Emilio Delgado was a Mexican personality who was a consistent performer on the small screen, an actor who performed on stage and theater providing voices to various characters, and best singer known for his distinctive role as Luis.
He has remained a longtime cast member of the show Sesame Street. He became a cast member of the show in 1971 and stayed there until 2016 in the leading role on the television screen. After the show’s termination or departure, Emilio continued to be featured at various public events. He is best known for his role as Luis on the Sesame Street series. He served on the board of directors of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice and lived in New York City with his only wife, Carole, until his death.
Emilio Delgado was born on May 8, 1940 in Calexico, California, but grew up with his grandparents in Mexicali, Mexico due to the small family size. Like other ordinary citizens of the United States, he had to walk daily to attend his public school in Calexico, California.
He started odd jobs at age 10 and later became a regular contender and the caretaker of his uncle’s bike by age 12. Emilio’s family moved to Glendale, California when he was a teenager. He attended Glendale High School where he served as President of the Thespian Club for three years. He played the trombone both in an orchestra and in a jazz band and studied marching band.
Emilio Delgado career
Emilio began his professional acting career in 1968 when he landed his first equity job in a summer stock game. He later became the lead actor of the first Mexican-American soap opera called Cancion de la Raza. While with the Inner City Repertory theater company in Los Angeles, Delgado befriended Sergei Chernish, who helped him learn the new theater program.
In October 1970, Delgado began guest-starring on episodes of Storefront Lawyers before landing on the series regular of Angie’s Garage in November 1970. Angie’s Garage was one of the new series focused on serving Mexican-American children. With the help of the series, he was spotted and spotted by the producers of Sesame Street.
Delgado has done many voice-overs, with or without an accent, and has worked for many theaters. He first appeared in the series Sesame Street from 1971-1988 and later from 1988-2016. Efforts have been made to guide content updates through Season 4.
Delgado played the same role in the series for a very long time and appeared continuously on US television for a long time. During the 19th season of Sesame Street, which aired in 1988, Delgado’s character Luis was married to Maria (played by Sonia Manzano). According to one of Delgado’s interviews, he said that many fans think the marriage was real, but the fact is that it was part of some great acting.
Rise to Fame
Emilio has appeared at various pop culture conventions and has become one of the main characters of the show “Sesame Street”. Delgado has guest-starred on other shows while not working with Sesame Street. He has had various recurring roles as a national news editor on the television series called Lou Grant.
Later, in Los Angeles, he became a corporate member of Inner City Rep, The Group Repertory and LA Repertory. He also gave some of his desperate and mesmerizing roles for some plays called Floating Home (HExTC), Boxing 2000 (Richard Maxwell NYC Players), Dinosaurios (IATI) and most notably he appeared in the role of King Claudius in the Asolo Repertory Theatre- Production of Hamlet alternately in English and Spanish.
Emilio Delgado Biography
|Real name||Emilio Delgado|
|Date of birth||May 8, 1940|
|Died||March 10, 2022|
|Place of birth||Calexico, California, USA|
|profession||TV Actor & Singer|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 8” – in centimeters – 177 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 75kg – in pounds – 185 pounds|
Emilio Delgado Family
|mother||Carmen Rodríguez Delgado|
|sister||Two (Martha Ledesma & Norma Vizcaino)|
|Brothers||Two (Cesar & Edward Delgado)|
|school||Glendale High School|
|University||California Institute of the Arts|
|Who is his wife?||Carol Delgado|
|children||Two (Aram & Lauren Delgado)|
Emilio Delgado has married three times in his life. First he was married to Barbara Snavely (1963 to 1975), then to Linda Lee Moon (1977 to 1983) and finally to Carole Delgado (1990 until her death). He had a son from one of his previous marriages.
At the time of his death, he was committed to his third wife, with whom he had a 32-year relationship. Delgado often said that many of his fans thought he was actually married to his co-star Maria, as suggested on the Sesame Street series. But it was the acting part and nothing more.
The couple is known to have two children, one is a son (Aram Delgado) and the other is a daughter (Lauren Delgado).
Emilio Delgado net worth
Emilio Delgado spent almost five decades of his life acting and was certainly living a wonderful life before his death. Despite suffering from multiple myeloma, which became the leading cause of his death at age 81, he shared a net worth of $5 million with his only wife, Carole Delgado, and their two children.