Lou Diamond Phillips Biography, Age, Family, Height, and Net Worth

Lou Diamond Phillips

lou Diamond Phillips

Louis Diamond Phillips best known as Lou Diamond Phillips is an American actor and director who was born on February 17th, 1962 in US Naval Base Subic Bay, Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines.

He was born of Lucita Umayam and Gerald Amon Upchurch. He grew up in Texas and attended Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi and graduated in 1980 and attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he got a BFA in Drama.

Age|How Old Is Diamond?

He was born on February 17th, 1962 in US Naval Base Subic Bay, Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines. He is 60 years old as of 2022.

Parents | Lou Diamond Phillips Father

He is the son of Lucita Umayam Aranas and Gerad Amon Upchurch who was a Marine C-30 crew chief.

Does Phillip have any siblings?

Information about his brother is unknown.

Wife|Is Diamond Married?

Diamond married Julie Cypher on September 17th, 1987 but they got divorced on August 5th, 1990. He later met Jennifer Yilly and they were engaged for a short time but they never got married.

Phillip then married Kelly Phillips with whom he has 3 daughters with.They got separated in 2004 but the divorce was finalized in 2007.

He then started dating Yvonne Boismier in 2004 and they got married in 2007 and they have a daughter, Indigo, together who was born in October 2007.

Lou Diamond Phillips Children

He has 4 children;

  • Indigo Sanara Phillips
  • Grace Moorea Phillips
  • Lili Jordan Phillips
  • Isabella Patricia Phillips

Lou Native American

Though he was born in the Philippines, he is American.

Phillips Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $ 6 million as of 2023.

Lou Diamond Phillips Career

The main low-spending film in which he featured was called Trespasses. Phillips’ huge break accompanied the featuring job in La Bamba (1987) in which he played early rocker, Ritchie Valens.

Preceding his true to life leap forward, he featured in the Miami Vice scene “Formality” (March 13, 1987), depicting analyst Bobby Diaz. He additionally played in a motion picture titled American Me.

In 1988, Phillips co-featured with Edward James Olmos in the downtown secondary school dramatization Stand and Deliver, in a job for which he was named for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.

He plays Angel David Guzman, a cholo hoodlum who is motivated by his math instructor, Jaime Escalante, to exceed expectations at analytics. Attempting to ace the subject, he builds up a fellowship with his educator. Stand and Deliver was taped before La Bamba, yet it was discharged a year later.


In 1988 and 1990, separately, Phillips co-featured with Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland in the Western movies Young Guns and Young Guns II, in which he plays Jose Chavez y Chavez, a chronicled Old West prohibit.

Lou featured as Cisco, the partner of the primary character Melvin Smiley (played by Mark Wahlberg) in the parody activity motion picture The Big Hit.

In 2003, he featured in an appearance job with Harrison Ford in an activity satire film Hollywood Homicide.


In February 2013, Phillips showed up as the star of the satire short film Lucy in the Sky with Diamond, playing a hyperbolized adaptation of himself known as the tricky and baffling LDP—a rebel, soul guide, and holistic mentor who endeavors to support (John Patrick Jordan) get over an especially perplexing ex.

The honor winning short was composed and coordinated by Joey Boukadakis. In the mid-1990s, Phillips was a vocalist with the Los Angeles–based shake bunch The Pipefitters.

In December 2012, he was highlighted in Imagine Dragons’ music video for “Radioactive”, which proceeded to obscure 1 billion perspectives on YouTube.

Phillips won a Theater World Award and was assigned for both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for his exhibition.

On September 11, 2007, Phillips joined the visiting troupe for Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot in the job of King Arthur. In July 2014, he supplanted the harmed Jason Scott Lee in Opera Australia’s Melbourne generation of The King and me, repeating his job as the King of Siam, playing inverse Lisa McCune as Anna Leonowens.


He later highlighted a minor job in the TV sitcom George Lopez (2002–2004) as George Lopez’s stepbrother.

He additionally assumed a job in the main period of the TV arrangement 24 as mystery government operator Mark DeSalvo, inverse previous Young Guns star Kiefer Sutherland.

Phillips assumed the repetitive job of FBI operator Ian Edgerton in the TV arrangement Numb3rs. Edgerton is an FBI tracker and expert marksman who fills in as an educator at Quantico FBI Academy when he isn’t working a case in the field.

Phillips won the second period of the NBC reality arrangement, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, over star wrestler Torrie Wilson.

Phillips as of now has the week by week arrangement An Officer and a Movie on The Military Channel.

This arrangement highlights different showy World War II dramatizations, with exchange breaks during the film in which Phillips interviews individuals from the US military and knowledge networks about subtleties of the occasions that motivated each film.

Colonel Telford

Phillips had a repetitive job as Colonel Telford in the Stargate Universe TV arrangement during its two-season keep running on the SyFy channel 2009-2011.

He played the eventual officer of the Destiny endeavor, who is deserted when a mishap dispatches a clueless group into profound space.

The administrator works from Earth to bring the team home, frequently colliding with the shipborne direction characters.

In January 2012, he was one of eight famous people taking an interest in the Food Network reality arrangement, Rachael versus Fellow: Celebrity Cook-Off.

On January 29, 2012, he was declared as the victor with a Zagat score of 28 out of 30, in this manner winning $50,000 for his philanthropy.

In June 2012, Philips started co-featuring in the TV arrangement Longmire, about an advanced sheriff played by Robert Taylor.

Phillips played Henry Standing Bear, a Native American, who is Longmire’s closest companion, frequently helping him with cases and in managing the booking police who don’t regard or like pariahs, particularly other law authorization.


In 2014, he likewise visitor featured in The Wiggles Rock and Roll PreSchool DVD and showed up on their TV program on ABC. In 2016, Philips depicted sequential executioner Richard Ramirez in The Night Stalker.

Phillips featured in four scenes of the radio arrangement The Twilight Zone: Vol. 1, “A Kind of a Stopwatch”; Vol. 3, “The Parallel; Vol. 10, “Smaller than usual”; and Vol. 12, “Long Live Walter Jameson”.

Phillips has been an ordinary poker player since school. In May 2009, Phillips set 31st of 403 participants in the 2009 California State Poker Championship Limit Texas hold them.

He won $10,000 during the July 2009 World Series of Poker World Championship No Limit headliner.He was wiped out as the first field of 6,494 was cut from 407 to 185.

He entered the day in 114th spot among the 407 and was disposed of on the last hand of the day completing in 186th spot and procuring $36,626.

Phillips TV Shows

Combined TV And Film

  • Time Bomb
  • Interface
  • Dallas
  • Trespasses
  • La Bamba
  • The Three Kings
  • Miami Vice
  • Dakota
  • Stand and Deliver
  • Young Guns
  • Disorganized Crime
  • Renegades
  • Arduous Moon
  • Young Guns II
  • A Show of Force
  • The First Power
  • Demon Wind
  • The Dark Wind
  • The General Motors Playwrights Theater
  • Ambition
  • Sesame Street
  • Shadow of the Wolf
  • Extreme Justice
  • Tales from The Crypt
  • The Untold West
  • Dangerous Touch
  • Sioux City
  • Teresa’s Tattoo
  • Boulevard
  • Override
  • The Wharf Rat
  • Courage Under Fire
  • Undertow
  • Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
  • The Big Hit
  • Another Day in Paradise
  • Spin City
  • The Outer Limits
  • Adventures from the Book of Virtues
  • Brokedown Palace
  • In a Class of His Own
  • Bats
  • Picking Up the Pieces
  • Supernova
  • A Better Way to Die
  • Knight Club
  • Route 666
  • Hangman
  • Wolf Lake
  • Night Visions
  • Lone Hero
  • 24
  • Stark Raving Mad
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Malevolent
  • Resurrection Blvd.
  • Hollywood Homicide
  • Absolon
  • George Lopez
  • Red Water
  • K10C: Kids’ Ten Commandments
  • The Handler
  • The Trail to Hope Rose
  • Gone, But Not Forgotten
  • Murder at the Presidio
  • Jack & Bobby
  • Alien Express
  • Numb3rs
  • The Triangle
  • Striking Range
  • Aquaman
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • El Cortez
  • Fingerprints
  • Psych
  • Termination Point
  • Che: Part Two
  • Death Toll
  • Never Forget
  • Lone Rider
  • The Beast
  • Love Takes Wing
  • Angel and the Badman
  • Carny
  • Stargate Universe
  • The Invited
  • American Dad!
  • Transparency
  • Chuck
  • Cougar Town
  • Happily Divorced
  • Metal Tornado
  • Criminal Behaviour
  • Filly Brown
  • Longmire
  • Southland
  • The Aquabats! Super Show!
  • Sanitarium
  • Ironside
  • Sequoia
  • The Wisdom to Know the Difference
  • The 33
  • Sky
  • Another Period
  • Blindspot
  • The Night Stalker
  • Elena of Avalor
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Training Day
  • The Ranch
  • You’re the Worst
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Graves
  • Cop and a Half: New Recruit
  • Avenge the Crows
  • Criminal Minds
  • Urban Country
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • Goliath
  • Blue Bloods
  • Fear the Walking Dead

La Bamba | Lou Diamond Phillips Ritchie Valens

He starred as Ritchie Valens in this movie. Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) becomes an overnight rock ‘n’ roll success in 1958, thanks to a love ballad called “Donna” that he wrote for his girlfriend (Danielle von Zerneck) whose parents didn’t want her to date a Latino boy.

But as his star rises, Valens has conflicts with his jealous brother, Bob (Esai Morales), and becomes haunted by a recurring nightmare of a plane crash just as he begins his first national tour alongside Buddy Holly (Marshall Crenshaw).

Initial release: 1 January 1987 (USA)
Director: Luis Valdez
Language: English
Music composed by Los Lobos, Carlos Santana, Miles Goodman

It had the following tracks;

Side A.

  • “La Bamba” – Los Lobos
  • “Come On, Let’s Go!” – Los Lobos
  • “Ooh My Head” – Los Lobos
  • “We Belong Together” – Los Lobos
  • “Framed” – Los Lobos
  • “Donna” – Los Lobos

Side B.

  • “Lonely Teardrops” – Howard Huntsberry
  • “Crying, Waiting, Hoping” – Marshall Crenshaw
  • “Summertime Blues” – Brian Setzer
  • “Who Do You Love?” – Bo Diddley
  • “Charlena” – Los Lobos
  • “Goodnight, My Love” – Los Lobos

Lou Diamond Phillips Young Guns

He played the character role of Jose Chavez y Chavez. John Tunstall (Terence Stamp), a distinguished British gentleman, employs downtrodden youths to tend his herd on the New Mexican frontier.

When Tunstall is gunned down by the crooked Lawrence G. Murphy (Jack Palance), a ragtag group of cowhands — including Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland), Richard Brewer (Charlie Sheen) and young William “Billy the Kid” Bonney (Emilio Estevez) — ride forth in search of bloody vengeance for the death of their beloved mentor.

Initial release: 12 August 1988 (USA)
Director: Christopher Cain
Box office: 45.66 million USD
Awards: Bronze Wrangler for Theatrical Motion Picture
Music composed by Anthony Marinelli, Brian Banks

Lou Diamond Phillips Goliath

He played as Oscar Suarez for two episodes in this TV series. Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now a washed-up ambulance chaser, who spends more time in bars than the courtroom.

When Billy reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the massive law firm he helped create, a vast and deadly conspiracy comes to light.

Billy and his team end up in a life-or-death trial against the ultimate foe, which could end up helping Billy find redemption and exact revenge on the firm.

The Amazon original series is created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro.

No. of episodes: 16 (list of episodes)
Network: Amazon Prime Video
Composer(s): Jon Ehrlich; Jason Derlatka
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Lou Longmire

For 53 episodes, he played the character role of Henry Standing Bear in this series. Based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson, this contemporary crime drama stars Australian actor Robert Taylor in the title role, the charismatic and dedicated sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyo.

Longmire patrols the county with a brave face and sense of humor, but deep inside he hides the pain of his wife’s recent death.

With the urging of his daughter, Cady, and the help of Vic, a new female deputy, Longmire gains a new appreciation of his job and decides to run for re-election.

He’s committed to putting his life back together, one piece at a time, and he often calls on best friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear for support.

First episode date: 3 June 2012
Final episode date: 17 November 2017
Networks: Netflix, A&E Network
Program creators: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny

Lou Diamond Phillips Stand And Deliver

He played the role of Angel David Guzman in this movie. Los Angeles high school teacher Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) is being hassled by tough students like Angel Guzman (Lou Diamond Phillips).

But Jaime is also pressured by his bosses, who want him to control his raucous classroom.Caught in the middle, he opts to immerse his students in higher math.

After intensive study, his students ace California’s calculus test, only to learn that their scores are being questioned. They’ll have to retake the exam in order to quiet the critics.

Release date: 18 November 1988 (United Kingdom)
Director: Ramón Menéndez
Producer: Tom Musca
Screenplay: Ramón Menéndez, Tom Musca

Lou Diamond Phillips Psych

He was Special Agent Lars Ewing in the episode, Psy vs. Psy of this TV series. Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndicated reruns on ION Television.

Number of seasons: 8
No. of episodes: 120 (list of episodes)
Original network: USA Network
Theme songs: I Know You Know, I Know
Networks: USA Network, ION Television

Lou Diamond Phillips NCIS

He portrayed Deputy Chief Gossett for two episodes of this TV series in 2018. Naval Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs leads a group of colorful personalities in investigating crimes — ranging from murder and espionage to terrorism — that have evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel.

The team includes MIT graduate Timothy McGee, Ellie Bishop, who specializes in international threat assessment, charismatic and unpredictable Nick Torres, and forensic psychologist Jack Sloane. Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard brings his vast experience in forensics into play to help solve cases.

No. of episodes: 365 (list of episodes)
Networks: CBS, Belisarius Productions, Inc.
Spin-offs: NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans

Lou Diamond Phillips George Lopez

He played a recurring role of George Lopez for 2 episodes as George Lopez. Assembly-line worker and family man George (comic George Lopez) is promoted to manage an airplane parts factory in Los Angeles.

George is clearly devoted to his wife, Angie, and their children, Max and Carmen, but his live-in, insensitive, difficult mother makes things complicated.

First episode date: 27 March 2002
No. of episodes: 120 (list of episodes)
Network: American Broadcasting Company
Theme songs: Low Rider, George Lopez Theme Song (Instrumental)

Lou Diamond Phillips On Criminal Minds

He was Sheriff Clifford Mason in the episode Submerged in 2018. An elite squad of FBI profilers analyzes the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating the perpetrators’ next moves before they can strike again.

Each member of the “mind hunter” team brings his or her expertise to pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify emotional triggers to stop them.

The core group includes an official profiler who is highly skilled at getting into the minds of criminals, a quirky genius, the former media liaison who manages to adeptly balance family life and the job, and a computer wizard.

First episode date: 22 September 2005
Final episode date: 2020
No. of episodes: 311 (list of episodes)
Networks: CBS, AXN

Lou Diamond Phillips Bats

In 1999, he portrayed Sheriff Emmett Kimsey in the movie, Bats. When a population of bats in a small Texas town starts attacking the unsuspecting citizens, Dr. Sheila Casper (Dina Meyer), a zoologist specializing in the species, is called in to investigate.

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With the help of her assistant and the local sheriff (Lou Diamond Phillips), strange details about the bats begin to emerge: It’s discovered that they are the product of a governmental experiment gone awry.

With people dying and the military threatening to take action, a solution must be found.

Initial release: 22 October 1999
Director: Louis Morneau
Box office: 10.2 million USD
Production company: Destination Films
Film series: Bats

Lou Diamond Phillips SVU

He was in Law And Order playing the role of Victor Paul Gitano in the episode, Fault. The detectives that are part of the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit investigate crimes of sexual nature.

While the focus of the other shows in the `Law & Order’ franchise largely deal with murder cases, the SVU detectives frequently deal with crimes, such as rapes, in which the victim survives and assists authorities in the investigation.

The series features a cast of veteran actors, including Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek and, after the first season, rapper Ice-T. Occasional crossover episodes feature detectives from other series in the `Law & Order’ franchise.

Theme song: Theme of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
No. of episodes: 445 (list of episodes)
Networks: NBC, USA Network

Lou Diamond Phillips Walking Dead

He was the director of Fear The Walking Dead in the episode, MM 54. A sign of the apocalypse has begun.

Reports of a rapidly changing world for unknown reasons underscore this gritty drama, a prequel to AMC’s uber-popular “Walking Dead.”

The story is told through the lens of high school guidance counselor Madison Clark. The widowed mother is raising two children single-handedly and maintains a relationship with English teacher Travis Manawa, her apocalyptic partner.

The challenge of blending their families is exacerbated by unforeseen chaos, and a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold.

First episode date: 23 August 2015
Network: AMC