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Tony Plana (born 19 April 1954; age 61) is an actor who was originally from Cuba. He played Amaros in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "The Maquis, Part I" and "The Maquis, Part II". He has been married to Ada Maris since 1988.
Plana has appeared in many other popular television series such as T.J. Hooker, Seinfeld, The West Wing, 24 and Monk (with Jorge Cervera, Jr., and Marcelo Tubert).
His motion picture credits include An Officer and a Gentleman and ¡Three Amigos!. He has worked with Oliver Stone three times, appearing in Salvador, JFK and Nixon.
Plana recently played the father of the titular character in the popular series Ugly Betty. The series also starred Vanessa Williams and Alan Dale.