Teófilo Torres

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Teófilo Torres
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Teófilo Torres
Born
Teófilo Torres

6 March 1954 (64)
NationalityPuerto Rican
Known forActor

Teófilo Torres (born 6 March 1954 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican actor, director and professor of theatre. He has acted for both television as well the big screen, and has performed in Puerto Rico and internationally.

Early years[edit]

Teófilo Torres was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on 6 March 1954. He started into his acting career while he was still in high school in the town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico.[1]

Early career[edit]

In the early 1980s he participated in "A mis amigos de la locura",[2] and "Papo Impala esta quita'o".[3] In the mid-1980s, Torres partook in the Puerto Rican telenovela "Tiempo de vivir"[4] starring Fernando Allende and Ivonne Goderich. In the late 1980s he had a role in the movie Glitz,[5] produced by NBC and starring Jimmy Smits, and filmed in Puerto Rico. In this movie Torres played the role of a member of the police force fighting crime. Torres also particIpated in the telenovelas "Ave de paso",[6] where he played the role of "Cheíto", an frustrated artist sunked in alcoholism, and in "Yara Prohibida"[7] broadcast via Puerto Rico's Channel 11. Also during this time, Torres opened his own school of dramatic arts teaching courses in acting, dance and speech. Subsequently, Torres played roles in various other works such as "Contradanza", as Queen Isabel, and boasted 17 monólogs, including "El caso Dios", "La apología de Sócrates", “Papo Impala está quitao” and “A mis amigos de la locura”. In 1992, hTorres delves into the big screen in "La Guagua Aérea", directed by Luis Milona with a fairly good reception, both in Puerto Rico and internationally. He also worked on the monólogs "Pedro, el rojo", "Pepé Loló", "Maco" and later “El Maestro”, where he plays the role of Don Pedro Albizu Campos, one of the most prominent Puerto Rican politicians of all times, and a leader in the Puerto Rican independence movement.

Education[edit]

In 1994 Torres moved to New York City where he earned a MFA at Brooklyn College.[8]

Teaching, drama, and acting[edit]

In 1999, Torres returned to Puerto Rico where he worked on the telenovela "Cuando despierta el amor",[9] presented via Puerto Rico's public television WIPR-TV. Later he appeared in the Puerto Rican Telemundo TV series titled "Después del adiós" where he played "Arturo Bolívar", a man ill with the Lou Gehrig's disease, and participated in the movie "Los Díaz de Doris"[10] directed by Abdiel Colberg. In the same year he participated in the movie for television "Punto final", by Edwin Reyes. In that production, transmitted by Univision Puerto Rico Channel 11, Torres played the role of "Juaco", a nuyorican poet seeking to recover his identity. Torres also returns to teaching at the Drama Department of the University of Puerto Rico,[11] in Río Piedras. In the early 2000s he plays the role of Antonio, a homosexual priest, in the movie 12 Horas by director Raúl Marchand. Torres's acting in 12 Horas was highly spoken of by the critics, marking one of his most prominent roles in the big screen. Since then, Torres has played the lead acting roles in the two most recent films by Jacobo Morales: “Dios los cría ll” and “Ángel", as well as in "Ruido", by director César Rodríguez and winner of the “Innovacion” award at the 2006 International Cinema Festival in Montreal, “Chiringa”, “Desamores”, “El sueño del regreso”, and “Che” starring Benicio del Toro and directed by Steven Soderbergh and the 2010 “María”, directed by Fernando Allende. He also developed the theatrical shows “Monogamia”, “Bent”, “Jav y Joss” (co-starring Francisco Capó) “Un enemigo del Pueblo”, and “El caso Dios”, among others.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Director
1988 Glitz Puerto Rican Cop Sandor Stern
1992 La guagua aérea El ciego Mateo Luis Molina Casanovas
1993 La recién nacida sangre Pepe Dolores
1997 Cuentos para despertar Alcides Luis Molina Casanovas
1999 Leyendas puertorriqueñas Domingo Luis Molina Casanovas
1999 Los Díaz de Doris Deambulante / El Ángel Abdiel Colberg
2001 12 Horas Antonio Raúl Marchand Sánchez
2002 Julia, toda de mí Jiménez Grullón Ivonne Belén
2004 Desamores Jacobo Castrillo Edmundo H. Rodríguez
2004 Devolviéndome Hombre César Rodríguez
2004 Dios los cría 2 Félix Jacobo Morales
2004 Chiringa Pedro Albizu Campos Eladio Feliciano-Matos
2005 El sueño del regreso Baldo Luis Molina Casanovas
2006 Ruido Deambulante César Rodríguez
2006 Ángel Asencio Jacobo Morales
2008 Che Coronel Hernández Steven Soderbergh
2009 La Mancha Sacarías Cristian Carretero
2010 María Sr. Armando Fernando Allende
Television
Year Title Role
1975 Doce pares de negras Goyo
1977 La caja de caudales FM Fernando
1978 La jaula de las locas Travesti
1986 Tiempo de vivir Lencho
1988 Ave de paso Chefto
1988 Glitz Policía 1
1989 Karina Montaner El Lama
1991 Yuyo El Bobo
1992 La charca Deblas
1999 Punto final Joaco
1999 Los Diaz de Dores Deambulante / El Ángel
2000 Coralito tiene dos maridos Montaner
2002 La gringa José
2002 Cuando despierta el amor Pescador
2003 Sentimientos encontrados Chago
2005 Desamores Veguita
2005 Stranded Santiago
2007 Christmas in Paradise Benito
2008 El olor de la guayaba Dios

Theatre[edit]

Teatro
Year Name Role
1975 Doce pares de negras Goyo
1977 La caja de caudales FM Fernando
1978 La jaula de las locas Travesti
1978 A mis amigos de la locura Umpierre
1979 Severa vigilancia Lefranc
1979 La plena murió en Maraguez Danny
1980 Morbos Rafael
1982 Había una vez y dos son tres Harry
1982 Esperando a Godot Pozzo
1983 Papo Impala está quitao (monólogo) Papo
1983 La fortuna y los ojos del hombre Rocky
1983 Walenda (monólogo) Armando
1984 La casa de los inmortales Ramón
1984 Colegtílogo (monólogo) Actor
1984 El caso Dios (monólogo) Actor
1984 Flores de papel Merluza
1984 Un ombligo para dos Lalo
1985 La apología de Sócrates (monólogo) Sócrates
1985 El doctor Moncho Loro (monólogo) Moncho Loro
1986 Contradanza Isabel I
1987 La perra de Darwin (monólogo) Darwin
1988 La pareja dispareja Guillo
1988 Máscaras Don José
1988 El arquitecto y el emperador de Asiria El emperador
1989 Papo Impala va palante (monólogo) Papo
1990 La noche que volvimos a ser gente (monólogo) El hombre
1991 Seguro Social David
1992 La bella y la bestia La bestia
1995 Pedro Dolores (monólogo) Pedro Dolores
1995 Maco (monólogo) Maco
1995 Pedro el rojo (monólogo) Pedro
1997 Sneakin’outa revolving door (monólogo) Chico
1998 El duende oculto(monólogo) Umpierre
2001 Bent Horst
2004 Monogamia Juan
2005 El Maestro (monólogo) Albizu Campos
2006 Jav y Jos Jav
2006 Un enemigo del Pueblo Pedro Stockman

Director and producer[edit]

  • 2008 Todo es según el color
  • 2007 Oh María
  • 2005 El huésped vacio
  • 2004 Voces
  • 2004 Vegigantes
  • 2003 La mirada del hombre oscuro
  • 1998 El duende oculto
  • 1997 Snekin’outa revolvin door
  • 1995 Pedro el rojo
  • 1995 Maco
  • 1995 Pepe Dolores
  • 1990 Hombre
  • 1990 El Gfbar
  • 1989 Papo Impala va palante
  • 1988 Terrazo
  • 1988 La perra de Darwin
  • 1986 EL doctor Moncho Loro
  • 1985 La apología de Sócrates
  • 1984 El caso Dios
  • 1984 Colectilogo
  • 1983 Walenda
  • 1983 En defensa de Natalie
  • 1983 Papo Impala esta quitao
  • 1982 A mis amigos de la locura
  • 1982 Había una vez y dos son tres

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jayuya: Tierra indígena de encantos. Radiografia 2012. El Nuevo Dia. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  2. ^ A Mis Amigos De La Locura Rese*a. BuenasTareas.com Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  3. ^ Papo Impala está quitao, por Teófilo Torres.[permanent dead link] Marilyn Garbey. Mayo Teatral 2008. Emisora Habana Radio. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  4. ^ Tiempo de vivir.
  5. ^ Glitz.
  6. ^ Ave de Paso.
  7. ^ Yara prohibida.
  8. ^ Brooklyn College
  9. ^ Cuando despierta el amor.
  10. ^ Los Díaz de Doris.
  11. ^ UPR.

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