Actor Joel de la Fuente

Joel de la Fuente (born April 21, 1969) is an American actor. He first gained recognition for his role as 1st Lieutenant Paul Wang in Space: Above and Beyond, and is best known for his roles as Dr. Johann Pryce in Hemlock Grove, Kempeitai Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido in The Man in the High Castle and recurring appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Technical Assistance Response Unit Tech Ruben Morales.

Early life and education

De la Fuente was born in New Hartford, New York, the middle of three boys born to Filipino immigrant parents, his older brother is two years older and his younger brother is six years younger. He grew up in Evanston, Illinois, and graduated from North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois, in 1987. He received his BA degree in theatre arts in 1991 from Brown University, and his MFA degree in 1994 from NYU’s graduate acting program at the Tisch School of the Arts.



  • Roommates (1995) as Toby
  • Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002) as Thavi Matola
  • The Happening (2008) as Realtor
  • Taking Chance (2009) as Ticketing Agent
  • The Adjustment Bureau (2011) as Thompson’s aide
  • Brief Reunion (2011) as Aaron
  • Forgetting the Girl (2012) as Derek
  • Julia (2014) as Dr. Lin
  • Ava’s Possessions (2015) as Escobar
  • Red Sparrow (2018) as U.S. Senator
  • Television

  • Due South (1994) as Charlie Wong (Episode “Chinatown”)
  • Space: Above and Beyond (1995–1996) as Lt. Paul Wang (main role)
  • High Incident (1996) as Detective Aquino (3 episodes)
  • When the Cradle Falls (1997) as Bill Avila (TV Movie)
  • ER (1997) as Med Student Ivan Fu (2 episodes)
  • 100 Centre Street (2001–2002) as Peter Davies (12 episodes)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002–2011) as TARU Tech Ruben Morales (52 episodes)
  • All My Children (2007) as Seamus Wong (4 episodes)
  • Canterbury’s Law (2008) as Assistant Attorney General Peter Upton (2 episodes)
  • Nurse Jackie (2011) as a priest (1 episode)
  • Hemlock Grove (2013–2015) as Dr. Johann Pryce (main role)
  • Blue Bloods (2015) as Edward Gomez (Episode: “Flags of Our Fathers”)
  • The Man in the High Castle (2015–2019) as Chief Inspector Kido (main role, 39 episodes)
  • Limitless (2016) as Daniel Lee (Episode: “A Dog’s Breakfast”)
  • Madam Secretary (2017–2019) as President Datu Andrada (3 episodes)
  • Bull (2017) as Brent Janson (Episode: “How to Dodge a Bullet”)
  • Manifest (2018–2020) as Dr. Brian Cardoso (2 episodes)
  • The Blacklist (2019) as Dr. Guillermo Rizal (Episode: Guillermo Rizal”)
  • Video games

  • The Warriors (2005) as Additional Civilian
  • Homefront (2011) as Hopper Lee
  • Theatre

  • Hold These Truths (2018) as Gordon Hirabayashi, others
  • External Links

    Actor Joel de la Fuente – Wikipedia

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