Luis Antonio Ramos has established a legacy of work on stage, film, and television since starring opposite his childhood idol and Academy® Award winner, Jose Ferrer in The Sun and the Moon. Last fall, he joined the much anticipated ABC drama “Lucky 7,” an adaptation of the British series, “The Syndicate.” He played ‘Antonio Clemente,’ the outgoing, optimistic, cheerful, and charming gas station mechanic. A happily married father of three, he unfortunately pulls out of the lottery pool in order to save up money to buy his wife the new toaster she's always wanted. After his fellow employees win the lottery, he seems the most unfortunate -- but as the secrets and problems of the others become apparent, the dynamic changes.
Ramos is best known for his role as ‘bail bondsman, Ricky Guzman’ on USA Network’s “The Huntress,” for which he was nominated for an Alma Award in 2002. Ramos has earned critical acclaim for his extensive career in television, having been a series regular on “The Brian Benben Show” and “Queens,” and had recurring roles on “Early Edition,” “In the House,” “Ink,” and “Martin.” Ramos has also guest starred on such renowned shows as “How to Make it in America,” “Common Law,” “Burn Notice,” “The Unit,” “The Closer,” “Numbers,” “The Shield,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Friends,” “Alias,” “NYPD Blue,” and “Law and Order” to name a few.
Last fall, Ramos was seen in The Miracle of Spanish Harlem where he played the lead character of ‘Tito.’ Other film credits include Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, Trouble in the Heights, The Ministers, Sea of Love, The Secret of My Success, Moscow on the Hudson, and Christopher Hampton’s Imagining Argentina opposite Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson, among others.
He has also excelled as a theater actor, having won the Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor for his work in the play “Stand Up Tragedy,” and most recently the critically acclaimed one man show “Growing up Gonzales.” Other theater credits include “Dancing on her Knees” (by Nilo Cruz), “Cloud Tectonics” (by José Rivera), “Romeo and Juliet,” “Tears Will Tell It All,” “Widows,” “Richard II,” “Henry the IV,” “Pendragon,” “The Sound of Music,” “A Midsummer's Night's Dream,” and “Latins from Manhattan.”
In 2009, Ramos was awarded the prestigious Jose Ferrer HOLA Tespis Award, given to actors in mid-career lauding their past work as well as anticipating the great work that is yet to come.
A competitive cyclist, Ramos has competed in events such as the Gran Fondo Colnago Philadelphia, Gran Fondo NY, and the Dave Jordan Memorial Classic.
Originally from Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx, Ramos spends his time between Los Angeles and New York and is an active member of both communities.