Esai Morales is an American actor who was born on October 1, 1962. He has major parts in the movie La Bamba with Lou Diamond Phillips (1987) and Atlas Shrugged: Part II as Francisco d’Anconia (2012). His television performances include Lt. Tony Rodriguez on NYPD Blue (2001–2004), Joseph Adama in the science fiction series Caprica (2009–2010), Camino del Rio in the Netflix original series Ozark (2017), and as the DC Comics villain Deathstroke / Slade Wilson in the superhero series Titans (2018).
In the 2023 spy action film Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Morales will play the major adversary opposite Tom Cruise, a role he will reprise in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two in 2024.
Morales was born to Esai Morales Sr., a welder, and Iris Margarita (née Declet), a union activist associated with the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, in Brooklyn, New York.
Morales began his acting career by studying at the Manhattan School of Performing Arts.
Mariana Oliveira Morales – Meet Esai Morales daughter
Mariana Oliveira Morales is known for being Esai Morales daughter. She was born in 2010.