Ralph E. Portillo is a Mexican-American film director and producer. He has directed and produced numerous feature films and television projects including the sports drama "My Many Sons" starring Judge Reinhold and the inspirational family film "Christmas on Salvation Street". He co-produced the critically acclaimed "Fighting with My Family" starring Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh and Vince Vaughn and the heartwarming family action comedy, "The Main Event" starring Tachina Arnold and Adam Pally as well as the comedy "Buddy Games" starring Josh Duhamel, Dax Shepard and Kevin Dillon. He directed/produced the family drama "Set Apart", starring Richard Roundtree, John Schneider and Jennifer O'Neil, which garnered awards at film festivals and is being distributed worldwide by Sony/Provident films. He directed "The Grift", with an ensemble cast including John Savage, Jeremy London, Billy Burke and William McNamara. His family film, "The Last Great Ride" starring Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine and Eileen Brennan has aired on major networks and streaming. "Big Brother Trouble" directed by Mr. Portillo and starring Dick Van Patten, Mario Lopez and Melanie Chartoff made its US cable debut on Showtime. In addition to film and television programming, Mr. Portillo directed and produced the critically acclaimed documentary "The Spirit of Albert Schweitzer" which was a finalist at the New York Film Festival as well as receiving honors from the prestigious Cindy Awards. Mr. Portillo was born in Los Angeles, son of the Mexican film director Rafael Portillo. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He and his wife live in Los Angeles, California.