Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Edwin "Eddie" Velez (born June 4, 1958 in New York City) is an American actor who stars in films and on television.Velez got his first TV series role in the TV series Charlie & Co., his other TV role was on the soap opera Capitol in 1986 as Alonzo. Later that year he starred in the NBC TV series The A-Team as Frankie "Dishpan" Santana from 1986 (with one remaining episode broadcast in 1987) as a new member of the team, a special-effects expert. Velez's other TV roles were in the series Trial and Error in 1988 as John Hernandez. He starred in True Blue as Officer Frankie Avila. Velez has made guest appearances on various programs, including Cagney & Lacey, JAG, Hill Street Blues, Walker, Texas Ranger, Pacific Blue, Charmed, and Numb3rs.
Velez starred in the soap operas Port Charles and General Hospital as Det. Alexander Garcia, and later on starred in the soap opera Days of Our Lives as Paul Mendez.
Velez's other feature-film credits include Doin' Time (1985), The Women's Club (1987), Rooftops (1989), Romero (1989), Traffic (2000), White Chicks (2004) and Beautiful Loser (2008). His most recent film is Repo Chick. He stars in Albert Pyun's neo-noir thriller Bulletface.