One of eleven siblings, he was born in a suburb of the city of Santiago in the Dominican Republic. At the age of 10, he and his family moved to the US, settling in Providence, RI. He majored in drama at Marymount Manhattan College, graduating in 1992. He has also studied at the Ensemble Studio Theatre and is a member of the Labyrinth Theatre Company, in New York City. Perez produced, starred and co-wrote Washington Heights, an independent movie set in his own neighborhood. He starred in 100 Centre Street, NBC's Third Watch as Officer Santiago, and appeared in Law & Order and CSI: Miami. He will be seen in the upcoming films El Cantante and Yellow. At the Santo Domingo Invita: All-Star-Night at Radio City Music Hall, Perez was honored as one of the most prominent Dominican actors in the United States.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
Manny Perez Facts
|Birthday||May 5, 1969 (52)|
|Birthplace||Baitoa, Santiago, Dominican Republic|