Gregory Sierra (born January 25, 1941) is an American actor known for his roles as Detective Sergeant Chano Amenguale on Barney Miller and Julio Fuentes, the Puerto Rican neighbor on Sanford and Son, where his character was often the brunt of racist insults and jokes via the show's main character, Fred G. Sanford (portrayed by Redd Foxx).
Sierra was born in New York City. He also starred as a Jewish radical on the controversial series All in the Family, who was in the Hebrew Defense League, an organization whose goal it was to stop anti-Semitism in the neighborhood. In the plot, he volunteers in helping to chase away Neo-Nazi thugs presiding in the neighborhood during which they spray-painted a swastika on the Bunkers' door. He is later killed by a car bomb planted by the Neo-Nazis. He later went on to star as Dr. Tony Menzies on the unsuccessful sitcom A.E.S. Hudson Street. He was cast as South American revolutionary "El Puerco" (His friends just call him "El") on the serial spoof Soap...
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit is a 1998 feature film set in East Los Angeles directed by Stuart Gordon, written by Ray Bradbury and starring Edward James Olmos, Joe Mantegna, Esai Morales, Clifton Collins Jr. (credited as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez), and Gregory Sierra. Despite some well-known actors and the writing credit of Bradbury, the film was released direct-to-video by Touchstone Pictures.
Set in East Los Angeles, the story starts off with Jose Martinez (Clifton Collins Jr.), being young and poor but also in love with the girl next door. He sets out to go say hi when he encounters a strange man eyeing him. He runs down the street and throws his wallet with his last $20 to escape. When cornered in the alley he is given back his money where the man measures his body frame. This man is Gomez (Joe Mantegna) who introduces himself and then wisk Martinez to a run-down bar. There he meets two other similarly sized Latinos, Dominguez (Esai Morales), a wandering guitar player, and..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0129634