Manuel Calav... Suarez

Tonight, while watching Ugly Betty, that annoying feeling of “where do I know that guy from?” finally resolved itself…

Ignatio Suarez is Manuel Calavera!

(This probably isn’t news to a lot of you, but I think it’s pretty cool!)

The actor who plays Ignacio Suarez is Tony Plana, who had a memorable small role in a Cheech Marin movie called Born in East LA. Plana played a berserk criminal named Feo (which means “ugly” in Spanish), and he was hilarious. Every time I’ve seen him since, I think of Feo.