Daniel Valdez is an American actor, musician, composer, and activist. He is best known for his musical direction in Zoot Suit and La Bamba. Other film credits include Clon, Silvia Prieto, …And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him, Born in East L.A., Corridos: Tales of Passion & Revolution, The China Syndrome, and Which Way is Up?
Television credits include PBS’ American Playhouse and PBS’ Visions.
Theatre credits include his Broadway debut as Henry Reyna in Zoot Suit (Winter Garden Theatre) and Vocalist in Canciones de mi Padre (Minskoff Theatre); and regionally, as Papa Calendario Serrano in Sunsets and Margaritas (Lucie Stern Theatre).