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Tony Plana (born 19 April 1954; age 67) is an actor who was originally from Cuba. He played Amaros in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine second season episodes "The Maquis, Part I" and "The Maquis, Part II". He has been married to Ada Maris since 1988.

Plana has appeared in many other popular television series such as What's Happening!! (with Malachi Throne and Jeff Corey), Seinfeld, The West Wing, 24, Monk (with Jorge Cervera, Jr., and Marcelo Tubert), Beauty and the Beast (with Ron Perlman and Armin Shimerman), The Golden Girls (with Leland Orser, Nicholas Kepros, and Zach Grenier), T.J. Hooker (with William Shatner and James Darren), and the Lethal Weapon television series.

His motion picture credits include An Officer and a Gentleman and ¡Three Amigos!. He has worked with Oliver Stone multiple times, appearing in Salvador, JFK, Nixon, and Primal Fear (1996, with Terry O'Quinn, Alfre Woodard, Kenneth Tigar, Brian Reddy, Christopher Carroll, Mike Boss, Greg Bronson, and Azalea Davila).

Plana also provided voices for the Kevin Costner documentary 500 Nations.

Plana recently played the father of the titular character in the popular series Ugly Betty. The series also starred Vanessa Williams and Alan Dale.

He is perhaps best known as the voice of protagonist Manny Calavera in the video game Grim Fandango.

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