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Birthday: March 13, ????
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Updated Biography

Arturo Gil was born in New Orleans but grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  On his 18th birthday he returned to New Orleans and worked in the fields of radio and nightclub disc jockey.  While working at different radio stations he branched out from dj'ing and trained volunteers, produced radio programs and even worked as a radio and short wave engineer.

Moving to Los Angeles in search of further radio work, Arturo found employment as a computer operator and began to pursue acting as well, finding jobs in low budget student and non-union films.  He earned his Screen Actors Guild card by working on the Mel Brooks' movie Spaceballs in 1985.

Film work for Arturo Gil includes appearances (in and out of costume) in The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, The Dark Backward, Freaked (starring and directed by Alex Winter), Leprechaun II, Ghoulies IV, Dirty Work, The Fantasticks, Monkeybone, Wasabi Tuna, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Office Court and the upcoming films Do Not Disturb and Agent One-Half.  He also plays an Oompa Loompa in the comedy spoof Epic Movie.

On television he has appeared in episodes of Get a Life, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Becker, The Norm Show, The Parkers, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Just Shoot Me and Charmed.  Notable television appearances include an outstanding role on Ally McBeal and regular work on Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Central series The Man Show.  He's also appeared on a Latin competition / music series entitled Estudio 2

Arturo Gil worked on the series Saul of the Mole Men (a show for which Alex Winter provided one of the voices) and played an Oompa Loompa in the spoof comedy Epic Movie (after playing an Oompa Loompa in the series Mind of Mencia).  Arturo co-starred in the 2008 film Agent One-Half and worked as a Chip Monk puppeteer in Role Models.  He also played the role of an Oompa Loompa in the film spoof Epic Movie.

His next project is a film entitled Getting High in the Barrio, due for release in 2009.

Last updated: 2/17/09

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