Guy Ecker

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Guy Ecker
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Born Guy Frederick Ecker
(1959-02-09) February 9, 1959 (age 58)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality American and Brazilian
Alma mater University of Texas
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Nia Peeples
(m. 1984–1986)
Estela Sainz>
(m. 2000–2015)
Gimini Gil
(m. 2016) (3 children)
Children Jon-Michael Ecker

Guy Frederick Ecker (born February 9, 1959) is a Brazilian-born American actor better known for his work in telenovelas. Ecker became a household name in Latin America for his portrayal of Sebastián Vallejo in the Colombian telenovela Café, con aroma de mujer. A second Colombian production, Guajira also proved successful. In 1998, he moved to Mexico and won his first leading role in a Mexican telenovela, playing opposite Kate del Castillo in the telenovela La Mentira, which also became a huge success. Leading roles in Salomé and Heridas de Amor followed. American viewers may be familiar with him through his work on the television show Las Vegas as Detective Luis Perez (who is killed in the Iraq War).


Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Ecker is the third out of five children (3 girls, 2 boys) of American parents Marion and Bob Ecker. His father was a businessman, originally from Wisconsin, who worked for several multinational companies and, during his childhood, Ecker lived in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico.[1]

As a child, Ecker participated in various plays and talent shows. He moved to the United States to attend college at the University of Texas in Austin. He earned a degree in International Business. A few years after graduating, he realized his true passion was acting. One of his earliest acting jobs included juggling eggs on a McDonald's commercial.

On June 24, 2013, it was confirmed that Guy Ecker (along with Susana González) would star as the protagonist in the Mexican telenovela Por siempre mi amor.[2]

In 2015 he starred with Julián Gil in Miller Lite's Rivales ad campaign.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to actress Nia Peeples from 1984 to 1986. He has been married to Mexican-American actress Estela Sainz since 2000 to 2015 and the couple have three children: Liam (born 2001), Sofia (born 2003), and Kaelan (born 2006).[1] He has a son, Jon-Michael Ecker, from a previous relationship.[3]

He speaks fluent English, Portuguese, and Spanish.


  • 1986: Blood Money aka Dinero Sangre DVD [2002] United States []


Television series[edit]

  • 2003: Las Vegas .... Detective Luis Perez (12 episodes, 2003–2005)


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