadian actor and former professional kickboxer. He is best known for founding Tristar Gym and starring in the Canadian television series ReGenesis.

Conrad Pla
Born (1966-10-24) October 24, 1966 (age 56)
Occupation(s)Actor, kickboxer

Early lifeEdit

Pla was born in Madrid and moved to Canada with his parents at the age of three.[1]

CareerEdit

Pla was a professional kickboxer between the ages of 18 and 32. He competed in the light heavyweight and super middleweight division. With 26 pro fights, he was ranked 3rd in the world, was the ISKA North American Champion as well as the WKA Intercontinental Champion. He fought Javier Mendez for the ISKA World title in Santa Cruz, California, in 1995 but lost a close split decision.[2][3] An injury forced him to retire from the sport.

He started the Tristar Gym in 1991 together with Michel Lavallée and Ron Di Cecco.[4][5] In 2001, the gym was sold to Alexandre Choko.[4] He teaches kickboxing and Muay Thai in Montreal.

After his injury he turned to acting. He has studied with Danielle Schneider and Ivana Chubbuck. He had supporting roles in films such as 16 Blocks, The Terminal, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Sum of All Fears, Jericho Mansions, Max Payne and Pawn Sacrifice. He was the male lead in the 2004 horror film Eternal. In 2009, Pla was the writer and director for Burning Mussolini, in which he also acted opposite his friend and ReGenesis co-star Peter Outerbridge. In 2013, he had a supporting role in the film Riddick as Vargas. He also played the main antagonist of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Governor Laureano de Torres y Ayala. He also played the voicing of Jackal in Rainbow Six Siege. In 2017, Pla portrayed the science officer Colonel Janus over the course of five episodes of the space opera TV series, The Expanse. In 2021, Pla appeared in Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 as guerilla fighter Carlos Montero.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Dead Awake Veronica
2002 Swindle Cisco
2002 Steal Officer
2002 The Sum of All Fears Pentagon Security Guard
2002 Nearest to Heaven Bellboy Uncredited
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Large Man
2003 Chasing Holden Cornish Pedestrian #2
2003 Jericho Mansions Cordero
2004 The Terminal CBP Officer
2004 Eternal Raymond Pope
2006 16 Blocks Ortiz
2007 Imitation Angel
2008 Max Payne Captain Bowen
2009 Burning Mussolini Paul Choquino Also writer and director
2010 Casino Jack Agent Hanley
2011 Immortals Jailer
2012 The Factory Steve
2013 The Informant Chauffeur
2013 Riddick Vargas
2014 Pawn Sacrifice Carmine Nigro
2014 Wings of the Dragon Slaven
2018 The Hummingbird Project Agent Santana

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 All Souls Cardenza Episode: "Bad Blood"
2001 No Ordinary Baby Policeman Television film
2001 Tracker Victor Episode: "Pilot"
2001 Relic Hunter Brando Episode: "Devil Doll"
2002 The Rendering Ernesto Television film
2002 Street Time Paco Aviles 2 episodes
2002 Just a Walk in the Park Girardo Television film
2002 Odyssey 5 Paul Nieves 2 episodes
2002 Lathe of Heaven Search Man #1 Television film
2002 Conviction Trustee
2002 Mutant X Valdex Episode: "Power Play"
2002 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Vince Toma Episode: "The Signing"
2002 Big Wolf on Campus Officer Episode: "Switch Me Baby One More Time"
2003 Wicked Minds Det. Mormino Television film
2003 Wild Card Ray Ramirez Episode: "Pilot"
2003 Wall of Secrets Diego Television film
2004 False Pretenses Nando
2004 The Wool Cap Cop at Bar
2004–2008 ReGenesis Carlos Serrano 52 episodes
2005 Kevin Hill Juan Fontez 2 episodes
2005 Kojak Sergeant Mendoza Episode: "Kind of Blue"
2006 Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy Cuban Taxi Driver Television film
2007 The Robber Bride Sgt. Parker
2007 Lethal Obsession George Friezen
2009 Flashpoint Rafael Castillo Episode: "Eagle Two"
2009 Hidden Crimes Finn Television film
2009 Guns Detective Smith 2 episodes
2009 The Line Sal Florio 15 episodes
2009 The Beautiful Life Carlos Velora Episode: "Pilot"
2009 The Border Peter Romano Episode: "The Dead"
2010 Tangled Jacob Television film
2010 Covert Affairs Felix Artigas Episode: "When the Levee Breaks"
2010 Durham County Mitch Tanzy Episode: "Family Day"
2011 Republic of Doyle Robert Stanford Episode: "Live and Let Doyle"
2011 King Lucio Barrata Episode: "T-Bone"
2011 XIII: The Series Miguel Santos Episode: "Lockdown"
2011 Alphas Luke Episode: "Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure"
2012 The Firm Manny Reyes Episode: "Pilot"
2013 Nikita Vasquez Episode: "High-Value Target"
2013 The Listener Carter O'Brien Episode: "Caged In"
2014 Hell on Wheels Jose Spano Episode: "Life's a Mystery"
2014–2017 19-2 Sergeant Julien Houle 22 episodes
2015 Dark Matter Cain 2 episodes
2015 The Art of More Mel Thomas 3 episodes
2015 Les Jeunes Loups Pedro Diaz Episode #2.7
2015–2016 Rogue Ordonez 5 episodes
2016 Suits Ron Da'Mico Episode: "Blowback"
2016 Pregnant at 17 Dom Sheridans Television film
2016 Quantico Agent Mike Alonzo Episode: "Drive"
2017 The Expanse Colonel Janus 5 episodes
2017 21 Thunder Albert Rocas 7 episodes
2017 Star Trek: Discovery Stone Episode: "Context Is for Kings"
2018 Taken El Major Episode: "S.E.R.E."
2018 Frankie Drake Mysteries Vernon Ashton Episode: "Dealer's Choice"
2019 Pure Octavio Orff 6 episodes
2019–present Blood & Treasure FBI Agent Harper 3 episodes
2021 Departure Carlos Orega 2 episodes
2022 Transplant Frank Brezina Episode: "Roads"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2012 Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Diego Vásquez
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Laureano de Torres y Ayala / Additional voices
2021 Far Cry 6 Carlos Montero

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lucas, Ralph (2016-09-24). "Conrad Pla - Biography". Northernstars.ca. Retrieved 2022-10-13.
  2. ^ Cowan, Stu (June 2, 2016). "Stu Cowan: Montreal's Tristar Gym becomes MMA training mecca". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "Tristar". Tristar Gym. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Andrews, Kenai (September 18, 2013). "MMA Crossfire Conversations - Future of Boxing author Alexandre Choko". Canada.com. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Morin, Vincent (November 28, 2012). "Conrad Pla: père du Tristar". Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved February 20, 2020.

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