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Jesse Borrego

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Birth dateAugust 1, 1962(age 54)
Place of birthSan Antonio, Texas, United States
SpouseValeria Hernandez
(?-present) 1 child

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Jesse Borrego (born August 1, 1962 in San Antonio) is an American actor. Better known

for playing Cruz Candelaria in Blood in, Blood out and later guest starring as George King in Dexter. Borrego, a Mexican American, was born in San Antonio, Texas. He considered going into the US Air Force to become a pilot. After graduating from Harlandale High School, he studied theatre and dance at University of the Incarnate Word and acting at The California Institute of the Arts from which he earned a degree in Performance in 1984. About the same time, he attended an open audition for the TV Series Fame where he won the role of "Jesse Velasquez", a role he would play from 1984 until 1987.

He appeared on Married with Children as Bruno in the episode "Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me" (1989).

Borrego returned to the stage appearing in productions at the noted Joseph Papp Theatre in New York City and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In addition to performing on stage and in films such as Follow Me Home, New York Stories, Con Air or as Cruz Candelaria in Bound by Honor (also known as Blood in, Blood out), he began Lupita Productions in 1990. He has produced theatrical productions and concerts as well as two 16mm short films: El Suendo de Simon (1993) by James Borrego and Flattime (1995) by Jimmy Santiago Baca. Also played role of an original gangster on DarkRoom Familia's "Veteranos" in 1999. Borrego is a member of the theatre group "Tribal Players". He is well known for his third season guest role in 24 as Gael Ortega. In 2010 Borrego appeared in the movie La Mission.

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