Lou Diamond Phillips is an American actor. He is the voice of Surak.
Phillips was born at the Subic Bay Naval Station in the Philippines, the son of Lucita Umayam Arañas and Gerald Amon Upchurch, a Marine KC-130 crew chief. His mother, a native of Candelaria, Zambales, is Filipina and his father was an American of Scots-Irish descent.
He is an actor and director, known for Courage Under Fire (1996), The Big Hit (1998) and La Bamba (1987). He has been married to Yvonne Boismier Phillipssince August 16, 2007. They have one child. He was previously married to Kelly Phillips and Julie Cypher.