Benjamin Bratt (born December 16, 1963) is a Peruvian-American actor, producer and activist. Bratt gained exposure through his supporting roles in Bright Angel (1990), Demolition Man (1993), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and The River Wild (1994). He first starred in a film, with his role of Paco Aguilar in Bound by Honor (1993). From 1995, he extended his global recognition with his role of NYPD Detective Rey Curtis on the NBC drama series Law & Order (for which he was nominated for the 1999 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series).
In 2000, Bratt played supporting roles in Miss Congeniality and Traffic which for the former he received a Blockbuster Entertainment award for Favourite Supporting Actor. Bratt starred in Piñero (2001), for which he received an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor. He has also starred in The Great Raid (2005), La Mission (2009) which he also produced and The Lesser Blessed (2012). Other notable live-action films of Bratt's include Catwoman (2004), The Woodsman (2004), Thumbsucker (2005), Trucker (2008), Snitch (2013), The Infiltrator (2016) and Ride Along 2 (2016). Bratt produced the film Dolores (2017) which follows the life of Dolores Huerta, the civil rights activist. The film received critical acclaim and received several awards.
Bratt has voiced roles in five animated feature films which consists of Manny in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) and its sequel (2013), El Macho in Despicable Me 2 (2013), Lor-Zod / Hernan Guerra / Superman in Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015) and Ernesto de la Cruz in Coco (2017). On television, Bratt portrayed Dr. Jake Reilly on ABC's Private Practice (2011–2013), Steve Navarro on 24: Live Another Day (2014), and Jahil Rivera on Star (2016–2018).
Bratt extended his global recognition with his role of Jonathan Pangborn in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He appeared in Doctor Strange (2016) and he will reprise his role in Doctor Strange 2 (2021). Bratt has received one Screen Actors Guild Award out of three nominations, four ALMA Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award nomination and one Blockbuster Entertainment Award. He is an activist in the American Indian Movement.