began his career as a dancer and choreographer. In 1984, he made his screen debut in the hip-hop classic Beat Street, produced by Harry Belafonte
and David V. Picker. Soon after, Reyes wrote his first script, The Headliners. He also continued his dance career, becoming a top New York choreographer and staging shows for leading dance music artists of the time. In 1990, Reyes tried his hand at writing songs for some of these artists. By 1992, he had written two top 10 singles, Lisette Melendez's Together Forever
and A Day In My Life Without You
for Def Jam/Columbia Records. He also wrote the #1 Billboard dance hit, Corina's Temptation
for Atco/Atlantic Records. He soon established King Reyes Music and signed a partnership deal with E.M.I Publishing.
In 1993, Reyes was asked to stage the club sequences for Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way, and this return to film drew him back to screenwriting. He wrote a succession of screenplays including In The Deep South, which was produced as a 35mm short. Reyes directed this story of political corruption in the South Bronx, which starred Jon Seda (Selena, Price Of Glory) and Lauren Velez (I Like It Like That, New York Undercover). He has written three additional feature-length scripts and several songs for the accompanying soundtracks. His next project is Ceramic Life, a feature film he will write, direct, produce and score.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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