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December 5, 1977 |
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Riesco was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, to Cuban immigrants who resettled there. He was raised in San Juan where he attended Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola. Riesco then attended Northwestern University. After graduating, he relocated to New York City where he began to work in local and off-Broadway productions as well as film, television, video games, and commercials.
Among the many memorable roles Riesco has had, most of them have been in critically acclaimed independent films such as Pieces of April starring Katie Holmes, and Garden State starring Natalie Portman.
Besides making a name for himself in the independent film industry, he has worked on major Hollywood films such as National Treasure and the controversial Oliver Stone film, World Trade Center which covers the lives of several New York City policemen and firefighters trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center after its destruction and eventual collapse that were a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Other major films include 25th Hour (directed by Spike Lee) and Fever Pitch, starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore.
In addition to his film work, Riesco has had roles on such popular drama series as Royal Pains and Law & Order. He was also a regular cast member of 3 lbs., a medical dramatic television series. The series starred Stanley Tucci as a brain surgeon in a city hospital which premiered on the CBS network as a midseason replacement on November 14, 2006.
|2009||Law & Order||Gregory Cardenas||episode "Shotgun"|
|Brooklyn's Finest||Det. George Montress|
|2008||The Tested||Julian Varone|
|2007||3 lbs.||Dr. Thomas Flores||CBS television series|
|2006||World Trade Center||Antonio Rodrigues|
|The Path to 9/11||John Atkinson||(ABC miniseries)|
|The Warriors||People of New York||Video game (voice only)|
|2004||National Treasure||Agent Hendricks|
|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Officer Hernandez/Pedestrian||Video Game (voice only)|
|2003||Dora the Explorer||Daddy Monster||episode BOO! (voice only)|
|Midnight Club II||Hector||Video Game (voice only)|
|Pieces of April||Tyrone|
|Grand Theft Auto: Vice City||Pierre La Ponce/Vic Vance (credited as supplier)||Video Game (voice only)|
|Third Watch||Pee-Wee||episode "The Chosen Few"|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Scott Calderon||episode "Dead"|
|1999||Early Edition||Orderly||episode "Fatal Edition: Part 2"|