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John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
Physical Attributes
Gender Male
Hair color Black
Birth July 22, 1964
Occupation Actor
Voice Actor
Stand-up Comedian
Film Producer
Screenwriter
Family Alberto Leguizamo (father)
Luz Leguizamo (mother)
Serigo Leguizamo (brother)
Marie Leguizamo (sister)
Emily Leguizamo (sister)
Carolyn McDermott (former wife)
Yelba Osorio (former wife)
Justine Maurer (wife)
Lucas Leguizamo (son)
Ryder Leguizamo (son)
Allegra Leguizamo (daughter)
Portrayed Sid
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John Leguizamo, born in Bogotá, Colombia, is a Colombian-American actor, voice actor, stand-up comedian, film producer, playwright and screenwriter. He voices the ground sloth Sid in the Ice Age series, and voices the character in the last few Ice Age video games.

Born to Alberto and Luz Leguizamo, Leguizamo’s father once studied at Cinecittà, only to drop out after funds were low; at the age of four, the Leguizamo family moved to America, where their son soon began comedic undergraduate work at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, dropping out in time so as to start up a career in standup comedy. In time, Leguizamo moved on to acting roles in addition to standup comedy.

To voice Sid in the first Ice Age film, Leguizamo tried out thirty different voices, among them a Southern American accent and a Hindi accent. After viewing specials on the “Discovery Channel” on sloths, Leguizamo learned that sloths store food in their mouths and so began to use such foods as chocolate, jam, and peanut butter to voice Sid in his thick, lispy voice.

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