• Noel Albert Gugliemi was born in Santa Monica, California USA in 1970, of Mexican and Italian descent.
• He became homeless and joined a criminal gang in Los Angeles, but then began attending acting classes at 15 and went on to have an acting career.
• He is best known for his role in “Training Day” (2001) which won an Oscar, and for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” (2001) which grossed over $5 billion.
• He married Tomasa Gugliemi in 2018, and is currently living in Los Angeles.
• He has a net worth of over $750,000 as of April 2020.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of Birth1970
SpouseTomasa Guglielmi
MarkShaved head
FactHis name is pronounced "Gool-yee-el-mee".

Who is Noel Gugliemi? Wiki Bio

Noel Albert Gugliemi was born in Santa Monica, California USA, on 15 October 1970, so his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, perhaps best known for having portrayed Moreno in the crime drama thriller movie “Training Day” in 2001 which starred Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Scott Glenn and which follows a new cop working in the Los Angeles narcotics departments. The movie won an Oscar, and was nominated for 23 other awards, winning 17.

Early life and education

Noel is of Mexican and Italian descent, but was abandoned by his parents when he was 13 years old. He became homeless and joined a criminal gang in Los Angeles.

However, when he was 15, he began attending acting classes and his teacher, asked him to attend an audition for Taco Bell when they were looking for an actor and a model. He appeared in their commercial, and after receiving his first checks, realized he wanted to become an actor for the money as well as enjoyment. He joined the independent film firm Entangled Entertainment, and steadily made his way up in the film industry.

It’s possible that Noel attended high school, but doubtful that he matriculated.

Career as an actor 1999 – 2009

Noel continued for several years in the entertainment industry, filming commercials and appearing as an extra in a number of films, basically uncredited.

His career really launched in 1999, when he portrayed Frank Ortez in the comedy drama series “Get Real” which starred Eric Christian Olsen, Jesse Eisenberg, and Anne Hathaway and which follows two boys in high school who fall in love with one another.

After he was praised for his performance, he was invited to appear in numerous other movies, including the sports drama “Price of Glory”, while the year 2001 saw him appear in seven movies and TV series some of which were “The Animal”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and the crime action adventure movie “The Fast and the Furious”, in which he became famous for playing the role of Hector.

All nine “The Fast and the Furious” movies became very popular around the world, and have together grossed over $5 billion.

From 2001 to 2003 Noel starred in the series “The Gangster Hit”, and then in 2003 appeared in eight movies and series including the comedy film “Malibu’s Most Wanted”, the buddy cop action comedy “National Security”, and the critically acclaimed comedy film “Bruce Almighty”, which starred Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman and was about Jim who gains all the powers God has. In 2005, he guest starred in an episode of the police procedural drama “CSI: Miami” portraying a drugs dealer Rico Dominguez, and he then starred in “Candy Paint” and “Duck” in the same year.

The year 2006 saw Noel appear in nine movies and series, some of which are the action crime film “Harsh Times”, the action movie “Crank”, and the horror film “Hood of Horror” which starred Snoop Dogg, Daniella Alonso and Anson Mount and which follows deaths of three people who are now seeing where to go in the afterlife. In 2007, Noel played an Angel in the movie “If I Had Known I Was a Genius” which was directed by Dominique Wirtschafter and was played for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival on 23 January 2007.

In 2008, Noel appeared in “The Ode”, “Hotel California”, and “Street Kings” while the year 2009 saw him appear in five movies and series, some of which are the horror “Red Sands”, the action movie “Wrong Turn at Tahoe”, and the drama movie “The Soloist”.

Noel Gugliemi

Appearances from 2010 to this day

In 2010, Noel appeared in three series, including in the episode “Vatos” of the post-apocalyptic horror series “The Walking Dead”. He portrayed Delamar in the comedy movie “Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred”, and Rex Salgado in the action film “Recoil” in 2011 before appearing in six series and films in 2012, two of which were the thriller “The Devil’s in the Details” and the comedy “Small Apartments”. He was praised for his portrayal of Salvator in the action crime movie “Force of Execution” which starred Steven Seagal, Ving Rhames and Danny Trejo, and which follows a man sent by his criminal boss to kill a man in prison, however, he kills the wrong guy and has to pay the price.

Some of the movies which followed in the next couple of years were the action horror “The Purge: Anarchy” in 2014, the action “Furious 7” in 2015, and the drama “Lowriders” in 2016 among numerous others. In 2017, Noel appeared in five movies and two series some of which were the series “Wisdom of the Crowd”, and movies “Smartass” and the apocalyptic science fiction “Beyond Skyline”. Some of his latest roles have been in the crime drama movies “The Mule” in 2018 and “Lazarus” in 2019, and the procedural drama series “Deputy” in 2020.

Love life and girlfriend

After being homeless for two years at the age of 15, Noel met a girl and the two started dating, shortly after which the girl’s father invited him to live with them.

The girl dreamed about becoming an actress, and Noel attended the classes she paid for with her. They stayed together for around three years before Noel left her to focus on his career as an actor.

In 2015, he met (now) Tomasa Gugliemi who is today a famous model, and the two married in the summer of 2018. Tomasa was once in a relationship with her high school sweetheart who was her first love, and with whom she started having sexual activities at the age of 16. The man would later become mad, trying to kill Tomasa who managed to run away while he ended up in jail. After he got out, he started dating Tomasa again, paid for her plastic boobs and then convinced her to start working as a stripper.

Around this time, Tomasa met Noel and left her high school love. The two are currently living together in Los Angeles, California – they don’t have any children.

Hobbies and other interests

Noel mostly enjoys playing criminals which is what suits his looks and his behavior, however, he is often advising children to stay away from gangs and criminal activities, and to focus on rather different things such as acting, singing and dancing. He is a Christian, and is also advising children to let Christ into their hearts and promises that this will change their lives for the better.

Noel’s main hobby is working out at the gym, and he has five to six training sessions each week, thus his muscular body while he isn’t following a strict diet. He is a fan of fast cars, which is one reason why he accepted the part in the movie “The Fast and the Furious”.

He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Vin Diesel, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Anne Hathaway, while some of his favorite movies are “XXX”, “The Terminator”, and “Riddick”.

Appearance and net worth

Noel is 49 years old. He is bald and has brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.77m) tall, and weighs around 175lbs (79kgs). As of April 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $750,000.

General Info

Full NameNoel Gugliemi
Date Of Birth1970
ProfessionFilm producer, Film director, Actor


SpouseTomasa Guglielmi


MoviesThe Fast and the Furious, Training Day, The Purge: Anarchy, Bruce Almighty, Harsh Times, Street Kings, The Dark Knight Rises, The Bucket List, Filly Brown, 7 Mummies, Party Animalz, Red Sands, Old School, Our Family Wedding, Pocket Listing, School for Scoundrels, Vigilante Diaries, Malibu's Most Wan...

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#Marks / Signs
1Frequently portrays criminals and/or gangsters
2Shaved head


1Of Italian and Mexican descent.
2Shot a commercial for Pep Boys, an automotive parts store. [2002]
3His name is pronounced "Gool-yee-el-mee".
4Although he often plays gangsters, Noel speaks at schools to tell children not to get involved with gangs.




Enter the Dangerous Mind2013Detective Salinas
Chosen2013TV SeriesSalmas Valverde
Between Bullets2013TV SeriesDiego Salvador
The Dark Knight Rises2012Ex-Prisoner at River (as Noel G.)
For the Love of Money2012Ramon
The Mentalist2012TV SeriesKevin Cintron
Kidnapped Souls2012Detective Miller
Small Apartments2012Dog Walker
Filly Brown2012Big Cee
Students Like Us2012El Bandito
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred2011TV MovieDelamar
Platinum Illusions2011Rubin
Recoil2011/IRex Salgado
The Walking Dead2010TV SeriesFelipe
Look2010TV SeriesOscar
Getting High in the Barrio2010Javier
April's Fools2010Antonio
Our Family Wedding2010Raymond Mata (as Noel G.)
The Cleveland Show2010TV SeriesLay-Z
Food Stamps2010Gus
Wrong Turn at Tahoe2009Frankie Tahoe (as Noel G.)
The League2009TV SeriesPerp
Basement Jack2009VideoDetective Gene Anderson (as Noel G)
Gamer2009Upgrade Guard
Dark Blue2009TV SeriesRamone
The Soloist2009Winston Street Cop (as Noel G.)
Red Sands2009Pfc. Jorge Wardell (as Noel G)
Trapped in 51502009VideoG
Darling Nikki: The Movie2008Khan
Hotel California2008Chino (as Noel Guglielmi)
The Ode2008Cholo 2
Street Kings2008Quicks (as Noel G.)
Amhurst2008Sam The Man
Through the Valley2008/IMark Cotto
Gordon Glass2007Lalo
The Bucket List2007Mechanic (as Noel Guglielmi)
Get Pony Boy2007Big Dino
If I Had Known I Was a Genius2007Angel
Six Thugs2006Big Lucky
School for Scoundrels2006Subway Guy
Crank2006Warehouse Rooftop Hood (as Noel Guglielmi)
Splinter2006/IDusty (as Noel G.)
Last Rites2006VideoCaesar (as Noel G)
Hood of Horror2006Fatcap (as Noel Guglielmi)
Jack's Law2006Diablo
The Virgin of Juarez2006Gio
Seven Mummies2006Santos
Las Vegas2006TV SeriesVictor Castillo
Wanted2005TV SeriesFelix
Sleeper Cell2005TV SeriesCesar
Hallowed2005Noel (as Noel Guglielmi)
Harsh Times2005Flaco
The Young and the Restless2004-2005TV SeriesDrug Dealer / Satchel
187 Ride or Die2005Video GameCortez (voice)
The Shield2004-2005TV SeriesSavuto / Prophets gang leader
Duck2005Lord of the Garbage
Candy Paint2005ShortPaco
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesRico Dominguez
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video GameGangster (voice)
Cruzin TV2004TV SeriesHost
Party Animalz2004VideoRobert
The District2004TV SeriesDante
Employee of the Month2004Chicken (as Noel Guglielmi)
Monk2004TV SeriesMan
The Handler2003TV SeriesJose
Wrong Turn2003/IIShortManuel
El matador2003Bar Thug #2
Wasabi Tuna2003Capone
S.W.A.T.2003Latino Thug
Shuang dao2003ShortJoker
Bruce Almighty2003Hood (as Noel Guglielmi)
Malibu's Most Wanted2003Snuffy (as Noel Guglielmi)
Old School2003Student #1 (as Noel Guglielmi)
NYPD Blue2003TV SeriesJose Rincon
Masked and Anonymous2003Inmate #1
National Security2003Latino Convict (as Noel Guglielmi)
Less Than Perfect2002TV SeriesMarco
Robbery Homicide Division2002TV SeriesPaco
Angel2002TV SeriesDriver Vamp
Without a Trace2002TV SeriesChico
242002TV SeriesCraig
Ghetto Rhapsody2001Video
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2001TV SeriesDavid Ramirez
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2001TV SeriesVince
Training Day2001Moreno (as Noel Guglielmi)
The Fast and the Furious2001Hector (as Noel Guglielmi)
The Animal2001Gang Leader (as Noel Guglielmi)
The Barrio Murders2001Johnny
The X-Files2001TV SeriesGangbanger #1
Road Dogz2000uncredited
Brother2000/IMexican Mafia Soldier (uncredited)
Resurrection Blvd.2000TV SeriesLalo / Gang Member (as Noel Albert Guglielmi)
The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood2000TV MovieWas a street thug (uncredited)
Price of Glory2000Angel
Get Real1999TV SeriesFrank Ortez
3 Solitude2018announcedHector
The Vigilant 52017pre-productionRob
Los muertos2017filmingCisco
Secrets of Deception2017completedChino
California Dreaming: Escape from Ensenada2017post-productionRaul
Perceptive Matter2017pre-productionCisco
Specious2017TV Series filmingRafael
The Pizza Joint2017post-productionPlaya Playa
Varsity Punks2017completedCoach Cruz
Bleach2016/IIpost-productionPolice Chief Lopez
Charlie Charlie2016/IIcompletedUncle Juan
Fade Away2016/IcompletedFlaco
Ditch Party2016completedLorenzo
Perception2016/VIIpost-productionDetective Ramirez
Pope2016post-productionBig Daddy
The Lincoln2016post-productionVince
Muerto AmorfilmingJewlz
Swackersannounced rumored
The Borderannounced
Fresh Off the Boat2015-2016TV SeriesHector
Better Criminal2016Cowboy
The Void2016/VIShortZane
Restored Me2016Frank
New Day2016ShortHigh School Teacher
Vigilante Diaries2016Nero
Black Jesus2015TV Series
Bachelors2015Detective Gonzalez
Secret in Their Eyes2015Garbed-Out Fan
Pocket Listing2015El Cabron
Flirting with Madness2015Javier
Ur in Analysis2015TV MovieAngel
Bones2015TV SeriesLogan Manzes
Furious 72015Hector
Fast & Furious Flow2015ShortHector
Retail2014-2015TV SeriesHector
Reach Me2014Gangbanger 1
Total Praise2014TV MovieDet. John Azzi
Pretty Perfect2014/IIEduardo
The Purge: Anarchy2014Diego (as Noel G.)
Road Kill2014/IIILewis
Legit2014TV SeriesErnesto
Ready 2 Die2014Ghost
Cruisin'2014Officer Hernandez
Bullet2014/IPunk #1
Kill Kapone2014Crow
Force of Execution2013Salvator
Criminal2013ShortChief Barnes
Wendell and Vinnie2013TV SeriesTodd
Hope Cafe2013Hector
The Devil's in the Details2013Guzzo


The Pizza Joint2017co-producer post-production
Ditch Party2016producer completed
Kill Kapone2014co-producer
Kidnapped Souls2012co-producer
Last Rites2006Video associate producer - as Noel G

Casting Department

Crosstown2013casting associate


The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Noches Con Platanito2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cholo Comedy Slam: Stand Up and Lean Back2010Himself
Red Sands Set Tour with Noel G.2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Seven Mummies'2005VideoHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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