Noel Gugliemi as Lord of the Garbage
Tan-complected, shiny-pated, and goateed, Noel Gugliemi is the Ur-hoodlum Original Gangbanger. Practically every role of note he's had requires him to use the word "Homes." His CV reads like the membership roster of your local branch of the 18th Street Boys: "Jesus," "Snuffy," "Angel," "Chino," "Flaco," "Fatcap," "Big Dino," "Diablo," "Joker," "Capone," and "Big Lucky." He's Hector, the dude who collects the drag racing money and can't pronounce his last name, in The Fast and the Furious. He's Moreno, one of the three card-playing hoods who terrorize gringo Ethan Hawke, in Training Day. He's the dude out of whose ass the monkey flies in Bruce Almighty.
When, in the trailer for S.W.A.T.--screened before practically every movie not from Merchant-Ivory--Gugliemi, in his orange prison jumpsuit, crows "Are you for real or what, Homes?" everyone in the theatre perks up, because--"Hey! It's that gangster!" He's in School for Scoundrels, Crank, Harsh Times, Grand Theft Auto, Malibu's Most Wanted, Masked and Anonymous, Old School, National Security, The Animal, Wasabi Tuna, Crazy/Beautiful, 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, Robbery Homicide Division, Without a Trace, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The X Files, Las Vegas, Sleeper Cell, Monk... etc., etc.
So for now, Gugliemi seems to be making a fine living out of doing what he does best-- acting.