Full detailed profile on Ignacio Suarez Played by Tony Plana on Ugly Betty Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Tony Plana
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* Is an obsessive watcher of the telenovela Vidas de Fuego.
While in Mexico, Ignacio began an affair with Betty and Hilda's mother while he was working as a cook for a wealthy banker. Learning that she was being abused in the marriage, he decided to rescue her and, accidentally, killed her husband while fighting to help her escape. Fearing prosecution, the two fled to America where they lived illegally under false identities. Fearing deportation, they never applied for amnesty or sought legal status.
Settling down to a happy life in the city, they began raising their small family in peace. With his wife's death several years ago, Ignacio has been left to raise the children himself and the family has grown closer. Both daughters do as much as they can for him now that he is developing health problems. When Betty tried to get him an HMO provider, he continually sabotaged her, but it eventually came out that he wasn't who he claimed to be. Soon, immigration and customs arrested him and announced that he would be having a deportation hearing.
Unnamed wife (deceased)
Justin Suarez (grandson)
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Marc, Jean and Lady Buttons (her cat) arrive at the Suarez household for dinner. Hilda insists to Marc that she wouldn’t have missed this evening for the world. Betty and Marc struggle to make conversation during the dinner. Betty focuses the conversation on Jean and her cats. Jean then brings up Marc’s old roommate chuck Marc quickly insists that they weren’t that close. Hilda and Ignacio make numerous comments hinting to homosexuality and giggle at the situation. Things get a little too intense and Betty excuses them to her room. She informs Marc that he is a grown man and that he needs to tell her the truth. Marc insists that if tells her the truth now....it is going to ruin things between them. Betty assures him that it is the right thing to do and that it will make their relationship better. Justin arrives and complains to everyone that his father took him out for fast food and that he trying his best to watch points for swim suit season. He then shows off his “Free Claire Meade” t-shirt. He insists that he is not going to rest until that woman is free! Lady Buttons notices the door open and runs out. Ignacio runs after her and sets the alarm off from his ankle monitoring device. Jean sits in shock of all that is going on around her. The doorbell rings and Daniel enters the room. When Jean asks who he is, Justin tells her that Daniels is Betty’s ex-boyfriend!
Grace and Daniel chit chat in bed before they start the day. Daniel panics when she informs him that she needs to speak with his mother. He tells her that Claire has gone away and that she probably won’t be able to find her. Daniel then rushes out and sends Claire off to a hotel to stay. He instructs her not to talk to anyone! Amanda tells Marc that she met designer Oswald Lorenzo the other night at a party. She tells him the story of how she fought another girl for his affections at the social. Amanda opens a packaged delivery and finds a dress that Lorenzo has sent to her. She is thrilled to find out that he has named the dress after her “The Amanda”. Amanda grabs the tiny silver dress and runs to change into it. She later emerges in the dress and it fits as tight as a mermaid outfit. Amanda struggles to move around the office but refuses to take it off. Alexis goes to see Wilhelmina and tells her that she has to at least give Daniel a chance since he was willing to turn his back on their father. Alexis gets upset and leaves when she sees the news coverage of Grace Chin defending her father. Constance visits Ignacio and continues to pour on the charm. She wrestles him down and steals a kiss.
Hilda and Justin walk in the front door and are shocked to find Ignacio hiding in the dark from his case worker. He tells them that he doesn’t know what to do about her. Justin tells them that Constance gave him $1 the other day to call her grandma! Ignacio insists that he has got to keep her happy until the court date. Daniel panics when Betty comes in and informs him that Grace is going to talk to Claire. Daniel locates them at a restaurant and tries to interrupt, but Grace insists that she be able to speak with Claire. Claire informs Grace that Faye was cruel and manipulative. Grace excuses herself to take a phone call. Daniel takes the time to ask her again to stay clear of Grace, but she insists that she knows what is best. Daniel steps out to the lobby of the restaurant and uses his charm on Grace. She tells him that he has six minutes and they rush inside the coat check room to make out. Marc cringes at what he seeing but manages to do his job. He pulls out his cell phone and starts recording.
Betty takes Claire and Gabe to her house to get the credit card. Betty tries to tell her once again that she doesn’t need to leave. Claire reminds Betty that she had Faye’s brake lines cut, that she followed her for 18 miles and then she watched her crash and burn. Gabe takes this as a sign that he needs to leave, but Betty tries to play it off as a game. Betty goes upstairs to get the card and leaves the two of them alone. Ignacio walks in and mistakes Gabe for Henry. Claire corrects him and tells him that she has seen the accountant and that he is much hotter than Gabe. He once again screams to Betty that he really should go, but she yells back for her father to put on some coffee for them all. Ignacio takes Claire’s coat and asks her how she likes her coffee. She tells him “vodka and ice...hold the coffee”! She takes a seat on the couch and Constance spies through the window. Betty calls Daniel and prays that he will answer.
Alexis shows Daniel and Grace the footage of their sexual escapade at the restaurant. She tells them that she wants Grace to remove herself from the case or she will show it to the judge. Grace becomes furious and tells Daniel that he needs a shrink and tells Alexis that she needs a closer shave! When she leaves, Daniel tells Alexis that he can’t believe what she has done. Alexis is shocked when he tells her that Claire is the one that killed Faye and that she has just put their mother in prison! A loud knock at the door suddenly comes as Ignacio is in the kitchen. Claire opens the door and finds Constance there accusing her of being the one that is stealing her man. The two of them get into a shoving match until Ignacio and Gabe come between them. Ignacio takes Constance to the kitchen and tells her that Claire is not his girlfriend....and neither is she! He turns to the sink and she slaps an electronic tacking device to his ankle. She tells him that she will now know where he is at every minute of every day! Betty rushes downstairs to see what is going on. Gabe tells her that it is obvious that she still has feelings for Henry and that he is leaving.