Shalim Ortiz

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Shalim Ortiz
Shalim Jean Shirt.jpg
Background information
Birth name Shalim Gerardo Ortiz Goyco
Born (1979-02-26) February 26, 1979 (age 36)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Occupation(s) Musician, Actor
Instruments Vocals, Guitar

Shalim Gerardo Ortiz Goyco[note 1] (born February 26, 1979 in San Juan) is a Puerto Rican singer/actor. He is the eldest son of Puerto Rican entertainer Elin Ortiz and his wife, the Dominican singer, television presenter, and actress Charytín Goyco.


In 2007, Ortiz starred as Miguel in the romantic, web-only series "Engaged" and also portrayed Alejandro Herrera on Heroes.[1] His character was killed in the penultimate episode of the second season. He guest starred in an episode of Cory in the House as Bahavian singer Nanoosh. He also is featured in the Hallmark Channel movie Expecting a Miracle,[2] which first premiered January 10, 2009.

Shalim has also guest-starred in mainstream series such as Cold Case (TV series)[3] and CSI Miami.

He was also part of Maneater (2009 miniseries)[4] for Lifetime (TV network) as Pablo.

in 2012 Shalim joined the cast of Una Maid en Manhattan[5] for NBC-Telemundo as engineer Frank Varela who fought for the love of Marisa, played by Litzy


Recently he has been involved in a film project that also stars Robert Miano, Leo Fong and Raymond Forchion.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Spin Carlos Film debut
2007 Yuniol Yuniol
2008 The Art of Travel Carlos "Bullet"
2008 The Winged Man Winged Man Short film
2008 Partigiano Partisan 1 Short film
2009 Gurdian Wally
2009 Touched Jimmy
2011 Jackie Goldberg Private Dick Jesus
2011 Villa Captive
2012 Silver Case Tuco
2012 Tipo duro Frank Vega (17-25 yrs)
2013 Reencarnación: Una historia de amor Alejandro
2014 Dame tus ojos David
2014 5 Bravo Rafael
2015 Silver Case: Director's Cut Tuco
2015 Días de Carnaval Diego
2016 Tango Late Adrián
2016 Broken Doll Alfonzo Pre-production
2017 Gardel Pizarro
TBA The Truth About the War in Heaven: Declaration of War Minister Watkins


Year Title Role Notes
2002 S Club 7 in Hollywood Miguel Delgado
  • "Supporting Parts" (Season 3, Episode 10)
  • "The Vanishing" (Season 3, Episode 11)
2002 Al salir de clase Himself "Errores del pasado" (Season 11, Episode 13)
2002 Lizzie McGuire Carlos "El oro de Montezuma" (Season 2, Episode 2)
2004 Lizzie McGuire: Star Struck Vol. 3 Carlos Archive footage
2004 Ángel rebelde Shalim
2007 Cory in the House Nanoosh "No, No, Nanoosh" (Season 1, Episode 14)
2007 Heroes Alejandro Herrera 7 episodes
2008 Wanna Be Me! Desiderio Lopez Television film
2008 30 Days 'Til I'm Famous Guido
2008 CSI: Miami Mario Vega "Cheating Death" (Season 7, Episode 7)
2009 Expecting a Miracle Juan Salazar Television film
2009 Cold Case Gonzalo Luque "Stealing Home" (Season 6, Episode 20)
2009 Maneater Pablo Hernandez
  • "Part 1" (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • "Part 2" (Season 1, Episode 2)
2011 El octavo mandamiento Iñaki Arriaga Recurring role
2011 Morir en Martes Dr. Adrian Ortiz 2 episodes
2011 Una Maid en Manhattan Frank Varela Recurring role
2012 XY. La revista José García Roble Jr. 7 episodes
2013 Dama y obrero José Manuel Correal Recurring role
2013 Magic City Antonio Rivas
  • "Angels of Death" (Season 2, Episode 2)
  • "Adapt or Die" (Season 2, Episode 3)
  • "Crossroads" (Season 2, Episode 4)
  • "World in Changes" (Season 2, Episode 5)
  • "The Sins of the Father" (Season 2, Episode 6)


Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Art of Travel: Production Webisodes Himself Video short

International tour[edit]

In 2003 and 2004, Ortiz completed a world tour that included stops in Europe and in South America. He is also an advocate of the American Diabetes Association; his father Elin has diabetes.[7] Ortiz has also become a spokesman of the ADA for the Hispanic population of the United States.


  • Shalim
  • Cuarto sin Puerta


  1. ^
    This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ortiz and the second or maternal family name is Goyco.

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