That was in the early 90s. John went from getting laughs and dancing behind Kim Coles to landing film work that gave him an extensive list of credits. I saw him in CARLITO'S WAY, AMISTAD, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS, AMERICAN GANGSTER and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK.
John Ortiz is a knockout as Detective Torres in THE DROP, the last movie from the late James Gandolfini and co-starring Tom Hardy. It's a good, solid crime mystery. Ortiz is also a standout in STEVE JOBS as the magazine journalist in that biopic starring the Oscar-nominated Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.
JACK GOES BOATING is the only movie that the gifted, late Philip Seymour Hoffman directed. This is the film adaptation of a play. Hoffman and Ortiz were in the play.