JUAN FERNÁNDEZ is one of the most unforgettable latino actors of his generation. Having starred in classic films like Oliver Stone’s “Salvador”, “Arachnaphobia”, “Crocodile Dundee II”, “A Man Apart” with Vin Diesel and as Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista in Andy Garcia’s “The Lost City” (shot entirely in Juan’s home country of the Dominican Republic), he has earned a reputation for excellence as well as being one of the most famous “heavies” in Hollywood history. But there is much more to this celebrated performer than his bad guy reputation in films. In 2007, Juan created his production company Monos en la Montaña with the mission to create new classic films. His film and fashion careers began in Italy where he worked with Bruno Corbuchi, Carlos Sofi, Carmello Bene and Federico Fellini, among others. In theatre, Juan worked with the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre in New York City, and appeared in the critically acclaimed “Balm in Gilead” at the Pan Andreas theatre in Hollywood. Other theatre credits include: “The Tricycle” at Los Angeles Theater Center, “Ionesco’s Tales” at Stages in Hollywood, “Salome” and a 2003 LA Weekly Award for Best Revival as the Fortune Teller in “The Skin of Our Teeth” at The Evidence Room. His television credits are too numerous to list here. To view Juan’s filmography and complete TV credits, visit his IMDB page by CLICKING HERE.
Juan was a long time protégé of, and model for, Salvador Dali, as well as artists such as Antonio Lopez, Maning Obregon, Albert Elia and Barbara Pearlman. He modeled for photographers Francesco Scavullo, Richard Avedon, Richard Ballarean, Bob Richardson, Charles Tracy, Scott Heiser, Bill King, Barry Lategan, David Bailey, Guy Bourdin, Luigi Cazzaniga, Steven Arnold and Pierre et Gilles. His print and runway work for fashion designers include Thierry Mugler, Yves Saint Laurent, Issey Miyake, Zandra Rhodes, Nino Cerruti, Basile, Missoni, Steven Boroughs, Giorgio de Sant'Angelo, Carola Polakov and Halston.