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Guillermo Díaz
Born March 22, 1971 (1971-03-22) (age 38)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present

Guillermo Díaz (born March 22, 1971) is an American actor. He has starred in movies such as Half Baked (1998), 200 Cigarettes (1999) and Stonewall (1995).

Díaz has had several TV guest appearances on such shows as Chappelle's Show, Law & Order, Weeds and ER.

In 2006, he joined the cast of a popular series of improv-based commercials for Sierra Mist titled Mist Takes. A Spanish version of the advertisements began airing and the bilingual Díaz also starred in those with other Latino comedians.

Díaz is an openly gay actor.

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Life and career

Diaz was born and grew up in Washington Heights, Manhattan, the son of Cuban-born parents. In 1994, Guillermo landed his first speaking role as "Spike" in Boaz Yakin's Fresh. From there he began working on Party Girl as "Leo", Parker Posey's roommate. His next role was a drag queen (“La Miranda”) in Nigel Finch's critically acclaimed Stonewall. 1996 found Díaz acting in Jim McKay's Girls' Town as "Dylan"-- starring Lili Taylor. After wrapping Girls' Town, Guillermo got to work with seasoned veteran actor Walter Matthau in I'm Not Rappaport.

With a strong buzz beginning to build about his work, Guillermo was asked to take a leap of faith and portray "Paco de la Vega al Camino Cordoba Jose Cuervo Sanchez Rodriguez Jr.", a high school gang member in High School High -- co-starring Jon Lovitz. With his convincing work in High School High, he obtained a role in Freeway as "Flaco", another gang member. While in Los Angeles, Guillermo did guest spots on ER and Party of Five.

After finishing work on the west coast, he traveled back east to shoot Brian Sloan's film I Think I Do playing the stoner "Eric". A similar role then opened for Díaz; he scored the role of the "Scarface" in the cult classic Half Baked. In 1999 he landed a non-speaking role in 200 Cigarettes, and went on to act in Ethan Hawke's directorial debut Chelsea Walls, starring Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei and Natasha Richardson.

Díaz plays Guillermo García Gómez, a drug dealer/trafficker, in seasons 3-5 of Showtime's Weeds. In 2009, he started on the NBC series Mercy. He stars alongside Larry Cedar and Tessa Thompson in the thriller film Exquisite Corpse.[1]

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