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.

A Clip from 'Ghetto Klown'

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WARNING: Strong language; not appropriate for children


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


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