Val – Biography
Frank Valentino Morales
Name: Frank Valentino Morales
Birthday: 16 April 1969
Born on the upper West Side of Manhattan in the Washington Heights section of New York City. F. Valentino Morales still resides in his childhood neighborhood but also resides in Southern California as well.
Early in his teen years Morales moved upstate New York where he attended school. Upon finishing school Morales returned to his big city roots and was a bouncer for 12 years at some of the world’s most renowned night clubs in Manhattan.
A former New York State Golden Gloves competitor in boxing, Valentino’s passion for the sport led him to a rising career in show business through the pursuit of determination and dedication.
A featured and recognizable face in numerous Latino music videos, his presence alone caught the eye of rising talented Actor/Producer/Director Vin Diesel who cast him in his award winning short film “Multi-Facial.” Following the success of “Multi-Facial” Diesel cast Morales as the self-obsessed ladies man; Tony in his Sundance hit feature film “Strays.”
In 1998, after viewing Morales’ performance in Strays director John Singleton cast Morales opposite Samuel L. Jackson as “The Enforcer” in the block buster film “Shaft”.
Morales captivates his family, friends and fans with his incredible presence on and off the big screen with his extraordinary talent as an actor and as a person.
Morales is fluent in Spanish & Italian and uses both languages frequently.
From his official website:
The right-hand man to the talented Actor/Producer/Director Vin Diesel, Latin actor Valentino Morales, caught Diesel’s eye while casted in his award winning short film Multi-Facial. Following the success of Multi-Facial, Diesel cast Morales as the self-obsessed ladies man Tony, in his Sundance hit feature film Strays.
After viewing Morales’ performance in Strays director John Singleton cast Morales opposite Samuel L. Jackson as “The Enforcer” in the blockbuster film Shaft.
Morales created and starred in the documentary Life Is a Dream.
He is being distributed by Vin Diesel’s One Race Films under F. Valentino Morales’ own division–One Race New York. Valentino boasts a high-traffic fan base and has his own forum on VinXperience.net “Val Dorado.”
Valentino’s latest film Hope Café starring Noel G. of Gamers and The Fast And The Furious is highly anticipated. Valentino plays opposite Noel G. in Hope Café for the breakout role of Marco, a streetwise drug lord from Los Angeles, CA who deserves a second chance.
List of Films:
- Hannibal the Conqueror (2011) (announced) …. Hasdrubal
- Mate (2011) ( in production) …. Von’s Bodyguard
- Fast Five (2011) (filming) … Malo
- Pasahe (2010) (filming)
- Hope Cafe (2009) … Marco
- The Box (2007/II) …. Jailer Clay
- Young Cesar (2007) …. Thug
- Find Me Guilty (2006) …. Prisoner #1
- The Pacifier (2005) (as Valentino Morales) …. Serbian
- A Man Apart (2003) …. GT Commando
- Men of Action (2003) …. Bus Driver
- xXx (2002) …. Short Order Cook/NSA Agent
- The Fast and the Furious (2001) …. Dispatcher
- Shaft (2000) …. Enforcer
- Strays (1997) …. Tony
- Multi-Facial (1995) (as F. ‘Valentino’ Morales) …. Chico
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004) (VG) (voice) (as Valentino Morales) …. Mercury/Cusa
- Former Golden Gloves Boxing Competitor in New York. His best friend, actor/director/producer Vin Diesel, was a fellow bouncer with Val in New York.
- To date, has been cast in nine films and video games alongside his friend Vin Diesel.
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