Emilio Delgado (Luis) is originally from the border town of Calexico, California. He began his career in Los Angeles and came to New York in 1971 when he was cast as “Luis.” He continues in that role, happy to be a pioneer in the positive portrayal of a Latino on television.
The enthusiastic response of Sesame Street fans over the years for his portrayal of “Luis” is a continuing source of personal satisfaction for Delgado. In over four decades on Sesame Street, Delgado has received numerous awards for his role as the friendly and hardworking ‘fix-it’ man and loving husband and father to Maria and Gabi.
Delgado has volunteered his time and talent to programs such as Head Start, Project Sunshine, New York’s 52nd Street Project and many others.
When not on Sesame Street, Delgado performs in a variety of film, television and theater roles. He can be seen in various episodes of the Law & Order series and in the upcoming films, We the Peeples and A Case of You. His most recent theater credit is “Claudius” in the Asolo Repertory Theatre production of Hamlet, Prince of Cuba.
In addition to acting, Delgado loves to sing and has packed concert halls across America performing songs from Sesame Street. Recently, he made his Carnegie Hall debut with Pink Martini, performing the Sesame Street classic song “Sing.” He has also performed with them as their special guest at the Hollywood Bowl.