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Also Known As: Jonathan Seda, John Seda Died:
Born: October 14, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, boxer

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

A handsome, sexy New Jersey-born leading man of Puerto Rican extraction, Jon Seda was trying to become a professional boxer when his mother suggested he take acting lessons "as a back-up". As a result, he was cast as Romano, the Cuban boxer, in the 1992 feature "Gladiators". His breakthrough role was as the cheating husband of Lauren Velez in Darnell Martin's "I Like It Like That" (1994). Seda went on to play Chris Perez, the musician-husband of "Selena" (1997).

A handsome, sexy New Jersey-born leading man of Puerto Rican extraction, Jon Seda was trying to become a professional boxer when his mother suggested he take acting lessons "as a back-up". As a result, he was cast as Romano, the Cuban boxer, in the 1992 feature "Gladiators". His breakthrough role was as the cheating husband of Lauren Velez in Darnell Martin's "I Like It Like That" (1994). Seda went on to play Chris Perez, the musician-husband of "Selena" (1997).

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Larry Crowne (2011)
3.
 One Long Night (2009)
4.
 Bad Boys II (2003) Roberto
5.
 Double Bang (2001) Sally Fish
6.
 Undisputed (2001) Jesus "Chuy" Campos
7.
 Love the Hard Way (2001) Charlie
8.
 Price of Glory (2000) Sonny Ortega
9.
 Homicide: The Movie (2000) Detective Paul Falsone
10.
 Selena (1997) Chris Perez
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Milestones close milestones

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Was amatuer boxer after graduating high school; won 21 bouts including five in the 1990 New Jersey Golden Gloves Competition
1992:
Made feature film debut in "Gladiator," starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Brian Dennehy
1993:
TV-movie debut, "Daybreak" (HBO)
1994:
Had breathrough role as Lauren Velez's husband in "I Like It Like That"
1996:
Co-starred in the HBO movie, "Mistrial"
1997:
Portrayed Chris PĂ©rez opposite Jennifer Lopez in the title role of "Selena"
1997:
Had a recurring role as prisoner Dino Ortolani in the HBO series, "Oz"
1997:
Joined cast of the NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street" as Det. Paul Falsone
2001:
Cast as Jake Shaw on NBC's "UC: Undercover"
2003:
Co-starred with Adrien Brody and Pam Grier in "Love The Hard Way"
2004:
Cast as Damian 'Dame' Ruiz in the UPN series, "Kevin Hill"
2006:
Joined the cast of the CBS crime drama, "Close to Home"
2010:
Played a leading role in the HBO WWII mini-series, "The Pacific"
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Education

Clifton High School: Clifton , New Jersey -
Weist-Barron Acting School: New York , New York -

Notes

"In the beginning, not knowing much about the business, I didn't really know what I was able to do. But Darnell [Martin, the director of 'I Like It Like That'] is a person I was really able to work with as a director to create a character. She opened me up to a new level of acting, it's very important to have a relationship with the director. If it takes working with a woman director like Darnell, then I may work with women directors forever." --Jon Seda in FOREHEAD MAGAZINE, May 1995

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Lisa Gomez. Married on July 4, 2000 in West Orange, New Jersey.

Family close complete family listing

brother:
Hector Seda. Postal worker.
son:
Jonathan Seda. Born in December 1994; Seda is raising his son.

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