Guy Frederick Ecker
February 9, 1959
|Alma mater||University of Texas|
(m. 1984; div. 1986)
|Children||4, including Jon-Michael Ecker|
Ecker became a household name in Latin America for his portrayal of Sebastián Vallejo in the Colombian telenovela Café, con aroma de mujer. A second Colombian production, Guajira also proved successful. In 1998, he moved to Mexico and won his first leading role in a Mexican telenovela, playing opposite Kate del Castillo in the telenovela La Mentira, which also became a huge success. Leading roles in Salomé and Heridas de Amor followed. American viewers may be familiar with him through his work on the television show Las Vegas as Detective Luis Perez.
Guy Ecker was born in São Paulo, he is the third out of five children (3 girls, 2 boys) of American parents Marion and Bob Ecker. His father was a businessman, originally from Wisconsin, who worked for several multinational companies and, during his childhood, Ecker also lived in Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico.
As a child, Ecker participated in various plays and talent shows. He moved to the United States to attend college at the University of Texas in Austin. He earned a degree in International Business. A few years after graduating, he realized his true passion was acting. One of his earliest acting jobs included juggling eggs on a McDonald's commercial.
He was married to actress Nia Peeples from 1984 to 1986. He has been married to Mexican-American actress Estela Sainz since 2000 and the couple have three children. He has a son, Jon-Michael Ecker, from a previous relationship.
- 1986: Blood Money aka Dinero Sangre DVD  United States [Amazon.com]
|1994||Café, con aroma de mujer||Sebastián Vallejo Cortez|
|1998||La mentira||Demetrio Azúnsolo|
|2003-2005||Las Vegas||Detective Luis Perez||12 episodes|
|2006||Heridas de amor||Alejandro Luque Buenaventura|
|2010||Eva Luna||Daniel Villanueva|
|2011-2012||Corazón apasionado||Armando Marcano|
|2013-2014||Por siempre mi amor||Arturo de la Riva|
|2018-2020||El Senor de los Cielos||Joe Navarro|
|2018||El Recluso||John Morris|
|2021||Parientes a la fuerza||George Cruz|
- 2009: Vidas Cruzadas .... Daniel
- Susana González confirmada como protagonista de 'Mi Segunda Madre' con Guy Ecker
- Littleton, Cynthia. "Telemundo International Studios Unveils First Drama Series at NATPE". variety.com. Variety. Retrieved 4 April 2018.