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Jose Antonio "Tony" Plana (born April 19, 1954; age 68) played terrorist Omar during season 4 of 24.


Tony Plana was born in Havana, Cuba in 1954. His family moved to Miami in 1960. Plana is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and he trained in acting in London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He has been married to actress Ada Maris since 1988 and they have two children.

Through his career, Plana has appeared in countless films and TV shows. Some of the shows in which he has guest starred are Remington Steele (with Xander Berkeley), The Equalizer (on Keith Szarabajka), Miami Vice (with Michael Madsen), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (with Alexander Siddig and Natalija Nogulich), ER (with Eriq La Salle), Nash Bridges (with Jaime Gomez), The West Wing (with Devika Parikh and Glenn Morshower), and Motive (with Roger Cross).

Plana is most known for his role as Ignacio Suárez, the father of Betty, in the ABC show Ugly Betty, which also featured Alan Dale. Plana played the role from 2006 to 2010. He has also had recurring and lead roles in other shows like Resurrection Blvd. (with Yorgo Constantine, Marisol Nichols, and Jacqueline Piñol), Desperate Housewives (with Ricardo Chavira and Doug Savant), The Punisher (with Paul Schulze, C. Thomas Howell, and Shohreh Aghdashloo) and Alpha House.

Aside of television, Plana has appeared in films like ¡Three Amigos!, Romero (with Tony Perez), JFK (with Bob Gunton), Nixon (with Powers Boothe), Primal Fear, 187, Shadow of Doubt (with James Morrison), Picking Up the Pieces (with Kiefer Sutherland), Pain & Gain, Half Past Dead (with Matt Battaglia), and its sequel.

24 credits[]

Selected filmography[]

  • Bombshell (2019)
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
  • Pain & Gain (2013)
  • America (2011)
  • The Dead One (2007)
  • Half Past Dead (2002)
  • One Eight Seven (1997)
  • The Dissapearance of Garcia Lorca (1997)
  • Primal Fear (1996)
  • Nixon (1995)
  • Live Wire (1992)
  • JFK (1991)
  • The Rookie (1990)
  • ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
  • Salvador (1986)
  • Valley Girl (1983)
  • An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Television appearances

  • Superstore (2017-2021)
  • The Punisher (2017-2019)
  • Lethal Weapon (2016-2018)
  • The Blacklist (2016)
  • Madam Secretary (2014-2015)
  • Person of Interest (2012)
  • Ugly Betty (2006-2010)
  • Commander in Chief (2006)
  • The Closer (2005)
  • Dragnet (2003)
  • Coach (1997)
  • ER (1995)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1994)
  • Seinfeld (1991)
  • L.A. Law (1989)
  • Miami Vice (1984, 1988)

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