Luis came to Sesame Street in 1971, and was the first human addition to the original cast.
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" and 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 his 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, Emilio performs in a variety of film, television and theater roles. He can be seen in various episodes of the Law & Order series and this fall season he will be seen in the new network show Person of Interest and in the upcoming Tyler Perry film We the Peeples.
In addition to acting, Delgado loves to sing and has packed concert halls across America singing and performing songs from Sesame Street. Recently, he recorded the Joe Raposo favorite, "Sing," with the internationally acclaimed Pink Martini band and made his Carnegie Hall debut. He also performed with them as their special guest at the Hollywood Bowl.