Lou Diamond Phillips

Chief Bill Bayani: Firebuds
Lou Diamond Phillips voices the role of Chief Bill Bayani in Disney Branded Television's animated series "Firebuds," about a team of young kids, who are the children of first responders, and their talking vehicle sidekicks. A well-respected and acclaimed actor and director, Phillips previously voiced the debonair villain Victor Delgado in Disney's "Elena of Avalor." This series reunites him with the same creator/executive producer, Craig Gerber. Currently, Phillips is featured in the film "Easter Sunday," a comedy about a Filipino American family starring Jo Koy, and starred as Gil Arroyo on Fox's "Prodigal Son." He previously starred as Henry Standing Bear in the critically acclaimed hit drama "Longmire," based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by Craig Johnson, and was nominated for Emmy® Awards for his portrayal of the Taino Chief in History Channel's "The Crossroads of History" and for his guest-starring role as Martin in "Conversations in L.A." Phillips is still known to audiences worldwide for his beloved and breakout performance as Ritchie Valens in the 1987 blockbuster "La Bamba." He also starred opposite Edward James Olmos in the critically acclaimed "Stand and Deliver," for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor and received a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe® nomination. His additional feature film credits include "Courage Under Fire," "CHE," "Supernova," "Hollywood Homicide," "Young Guns," "The Big Hit," "Brokedown Palace," "El Cortez," "Filly Brown," "The Night Stalker" and "The 33," which tells the true and captivating story of 33 brave Chilean miners trapped in the Copiapó copper mine for 69 days in 2010. Phillips is also a Tony Award® nominee, a Theater World Award winner and an Outer Critics Circle Award Winner for Outstanding Broadway Debut for an Actor for his performance as the King of Siam in the 1996 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I," which received eight Tony nominations that year. He also starred in the 2007 national tour of "Camelot" as King Arthur. Phillips' vast accomplishments in film and theater are complemented by his work in television, with recurring roles on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Ranch," "Southland," "Cougar Town," "Stargate: Universe" and "Numb3rs." Other notable television credits include "The Cleaning Lady," "Goliath," "Search Party," "You're the Worst," "Blue Bloods," "Chuck," "Psych," "Law and Order: SVU," "Wolf Lake," "The Beast" and "The Triangle." As a director, Phillips' credits include "All Rise," "Bull," "Prodigal Son," "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Fear The Walking Dead" and "Longmire." Phillips, originally born in the Philippines, was raised in Texas and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Yvonne. He has four daughters: Indigo, Grace, Isabella and Lili. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a BFA in Drama.