Shalim Ortiz is a Puerto Rican/Dominican singer and actor. He portrays Mateo in Grand Hotel.



In 2007, Ortiz starred in the romantic web series "Engaged" as Miguel and on the second season of Heroes as Alejandro Herrera. He guest starred in an episode of Cory in the House. He also is featured in the Hallmark Channel movie Expecting a Miracle.

Ortiz has also guest starred in mainstream shows such as Cold Case and CSI Miami. He starred in for Lifetime’s miniseries Maneater as Pablo. In 2012, Ortiz starred as Frank Varela in NBC-Telemundo’s from 2011 to 2012.


  • He is an advocate of the American Diabetes Association, as his father has diabetes.
  • He became a spokesman of the ADA for the Hispanic population of the United States.

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