Jaime Sánchez (actor)

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Jaime Sánchez
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Born (1938-12-19) December 19, 1938 (age 80)
Years active1962-2011

Jaime Sánchez (born December 19, 1938) is a Puerto Rican stage, film and television actor, active since the 1950s.


Jaime Luis Sánchez Rodríguez,[1] appearing as Jamie Sanchez, began his acting career on Broadway at the age of 18 in 1957, when he played Chino in the original cast of West Side Story. He also performed in numerous off-Broadway theater productions, including an appearance as Marc Antony in Joseph Papp's 1979 production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.


Sánchez' film appearances include Frank Perry's David and Lisa (1962), Sidney Lumet's The Pawnbroker (1964), Cornel Wilde's Beach Red (1967) and Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969). He also had two different roles in both Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way (1993) and its 2005 prequel, Carlito's Way: Rise to Power, directed by Michael Bregman.


Sánchez' TV appearances include The Fugitive, Kojak, The Equalizer, and the second season of Sesame Street, in which he appeared as Miguel from 1970 to 1971.[3]


In 2002, Sánchez received the HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA).

In 2008, Jaime Sánchez was invited and honored by the Bar Association of Puerto Rico (Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico), in an event that also honored pioneer actor Juano Hernández posthumously.


  1. ^ "Vida para recordar (p.8)" (PDF).
  2. ^ [1] Jaime Sanchez (actor credit)
  3. ^ Sesame Street - Beginning theme to episode #179, YouTube


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