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Birth Date: August 1, 1962
Astrological Sign: Leo
Parent's Names: Jesse Borrego and Gloria Flores
Siblings: Sisters - Marina, Georgina & Grace
             Brother - James
Heritage: Mexican-Indian
Favorite Colors: Black and white
Favorite Drink: Hawaiian Punch
Favorite TV Show: Star Trek

  Jesse Borrego is a native of San Antonio, Texas where he studied theatre as a student at the Incarnate Word College, and later returned there to choreograph an adaptation of the ballet "Le Jeune Homme et La Morte." He also studied at the California Institute of the Arts.
   Borrego has performed extensively in the theater, in such productions as "Woyzeck," in which he starred in the title role at the Public Theatre. His other stage credits include "Green Card" at the Mark Taper Forum; "Tis Pity She's a Whore" at Chicago's Goodman Theatre;"Cymbeline" and "American Notes" at the Public Theatre; "Windows" at the Williamstown Theater Festival; and two plays at the Guthrie Theatre: "The Screens" and "Leon, Lena & Lenz." He is a member of the Tribal Players, which performed an ensemble adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet."
   Borrego's feature film credits include roles in "The Maker," "Retroactive," "Follow Me Home," "Lone Star," "I Like It Like That," "Mi Vida Loca," "Bound By Honor," "Welcome Bienvenido" and "New York Stories."
   Borrego appeared in a recurring role on ABC's "Under Cover," and guest starred on numerous series, including "Miami Vice" and "Midnight Caller." Early in his career Borrego starred as Jesse Valasquez on the popular series "Fame."

...Above info obtained from a "Con Air" presskit...

Movies

Mission Street Rhapsody (2009) .... Rene
The Bookie (2008) .... Jesus
The New World (2005) .... Pepaschicher
Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico (2003) (voice) .... Luis Otero/Musician #2/Suspicious Tourist
Shadow Chaser (2003)
The Maldonado Miracle (2003) (TV) .... Hector Maldonado
Come and Take It Day (2001) .... Jesse
Hell Swarm (2000) (TV) .... Darrius
A Lowrider Spring Break En San Quilmas (2000)
Bubba and Ike (1998) .... Matador
LiteWeight (1998) .... Sammy
Veteranos (1998) .... Santo
The Maker (1997) .... Felice A. Beato
Con Air (1997) .... Francisco Cindino
Retroactive (1997) .... Jesse
Lone Star (1996) .... Danny
Dalva (1996) (TV) .... Duane Stonehorse
Follow Me Home (1996) .... Tudee
Pain Flower (1996) .... Gus
Bienvenido-Welcome (1995) .... Dario/Jijio
Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (1995) (TV) .... Tecumseh
I Like It Like That (1994) .... Alexis
Tecumseh (1994) .... Tecumseh
Mi vida loca (1993) .... El Duran
Bound by Honor (1993) .... Cruz
Before the Storm (1991) (TV)
New York Stories (1989) .... Reuben Toro

TV Series

"ER" .... Javier ... (4 episodes, 1997-2008)
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" .... Felix Rodriguez (1 episode, 2007)
"CSI: Miami" .... Nicolas Suero (1 episode, 2006)
"Medical Investigation" .... Antonio Baracas (2 episodes, 2005)
"24" .... Gael Ortega (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
"Chappelle's Show" .... Mr. Wetback (1 episode, 2004)
"What's New, Scooby-Doo?" .... Luis Cepeda (1 episode, 2002)
"Touched by an Angel" .... Tommy Hernandez (1 episode, 2001)
"The Magnificent Seven" .... Don Paulo Monterro (1 episode, 1999)
"Brimstone" .... Paco Gomez (1 episode, 1999)
"The Hunger" .... Jess (1 episode, 1998)
"Chicago Hope" .... Michael Watters (1 episode, 1997)
"China Beach" .... Hector (1 episode, 1991)
"Under Cover" (1 episode, 1991)
"Midnight Caller" .... Carlos Mendez ... (1 episode, 1990)
"Married with Children" .... Bruno (1 episode, 1989)
"Miami Vice" .... Enrique 'Rique' Lorca-Mendez ... (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
"Fame" .... Jesse V. Valesquez (1985-1987)
"The Bronx Zoo" .... Julio Gaspare (1 episode, 1987)

Did You Know?

  • Jesse once considered going into the Air Force to become a pilot but pursued acting because it came naturally to him.
  • In High School , Jesse was a nerd or so he has said!
  • Jesse has a tattoo of the Japanese symbol representing "long life".
  • Was on a basketball team with fellow castmate Carolyn J. Silas (Laura Mackie).
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