Actor / Producer / Humanitarian

Jose Yenque Receives an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts at CSUSM

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Jose Yenque, noted Humanitarian and Actor, received on May 21, 2011 an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the California State University, San Marcos.  Details provided further below.

Jose Yenque receives Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from The California State University, San Marcos.

California State University Honorary Degrees Conferred in 2011 - Jose Yenque, Doctorate of Fine Arts

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California State University Honorary Degrees Conferred in 2011 - Jose Yenque

HOLA Awards – Photos

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Jose Yenque receives the HOLA Ilka Humanitarian Award on Monday, October 18, 2010.

“The Yenque Acting Tradition” Dec 7th at Cal State San Marcos

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Event moved to Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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The Yenque Acting Tradition with Teresa & Jose Yenque

Presented at The McMahan House at Cal State San Marcos.

Location: Cal State San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096
When: 7:00pm, Tuesday, December 7, 2010

(Map – site #50, just west of the stadium)


Come meet Teresa and Jose Yenque, two generations of award-winning actors who have shared the stage and screen with many of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Their careers have spanned Broadway theatre, Hollywood film/TV, and international and indie productions. Hear their stories of struggle and triumph, view a screening of two of their finest short films (award winners Abuela’s Revolt and Wednesday Afternoon), and dialogue with them about their careers and lives.

Yenque Recibirá El Premio Humanitario “H.O.L.A. Ilka”

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EL ACTOR JOSÉ YENQUE RECIBIRÁ EL PREMIO HUMANITARIO “HOLA ILKA” DEL 2010

LA ORGANIZACIÓN HISPÁNICA DE ACTORES LATINOS (HOLA) APROVECHA EL CICLO DE PREMIOS DEL 2010 PARA CELEBRAR LOS ESFUERZOS HUMANITARIOS DE YENQUE EN SU TRABAJO CON JÓVENES

Nueva York, NY – Neoyorquino José Yenque se involucró en el mundo artístico desde una temprana edad. Hoy en día, cuenta con más de tres décadas de experiencia, ejerciendo su exitosa carrera de actor de teatro, cine, y televisión, a la vez que ha ido acumulando numerosos premios prestigiosos de actuación. Sin embargo, son sus esfuerzos humanitarios los que le ponen en primer plano en esta ocasión, como recipiente del premio HOLA ILKA, el reconocimiento más alto que concede la Organización Hispánica de Actores Latinos (HOLA) a miembros de la industria del entretenimiento, por labores humanitarias con grandes impactos en la sociedad. Este premio supone un homenaje a la presidenta fundadora de HOLA, Ilka Tanya Payán.

El día 18 de octubre, Yenque recibirá dicho premio en la ceremonia de “Eleventh Annual HOLA Awards,” en honor a sus múltiples trabajos benéficos, incluyendo su dedicación durante más de diez años a mejorar las vidas de los huérfanos del orfanato Casa Hogar Sion, en Tijuana. Yenque es el co-creador de un programa de servicio-aprendizaje, llamado “Hands Across Our Border,” que durante los últimos años ha juntado a cientos de estudiantes universitarios de México y EE.UU. en un acto de colaboración internacional para apoyarlos a estos niños tan vulnerables.

Al enterarse de que le iban a apremiar con el HOLA Ilka, Yenque exclamó “Estoy sumamente agradecido por toda la inspiración que he recibido de mi familia, mis amigos, mis alumnos, y todos aquellos maestros, mentores (y gente que llegará a ser mentores sin ni siquiera darse cuenta). Esta inspiración me ha hecho posible poder seguir en esta dirección tan positiva, haciendo la clase de trabajo que llevo en el corazón, por ayudarme a comprender que todo es posible en la vida, y que todos nosotros tenemos algo que podemos contribuir.”

La carrera de Yenque le ha brindado la oportunidad de compartir escenas con muchos de los actores más consagrados de Hollywood. Actualmente se le ve con Christopher Plummer y Ewan McGregor en el papel de “Robert,” en el largometraje “Beginners” de Mike Mills. Esta película ronda por varios festivales en estos momentos, y ya ha recibido alabanzas de los críticos en el Festival de Cine de Toronto.

Entre sus numerosos premios profesionales, cabe destacar el SAG y el premio ALMA por su actuación en películas como “Traffic” (4 Óscars) de Steven Soderberg, “Wednesday Afternoon” (Óscar en la categoría estudiantil), y “The Blue Diner” de HBO, donde compartió la pantalla con Miriam Colón y con su madre Teresa Yenque. Su memorable trabajo en “Between,” largometraje para el Lifetime Network, resultó en que Yenque ganara el Premio Imagen del 2007, un honor que destaca las representaciones positivas de gente latina en el mundo del entretenimiento.


Yenque To Be Awarded Ilka Humanitarian Award

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ACTOR JOSE YENQUE NAMED THE RECIPIENT OF HOLA’S 2010 ILKA HUMANITARIAN AWARD

THE HISPANIC ORGANIZATION OF LATIN ACTORS (HOLA) RECOGNIZES YENQUE’S HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF YOUTH AT ITS 2010 HOLA AWARDS

New York, NY– Jose Yenque, a native New Yorker, was introduced to acting very early in life.  With over three decades of experience working successfully in theatre, film and television, he is the recipient of numerous important industry awards. But it is for his humanitarian efforts that he is now being recognized by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) with the HOLA ILKA Award.  Named after HOLA’s founding president Ilka Tanya Payán, the award is presented to performers who contribute to society through humanitarian efforts. 

On October 18th at the Eleventh Annual HOLA Awards, Yenque is being honored for his sustained commitment to youth, including his more than 10 years of dedicated efforts to improve the lives of the orphans of Casa Hogar Sion in Tijuana.  He is also the co-creator of a service learning opportunity, “Hands Across Our Border,” which has brought together hundreds of university students from the U.S. and Mexico to help meet the needs of this extremely vulnerable group of children.

Yenque expresses his feelings about being this year’s recipient of the HOLA Ilka Award: “I’m truly grateful to my family, friends, students and all those teachers, role models (and those who will become role models and don’t know it yet) for inspiring me to continue to do what I love to do, for guiding me in this wonderful direction, for helping me realize that everything is possible and that giving back is within all of us.”

Yenque’s career has seen him co-starring with many of Hollywood’s leading actors.  Currently, he is seen in the role of “Robert” opposite Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor in the Mike Mills’ feature film “Beginners.  The film received rave reviews at the recent Toronto Film Fest.

Among his professional awards are the SAG and the Alma Awards for films such as Steven Soderberg’s Academy Award winning “Traffic” opposite Benicio Del Toro, HBO’s “The Blue Diner opposite Miriam Colon and mom Teresa Yenque, and Academy Award winning short film (Student Category) Wednesday Afternoon”.  He delivered a stand-out performance in Lifetime Network’s thriller Between opposite Poppy Montgomery (CBS’ “Without a Trace”) which earned him the 2007 Imagen Award, honoring positive portrayals of Latinos in entertainment.

Video – Stills Collection

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2005 Academy Award winner (Student category) “Wednesday Afternoon”

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Wednesday Afternoon

Winner of the 2005 Academy Award (Student category)

There is no right or wrong in the world that Miguel, an East L.A. teenager, and his father live in, only choices. One’s an American, the other an immigrant, and though they are son and father, they are separated by a culture that threatens to tear them apart.

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JOSE YENQUE DEMO 2

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Roles in:

  1. “The Last Adam” (2006)
  2. “Wednesday Afternoon” (2004, Oscar Award Winning Short Film – Student Category)
  3. “The Blue Diner” (2001)

For more details: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0947490/


JOSE YENQUE DEMO 1

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Roles in:

  1. “Heroes-Destiny: Escape” (2008, TV Series)
  2. “Broken” (2006, Short)
  3. “Traffic” (2000, Academy Award Winning Film)

For more details: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0947490/