E. J. Bonilla
E. J. Bonilla
Edward Joshua Bonilla
September 8, 1988
Bonilla was born in Brooklyn, New York to Puerto Rican parents. He attended John Ericsson Junior High School 126 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where he became involved in poetry, dance, and band, playing the trumpet. He also participated in musical theater while in Junior High School and High School. Bonilla attended High School for Environmental Studies. He first became interested in acting in the ninth-grade, when he was cast as Danny Zuko in a performance of Grease. He graduated from high school in 2006 and then attended Bard College.
His first role was a non-union commercial for a Hillary Duff film called Raise Your Voice. After graduating from high school, he went on to originate the role of Rafe, Natalia's son, on Guiding Light in May 2007.
Bonilla starred in the independent film Musical Chairs. It is a story of a couple (played by Bonilla and actress Leah Pipes) who enter a wheelchair ballroom dancing competition after the girl is disabled in a traffic accident. The film was released on March 23, 2012.
Bonilla received an Imagen Award for his performance as "Dexter," a former high school basketball player whose best days are behind him, in Joshua Sanchez's directorial debut, Four. The film was released on September 13, 2013.
|28th Annual Imagen Awards||August 16, 2013||Four||Best Actor/Supporting Actor - Feature Film||Nominated|
|Los Angeles Film Festival||June 24, 2012||Four||Best Performance in the Narrative Competition (Ensemble Cast)||Won|
|36th Daytime Emmy Awards||August 30, 2009||Guiding Light (TV)||Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2009||Don't Let Me Drown||Lalo|
|2011||Yelling to the Sky||Rob Rodriguez|
|2013||The House that Jack Built||Jack|
|2013||Four||Dexter||Imagen Award Nomination|
|2019||The Kitchen||Gonzalo Martinez|
|2006||The Ron Clark Story||Hispanic Kid|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Fraco||Episode: Watch|
|2009||Law & Order||Carlos||Episode: Bailout|
|2009||Guiding Light||Raphael "Rafe" Rivera||158 Episodes, Daytime Emmy Nomination|
|2009||Bored to Death||Francisco||Episode: The Case of the Stolen Skateboard|
|2010||Cold Case||Ronnie Tavares '93||Episode: Shattered|
|2011||Blue Bloods||Julio||Episode: Dedication|
|2012||The Big C||Scott||Episode: What's Your Story?|
|2012-2013||Revenge||Marco Romero||4 Episodes|
|2013||Shameless||Jesus||Episode: Civil Wrongs|
|2015-2016||Unforgettable||Denny Padilla||main cast|
|2017||The Long Road Home||Shane Aguero|
|2018||Insecure||Beat Crew Guy|
|2020||The Old Man||Agent Raymond Waters|
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- The Imagen Foundation Archived 2014-11-26 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Controversial Award-Winning Film - FOUR - Embraced by AMC". The Wall Street Journal. July 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
- "Nominees for the 28th Annual Imagen Awards Announced". Imagen Award. June 2013. Archived from the original on 26 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
- "Winners Announced for 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival". Film Independent. 24 June 2013. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- "Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards: Full List of Nominees". Daytime Emmy Awards. 14 May 2009. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.