Felix Pire Biography

Birthday: 1971-05-27
Place of Birth: Tampa, Florida
Wiki Biography: Felix Pire made his breakthrough New York acting debut in "Men on the Verge of a His-Panic Breakdown", written by Guillermo Reyes, at the 47th Street Theatre, Off-Broadway. For this multi-character production, Pire received the 1997 New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. Pire received critical acclaim from, among others: The New York Times, The Village Voice, The New Yorker Magazine, and The Advocate Magazine which named this production in its "Best Plays of 1997". Pire won the 2001 Arizona Theatre Company's National Latino Playwriting Award for a solo play about his Cuban-American upbringing in Miami entitled: "The Origins of Happiness in Latin". This play garnered a grant from the California Community Foundation for its development, was produced by the Arizona Theatre Company in April/May of 2003 and Off-Off-Broadway by Urban Stages in September of 2003. That same year, he received a "Certificate in Recognition of Creative Excellence" from ABC Television's Talent Development Group for his original screenplay, "Hurricane Nena". In 2005, it became a semi-finalist at the Cynosure Screenwriting Competition. Pire graduated from the New World School of the Arts in Miami in 1989. In March of '96, he became the first recipient of the New World School of the Arts Distinguished Alumnus Award. While in high school, Pire received a Level II Award from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and became a semi-finalist for Presidential Scholar in the Arts. In 1993, he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting and directing, with an emphasis in film at Southern Methodist University. While there, Pire received the Bob Hope Artistic Scholarship and two consecutive grants from the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund. He currently resides in Hollywood, California.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Matt Waters Russ Achoa 1996 - 1996
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dear God 1996 Comedy
Phat Girlz Ramón 2006 Comedy
Equal Opportunity Luis Santa Maria Pollo 2007 Comedy