- Full Name Noel Albert Gugliemi
- Occupation Actor, Producer
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Santa Monica, California, USA
- Birth Date 1970 (Exact birth date not disclosed)
- Net Worth $750 thousand
Noel Gugliemi | BiographyWill appear as Hector in the upcoming film '3 Solitude'
Gugliemi was raised in a traditional middle-class Italian-Mexican family in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, he became homeless at about 13 years old after being abandoned by his parents. A young and homeless Gugliemi then experienced bullying. He was targeted and beaten up a lot. As he grew older, he eventually gained confidence and started hanging out with local gangsters who accepted him as family.
Noel Gugliemi is an American actor best recognized for his Southern California gangster roles in films and television series.
Who is Noel Gugliemi?
Born in Santa Monica, California, in 1970, Noel Albert Gugliemi is an actor. He previously worked on commercials and music videos before debuting his on-screen acting career as Frank Ortez in an episode of the television series Get Real in 1999.
Gugliemi then made his film debut as Angel in the 2000 film Price of Glory. He quickly rose to prominence after appearing as Hector in the hit film The Fast and the Furious (2001). He appeared as Moreno in another major film Training Day the same year.
Gugliemi then appeared on both big and small-screen and established himself as one of the most recognized faces in Hollywood. As per his IMDb bio, he has more than 220 acting credits, including over 30 projects on the pipeline as of January 2022.
In addition to his breakthrough roles in the big movies, some of his other notable roles included Felipe in an episode of the hit post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead in 2010 and ex-prisoner in the 2012 blockbuster superhero film The Dark Knight Rises.
His other film credits included Bruce Almighty (2003), Street Kings (2008), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), and Dragged Across Concrete (2018). His latest film credits include Hustle Down (2021) and War of the Worlds: Annihilation (2021).
Gugliemi has notably appeared in more than 40 television series, including CSI: Miami in 2005, Bones in 2015, and Fresh Off the Boat between 2015 and 2020. Most recently, he appeared as Jason Smith in the television series Days of Our Lives in 2021.
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In addition to acting, Gugliemi is also a film producer, digital content creator, stand-up comedian, talent recruiter, coach, mentor, motivational speaker, and the founder of an independent film company, Entangled Entertainment.
Early Bio and Career Beginning
Noel Gugliemi was raised in a traditional middle-class Italian-Mexican family in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, he became homeless at about 13 years old after being abandoned by his parents.
Gugliemi told in a 2017 interview with Ditch the Label his parents left him behind when his father traveled to another place for a job offer and took his mother along with him.
A young and homeless Gugliemi then experienced bullying. He was targeted and beaten up a lot. As he grew older, he eventually gained confidence and started hanging out with local gangsters who accepted him as family.
Gugliemi then turned into a bully and became involved in criminal activities. As per him, he later met a girl who took him to an acting class.
In another interview with KRQE in February 2020, Gugliemi said he had a girlfriend who wanted to be an actress. He went to acting class with his girlfriend and producers, who soon offered him to be in a commercial.
Gugliemi then landed his first professional role on a Taco Bell commercial without a formal audition at age 15. More modeling works and acting roles followed after that.
Noel Gugliemi Hector Roles
Gugliemi first played Hector in The Fast and the Furious in 2001. He became so popular for his role that he reprised the role in eight other films, short films, and television series as of 2021.
Noel Gugliemi Hector roles are featured in short films Vi (2012) and Fast & Furious Flow (2015), films Hope Cafe (2013), Furious 7 (2015), and The Cleaner (2021), and television series Retail (2014-2015), Fresh Off the Boat (2015-2020), and GhettoBuster (2020).
He will also appear in the same role in the announced upcoming film 3 Solitude. Gugliemi's roles are mostly featured as criminals and gangsters. In an interview with KRQE in 2020 that he played a gangster in most of his films and television shows, but he wants to play diverse roles as an actor.
Stating that he has been doing some different roles lately, he said, "I just did a movie where I played a cop. That was interesting. I had no moustache, no goatee, no facial hair, full head of hair, and looked completely different. I've been blessed."
He also has been producing his movies to give himself challenging roles.
Gugliemi is married to his wife Tomasa Gugliemi, whom he met at a modeling event in Vegas. They soon began a long-distance relationship.
He then proposed to Tomasa within a month of dating and eventually married. The couple has one daughter named Noelle.
Gugliemi's wife was previously married to her high school sweetheart, who was abusive and even forced her to become a stripper.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gugliemi has a net worth of $750 thousand as of January 2022.