Armando Riesco

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Armando Riesco, the voice of Pierra La Ponce and Officer Jimmy Hernandez

Armando Riesco (born December 5, 1977) in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico is a Puerto Rican motion picture and television actor.

Born in Mayagüez to Cuban immigrants who resettled in Puerto Rico, Riesco was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he attended Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola. After graduating from high school, he relocated to New York City where he began to work in local and off-Broadway productions before launching his film career.

Among the many memorable roles he has had, most of them have been in critically-acclaimed independent films such as Pieces of April starring Katie Holmes and Garden State, starring Natalie Portman. Besides making a name for himself in the independent film industry, he has worked on major Hollywood films such as National Treasure and the controversial Oliver Stone film, World Trade Center which covers the lives of several New York City policemen and firefighters trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center after its destruction and eventual collapse that were a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Other major films include the 25th Hour (directed by Spike Lee) and Fever Pitch, starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore.

In addition to his film work, he has had small roles on such popular drama series as Third Watch and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Presently he is filming 3 lbs., a new dramatic television series. The series, starring Stanley Tucci as a brain surgeon in a city hospital is scheduled to premiere on the CBS network as a midseason replacement for winter 2007.

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Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
2007 3 lbs. Dr. Thomas Flores Television series (filming)
2006 World Trade Center Antonio Rodrigues
2006 The Path to 9/11 John Atkinson (ABC miniseries)
2006 Bella Francisco
2006 The Warriors People of New York Video game (voice only)
2005 Harsh Times Cop
2005 Fever Pitch Gerard
2004 National Treasure Agent Hendricks
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Officer Jimmy Hernandez/Pedestrian Video Game (voice only)
2004 Garden State Jesse
2003 Midnight Club II Hector Video Game (voice only)
2003 Pieces of April Tyrone
2002 The 25th Hour Phelan
2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Pierre La Ponce Video Game (voice only)
2002 Third Watch Pee-Wee episode "The Chosen Few"
2002 "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" Scott Calderon episode "Dead"
1999 "Early Edition" Orderly episode "Fatal Edition: Part 2"