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Educated at Brown University in Rhode Island and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Joel de la Fuente was born April 21, 1969, in New Hartford, N.Y. Before entering television and film territory, he established his acting credentials onstage, appearing in a variety of productions.

De la Fuente first became familiar to prime-time TV audiences as the inquisitive Lt. Paul Wang on the sci-fi series "Space: Above and Beyond" (1995-96), and the actor's notoriety grew with recurring roles on "ER," "100 Centre Street" and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit." Meanwhile, he was busy building an eclectic film résumé that includes Roommates (1995), Return to Paradise (1998), Heights (2005), Brief Reunion (2011) and Forgetting the Girl (2012).

Among de la Fuente's other notable works is the Netflix original series "Hemlock Grove" (2013).

Joel de la Fuente in The Happening

The Happening

2008 R

When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley co-star in this thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.

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