|Born||Guy Frederick Ecker
February 9, 1959
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
|Nationality||American and Brazilian|
|Alma mater||University of Texas|
(m. 2000–present; 3 children)
Guy Frederick Ecker (born February 9, 1959) is an 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.
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.
He was married to actress Nia Peeples from 1984 to 1986. He has been married to Mexican-American actress Estela Sainz since 2000 and the couple have three children: Liam (born 2001), Sofia (born 2003), and Kaelan (born 2006). He has a son, Jon-Michael Ecker, from a previous relationship.
- 1986: Blood Money aka Dinero Sangre DVD  United States [Amazon.com]
- 2013: Por Siempre Mi Amor (Televisa, Mexico)
- 2012: Rosario (Venevision & Univision, United States)
- 2011: Corazón Apasionado (Venevision, United States)
- 2010: Eva Luna (Venevision & Univision, United States)
- 2006: Heridas de Amor (Televisa, Mexico)
- 2001: Salomé (Televisa, Mexico)
- 1998: La Mentira (Televisa, Mexico)
- 1996: Guajira (RCN Television, Colombia)
- 1994: Café Con Aroma de Mujer (RCN Television, Colombia)
- 2003: Las Vegas .... Detective Luis Perez (12 episodes, 2003–2005)
- 2009: Vidas Cruzadas .... Daniel
- Guy Ecker at the Internet Movie Database
- Vidas Cruzadas - Guy Ecker new Webnovela
- Guy Ecker's Biography, Official website