Jonathan “Jon” Seda (born October 14, 1970) is an Hispanic-American actor, possibly best known for his role as Detective Paul Falsone on NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Street.

Seda was an amateur boxer who, in 1992, auditioned for and was given a role in the boxing film Gladiator. He portrayed Chris Pérez alongside Jennifer Lopez in Selena and became widely known to both the Hispanic and non-Hispanic communities. He has made numerous television appearances, and appeared as legendary Marine John Basilone in Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s follow up to Band of Brothers, The Pacific.

Seda currently stars in the NBC series Chicago P.D.

Career

Seda’s film debut was in 1992, in the boxing film Gladiator in which he played the role of “Romano”, a Cuban boxer. He has since worked in various films and TV series. In 1995, Seda was nominated Best Male Lead at the Spirit Awards for his role the 1994 movie I Like It Like That opposite Rita Moreno and Lauren Vélez. In 1996, he was nominated for the Palme d’Or (Best Actor Award) for his role as “Blue” in the film The Sunchaser opposite actor Woody Harrelson at the Cannes Film Festival.

Seda became widely known to the Hispanic film audience when he portrayed Chris Pérez alongside Jennifer Lopez in Selena, a 1997 film based on the true story of the Tejano singer, Selena, who was murdered on her way to mainstream stardom. Seda portrayed her husband. Also in 1997, Seda landed the role of Detective Paul Falsone on NBC’s: Homicide: Life on the Street. The writers took advantage of his boxing background, writing a shirtless practice bout into an episode which established his character’s attractiveness to fellow detective Laura Ballard. He also boxed opposite Jimmy Smits in the 2000 film Price of Glory.

His first leading role on the large screen was as the protagonist in 2002’s King Rikki, a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Richard III in East L.A.. Seda has appeared in more than two dozen movies, including Bad Boys II (2003) as “Roberto” as well as numerous television appearances. Aside from Homicide, he has had notable roles as Dino Ortolani in Oz, Matty Caffey in Third Watch, Paul Falsone in a Homicide crossover with Law & Order, House, The Closer, and CSI: Miami. He is featured as one of the three leads in the HBO World War II mini-series The Pacific released on March 14, 2010, playing the part of Marine John Basilone. Seda appeared as a guest star in an episode of Burn Notice. In 2007, Seda also made a cameo in Ludacris’ song Runaway Love, as an abusive alcoholic stepfather.

Seda appeared in the second season of Treme as Nelson Hidalgo, a politically connected land developer from Dallas who helps out with the relief efforts in post-Katrina New Orleans. He appeared in the 2011 film Larry Crowne, which starred, and was co-written and directed by, Tom Hanks. Hanks served as an executive producer on The Pacific, in which Seda starred.

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Jonathan “Jon” Seda (Nueva York, 14 de Octubre de 1970), es un actor estadounidense. De origen puertorriqueño, es conocido por sus trabajos en la serie ‘Homicidios: la vida en las calles’ como el detective Paul Falsone y en la actualidad protagoniza la serie ‘Chicago P.D.’.

Carrera

Su debut en el cine fue en la película de boxeo Gladiador, en el año 1992, interpretó a “Romano”, un boxeador cubano. Desde entonces ha trabajado en varias películas y series de televisión. En 1995, Seda fue nominado Mejor protagonista masculino en los Spirit Awards por su papel 1994 la película Así me gusta compartiendo elenco con Rita Moreno y Lauren Vélez. En 1996, fue nominado a la Palma de Oro en el Festival de Cannes como Mejor Actor por su papel como “Blue” en la película The Sunchaser junto al actor Woody Harrelson.

Seda se hizo conocido en el cine de habla hispana por interpreta a Chris Pérez junto a Jennifer López en la película Selena en 1997, la misma está basada en la historia verdadera de la cantante, Selena, Seda retrató a su pareja en el film. También en 1997, Seda consiguió el papel de detective Paul Falsone en la serie Homicidios de la cadena NBC. Los escritores aprovecharon de su pasado de boxeador, escribiendo en uno de los episodio una práctica de boxeo en la que aparece sin camisa que sirvió para mostrar el atractivo de su personaje a su compañera la detective Laura Ballard.

Seda ha aparecido en más de dos docenas de películas, incluyendo King Rikki (2002), Bad Boys II5 (2003), Doce Monos con Bruce Willis, Larry Crowne, nunca es tarde con Tom Hanks y Julia Roberts, así como numerosas apariciones en televisión. Aparte de Homicidios, ha tenido papeles importantes en diversas series, Matty Caffey en Emergencias Urbanas, Paul Falsone en un cruce de las series Homicidios con Ley y orden, Oz, Dr House, The Closer, y CSI: Miami. Seda ha interpretado al sargento John Basilone en la miniserie de la cadena estadounidense HBO, The Pacific. En 2007, Seda también participó en el video de la canción Runaway Love de Ludacris, su papel era el de un padrastro alcohólico abusivo.

Actualmente Seda trabaja en la serie de NBC, Chicago P.D. en ella interpreta al detective Antonio Dawson. Su personaje aparece con frecuencia en la serie Chicago Fire que dio origen a Chicago P.D..

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