Ask AP: Esai Morales

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 4, 2008

Q I loved Esai Morales in NYPD Blue. What can you tell me about him?

—Rosa Marcus, Granbury, Texas

Morales, 46, attended ministry school as a youngster in New York but was bitten by the acting bug after seeing Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon. He found that summoning his emotions came

naturally. “I was an empathetic child,” he says. “I would cry watching the news when some random person got shot.” His acting career began in the early 1980s and his resum√© is extensive, including more than 60 movies and TV roles, including Maj. Edward Beck on the 2008 season of Jericho.