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Named after a legendary member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Lou Diamond Phillips was born at the Subic Bay Naval Station in the Philippines on Feb. 17, 1962. His father was an American naval officer of Scottish-Irish, Hawaiian and Cherokee decent; his mother, a Filipina, claimed Spanish, Chinese and Japanese heritage.

Phillips is best known for his portrayal of ill-fated rock 'n' roller Ritchie Valens in La Bamba (1987). He also appeared as a troubled gangster in Stand and Deliver (1988) and shared the screen with fellow teen idols Kiefer Sutherland and Emilio Estevez in Young Guns (1988) and Young Guns II (1990).

Later in his career, Phillips made the transition to Broadway, earning Tony and Drama Desk nods for his portrayal of the king in "The King and I" in 1996. Television credits include "24," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Numb3rs."

Lou Diamond Phillips in Longmire

Longmire

2012 NR

Based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by Craig Johnson, this contemporary crime thriller focuses on a Wyoming sheriff who's rebuilding his life and career following the death of his wife.

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