Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
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1962 – Born on February 17th in Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines. Lou Diamond Phillips is a multi-ethnic American actor, best known for playing the doomed rocker Ritchie Valens in La Bamba with Elizabeth Peña, and a Mexican-Indian desperado in Young Guns with Kiefer Sutherland.
1985 – He taught at Southern Methodist University.
1986 – Married to Julie Cypher.
1987-1990 – He starred in the films La Bamba, Dakota, Stand adn Deliver, Young Guns, Disorganized Crime, Renegades, The First Power and Young Guns II.
1994 – Married to Kelly Preston on April 24th.
– He directed the film Dangerous Touch.
1996 – Was nominated for Broadway’s Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for playing one of the title roles, the King, in a revival of "The King and I."
2001 – He appeared in the television series Wolf Lake as John Kanin.
2006 – In December, he pled guilty to domestic battery on his live-in girlfriend, who was not publicly identified. He was sentenced to three years’ probation, one year of counseling, and 200 hours of community service.