Jesse Corti

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Jesse Corti
Born (1955-07-03) July 3, 1955 (age 61)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Laura Lyn Deberardino (1986 – 4 January 1987) (her death)
Julietta Marcelli (? – present)
Children Jesse David Corti
Avrielle Corti

Jesse Corti (born July 3, 1955), is a Venezuelan American actor. He is best known for voicing LeFou in Beauty and the Beast and playing Courfeyrac in the original Broadway show Les Misérables. He also voiced the Spanish Dignitary in Frozen. He has appeared in numerous feature films, and in several popular TV series such as 24, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, The West Wing, Judging Amy, Law & Order and many more. In 1990, he received a Clio Award for his Drug Free America commercial.

Personal life[edit]

He is originally from Venezuela, but was raised in Paterson, New Jersey. His father was a Baptist minister. He graduated from Eastside High School in 1973. He is married to Julietta Corti and they have two children. Their children are Jesse David Corti, an actor, who provided the voice of Neku Sakuraba in the video games The World Ends with You and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and Avrielle Corti, who is also an actress.[citation needed]

He is the uncle of Miguel Corti, who is part of Capcom's localization staff.[citation needed]

Corti's first wife, Laura, was killed in a 1987 collision between an Amtrak train and a Conrail freight train in Chase, Maryland.[1] At that time, Laura Corti had been returning to New York City after having seen her husband perform in Les Misérables at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The crew of the freight train in that collision tested positive for marijuana and Jesse Corti subsequently appeared in both an English-language and a Spanish-language public service announcement for Partnership for a Drug-Free America.[2]


Animated film[edit]

Live-action film[edit]

Live-action television[edit]

  • 24 – Charles McLemore (Episode: "Day 1: 6:00 am – 7:00 am")
  • Boy Meets World – Man (Episode: "Brotherly Shove")
  • Crossing Jordan – Detective Al Morris (Episode: "Slam Dunk")
  • CSI: Miami – Dean of Students (Episode: "A Horrible Mind")
  • Desperate Housewives – Social Worker (Episode: "It Wasn't Meant to Happen")
  • Heroes – LAPD Police Captain Knox (Episode: "Chapter Thirteen 'The Fix'")
  • JAG – Master Sgt. Manny O'Bregon (Episode: "People v. Gunny")
  • Judging Amy – Lt. Daniels (Episode: "A Pretty Good Day")
  • Kate & Allie – Charles (Episode: "Brother, Can You Spare a Dim")
  • Law & Order – Angel Suarez (Episode: "The Reaper's Helper")/Alex Nunez (Episode: "The Pursuit of Happiness")
  • One Life to Live – Julio (1991 episodes only)
  • Providence – Lt. Morris (Episode: "The Eleventh Hour")
  • Robbery Homicide Division – FBI Agent Fonseca (Episode: "Vamonos Chica")
  • Shark – Jim Ellis (Episode: "Fashion Police")
  • The Shield – Galindo/Sr. (Episode: "The Math of the Wrath")
  • Team Knight Rider – Maddox (Episode: "Choctaw L-9")
  • Walker, Texas Ranger – Drug Dealer #2 (Episode: "Last Hope")
  • The West Wing – Dave Stewart (Episode: "The Midterms")

Television animation[edit]

Video games[edit]


  1. ^ Associated Press (12 February 1987). "Suits filed over train fatalities". Beaver County Times. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "YouTube: Partnership for a Drug-Free America: Yes! You Can Beat Drugs!". Retrieved 3 May 2014. 

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