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Luis Guzm?ín and "How To Make It In America" Return

but Luis is never really far away

By Se Fija!
Published on LatinoLA: October 7, 2011


Luis Guzm?ín and "How To Make It In America" Return


It's actually hard to avoid him. He had some key, hilarious scenes in the USA primetime rebroadcast of "He's Just Not That Into You." Earlier this week, you could glimpse his life-sized statue on NBC's "Community." And "Arthur" is now available on DVD; you can even watch it instantly on Amazon. And he's got half a dozen new projects in production right now, alongside his great work in HBO's "How to Make It in America," Sunday nights at 10:30P.

But that's the thing about Luis Guzm?ín: he works. For more than twenty-five years, this talented Latino has appeared in more than a hundred different movies and television shows, including a (regrettably) short-lived series of his own, "Luis," back in 2003.

He's played serious (and frequently terrifying) regulars in "Oz" and the John Travolta remake of "The Taking of Pelham 123;" he's done dramady like "John from Cincinnati," and broad comedy like "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (he was the voice of Chucho). And that's just the beginning.

Luis Guzm?ín is the master of the cameo. You see his memorably squashed face and deepset eyes all over the place, from Jim Carrey's "Yes Man" to Tim Allen's "Old Dogs." And as we said, he's even the statue on the lawn at Greendale College in NBC's comedy series "Community"ÔÇôa regular appearance in a cameo where he doesn't even have to be there. And of course he made quite an impression last year in "Arthur," whereÔÇôamong other thingsÔÇôhe found himself becoming the world's first Latino representation of Robin, the Boy Wonder.

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