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Jesse Corti (born July 3, 1955), is a Venezuelan American actor. He is best known for voicing LeFou in Beauty and the Beast and playing Courfeyrac in the original Broadway show Les Misérables. He also voiced the Spanish Dignitary in Frozen. He has appeared in numerous feature films, and in several popular TV series such as 24, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, The West Wing, Judging Amy, Law & Order and many more. In 1990, he received a Clio Award for his Drug Free America commercial.

Personal life

He is originally from Venezuela, but was raised in Paterson, New Jersey. His father was a Baptist minister. He graduated from Eastside High School in 1973. He is married to Julietta Corti and they have two children. Their children are Jesse David Corti, an actor, who provided the voice of Neku Sakuraba in the video games The World Ends with You and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and Avrielle Corti, who is also an actress.

He is the uncle of Miguel Corti, who is part of Capcom's localization staff.

Corti's first wife, Laura, was killed in a 1987 collision between an Amtrak train and a Conrail freight train in Chase, Maryland. At that time, Laura Corti had been returning to New York City after having seen her husband perform in Les Misérables at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The crew of the freight train in that collision tested positive for marijuana and Jesse Corti subsequently appeared in both an English-language and a Spanish-language public service announcement for Partnership for a Drug-Free America.


External links

http://www.jessecorti.com/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0181425/

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