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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
By United Press International

James Caan joins 'Magic City' cast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Screen icon James Caan has joined the cast of the Miami-set drama series "Magic City," Starz said Thursday.
Oscar change sparks Puerto Rican ire

Oscar change sparks Puerto Rican ire

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Latino actors and filmmakers are appealing a change to Oscar rules that deny Puerto Rican films from being considered in the Foreign Language category.
James Marsters cast in new Syfy series

James Marsters cast in new Syfy series

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. television actor James Marsters has been cast in the upcoming series "Caprica," Syfy announced.

Ex: Two other women say Morales raped them

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A former girlfriend of Esai Morales, who claims Morales raped her, said two other women have made similar allegations against the Hollywood actor.
Ex to reveal allegations against Morales

Ex to reveal allegations against Morales

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Esai Morales' ex-girlfriend said she planned to disclose information regarding allegations of rape and sexual misconduct made against the Hollywood actor.

Liotta, Morales sign up for 'La Linea'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Ray Liotta, Esai Morales and Valerie Cruz have signed on to act in "La Linea," a movie inspired by the life of druglord Arellano Felix.

Woman: 'NYPD Blue' star gave her herpes

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- A former girlfriend of "NYPD Blue" star Esai Morales claimed in a suit filed in Los Angeles the actor sexually assaulted her by giving her herpes.

More Hispanics to perform at award show

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Performers at the Latin Grammy Awards in Los Angeles will also include Akwid, Café Tacuba, Incubus, Paquito D'Rivvera, Ozomatli and Marco Antoni Solis.

Morales upset over dimmed TV sex scene

HOLLYWOOD, March 9 (UPI) -- Actor Esai Morales is reportedly outraged because his sex scene on "NYPD Blue" was darkened so the act couldn't be seen by U.S. TV viewers.

Smoking: Kicking the habit and living free

A special UPI report on the state of smoking in America. In Part 4: Individuals describe their own attempts to kick the habit and help others do the same.
PEGGY PECK and ED SUSMAN, United Press International

Kicking the habit and living smokefree

A special UPI report on the state of smoking in America. In part 4, individuals discuss their attempts to quit the habit or help others shed tobacco addiction.
PEGGY PECK and ED SUSMAN, United Press International

Hollywood joins grocery pickets

BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood labor unions joined a picket line in Burbank Thursday to support striking and locked out grocery store chain employees in Southern California.

Gilbert gets re-elected as Guild chief

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert has been elected to a second two-year term, the performers guild announced Wednesday.

'American Famly' returns to PBS

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 20 (UPI) -- "American Family," the first Hispanic drama on broadcast television, will return to the Public Broadcasting Service with 13 new episodes.
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Esai Morales

Esai Manuel Morales, Jr. (born October 1, 1962) is an American actor known for his role as Bob Morales in the 1987 biopic La Bamba. He also appeared in the PBS drama American Family and in the Showtime series Resurrection Blvd.. Although in television, he would perhaps be best known for his roles as Lt. Tony Rodriguez on NYPD Blue and Joseph Adama in Caprica.

Morales is of Puerto Rican descent and was born in Brooklyn, New York to parents Iris Margarita (née Declet), a union activist involved with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, and Esai Morales, Sr., a welder. Morales began his pursuit of an acting career by attending the School of Performing Arts in Manhattan. His first professional performances were in theater and television in New York, and his first film—Bad Boys, about teenagers in prison—was released in 1983.

He played the ex-convict and biker half-brother of 1950s rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens in the 1987 movie La Bamba. Some of his other roles have reflected his socio-political interests, such as The Burning Season in 1994, My Family/Mi Familia in 1995, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca in 1997, and Southern Cross in 1998. In the last three films, as well as in a few others such as Bloodhounds of Broadway in 1989 and Rapa Nui in 1994, Morales was increased amounts of screen time. He portrayed a police officer with the film Dogwatch in 1996. He played Father Herrera in The Virgin of Juarez.

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