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Lou Diamond Phillips (né James Diamond; born February 17, 1962) is an American actor and director. His breakthrough came when he starred as Ritchie Valens in the biographical drama film La Bamba (1987). Phillips was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won an Independent Spirit Award for his portrayal of Angel David Guzman in the inner-city high school drama Stand and Deliver. He made his Broadway debut with the 1996 revival of The King and I, earning a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of King Mongkut of Siam.

For Disney, he voiced Victor Delgado in the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor.