First up on the list of homies, has got to be Seidy Lopez. Seidy and I are still friends. We don’t get to see each other a whole lot but when we do we giggle and chat like we always did. Seidy worked quite a bit after playing Mousie in Mi Vida Loca. You can check out her IMDB to see all the projects she was involved in. She has been married for over twenty years and is mom to two beautiful kids. She doesn’t do social media. She would want you to know that the rumors going around about her being a princess are nonsense. She was born to a humble and hardworking family in the Yucatán and grew up in East Los.
O.k. Now let me tell you a little bit about THIS MAN. Jesse Borrego is a star. Since the 80’s, he’s been consistently working on stage and screen and he has been paving the way for other Latinos in the arts all along. Jesse and I met in New York in 89. He had already been on FAME but it was a performance at The Public Theater that blew me away. His talent is evident, his body of work is impressive but HIS SPIRIT is beyond compare. We don’t often get to see each other but when we do, it’s like family. He always leaves me with nuggets of wisdom. He is always working on something incredible. I admire the love he has for his wife, how he’s a non-preaching vegetarian and how down he is for the barrio!! You can check out some of the things Jesse is up to, on his Facebook Page Krazy Vatos S.A.
Till this day, women will always ask me about this sexy creature. As you know, Julian Reyes appeared in Mi Vida Loca as Big Sleepy and was also in a number of other projects in the 90’s. A few months ago, I was pleased to find the cop on the motorcycle pulling up in front of my car was actually none other than Papi Chulo, Julian Reyes! All you “Big Sleepy” fans will be happy to know that not only is he still FINE, he is also still a sweetheart!
And just so you know, Gabrielito is not alone in his pursuit of the musical arts. Here we have Giggles, who after a few more years of acting decided to devote her life to her family and her music.
If you have lived under a rock, you may not know that Ernesto is a flipping legend! I still watch his monolog with Whisper in complete awe. Jacob Vargas is not only commercially successful, he is an artisan.