Guy Ecker
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Guy Frederick Ecker

(1959-02-09) February 9, 1959 (age 63)
São Paulo, Brazil
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin
Years active1986–present
(m. 1984; div. 1986)

Estela Sainz
(m. 2000)
Children4, including Jon-Michael Ecker

Guy Frederick Ecker (born February 9, 1959) is a Brazilian-American actor.

Ecker became a household name in Latin America for his portrayal of Sebastián Vallejo in the Colombian telenovela Café, con aroma de mujer. A second Colombian production, Guajira also proved successful. In 1998, he moved to Mexico and won his first leading role in a Mexican telenovela, playing opposite Kate del Castillo in the telenovela La Mentira, which also became a huge success. Leading roles in Salomé and Heridas de Amor followed. American viewers may be familiar with him through his work on the television show Las Vegas as Detective Luis Perez.


Guy Ecker was born in São Paulo, he is the third out of five children (3 girls, 2 boys) of American parents Marion and Bob Ecker. His father was a businessman, originally from Wisconsin, who worked for several multinational companies and, during his childhood, Ecker also lived in Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico.[1]

As a child, Ecker participated in various plays and talent shows. He moved to the United States to attend college at the University of Texas in Austin. He earned a degree in International Business. A few years after graduating, he realized his true passion was acting. One of his earliest acting jobs included juggling eggs on a McDonald's commercial.

On June 24, 2013, it was confirmed that Guy Ecker (along with Susana González) would star as the protagonist in the Mexican telenovela Por siempre mi amor.[2]

In 2015 he starred with Julián Gil in Miller Lite's Rivales ad campaign.

Personal life

He was married to actress Nia Peeples from 1984 to 1986. In 2000, he married the actress Estela Sainz. The couple has three children.

[1] He has a son, Jon-Michael Ecker, from a previous relationship.[3]

He speaks fluent Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Café, con aroma de mujer Sebastián Vallejo Cortez
1996 Guajira Helmut Heidenberg
1998 La mentira Demetrio Azúnsolo
2001 Salomé Julio
2003-2005 Las Vegas Detective Luis Perez 12 episodes
2006 Heridas de amor Alejandro Luque Buenaventura
2010 Eva Luna Daniel Villanueva
2011-2012 Corazón apasionado Armando Marcano
2012 Rosario Alejandro Montalbán
2013-2014 Por siempre mi amor Arturo de la Riva
2018-2020 El Senor de los Cielos Joe Navarro
2018 El Recluso John Morris[4]
2021-2022 Parientes a la fuerza George Cruz



  1. ^ a b "TVNotas ¡Irresistible!".
  2. ^ Susana González confirmada como protagonista de 'Mi Segunda Madre' con Guy Ecker
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-24.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (17 January 2018). "Telemundo International Studios Unveils First Drama Series at NATPE". Variety. Retrieved 4 April 2018.