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Esai Morales (born October 1, 1962; age 58) played CTU Special Agent Jorge Ramirez during the Day 6 Debrief.

Biography and career[edit | edit source]

Esai Morales was born in Brooklyn, New York to a welder and a union activist. He is of Puerto Rican descent. Morales graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, and started working in theater and television.

Throughout his career, Morales has appeared in TV shows like The Equalizer (with Will Patton), and Miami Vice (with Francesco Quinn and Jonathan Del Arco). He has also been a regular in shows like American Family, NYPD Blue (with Ricky Schroder), Vanished (with Reed Diamond and John Allen Nelson), Jericho (with D.B. Sweeney), and Caprica. In 2013, he was cast in a recurring role on Criminal Minds, replacing Jayne Atkinson as the BAU Section Chief.

Morales has also starred in several films like La Bamba (with Lou Diamond Phillips), In the Army Now (with Glenn Morshower and Ryan Cutrona), Rapa Nui (with Sandrine Holt), My Family, and Scorpion Spring.

Morales is the co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.

Role on 24[edit | edit source]

Morales played the role of Jorge Ramirez during the Season 6 Prequel of 24. Ramirez was a CTU agent working at the District office in Los Angeles.

24 credits[edit | edit source]

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

  • Superfly (2018)
  • Spare Parts (2015)
  • King of the Avenue (2010)
  • How to Go Out on a Date in Queens (2006)
  • The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
  • Once Upon a Wedding (2005)
  • Paid in Full (2002)
  • Atomic Train (1999)
  • Southern Cross (1999)
  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)
  • Scorpion Spring (1996)
  • Don't Do It (1994)
  • Rainy Day Friends (1994)
  • La Bamba (1987)

Television appearances

  • How to Get Away with Murder (2016-2020)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2018-2019)
  • Criminal Minds (2013-2015)
  • Jericho (2008)
  • Vanished (2006)
  • NYPD Blue (2001)
  • Resurrection Blvd (2000)

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