Jesse Corti

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Jesse Corti
Born (1955-07-03) July 3, 1955 (age 66)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • theater director
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)
Laura Lyn Deberardino
(m. 1986; died 1987)

Julietta Marcelli (m. ????)
Children2

Jesse Corti (born July 3, 1955)[1] is an American actor and theater director best known for playing Courfeyrac in the original Broadway show Les Misérables and for voicing LeFou in Beauty and the Beast.[2][3]

Career

Corti also voiced the Spanish Dignitary in Frozen and Mr. Manchas in Zootopia. He has appeared in numerous feature films, and in several popular TV series such as 24, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, The West Wing, Judging Amy, Law & Order and many more. In 1990, he received a Clio Award for his Drug Free America commercial. Corti has also directed various stage productions in Los Angeles.[4]

Personal life

Corti was previously married to Laura Corti, whom he wed in 1986. Laura was killed a year later in a 1987 collision between an Amtrak train and a Conrail freight train in Chase, Maryland.[5] At that time, Laura Corti had been returning to New York City after having seen her husband perform in Les Misérables at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.. The crew of the freight train in that collision tested positive for marijuana and Jesse Corti subsequently appeared in both an English-language and a Spanish-language public service announcement for Partnership for a Drug-Free America.[6]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Courage Chico Television film
Florida Straits Guido
1987 Heart Herman's Trainer
1989 High Stakes Super
Nightlife Jose Television film
1990 Revenge Medero
Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Firehouse Firefighter Emilio Direct-to-video
1991 Beauty and the Beast Le Fou (voice) Also Latin Spanish Dub[1]
1993 Roosters Unknown role (voice)
1994 A Brilliant Disguise Maitre D'
1995 In the Kingdom of the Blind Man on Cross
1996 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Charlie B. Barkin (voice) Singing voice
The Undercover Kid Raven (voice)
Bid in a Window Chinese Man, Red (voices)
1997 The Corporate Ladder Armand Kristopolous
MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends Performer Segment: "I Will Always Be with You"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Searching for Your Dreams Performer Segment: "It's Too Heavenly Here"/"On Easy Street"
2000 Love & Basketball Coach Parra
Gone in 60 Seconds Cop at Quality Cafe
Last Mistake Tony Short film
The Christmas Lamb Issac, David (voice) Television film
2003 Bringing Down the House Italian FBI Agent
K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments Jacob (voice) [1]
Hulk Colonel
2005 Choker Interviewer / Mr. Cater
2006 The Visitation Catholic Priest
All In Jesus
2007 A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper Studio Gate Guard
2008 Stiletto Hector Molinas
2009 Playmobil: The Secret of Pirate Island Sly (voice) Singing Voice[1]
2011 Mia and the Migoo Pedro / Wilford (vocie) English Dub[1]
2013 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King Julius (voice) English Dub[1]
Frozen Spanish Dignitary (voice) [1]
2015 Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D Newscaster (voice)
2016 Zootopia Mr. Manchas (voice) [1]
Quackerz Kianga (voice) [1]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Search for Tomorrow Hold Up Man #2 2 episodes
1987 Kate & Allie Charles Episode: "Brother, Can You Spare a Dim"
1989 Men Jesse Tanton Episode: "Baltimore"
1990–1993 Law & Order Angel Suarez / Alex Nunez 2 episodes
1991 One Life to Live Julio 1991 episodes only
1992 The Little Mermaid Additional voices Episode: "The Evil Manta"
The Tom & Jerry Kids Show Additional voices Episode: "Penthouse Mouse/12 Angry Sheep/The Ant Attack"
Darkwing Duck Cement Head (voice) Episode: "Mutancy on the Bouncey"
Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire Additional voices Episode: "The Fuji-tive"
1993 Bonkers March Hare (voice) 3 episodes
1994 Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? Additional voices 10 episodes
1996 Gargoyles Jade (voice) Episode: "The Green"
1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Drug Dealer #2 Episode: "Last Hope"
Rugrats Serenader, Reptar, Knight (voices) 2 episodes
Team Knight Rider Maddox Episode: "Choctaw L-9"
1998 The Wild Thornberrys Crocodile #1, Crocodile #2 (voices) Episode: "Only Child"
Men in Black: The Series Additional voice Episode: "The Dog Eat Dog Syndrome"
1999 The Angry Beavers El Supermuerto, Police Captain, Referee (voices) Episode: "Noberto y Daggetto en 'El grapadura y el castor malo"
2000 JAG Master Sgt. Manny O'Bregon Episode: "People v. Gunny"
Boy Meets World Man Episode: "Brotherly Shove"
Max Steel Additional voice Episode: "Swashbucklers"
The West Wing Dave Stewart Episode: "The Midterms"
2001 Evil Con Carne Commando (voice)
Godzilla: The Series Paul Dimanche (voice) Episode: "The Ballard of Gens Du Marais"
2002 24 Charles McLemore Episode: "Day 1: 6:00 am – 7:00 am"
As Told by Ginger Dr. Juan, Running Doctor (voices) Episode: "Mommie Nearest"
Judging Amy Lt. Daniels Episode: "A Pretty Good Day"
CSI: Miami Dean of Students Episode: "A Horrible Mind"
Providence Lt. Morris Episode: "The Eleventh Hour"
2003 Robbery Homicide Division FBI Agent Fonseca Episode: "Vamonos Chica"
2004 Crossing Jordan Detective Al Morris Episode: "Slam Dunk"
All Grown Up! Male Judge (voice) Episode: "Runaround Susie"
2005 Higglytown Heroes Jax, Submarine Captain Hero (vocie) 3 episodes
The Batman Chief Angel Rojas (voice) 6 episodes
2006 Desperate Housewives Social Worker Episode: "It Wasn't Meant to Happen"
Shark Jim Ellis Episode: "Fashion Police"
2007 Heroes LAPD Police Captain Knox Episode: "Chapter Thirteen 'The Fix'"
The Shield Galindo/Sr. Episode: "The Math of the Wrath"
2007–2012 Handy Manny Francisco, Ticks, Relando (voices) 3 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Victor Aguilar Episode: "Westwood"
2012–2014 NFL Rush Zone Drop Kick (voice) 29 episodes
2015 Goldie & Bear Itsy (voice) Episode: "Too Much Jack and Jill/Tiny Tale"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Commander English dub[1]
2005 Resident Evil 4 Bitores Mendez
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo Additional Chile AO Voices
2006 Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Additional voices Credited as Jessie Corti
Just Cause Caramona
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops DCI [1]
2007 The Shield Galindo/Sr.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Mercenaries #4 [1]
Lost Odyssey Gongora [1]
2010 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Soldiers/Extras [1]
Lost Planet 2 Vagabundo
2011 Call of Juarez: The Cartel Antonio Alvarez [1]
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Columbian Citizens / Columbian Walla [1]
2013 BioShock Infinite Additional voices
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 The Local Pedestrian Population
Just Cause 4 People of Solis [1]
2019 Death Stranding Deadman

Theme parks

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along Lefou Epcot attraction

Theatre

Year Title Role Notes
1981 El Bravo! Jose Ensalada
1982 Lullabye and Goodnight Deputy
1986 Lovers and Keepers Performer
1987 Les Misérables Courfeyrac
2016 Hairspray N/A Director[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Jesse Corti (Visual voices guide)".
  2. ^ "Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary: A Conversation with Jesse Corti (AKA LeFou)". 27 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Voice Actor Jesse Corti Talks 'Beauty and the Beast'". 11 January 2012.
  4. ^ a b "School of Visual and Performing Arts: Jesse Corti".
  5. ^ Associated Press (February 12, 1987). "Suits filed over train fatalities". Beaver County Times. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  6. ^ "YouTube: Partnership for a Drug-Free America: Yes! You Can Beat Drugs!". Retrieved 3 May 2014.

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