Tony Plana

Current Character:

Birthday: 1954-04-19

Birthplace: Born in Havana, Cuba

Marital Status: Marrried; Ada Maris (1998)


Tony Plana portrays Ignacio Suarez (Betty's hard working father) on the ABC primetime drama Ugly Betty. The actor has numerous credits on television shows such as The Golden Girls, Falcon Crest, Commander in chief and the critically acclaimed series Monk. He also has appeared in numerous films such as the ever popular An Officer and a Gentleman. When not appearing in feature films or television shows, he can be found directing, writing and/or acting in stage productions.

Career Highlights

Ugly Betty - Ignacio Suarez (2006)
Commander in Chief - Javier (2006)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Elindio Zapata (2005)
JAG - Colonel Okarman (2004)
Dragnet - Father Sosa (2003)
Monk - Captain Alameda (2003)
The West Wing - Mickey Troop (2001)
The Drew Carey Show - Andrew Rodriquez (1999)
Ally McBeal - Judge Warren Figueroa (1999)
Other credits include: Coach, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Golden Girls, Seinfeld, The Rookie, Beauty and the Beast, Hunter, Blossom, Falcon Crest, T.J. Hooker, Cagney & Lacey, An officer and a Gentleman and What's Happening.

Awards & Acclaim

ALMA Award Nomination, Outstanding Actor in a Television Series (2002)

ALMA Award Nomination, Outstanding Actor in a New Television Series (2001)

NCLR Bravo Awards Nomination, Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film (1996)


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