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Coati Mundi

Coatimundi

Miami Vice Characters
Born
January 3, 1963, New York, New York
Active
1980-present


Andy Hernandez (born January 3, 1963) is an American actor and musician using the stage name Coati Mundi. He appeared in the show Miami Vice as Ramone, gun runner in the episode "No Exit", as Tucker Smith, drug dealer in the episode "Smuggler's Blues" and Conejo, an aspiring actor in the episode "Everybody's in Showbiz".

Early Life/CareerEdit

Mundi was born in New York City, New York and raised in Spanish Harlem. He began his music career in the 1970s as a member of Eddie Hernandez and his Orchestra, later moving on to Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, a mainstay of Studio 54 (and scored the music for the movie 54 in 1998) during the disco era. He has also worked with Hall & Oates, Nona Hendryx, and many others. In the 1980s he joined Kid Creole & the Coconuts as a vibaphone player, and also made his acting debut in 1983's Get Crazy, later in Against All Odds and Krush Groove (with Sheila E., Run-D.M.C., and The Fat Boys). Mundi continued to act and produce music after his Vice appearances, including roles in Who's That Girl (with Madonna), Mo' Better Blues (with Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, and John Turturro), Carlito's Way (with John Leguizamo and Luis Guzman), Car 54, Where Are You? (with Penn and Teller), A Further Gesture (with Alfred Molina), He Got Game (with Michele Shay, and several others. Mundi is still active behind the camera as well as in front of it.

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