Esai Morales

Esai Morales

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1962-10-01 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

66 Movies · 32 TV shows

Biography

Esai Manuel Morales Jr. (born October 1, 1962) is an American actor who has had notable roles in 1987's La Bamba, the PBS drama American Family, and the Showtime series Resurrection Blvd. Morales also appeared as Lt. Tony Rodriguez on NYPD Blue, Joseph Adama in the science fiction television series Caprica, and Camino del Rio in the Netflix original series Ozark.Morales portrayed the DC Comics villain Deathstroke/Slade Wilson in the superhero television series Titans (2018) which earned him an acclaim among comic book fans community worldwide. Morales also appears as the main antagonist in the spy action film Mission: Impossible 7 (2021) opposite Tom Cruise, a role which he will reprise in the sequel, Mission: Impossible 8 (2022).

Personal Life

Morales is a vegetarian. His daughter Mariana Oliveira was born on September 24, 2010.Morales' first name is frequently used in crossword puzzles, because its rare construction makes it a prize for crossword constructors (it is a four-letter word in English that is 75 percent vowels, including the first and last letters). One crossword clue website estimated that between 1994 and 2016, "ESAI" had been used as a crossword answer over 100 times in American papers such as The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Early Life

Of Puerto Rican descent, Morales was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Esai Morales Sr., a welder, and Iris Margarita (née Declet), a union activist involved with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Morales began his pursuit of an acting career by attending the School of Performing Arts in Manhattan.

Movies & TV shows

2023.

1 Movie
Mission: Impossible 8

Mission: Impossible 8

2023
There will be a plot in the next few weeks.

2022.

1 Movie
Mission: Impossible 7

Mission: Impossible 7

2022
There will be a plot in the next few weeks.

2021.

2 Movies
Senior Moment

Senior Moment

6.4
2021
The wrong SOB was messed with by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story

More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story

2021
The actor was nominated for an Oscar for his performance. A painfully revealing autobiographical record of Miyagi's much-too-brief time here on earth was left behind. He traced his journey from being ...

2020.

2 Movies
Find Your Groove

Find Your Groove

2020
In this uplifitng documentary, stars and musicians from across the industry speak to the power and importance of music in society. Here we examine how close we came to not having many of the incredibl...
The Wall of Mexico

The Wall of Mexico

2020
A young white handyman, hired by a wealthy Mexican-American family to maintain their ranch, finds himself caught between disgruntled locals and the family's outrageously decadent daughters, and discov...

2019.

2 Movies
Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

2019
Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage is a warm and revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to promin...
Imprisoned

Imprisoned

2019
Dylan Burke attempts to move on from his former life as a criminal with his true love Maria. He soon realizes that his past will continue to haunt him, when he learns the new local prison warden, Dani...

2018.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
SuperFly

SuperFly

6.67
2018
Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.
TV
Titans

Titans

6.15
2018
Nightwing was Batman's first Robin and formed a team of young superheros to fight evil.

2017.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Ozark

Ozark

6
2017
A financial adviser is forced to move his family from Chicago in order to appease a drug boss with $500 million in five years.
Love and Other Stunts

Love and Other Stunts

2017
Gary Kent was the king of B movies in the Sixties and Seventies, working for indie directors from Richard Rush to Ray Dennis Stickler to Al Adamson, but he's tackled even larger real-life challenges.
Halfway There

Halfway There

2017
Jimmy Bishop runs a sober living facility and is forced to take in his wealthy alcoholic mother as a client.

2016.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Casa Vita

Casa Vita

2016
A baseball player is in love with a woman who works at his favorite restaurant.
Never Back Down: No Surrender

Never Back Down: No Surrender

5.1
2016
Case Walker is on the comeback trail after the events of Never Back Down 2.
TV
Mars

Mars

2016
The maiden crew of the Daedalus spacecraft must push itself to the brink of human capability in order to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars. Set both in the future and in the ...

2015.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Brink

The Brink

6
2015
There are three countries in the U.S. There is a scramble to stop World War 3.
Spare Parts

Spare Parts

5.33
2015
A group of students formed a club. The youths would like to participate in a contest. They compete against MIT. The students learn how to build a robot and forge bonds that will last a lifetime, but t...
Playin' for Love

Playin' for Love

2015
Coach Banks is used to calling the shots for his high school basketball team and in his own love life. When he meets the mother of a star player, he's going to change that. The perfect man is a beauti...

2014.

3 Movies · 4 TV shows
TV
Chicago P.D.

Chicago P.D.

6.08
2014
The men and women of the Chicago Police Department put their lives on the line. District 21 is made up of two groups, the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street ...
TV
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

2
2014
The horror and crime thriller genres collide in this new original series from Robert Rodriguez, based on his cult grindhouse classic about bank-robbing brothers on the run, a lawman bent on bringing t...
TV
Mozart in the Jungle

Mozart in the Jungle

6
2014
In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and Gelsey Kirkland's "Dancing on my Grave" comes an insider’s look into the secret world of classical musicians. From her debut recital ...
TV
How to Get Away with Murder

How to Get Away with Murder

6.31
2014
A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller is about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They will change their lives when they are involved in a m...
Journey of a Female Comic

Journey of a Female Comic

2014
The ups and downs of female comic Kiki Melendez.
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire

2014
Chris Merrimette was put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to supply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory despite being scarred and depressed by the war. While driving ...
Give Me Shelter

Give Me Shelter

2014
Give Me Shelter is a documentary to raise awareness for important animal issues around the world. This film uncovers the most prevalent issues in the animal world through the eyes of individuals dedic...

2013.

1 Movie
Saving Westbrook High

Saving Westbrook High

2013
A diverse community, an ambitious newly-appointed principal and a handful of committed teachers come together to save a once popular suburban school.

2012.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Atlas Shrugged: Part II

Atlas Shrugged: Part II

5.6
2012
The global economy is close to collapse. The creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to disappear. The unemployment rate has gone up. The price for a gallon of gas is $42. A miracle motor t...
TV
Major Crimes

Major Crimes

6.2
2012
Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon...
Seattle Superstorm

Seattle Superstorm

2012
An object is shot down over Seattle and the debris begins to effect the local weather ultimately threatening the whole world.

2011.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
17th Precinct

17th Precinct

2011
The death of a city executive at the hands of a wrongful convict and the introduction of terrorists who are devoted to the destruction of magic were both non-intersecting stories in the unaired pilot....
TV
Fairly Legal

Fairly Legal

4.33
2011
Even if it's not in the courtroom, Kate Reed believes that justice can always be found. Kate became a mediator because of her frustration with the legal system. Kate is a natural when it comes to disp...
Gun Hill Road

Gun Hill Road

2011
An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to t...
We Have Your Husband

We Have Your Husband

2011
A Mexican newspaper publisher's son and his wife and their two children live on a 1,000 acres ranch outside of a peaceful Mexico town. Eduardo was kidnapped by strangers in the summer of 2007, turning...

2010.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
King of the Avenue

King of the Avenue

5
2010
A drug dealer sells his soul to the devil in order to become the top drug dealer on the block.
Cherry

Cherry

2010
Ivy League Freshman, Aaron Milton (17) gets a different kind of education when he falls for Linda (34) a vivacious former wild-child who has returned to college to straighten out her life. The curricu...
TV
Caprica

Caprica

5.71
2010
The Graystones and the Adamas are competing and thriving in the peaceful world of the 12 Colonies as they grow up, living in a society close to our own. Artificial intelligence and robotic technology ...

2009.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Celebrity Ghost Stories

Celebrity Ghost Stories

2009
Celebrity Ghost Stories is a show on the Biography Channel. On October 3, 2009, the first episode of the series was aired. Celebrity go back to the places of their haunted experiences to find out the ...
Caprica

Caprica

2009
An astonishing breakthrough is taking shape on the planet Caprica. The rapidly evolving spheres of human and mechanical engineering have collided, along with the fates of two families. Joined by trage...
The Line

The Line

2009
Mark Shields is an assassin who tracks down Pelon. The local woman is fighting her demons for the sake of her daughter. La Linea is set in the rich and atmospheric backdrop of Tijuana, Mexico and is f...

2008.

1 Movie
Kill Kill Faster Faster

Kill Kill Faster Faster

2008
Recently paroled after serving a long stretch for his wife's murder, Joey One-Way aligns himself with a producer who has optioned the play he wrote in prison. As he sets about adapting his work for th...

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Cure

The Cure

2007
A group of medical activists provide care to those who need it the most.
TV
Burn Notice

Burn Notice

6.37
2007
A formerly blacklisted spy uses his skills and training to help other people.

2006.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Virgin of Juarez

The Virgin of Juarez

2006
When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she discovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has devel...
TV
Jericho

Jericho

3.5
2006
In the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the United States, the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, are put to the test in a new American action/drama series.
TV
Vanished

Vanished

2006
Vanished is an American serial drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox. The series premiered on August 21, 2006 on Fox and its last episode aired on November 10, 2006. Based in Atlanta, G...
How to Go Out on a Date in Queens

How to Go Out on a Date in Queens

2006
A self-proclaimed dating expert tries to get his best friend, who lost his wife two years earlier, back into the dating scene with disastrous results.
Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation

2006
The health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food were examined in a dramatised way.

2005.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds

5.96
2005
An elite team of FBI profilers watch over the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. David is a founding member of the BAU.
Lethal Seduction

Lethal Seduction

2005
Miranda Wells is an attorney with a sideline in immigration fraud and murder. Miranda's assistant, Carla, is unaware of her criminal activities. Rick Benes, a journalist setting out to expose Miranda,...
TV
Freddie

Freddie

2005
Freddie Moreno had finally escaped from the raucous house of women with whom he grew up. Having achieved some success as head chef at a trendy Chicago restaurant, he's ready for love and everything el...
Once Upon a Wedding

Once Upon a Wedding

2005
A week before her marriage, a woman injures a man in a car accident. As she helps nurse him back to health, she starts to doubt the course her life is taking. Her father, a powerful dictator, is not p...
American Fusion

American Fusion

2005
Yvonne is a divorced middle-aged Chinese immigrant who thinks her life is over, and she is doomed to spend the rest of her days as a slave to her large and eccentric family. Suddenly, romance enters h...

2003.

2 TV shows
TV
Celebrities Uncensored

Celebrities Uncensored

2003
Celebrities Uncensored is a TV show on the E! network that edited together amusing paparazzi footage of celebrities, usually in public places such as public sidewalks, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. Th...
TV
Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher

6
2003
A panel of guests, including politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like, discuss what's going on in the world each week on the show hosted by Bill Maher.

2002.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami

5.96
2002
CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve gruesome murders. The Miami C...
TV
George Lopez

George Lopez

4.5
2002
George Lopez is a comedian. The show was on ABC from March 27 to May 8.
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina

The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina

6
2002
Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, the tiny, famed fairy-tale favorites, are together for the first time in the film. The village was destroyed by a giant. They discover that they can use their powers for good...
Paid in Full

Paid in Full

1
2002
A man is working. His friend is going to prison. He had something in his pocket. Someone will be dealing drugs soon. A lucky break led to a move to the top of the drug world. The fall is going to be c...

2000.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story

A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story

2000
The story of the five-year-old Cuban boy who is the sole survivor of a refugee boat that sank in a storm on its way to the U.S. The true headline-generating story is the basis of this.
TV
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm

6.07
2000
The comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and neither can anyone else, is off the hook.
American Virgin

American Virgin

2000
When your father is a pornographer, what can you do to shock him?

1999.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Family Law

Family Law

1999
Lynn Holt has had to scramble to keep her family and law firm together since her husband left her and took most of their joint practice with him. The attorneys are determined to make each month's mort...
Southern Cross

Southern Cross

1999
A mining businessman gets involved in crimes and murderers as he flees from another businessman who is planning to dump nuclear waste in abandoned coal mines.
TV
Atomic Train

Atomic Train

8
1999
A train carrying a Russian atomic weapon is running out of time.

1998.

1 Movie
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit

1998
Gomez is a middle-aged man who doesn't have enough money to buy a white suit in a nearby store. He finds 4 people of the same size, who each give $20 and get to wear the suit for an hour in return. Th...

1996.

5 Movies
The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca

The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca

1996
In the early days of the Spanish Civil War, renowned poet and political activist, Gabriel Lorca, went missing, and a journalist started an investigation into his disappearance.
Scorpion Spring

Scorpion Spring

1996
On the run from the law, desperate drug runner Astor and his beautiful prisoner struggle through the savage heat.
Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story

Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story

1996
A runner's dream of competing in the Olympics and her marriage to the mayor of Denver are threatened by her eating disorders.
The Real Thing

The Real Thing

1996
The plan was easy to implement. Get the money. James, an ex-con, is trying to go straight while his brother, who is also an ex-con, is trying to stay out of trouble. James was released from jail a few...
Dog Watch

Dog Watch

1996
When a San Francisco detective learns his partner is dead, he goes crazy. After beating the man to death, he realized he had to dispose of the body. He dumped the man in the river. He was assigned to ...

1995.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits

6
1995
Sometimes with a plot twist at the end, The Outer Limits is an anthology series of distinct story episodes. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode ...
Somos un solo pueblo

Somos un solo pueblo

1995
Presents a bit of the history of the migration of our people, people who came out opening new horizons and looking for new destinations. During that absence, it has been music that has defined us and ...
Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14

Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14

1995
Tony is framed by Claremont for a murder he didn't commit. He is sent to prison but Claremont promises him freedom if he can find Allie in the prison and bring her out. Allie and Tony soon join forces...
My Family

My Family

1995
Three generations of an immigrant family are depicted. Maria and Jose are the first generation of their family to live in Los Angeles. Their children deal with youth culture and the L.A., as well as e...

1994.

4 Movies
Don't Do It

Don't Do It

1994
Three young couples are in Los Angeles.
The Burning Season

The Burning Season

1994
Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land....
In the Army Now

In the Army Now

1994
They didn't know what they were in for when they enlisted. They wanted to get a job and make some money. These hapless new recruits are at risk of being kicked out of the military before they even sta...
Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui

1994
Inter-tribal rivalry leads to a competition to build a huge statue before Make is able to participate in the race to retrieve the egg of a Sooty Tern. The winner of this race will rule the island for ...

1993.

1 TV show
TV
NYPD Blue

NYPD Blue

5.8
1993
Police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cas...

1992.

2 Movies
Freejack

Freejack

5.68
1992
Time-traveling bounty hunters find a dying race-car driver in the past and bring him to New York, where his mind will be taken over by a dying billionaire.
Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet

1992
A park ranger and his lover have heated encounters with a dangerous man in Death Valley.

1990.

2 Movies
Amazon

Amazon

1990
Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and educated local ...
Naked Tango

Naked Tango

1990
In 1920s Argentina, a young European woman gets more than she bargained for when she assumes a false identity.

1989.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

6.4
1989
The Crypt Keeper has fun and frightening things to do. Back in the day, there were stories in the comics. Pick up your poison at the bar. Will honeymooners fulfill their vow?
Bloodhounds of Broadway

Bloodhounds of Broadway

1989
The musical is based on four short stories. Feet Samuels sold his body to science because he realized that he would rather live than die. In another story, she has problems dealing with the death of h...

1987.

2 Movies
The Principal

The Principal

6
1987
Stealing. Drugs. It was an attack. There was rape. The students at Brandel High are more than they were bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school. When the head of security tries to clean up th...
La Bamba

La Bamba

6
1987
The rise of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash is the story of the rise from nowhere.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
On Wings Of Eagles

On Wings Of Eagles

1986
On Wings of Eagles is a NBC TV mini-series, starring Burt Lancaster - Richard Crenna and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. The TV series was adapted from Ken Follet's novel of the same name. The plot i...

1985.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Equalizer

The Equalizer

7.33
1985
Robert McCall is a former agent of a secret government agency who is now running his own private crime fighting operation where he fashions himself as "The Equalizer." It is a service for victims of t...
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

6
1985
The style of the 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series is similar to that of the original anthology series. The stories are usually horror or suspense and have a surprising twist at the end. The ...
Rainy Day Friends

Rainy Day Friends

1985
A tough street kid from the L.A. barrios is discovered during an examination to have stomach tumors. During his hospitalization, he must learn to cope with not only his medical condition, but with peo...

1984.

1 TV show
TV
Miami Vice

Miami Vice

7
1984
The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end prostitution was centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny and Tubbs, who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug...

1983.

1 Movie
Bad Boys

Bad Boys

2
1983
A young Chicago street thug named Mick O'Brien is torn between his life of crime and his love for his girlfriend. Mick was sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison for his part in the robbery of a local ...

1982.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Fame

Fame

1982
Between 1982 and 1987 Fame was an American television series. The show is based on a movie. It followed the lives of the students and faculty at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. ...
Forty Deuce

Forty Deuce

1982
A young hustler tries to get drug money by selling a boy to a middle-aged man, but his plans are disrupted when the kid dies.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
The Latin from Manhattan

The Latin from Manhattan

5.95
The life of legendary adult film iconVanessa Del Rio is set against the backdrop of organized crime in Times Square during the 70s and 1980s.
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