Shalim Ortiz (born February 26, 1979) is a Puerto Rican actor and singer.

Shalim Ortiz
Ortiz in 2012
Born (1979-02-26) February 26, 1979 (age 45)
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active1994–present
Leslie Ann Machado
(m. 2008; div. 2017)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar

Personal life


Ortiz is the son of Dominican singer, actress, and host Charytín Goyco and Puerto Rican actor and comedian Elín Ortiz. Ortiz married Leslie Ann Machado in 2008. The couple welcomed a son in 2009 and later welcomed twins sons in 2016 before divorcing in 2017.[1][2] Ortiz and Machado divorced in 2017 and Ortiz began dating actress Thanya López in 2018.[3][4]



In 2007, Ortiz starred as Miguel in the romantic, web-only series "Engaged" and also portrayed Alejandro Herrera on Heroes.[5] His character was killed in the penultimate episode of the second season. He guest starred in an episode of Cory in the House as Bahavian singer Nanoosh. He also is featured in the Hallmark Channel movie Expecting a Miracle,[6] which first premiered January 10, 2009.

Shalim has also guest-starred in mainstream series such as Cold Case (TV series)[7] and CSI Miami.

He was also part of Maneater (2009 miniseries)[8] for Lifetime (TV network) as Pablo.

in 2012 Shalim joined the cast of Una Maid en Manhattan[9] for NBC-Telemundo as engineer Frank Varela who fought for the love of Marisa, played by Litzy



Recently he has been involved in a film project that also stars Robert Miano, Leo Fong and Raymond Forchion.[10]




Year Title Role Notes
2007 Spin Carlos
2007 Yuniol Yuniol
2008 The Art of Travel Carlos Bullet
2008 The Winged Man Winged Man Short film
2008 Partigiano Partisan 1
2009 Gurdian Wally
2009 Touched Jimmy
2011 Jackie Goldberg: Private Dick Jesus
2012 Silver Case Tuco
2012 Tipo duro Frank Vega
2013 Reencarnación: Una historia de amor Alejandro
2013 5 Bravo Rafael
2014 Dame tus ojos David
2015 Silver Case: Director's Cut Tuco
2016 Loki 7 Alex Rivera
2016 American Curious Raúl
2021 Women Is Losers Carlos

Television roles

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Que Angelitos Shalim Recurring role[11]
2001 S Club 7 in Hollywood Miguel Delgado 2 episodes
2002 Lizzie McGuire Carlos Episode: "El oro de Montezuma"
2002 Al salir de clase Himself Episode: "Errores del pasado"
2004 Ángel rebelde Shalim
2007 Cory in the House Nanoosh Episode: "No, No, Nanoosh"
2007 Heroes Alejandro Herrera 7 episodes
2008 Wanna Be Me! Desiderio Lopez Television film
2008 30 Days 'Til I'm Famous Guido
2008 CSI: Miami Mario Vega Episode: "Cheating Death"
2009 Expecting a Miracle Juan Salazar Television film
2009 Cold Case Gonzalo Luque Episode: "Stealing Home"
2009 Maneater Pablo Hernandez 2 episodes
2011 El octavo mandamiento Iñaki Arriaga
2011 Morir en Martes Dr. Adrian Ortiz 2 episodes
2012 XY José García Roble Jr. 7 episodes
2011–2012 Una Maid en Manhattan Frank Varela 167 episodes
2013 Dama y obrero José Manuel Correal
2013 Magic City Antonio Rivas 5 episodes
2016–2017 Señora Acero Arturo Sánchez Recurring role (seasons 3–4); 84 episodes
2016 Ballers Manny 2 episodes
2017 La Piloto Dean Simpson Recurring role (season 1); 26 episodes
2017 Las Reinas Lorenzo De La Reina Episode: "Absolutely Miami"
2017 La Hermandad Mubarak Recurring role (season 2); 5 episodes
2018 Tres Milagros Brayan Recurring role (season 1); 8 episodes
2018 Rubirosa Ramfis Trujillo
2019 Grand Hotel Mateo Main role
2020 Power Book II: Ghost Recurring role[12]
2020–2021 All Rise Joaquin Luna Recurring role (season 2); 10 episodes

International tour


In 2003 and 2004, Ortiz completed a world tour that included stops in Europe and in South America. He is also an advocate of the American Diabetes Association; his father Elin had diabetes. Ortiz has also become a spokesman of the ADA for the Hispanic population of the United States.


  • Shalim
  • Cuarto sin Puerta

See also



  1. ^ "¡Los hijos de Shalim y Lesley Ann están grandes! Mira sus fotos". People en Español (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "Shalim Ortiz will get married this Saturday". People en Español (in Spanish).
  3. ^ "¿Quién es el nuevo amor del actor Shalim Ortiz?". People en Español (in Spanish).
  4. ^ "Shalim y su nueva vida". People en Español (in Spanish).
  5. ^ "Heroes Revealed! - David Anders, Kristen Bell, Dania Ramirez, Shalim Ortiz, Dana Davis: new Heroes". Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  6. ^ Movie", Net-"it's A. Wonderful (8 September 2009). "Its a Wonderful Movie - Your Guide to Family and Christmas Movies on TV: Expecting a Miracle". Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Oops, there was an error! - Look Again - A Cold Case Forum". Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Maneater". Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Unequaled NBCU". Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  10. ^ imdb Office Paranormal
  11. ^ "Estrenan vídeo de Shalim en la TV". El Nuevo Herald. 14 September 2001. Retrieved 2 May 2023 – via
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (July 23, 2020). "'Power Book II: Ghost': Shalim Ortiz To Recur In Starz/Lionsgate Spinoff". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 23, 2020.