Actor George Alvarez

George Alvarez is a Cuban-American actor known for his work on the soap operas General Hospital, Port Charles and Guiding Light.

Early life

George Alvarez was born in Cuba. His family emigrated to the United States in the 1950s, and Alvarez grew up in West New York, New Jersey. He graduated from Memorial High School. He subsequently studied advertising at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan but eventually decided that he did not wish to pursue that field solely to make money, preferring something that would allow him to more fully express his artistic side.


Alvarez worked at Studio 54 in its original heyday, and through the connections he made there, he responded to a casting call for a film. He got the part, but the project, and early attempt to adapt the Anne Rice novel Interview with the Vampire. Nonetheless, Alvarez realized that acting was what he wished to do, saying, “You get to pretend, get to be a kid again, and get paid well to do it.”

After doing some theater work in New York, Alvarez moved to Los Angeles to more easily find film and television work. He also began to develop a passion for writing screenplays.

In the 1990s Alvarez got a two-day part on the soap opera General Hospital, which led to a long-term role on that show’s spinoff, Port Charles. In 1999, when the series Guiding Light, which films in New York, sought to develop the role of Ray Santos, Alvarez, who was eager to return to New York to be with his growing sons, took the part.

Personal life

Alvarez has two sons. As of 2000, he lives in his childhood home, a brownstone on Boulevard East in West New York, New Jersey, that he had renovated when he returned to the East Coast in 1999.



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Class Act Tommy
1995 Heavy Orderly
1998 Interlocked: Thrilled to Death Sly


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 Ramon Episode: “Ashes to Ashes”
1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel Juan Campos TV mini-series
1992 Santa Barbara Jaime Episode: “Episode #1.2012”
1994 NYPD Blue Nando Cepeda Episode: “Zeppo Marks Brothers”
1995 OP Center Capt. Rodriguez TV mini-series
1995 Cagney & Lacey: Together Again Miguel TV Movie
1995 The West Side Waltz Construction Worker TV Movie
1995 General Hospital Detective Garcia Episode: “Episode #1.8361”
1996 Innocent Victims Deputy Archer TV Movie
1996–1997 The Bold and the Beautiful Enrique Alvarez 42 episodes
1997 Pacific Blue Alejandro Cruz Episode: “Rumplestiltskin”
1997–1999 Port Charles Det. Alexander Garcia #1 114 episodes
1999–2009 Guiding Light Father Ray Santos 35 episodes
2005 Miracle’s Boys Discipio 6 episodes

External Links

Actor George Alvarez – Wikipedia

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