Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (1989)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Stand and Deliver (1988)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Winner] (1995)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Burning Season (1994)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (1989)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Stand and Deliver (1988)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (1989)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Miami Vice (1984)

Golden Globe [Winner] (1986)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Miami Vice (1984)

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1995)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
For playing "Wilson Pinheiro".

The Burning Season (1994)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1986)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
For playing "Martin Castillo".

Miami Vice (1984)

Primetime Emmy [Winner] (1985)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
For playing "Martin Castillo".

Miami Vice (1984)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Guest Performance in a Television Series

Dexter (2006)

Saturn Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Actor on Television

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Actor on Television

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor on Television

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

Legacy Award [Winner] (2017)


ALMA Awards

ALMA Award [Winner] (2013)

Special Achievement in Film

Filly Brown (2012)

ALMA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Actor in Television - Drama

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

ALMA Award [Winner] (2008)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Television Series

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

ALMA Award [Winner] (2007)

Outstanding Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

ALMA Award [Winner] (2007)

Outstanding Director - Television Series, Mini-Series, Television Movie

Tied with 'Kenny Ortega' for High School Musical ... More

Tied with 'Kenny Ortega' for High School Musical (2006).


Walkout (2006)

ALMA Award [Nominee] (2006)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Series

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

ALMA Award [Nominee] (2002)

Outstanding Actor/Actress in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries

The Judge (2001)

ALMA Award [Winner] (1999)

Outstanding Individual Performance in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series in a Crossover Role

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)

ALMA Award [Winner] (1998)

Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film

Selena (1997)

ALMA Award [Winner] (1998)

Outstanding Individual Performance in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series in a Crossover Role

12 Angry Men (1997)

ALMA Award [Nominee] (1998)

Outstanding Actor in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series

Hollywood Confidential (1997)

Arizona International Film Festival

Arizona Independent Film Award [Winner] (1999)


Behind the Voice Actors Awards

BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award [Winner] (2018)

Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film

Coco (2017)

BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award [Winner] (2018)

Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film

Coco (2017)

Black Reel Awards

Black Reel [Winner] (2007)

Network/Cable - Best Director

Walkout (2006)

Directors Guild of America, USA

DGA Award [Nominee] (2007)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television

Walkout (2006)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (1989)

Best Male Lead

Stand and Deliver (1988)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

Humanitarian Award [Winner] (2013)


Huelva Latin American Film Festival

Prize of the City of Huelva [Winner] (1998)


Image Awards

Image Award [Nominee] (2010)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
For episode "Islanded in a Stream of Stars".

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Imagen Foundation Awards

Imagen Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actor/Feature Film

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

Imagen Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actor - Television

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Lone Star Film & Television Awards

Lone Star Film & Television Award [Winner] (1998)

Best Supporting Actor

Selena (1997)

Method Fest

Best Supporting Actor [Winner] (2019)

Feature Film

Windows on the World

NCLR Bravo Awards

NCLR Bravo Award [Winner] (1996)

Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film

Caught (1996)

NCLR Bravo Award [Winner] (1996)

Outstanding Individual Performance in Made for Television Movie or Mini-Series

Dead Man's Walk (1996)

NCLR Bravo Award [Nominee] (1996)

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Variety or Music Series/Special

Latino Laugh Festival (1997)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2004)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries

American Family (2002)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series

The West Wing (1999)

Prism Awards

Prism Award [Nominee] (2003)

Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline

American Family (2002)

Satellite Awards

Mary Pickford Award [Winner] (2016)


Scream Awards

Scream Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Science Fiction Actor

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Scream Award [Nominee] (2006)

Most Heroic Performance

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Actor [Nominee] (2012)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Dexter (2006)

SFX Awards, UK

SFX Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

SFX Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best TV Actor

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

SFX Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best TV Actor

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Taos Talking Picture Festival

Cineaste Award [Winner] (1996)


The Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema

Honorary Award [Winner] (2017)


Tokyo International Film Festival

Tokyo Grand Prix [Nominee] (1992)


American Me (1992)

Walk of Fame

Star on the Walk of Fame [Winner] (1992)

Motion Picture
On 24 February 1992. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Women in Film Crystal Awards

Humanitarian Award [Winner] (1989)