Esai Manuel Morales, of Puerto Rican decent, is the son of Iris Margarita (née Declet), a union activist involved with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, and Esai Morales, Sr., a welder; his parents divorced when he was a baby. Robert Morales is a video creator, producing inspiring, informative, and entertaining travel videos. I don't know how much of the movie was true to life, but I hurt for you. Bob; throughout the La Bamba movie; my focus was on you, more than on Ritchie. Loving mother of Debbie Lafleur and her husband, Paul, of â¦ Rita was also a member of the musical group I Threes. Bob, Irma, and sister Connie (named after her mother). He was 81. Despite having such a troubled past, Bob went on to create a big happy family of 8 children and his wife, Joanie. MORALES, Mary Josephine (Giorgio) Of Walpole, December 4, 2019, age 88. In 2014 we acquired a small travel trailer, a Winnebago Micro Minnie 1706FB to explore the United States of America and beyond. Esai Morales, the actor who portrayed Bob Morales in the 1987 movie and now stars in "Ozark," asked the public for prayers on Thursday. You were always 'second fiddle.' According to his daughter, Genevieve Diamond-Morales, Bob was always seen extending a hand out to help those in need. Robert L. Morales (born December 7, 1963) is a former freestyle BMX rider turned promoter, designer, inventor and business executive. Dad would tell us, 'Oh, he's just going to take a shower and get some food.' Even your wife, Rosie didn't accept your art talent. His siblings, including one older brother, two younger sisters and a younger brother, were living in California and Ne Joe Cabrera from Watsonville, California, ended up buying the bike that made a cameo in La Bamba from his friend, Bob Morales, as a basket case. Why is Esai Morales known for? Away from this series, Morales is known for playing Bob Morales in 1987's La Bamba, as well as Lt. Tony Rodriguez in NYPD Blue, Mayor Edward Beck in Jericho, and Joseph Adama in Caprica. Esai Morales Biography - Affair, Married, Wife, Ethnicity, Nationality, Salary, Net Worth, Height | Who is Esai Morales? At 70, he's "still bad," his wife Joanie said. In 1979, Bob and Joanie got married. His wife, Joanie Morales, after his passing said that "He was a benefit-of-the-doubt-kind-of-guy." Morales lived with his mother after his parents separated, although a heated argument about his acting career choice with her in his early teens prompted him to leave home. Esai Morales is an American actor famous for his role as Bob Morales in the 1987 biopic La Bamba. He is the founder of DYNO Bicycles, the American Freestyle Association (AFA), Auburn Cycles, KORE Bicycle Components, Morales Bicycle Co., Carlsbad Motocross Racing (CMXR) and ASV Inventions. Esai Morales NAILS the part â you wanna hate him, but you just canât. Valens was born Richard Steven Valenzuela in Pacoima, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles.His parents, Joseph Steven Valenzuela (1896-1952) and Concepcion "Concha" Reyes (1915-1987), were from Mexico.He was the second of five siblings with older brother INTERLAKEN â Bob Morales followed his own rules, of which he had a few: Men should show affection, for example. Bob became the groupâs manager and soon after they fell in love. Is Bob and Rosie still together? Esai Morales portrays Joseph Adama, whose wife and daughter are killed in the MAGLEV bombing.He is the father of Bill Adama, who will grow up to become Admiral William "Bill" Adama.. Esai Manuel Morales was born October 1, 1962 and is an American actor perhaps best known for his role as Bob Morales in the 1987 biopic "La Bamba". Even the very young--who only know Valensâ music from oldies radio stations--professed their love. He became a ward of the state of New York so his mother returned to Puerto Rico; he anâ¦ She goes by the name Rosanna DeSoto and she lives a very normal lifestyle. Colin Hanks, Diane Guerrero, â¦ She said, "We would always come home with someone in the house, 'dad's new friend,' we'd say. His videos are mainly published on YouTube, but some of them are also available in Amazon Prime Video and Facebook. Beloved wife of Robinson H. "Bob" Morales. La Bamba is just as much about Ritchieâs brother, Bob Morales, as it is about Ritchie. He met Joanie when he took up a job as a substance abuse counselor at a rehab center in California back in 1962. I hurt so much for you. the second link is to the family approved website of Ritchie Valens in which Bob and his wife (Joanie) contribute. Facebook screengrab Show â¦ 1 of 36. Bob Morales, Ritchie Valens' Brother, Was a Santa Cruz Legend By Mustafa Gatollari. At this week's 20th anniversary screening, he wore a silver-studded black leather jacket and talked about his motorcycles. She was also a backing vocalist with The Wailers. If you go for the bad boy, guess what youâre going to get? The older brother of Ritchie Valens, Morales, known to many as "La Bamba Bob," died on Sept. 15 at home surrounded by his family, according to a Facebook post from his daughter Bly Morales. "He had holes in both his knees of his pants. Here, he and and wife Yvonne Boismier Phillips attend the 8th Annual AAFCA Awards at Taglyan Complex on February 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Bob Morales, in real life Fans of the movie "La Bamba" are sending their prayers to Bob Morales, depicted as the rambunctious older brother of Ritchie Valens in â¦ Morales was with his wife, Joanie, when he died about 9 p.m. at his family home. La Bamba (1987) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Rosie, I couldn't find any info on her. He had crazy hair. âHe was a benefit-of-the-doubt kind of guy,â Joanie Morales â¦ He is currently president and CEO of ASV Inventions, â¦ Donna is still living also....the first link below is from a story done earlier this year..with quotes from family members still living.. Bob, Irma, and sister Connie (named after her mother). It seemed you never got the appreciation or love that Ritchie got. Bob Morales was a real-life biker who got his first bike at age 17 from a friend of the family that belonged to the Galloping Goose MC's. Ritchie Valens' Older Brother Bob Has Passed Away | ArtSlut Credit: La Bamba/Columbia Pictures. Bob Morales rocks Bob Morales, brother of '50s rock legend Ritchie Valens, is still a biker at heart, just as he's portrayed in the movie, "La Bamba." WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) _ Connie Valenzuela, the mother of the late rock singer Ritchie Valens, has died of an apparent heart attack. Whoever cast Esai Morales as Bob Morales is a genius. He has three. They were married in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 February 1966. âI really love his music,â said 10-year-old Erin Wilhelm. Morales, who called Watsonville home, was known globally as Ritchie Valensâ hardened older brother, or La Bamba Bob, as he became known for a tough-guy portrayal in the 1987 hit biopic âLa Bamba.â He is also best known as Lt. Tony Rodriguez on American TV drama series NYPD Blue (1993-2005). He met his wife at a Santa Cruz rehabilitation center, where they both worked.