Luis Da Silva Jr.

About Luis Da Silva Jr.

Who is it?: Actor, Stunts, Producer
Birth Day: August 03, 1982
Occupation: Actor, freestyle basketball pioneer, author, producer
Years active: 2001–present
Website: www.luistrikz.com

Luis Da Silva Jr.

Luis Da Silva Jr. was born on August 03, 1982, is Actor, Stunts, Producer. Actor Luis Da Silva Jr is an award-winning actor for Best Supporting Actor at the 2015 Maverick Movie Awards for his role in 'The Devil Goes Down'. Luis has appeared in number of theatrical films and TV projects, sharing the screen with many different talented actors. Many of which are either Academy Award winners or Academy Award Nominees. Luis has displayed a versatility and range that has allowed him to showcase his talents across an array of genres. The 34-year-old Luis Da Silva Jr popularly also know as Luis Trikz has always been in many aspects of the entertainment industry since the age of 18.Luis has the very highly anticipated "Life and Death of Gotti". starring John Travolta and (wife) Kelly Preston, directed by Kevin Connolly. Luis plays Dr. Carmine (Travolta) medical practitioner.In 2016, Luis starred in film, 'Triple 9', where he can be seen acting opposite (academy award winner) Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul and Woody Harrelson. The film is set for release on February 26, 2016. Following 'Triple 9', Luis is set to star alongside John Travolta and Amanda Schull in the film, 'I Am Wrath' and then 'Kickboxer: Vengeance' with Jean-Claude Van Damme.Originally from Elizabeth, New Jersey, Luis Da Silva Jr. has taken the world by storm with his talent to entertain people with his performances in both basketball and acting. Luis did not always have dreams of being in the spotlight. He grew up playing baseball and practicing Aikido, a form of martial arts. It was not until he turned 13 years old that he found his passion for basketball.At the age of 18, Luis' life changed forever when he walked into an open audition for a Nike commercial. They immediately recognized his talent and signed him to represent their "Freestyle" ad campaign, which is one of the most widely recognized commercials ever to air on television. The ad was later spoofed in Scary Movie 2 and became so successful that it was made into a video, which went number one for several weeks on 106 & Park, the BET Network, and MTV. Luis became the youngest and first professional athlete to sign an endorsement deal with Nike, having never playing for the NBA.A Guinness world record holder for several basketball handling categories, Luis has been featured on the cover of Time Magazine and the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and has starred in platinum selling video games with MIDWAY Games. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to perform alongside Alicia Keys in NYC's Niketown and Will Smith and Sean "Puffy" Combs in two different NBA Finals half-time shows. Moreover, at the age of 26, Luis became the youngest athlete to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in his hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey.After years of success in the sports world, Luis' talents have lead to acting opportunities in both film and television including co-starring alongside Academy Award winning actors in major motion pictures. On the silver screen, Luis is best known for playing the role of Diogo, a Brazilian race car champion, in Universal Pictures' feature film, 'Fast Five'. Diogo was a unique role to play, as Luis spoke Portuguese and English throughout the film. In 2007, Luis scored his first role in the film industry as Lee in Warner Brothers Studios' 'The Brave One', in which he worked alongside Jodie Foster and Terrance Howard. Following this performance, he was cast in 'Pride & Glory', which featured actors Jon Voight, Edward Norton and Colin Ferrell. Additional film credits include '21 Jump Street', 'Convergence', 'American Heist' and 'Mr. Right', a romantic comedy starring Anna Kendrick.Luis' TV credits include guest starring on HBO's hit series 'Girls' opposite Lena Dunham, 'Person of Interest', 'Graceland', 'Body of Proof' and 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'. Additionally, Luis has had recurring roles on Starz's hit series "POWER", 'America's Most Wanted' and has been featured on ESPN, Nickelodeon, Telemundo, Noches Con Plantinito just to name a few.Apart from his acting and basketball careers, Luis enjoys writing and is the author of a children's book titled, "A Boy Named Boo", "Zoë & Toby and the Alphabet Adventures, which is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. IMDb Mini Biography By: MLC PR
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Luis Da Silva Jr. was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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Biography/Timeline

2000

Da Silva began appearing in such films as The Brave One and Pride & Glory in the late 2000s.

2001

In a 2001 episode of This American Life, Da Silva was the first streetball athlete to be signed to an advertising contract by Nike. He performed with Alicia Keys, in 2001 in New York City’s Niketown while promoting the well known Nike campaign. He was subsequently mentioned in Scoop Jackson’s main division, titled Sole Provider, which recognized the best of Nike’s 35-year chronicle. In 2003, Da Silva was the youngest player signed to the Harlem Wizards Show basketball team.

2006

In 2006, Stephon Marbury and Steve & Barry's announced that Da Silva would hit the road on the Starbury SLAM Tour, with the first of many appearances at Steve & Barry's stores and schools across 120 cities in 60 days to perform his unique style of Hip Hop-themed basketball wizardry in front of kids and parents. Andy Todd, President of Steve & Barry's, said "Trikz is not only a phenomenal performer; he's also a phenomenal guy who kids will enjoy seeing and hearing."

2007

In August 2007, Da Silva fulfilled a childhood dream when he was invited to participate in a Harlem Globetrotters mini-camp in Houston, TX and two days into the camp was offered a contract to join the legendary team.

2008

In October 2008, the Maryland Nighthawks announced that they selected Da Silva with the 14th overall pick as part of their official "Travel team" of the PBL this year, and are set to tour China and other Asian countries during the season.

2009

In 2009, Da Silva achieved a personal goal of setting a Guinness World Record of 24 consecutive neck catches of a basketball. In 2009, Da Silva became the youngest person ever inducted into the City of Elizabeth Athletic Hall of Fame.

2010

Da Silva performed during the 2010 World Basketball Festival, in New York City, during the Jay-Z performance taking place in the Radio City Music Hall, all presented by Nike.

2011

In 2011, Da Silva played in Fast Five and in the 2012 comedy 21 Jump Street, gaining increasing exposure. With the release of 2013's Dead Man Down, Da Silva had his biggest role yet, as Terrence Howard's righthand man, Terry. This was followed up by a role in the 2013 summer hit The Heat featuring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

2014

In 2014, Da Silva completed filming roles for several upcoming films, like Convergence, Aztec Warrior, American Heist, American Project, American Hero, Triple 9, and Mr. Right.

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