- Category: Interviews
- Published: Saturday, 19 December 2020 10:15
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Actor Al Coronel (LOGAN, "Rush Hour") takes us behind the scenes of the making of CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS COLD WAR as assassin for hire Dgi Mendo Garcia, a Cuban X pat.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is now available. Coronel describes his work on the popular videogame wearing facial scans and motion capture equipment for his latest role.
More about Al Coronel
Al Coronel is a committed actor with a slate of roles that include TNT’s “The Last Ship,” The CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” Marvel’s “Logan,” and FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” alongside Ricky Martin, Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez. He can now be seen on Activision and Treyarch’s Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War video game.
Coronel has always been surrounded by the entertainment industry but did not pursue his dream of being a performer until later in life. Prior to his acting career, he was a world-recognized dancer in the world of Salsa, traveling extensively to teach and perform at Salsa festivals and events around the globe. He landed his first film role in Johnny Depp's film, “Blow” as a salsa dancer, which set off his career as a full-time working actor.
Graduating from a two-year master’s program at The Sanford Meisner Center for the Arts Coronel studies under instructor Sandy Meisner protégé Martin Barter. He later went on to perform in several theater plays like “Romeo and Juliet,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” and the musical “Cesar & Ruben” which was written and directed by Ed Begley Jr.
Among his other credits are ABC's "Secrets and Lies," Telemundo's "Sin Verguenza," CBS’ “Rush Hour,” “Training Day” and films “American Exit” and “Grief.”
Born and raised in Los Angeles, the bilingual actor currently resides in his hometown. A military veteran himself having spent eight years in the Marine Corps, Coronel continues to support vets through the Veterans in Film and Television programs, participating in many events for its members. He is also very involved with Children's Hospital LA as a co-host of their annual December celebrity blood drive.