Luis Ávalos

Luis Ávalos (September 2, 1946 – January 22, 2014) was a Cuban character actor. He made numerous film and television appearances, most notably in the 1971–1977 children's television show The Electric Company.

After being born in Havana, Cuba, Ávalos came to the United States with his family when he was a child. He earned a degree in theater from New York University.

Ávalos acted with the Lincoln Center Repertory Theater. His Broadway credits include Narrow Road to the Deep North (1972), The Good Woman of Setzuan (1970), Beggar on Horseback (1970), and Camino Real (1970).

In 1972, Avalos was a cast member on the PBS children’s TV show, The Electric Company, most notably playing Doctor Doolots (a play on Doctor Dolittle). He joined the show in its second season, and stayed throughout the rest of its run until the show’s cancellation in 1977. He was good friends with fellow Electric Company star Rita Moreno. His most notable movie role was as Ramon in the 1979 comedy Hot Stuff, in which he starred alongside Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise, and Suzanne Pleshette.

Ávalos also starred as Jesse Rodriguez on the short-lived situation comedy Condo with McLean Stevenson, and as Dr. Tomas Esquivel on the short-lived situation comedy E/R with Elliott Gould and Mary McDonnell.: 310  He played Dr. Sanchez on Highcliffe Manor on NBC in 1979: 460  and Crecencio Salos in Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life on CBS in 1993.: 747  Additionally, he starred as Stavi in the comedy The Ringer with Johnny Knoxville.

Avalos appeared on Barney Miller. He was in the episode "Chase" in 1977 and the episode "Bones" in 1982.

In 1989, Avalos made a guest appearance as a judge on Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder.

In 2000, he founded the Americas Theatre Arts Foundation in Los Angeles to support Latin American-inspired dramatic productions.

Avalos died on January 22, 2014, of heart failure, after a heart attack. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles at Burbank.

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Vorname:Luis
Geburtsdatum:02.09.1946 (♍ Jungfrau)
Geburtsort:Havanna
Sterbedatum:22.01.2014
Sterbeort:Vereinigte Staaten
Alter:67Jahre 4Monate 20Tage
Nationalität:Kuba
Sprachen:Spanisch;
Geschlecht:♂männlich
Berufe:Schauspieler, Fernsehschauspieler,

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