Berto Colon

Inside Biography

Berto Colon is a Puerto Rican-American actor best known for his work on stage, television, and film. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico before moving to New York City to pursue a career in acting.

Berto's breakout role came in 2015 when he was cast as Jesus Martinez in the popular Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black." He is a talented actor who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry.

Berto Colon Is Married To The Love Of His Life

Berto Colon was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on May 18, 1973.  He is also a married man and has two children, Sofia and Laila, who make his life extremely happy and joy-filled with Lara.

Colon and his wife first met in college and have been together ever since. When it came time to propose to his girlfriend, he pulled out all the stops to make it a truly memorable and romantic occasion.

Actor Berto Colon with his wife Lara and Two daughters having family moments.
SOURCE: Instagram (@elbertocolon)

The proposal took place in the couple's home in New York City. Berto had been planning the proposal for weeks and had enlisted the help of his friends and family to make it extra special. He had arranged for a musician to play a song that was special to him and his girlfriend and had decorated the living room with candles and flowers.

From Colon's Instagram posts and interviews, it is evident that the actor is a family man. He is very disciplined when it comes to fitness and enjoys skating and traveling. 

Earnings From TV And Film Roles Of Berto Colon's

Berto Colon has a net worth of over $2 million. He earned most of his wealth from his profession as an actor in numerous movies and TV shows.

Colon is best known for his roles in Two Night Stand (2014), Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), and Fighting (2009). His role in Fighting saw him appearing alongside the likes of Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, and Luis Guzmán.

Berto Colon as Cesar Velazquez in Orange Is The New Black film.

Colon's breakout role came in 2013 when he played Cesar in the award-winning show, "Orange Is The New Black." The character of Cesar brought him a lot of recognition and job opportunities. As of now, Colon has worked on over 45 projects and has garnered a respectable fortune.

Colon is also very much in demand for advertisement as he has a nice build. To stay fit, the actor devotes a significant amount of time and effort. He enjoys working out and trains in several ways, but CrossFit looks to be his preferred approach.

Berto Colon's Breakthrough Role In Orange Is the New Black

Berto Colon has starred in the critically acclaimed show “Orange Is the New Black”. Colon's passion for acting and theatre began when he was very young and moved from Puerto Rico to the Bronx, where his mother worked as a nurse.

While in high school, he played soccer and earned an athletic scholarship to Fordham University, where he studied general science. Playing soccer, Colon fractured his knee, and with his playing career shot, he began to make the most of his time acting in small plays and movies.

Colon's big break came when he was cast in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black”, where he played the role of Cesar Velazquez, a drug dealer and lover of two of the show's protagonists. This role launched his career and opened the door for him to join the cast of Starz's “Power”. He also worked with Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon and Uzo Aduba.

Colon has said that he tries to bring as much truth to his roles as possible, by borrowing from his own experiences and those of others. He also has the utmost respect for Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who is the executive producer of “Power”, and is honoured to be part of anything 50 does.

Early Life And Family Of Berto Colon

At 15, Berto moved to New York City with his family as his mother landed a job at the Veteran's Office in New York.

Little is known about Colon's parents and siblings, but he often shares pictures of them on his Instagram. He attended Lehman High School and then Fordham University as a football scholarship recipient. Sadly, his football career was cut short due to a knee injury.

Colon is happily married to a woman named Lara, whom he met in college. The couple has two children named Sofia Colon and Laila Colon. He is a family man and there have been no rumours of infidelity or affairs of him in the media.

Berto Is An Advocacy for Social Justice and Equality

Berto Colon was a Puerto Rican civil rights activist and advocate for social justice and equality. Born in Puerto Rico in 1934, Colon was a passionate advocate for the rights of all people, regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity.

He was a leader in the Puerto Rican civil rights movement and a founding member of the Puerto Rican Association for Human Rights, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting civil rights and social justice in Puerto Rico.

Founding member of the Puerto Rican Association for Human Rights, Berto Colon.
SOURCE: Instagram (@elbertocolon)

Colon was a vocal opponent of the Jim Crow laws that were in place in Puerto Rico at the time. He fought for the rights of African Americans, women, and other marginalized groups in Puerto Rico.

He also advocated for the rights of Puerto Ricans living in the United States and was a founding member of the National Puerto Rican Coalition, an organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of Puerto Ricans living in the United States.

by Beeman, 14 May, 2023

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