Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

John Leguizamo's 'Ghetto Klown'

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Growing up in Queens, John Leguizamo was the class clown. His classroom disruptions were so entertaining that his teacher finally handed him the number for an acting instructor. In his one-man play, "Ghetto Klown," actor John Leguizamo talks about the barriers facing Latinos in Hollywood, his struggles to impress his father, and his rise from extra in a Madonna music video to successful film actor.

Host: Dave Iverson


  • John Leguizamo, writer, actor and performer; his current one-man show, 'Ghetto Klown," plays April 26-27 at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco

More info:

A Clip from 'Ghetto Klown'

Watch Tales from a Ghetto Klown: RayRay on PBS. See more from PBS Arts.

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Leguizamo on When His Father Drank

WARNING: Strong language; not appropriate for children

John Leguizamo's First Role -- An Extra in a Madonna Video

John Leguizamo on Sesame Street as Captain Vegetable

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