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Carlos Lacámara (born November 11, 1958) is a Cuban-born American actor and playwright who has had a long career on American television, making his first appearance in 1983 on the sitcom Family Ties and mostly played in roles as Paco Ortíz on the sitcom Nurses, and as Ray García, the family patriarch on The Brothers García.
Lacámara was born in Havana, Cuba but moved to Washington, D.C. in 1960 because of the Cuban Revolution. After that, he moved to Puerto Rico, and then to California, where he resides now. He attended UCLA.
His recent guest roles have shifted from the early trend to cast him as a waiter, valet, or other entry level worker.
Although characters from Nurses occasionally appeared on Empty Nest, from which their show had originated, Lacámara's only appearance on Empty Nest was in an unrelated role in 1995, after Nurses had ended its run. Lacámara's role in The Brothers García reunited him with former Nurses co-star Ada Maris.
In 2006, Lacámara's play Nowhere on the Border won first place of Repertorio Español's, a theatre company in New York, MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition. The play was produced at Repertorio Español in the fall of 2007. His second play Havana Bourgeois won Reverie Productions' Next Generations Playwriting Contest, and was produced by Reverie at 59E59 Theaters in New York in 2007, and later played in Los Angeles, California and Coral Gables, FL.
Lacámara wrote the book and additional lyrics for the musical "Cuba Libre", which is first produced by Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon in October 2015. This Broadway-scale, contemporary musical features the internationally acclaimed, three-time Grammy nominated band Tiempo Libre with a company of 21 actors, dancers and musicians.
|1983||Family Ties||Petey||Episode: "Stage Fright"|
|1987||Summer School||Beach Cop|
|1988||License to Drive||Second Cop|
|1991||Talkin' Dirty After Dark||Hispanic Worker|
|1991-1994||Nurses||Paco Ortis||68 episodes|
|1995||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||assassin Retaya||Episode: "Improbable Cause"|
|1996||Independence Day||Radar Operator|
|1997||The Apocalypse||Captain Bryant|
|1998||Friends||The A.D.||Episode: "The One with Joey's Dirty Day"|
|1999||10 Things I Hate About You||Bartender|
|2000-2004||The Brothers García||Ray Garcia||45 episodes|
|2001||The Mexican||Mexican Car Rental Rep|
|2005||The World's Fastest Indian||Cabbie|
|2006-2007||Close to Home||Medical Examiner Schmidt||7 episodes|
|2007||National Lampoon's Bag Boy||Julio|
|2009||Lie To Me||Inspector Mike Adams||Episode: "Unchained"|
|2009||Waiting for Ophelia||Union Honcho #2|
|2009||Connect with English||Ramon Mendoza||9 episodes|
|2013-2015||Mighty Med||Horace||34 episodes|
|2016||Major Crimes||Martin Borja||3 episodes|
|2017||Suits||Oscar Reyes||3 episodes|
|2020||Four Good Days||Dr. Ortiz|
|2022||The Garcias||Ray Garcia||Main Role
HBO Max series
|2022||Barry||Mr. Coleman||Episode: "Crazytimesh*tshow"|
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