Germán Legarreta

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Germán Legarreta
Born Germán Legarreta Quiles III
(1981-08-30) August 30, 1981 (age 41)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Other names Germán Quiles
German LeGarreta
Germán Legarreta Quiles
Years active 1988-present

Germán Legarreta (born August 30, 1981) is a Puerto Rican-born American film and television actor.


Early life

Legarreta was born Germán Legarreta Quiles in San Juan, Puerto Rico; It did not take long for him to get his first big break—a commercial when he was just three years old. Throughout his formative years, he balanced a career as a successful child star and a competitive gymnast. Germán soon emerged as "someone to watch"[citation needed], and he and traveled to competitions throughout the United States, Europe and Central America.

Acting career

With roles on the Puerto Rican TV series, Ola nueva, La (1988) and Somos Unicos under his belt, at the age of 14, German beat out numerous other young stars for the role of "Freddy" in the hit theatrical release, Roller Kids. A role on Telemundo's popular TV series, Dame Un Break, soon followed, and German was recognized as a true teen star. While enjoying his newfound fame in Puerto Rico, he continued to hone his craft under the guidance of several prestigious acting coaches.

In 2001, German left Puerto Rico to pursue his dreams in Hollywood. Since arriving, he gave memorable performances in a variety of feature films: Chasing Papi (2003), Jail Bait (2004), The Only Word, as well as Showtime's critically acclaimed new cutting–edge drama series, Dexter (2006). Additionally, he has appeared in countless music videos alongside some of the industry's biggest names, including Mariah Carey, Fiona Apple, Pink, Jamie Foxx, Tweet, Fantasia, Britney Spears, Alanis Morissette, and Sade, among others.

Later this year, German returns to the big screen as the lead in the highly anticipated thriller, 7eventy 5ive (2007), a role that he believes "will have people talking."



Year Title Role Notes
2007 7eventy 5ive Shawn
Viva Carlo/Carlos
Spin Photographer
2004 Jail Bait Ricky
2003 Chasing Papi Guy at Festival Uncredited
1995 Assassins Kid in Plaza Uncredited


Year Title Role No. of episodes
2007 Without a Trace Hip Poker Player 1 episode
2006 Dexter Juvenile Prisoner #1 1 episode
Smith DJ Marcos 1 episode

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