Born on the upper West Side of Manhattan in the Washington Heights section of New York City. F. Valentino Morales still resides in his childhood neighborhood but also resides in Southern California as well.
Early in his teen years Morales moved upstate New York where he attended school. Upon finishing school Morales returned to his big city roots and was a bouncer for 12 years at some of the world's most renowned night clubs in Manhanttan.
A former New York State Golden Gloves competitor in boxing, Valentino's passion for the sport led him to a rising career in show business through the pursuit of determination and dedication.
A featured and recognizable face in numerous Latino music videos, his presence alone caught the eye of rising talented Actor/Producer/Director Vin Diesel who cast him in his award winning short film "Multi-Facial." Following the success of "Multi-Facial" Diesel cast Morales as the self-obsessed ladies man; Tony in his Sundance hit feature film "Strays."
In 1998, after viewing Morales' performance in Strays director John Singleton cast Morales opposite Samuel L. Jackson as "The Enforcer" in the block buster film "Shaft".
Morales captivates his family, friends and fans with his incredible presence on and off the big screen with his extraordinary talent as an actor and as a person.
Morales is fluent in Spanish & Italian and uses both languages frequently.
- He is a close friend of Vin Diesel and has worked with him in multiple movies including Fast & Furious, xXx, and The Chronicles of Riddick.