His experience in front and behind the camera spans across two decades and several state lines. As an actor, he learned the foundation of his craft over several years in the theater, in Boston, MA with the critically-acclaimed company, The Harrison Project. Eventually setting his sights on TV and Film, Luis made his move to LA in 1997.
After many testing years, Luis began to build a solid reputation as a performer within the casting community. His TV Guest star credits include: Six Feet Under, The X Files, The Shield, CSI:Miami, as well as a recurring role in the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated PBS series, American Family: Journey of Dreams. His film credits include Havoc, directed by Oscar-nominee Barbara Kopple, and starring Anne Hathaway and Freddy Rodriguez, as well as the cult hit, God's Army. Most recently he can be seen in two indie features, the first as DEA Agent Arturo Rezendes in Zak Forsman's highly anticipated, Down And Dangerous, as well as the award-winning spy thriller, A Lonely Place For Dying, alongside Hollywood heavyweights, James Cromwell and Michael Wincott.
After several years of continuing work as an actor, Luis' restless nature led him to explore other facets of filmmaking: writing, directing and editing. His first short, El Taxista has been an official selection of 19 festivals world-wide and has received 5 awards and 5 nominations to date. In 2010, Luis founded Center for the Cinematic Arts, Inc.--half production company, half education center. The workshops offered at CFCA, Inc. are 'Actor's Gym' and 'Gym Shorts', both designed to provide actors on-set experience education. He has gone on to direct over fifty short films for CFCA, Inc., as well as TV series mini-pilot, The Retreat. He has completed the highly-controversial feature documentary, The Reality of Truth as editor through CFCA, Inc., and is diligently working on the upcoming feature film, Santos, based on a true story, which he will be directing.
Based in Los Angeles
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