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Arlen Escarpeta

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Arlen Alexander Escarpeta (born April 9, 1981) is a Belizean actor. In 2004, Escarpeta earned critical acclaim for his breakout film role as an honor student caught with a handgun at school in the independent drama American Gun. The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, also starred Forrest Whitaker, Marcia Gay Harden and Donald Sutherland. The following year, he co-starred with Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox in McG's true-life drama We Are Marshall, about the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed Marshall University's football team. Escarpeta was more recently seen in David Wain's comedy, The Ten, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. He had earlier appeared in Carls Franklin's coutroom thriller High Crimes, starring Morgan Freeman and Ashely Judd. Escarpeta first gained attention on the small screen when he starred in the NBC series American Dreams. He played Sam Walker, a young black man dealing with the changing times of the turbulent '60s. His television work also includes guest roles in on such series as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Without A Trace, Cold Case, Judging Amy, ER, The Shield, Boomtown, 7th Heaven and Boston Public. In 2009 he played Lawrence, in the horror slasher Friday the 13th. Arlen follows Friday the 13th with leading roles in several features. He next stars in the drama Roslyn, followed by Preston Whitmore's Dough Boys. He also stars as a young LAPD officer on patrol during the racial gang war in the drama 818, on which Escarpeta also serves co-producer. Escarpeta has also been cast in Final Destination 5, the fifth film in the hit horror franchise.


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Born:
Apr 9, 1981 In Belize - Central America
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the series ER 1994-09-19
Latest Project:
Movie Whitney 2015-01-17
Known For
Poster of The Secret Circle
Poster of Mental
Poster of The Shield
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Filmography
Movie Whitney Bobby Brown 2015-01-17
Series Extant Tim Dawkins 2014-07-09
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself 2014-12-12
Movie Into the Storm Daryl 2014-08-06
Movie Star Trek Into Darkness Additional Voices (voice) 2013-05-05
Series The Secret Circle Unknown 2011-09-15
Movie Midnight Son 2011-03-04
Movie Final Destination 5 Nathan 2011-08-12
Movie Brotherhood Mike 2010-01-01
Movie Dough Boys Corey 2009-02-01
Movie Friday the 13th Lawrence 2009-02-11
Series Mental Unknown 2009-05-26
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series The Shield Unknown 2002-03-12
Series Without a Trace Unknown 2002-09-26
Series Boomtown Unknown 2002-09-29
Series American Dreams 2002-09-29
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Series 7th Heaven Unknown 1996-08-26
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19