Luis Ávalos

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Luis Ávalos
Born (1946-09-02)September 2, 1946
Havana, Cuba
Died January 22, 2014(2014-01-22) (aged 67)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor

Luis Ávalos (September 2, 1946 – January 22, 2014) was a Cuban character actor. He made numerous film and television appearances, most notably in the 1970s children's television show The Electric Company. He joined the show with Denise Nickerson (who was in only season two) to replace Irene Cara (who was departed in/from season one) in season two, playing, most notably, Doctor Doolots. He was good friends with fellow Electric Company star Rita Moreno. His most notable movie role was as Ramon in the 1979 comedy Hot Stuff when he starred alongside Jerry Reed, Dom Deluise and Suzanne Pleshette.

Ávalos also starred as Jesse Rodriguez on the short-lived situation comedy Condo with McLean Stevenson, and as Dr. Tomas Esquivel on the short-lived situation comedy E/R with Elliott Gould and Mary McDonnell. Additionally, he starred as Stavi in the comedy The Ringer with Johnny Knoxville.

He died on January 22, 2014 of heart failure, after a recent heart attack. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles[1] at Burbank.[2][3]

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