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Lou Diamond Phillips is an American actor. He is voiced of Surak.

Early Life

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.[1][2][3] His mother, a native of Candelaria, Zambales, is Filipina and his father was an American of Scots-Irish descent.

Phillips was named after the US Marine Leland "Lou" Diamond. After his father died, he took his stepfather's surname Phillips as his own.

Phillips was raised in Texas. He graduated from Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi in 1980 and from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor of fine arts in drama.


Career

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.

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