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 Character Notes
2002 S Club 7 in Hollywood Miguel Delgado
Lizzie McGuire Carlos Episode: El Oro de Montezuma
2004 Ángel rebelde Shalim
2007 Spin Carlos
Yuniol N/A
Cory in the House Nanoosh Episode: No, No, Nanoosh
Héroes Alejandro Herrera
2008 The Art of Travel Carlos 'Bullet'
The Winged Man Winged Man Short
30 Days 'Til I'm Famous Guido (as Shalim Ortiz)
Partigiano Partisan 1 Short
CSI: Miami Mario Vega Episode: Cheating Death
2009 Gurdian Wally
Caso abierto Gonzalo Luque
Maneater Pablo Hernandez
Touched Jimmy
Wanna Be Me! Desiderio Lopez
Expecting a Miracle Juan Salazar
2011 Jackie Goldberg Private Dick Jesús
Villa Captive N/A
El octavo mandamiento Iñaki Arriaga
Morir en Martes Dr. Adrian Ortiz
Cold Case Tuco
2011-2012 Una Maid en Manhattan Frank Varela
2012 XY. La revista José García Roble Jr.
Tipo duro Frank Vega
2013 Reencarnación: Una historia de amor Alejandro
Magic City Antonio Rivas
Dama y Obrero José Manuel Correal supporting cast
Celebremos Juntos Himself Telemundo Christmas Special, Part 2 Song: "Estrellita del Oriente".
2014 Dame tus ojos N/A
Our Neighborhood Postman N/A pre-production
The Truth About the War in Heaven: Declaration of War N/A announced
2015 Gardel Pizarro in production


Year Production Role
2014 5 Bravo[7] Rafael

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.[8] 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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