|Luis Antonio Ramos|
Puerto Rican-born and Bronx-raised, Ramos has had a long career in film, television and theater. Oftentimes, in film and television, he was relegated to the stereotypical roles that Latino actors have played for decades (e.g. gangsters, criminals, villains). In 2008, his mother passed away and, feeling that playing the same kinds of characters had "run its course", he left Hollywood and moved back to New York, taking some time off from film and television. He returned to the stage, most recently in the HOLA Award-winning solo show Growing Up Gonzales. Shortly thereafter, he booked "Lucky 7" and A Miracle in Spanish Harlem.
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cast of the ABC series "Lucky 7"
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A Miracle in Spanish Harlem.
Ramos loves the fact that the diversity of characters (ethnic, racial and otherwise) in "Lucky 7" is a realistic representation of the diversity of New York City in 2013. He said that ultimately, the diversity of the cast is not even the main point of the series-- he describes the series as being filled with "real people going through real stuff", that the diversity should show not our differences, but our common similarities as human beings.
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He further emphasized to me that it was important as Latino artists to support one another and to stay away from the "crabs-in-a-barrel" mindset where one is often more likely to want to be jealous and/or sabotage another person's success as opposed to seeing that one person's success helps to open the doors to others. He adds that, ultimately, one's success serving as a catalyst to help others is bigger than one's individual ego.
Luis Antonio Ramos won the 2009 HOLA José Ferrer Tespis Award for his previous work with the anticipation of further greatness to follow. He remarked that he wanted to leave behind a legacy of work that will stand the test of time. With over 30 years of acting on stage and screen under his belt, and his exciting two upcoming projects, we foresee an even lengthier career of even more greatness to come.
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A Miracle in Spanish Harlem will hit movie theaters Friday, December 6, 2013.
"Lucky 7" will have its season premiere tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24, 2013.