Mostly Credited As: Jaime Monroy
Birth Name: Alejandro Xavier Delgado
Date Of Birth: February 01, 1962 (Age 54)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: East Los Angeles, California
Height: 6' (1.82 m)
Jaime Monroy is living a life that Hollywood movies are made from. The stand-up comedian has performed across the country making audiences laugh and has been described by his fellow comedians as a “Rock Star comic” says Comedian, Keith Nelson and with energy like a “shiny object that few comedians rarely possess and bring to the stage every night, ” says fellow Comedian/Radio Personality, Frazer Smith. Jaime Monroy made a name for himself back in the mid-70’s into the 2000’s as a stand-up comedian, unlikely Olympic prospect, teen-idol who can’t sing, sells million dollar paintings on t-shirts, and becomes the patented inventor of a necklace! It’s hard to believe that at the lowest point in his story, this "Hollywood Desperado” found himself broke and living in a 10 x 10 single, after losing everything in the L.A. riots in 1992. Early on, the rising unknown actor/comedian who exudes charisma and warmth was treated like a celebrity! Leading a flamboyant lifestyle living in mansions, driving fancy Mercedes, wearing designer clothes and exquisite jewelry. Jaime schmoozed with the rich and famous, had obsessed groupies and fended off leeches at New York’s Studio 54 and West Coast Tinseltown hangouts. He has been romantically linked with Tatum O'Neal (Oscar winner) disco roller-skating the night away at Flipper’s; sharing birthdays at Vertigos with Princess Stephanie of Monaco (daughter of screen legend Grace Kelly) and exchanging backstage sparks with the Material Girl herself, Madonna. The charming bachelor has a history of being engaged to some of the most beautiful women in the world, but has not made it to the alter…yet.
Born Alejandro Xavier Delgado on February 1st in Lincoln Heights, East Los Angeles, California to his Spanish beauty mother, Lola, and a talented Tex-Mex father, Jaime’s story begins on the Mexican Riviera, growing up on the beaches and tropical coastline.
Jaime Monroy attended Griffin Avenue Elementary School in Lincoln Heights East Los Angeles, a Latino barrio. This was a culture shock for Jaime. No beaches, no sailboats, no palm trees and beautiful sunsets. It was a different kind of jungle…a jungle made of railroad tracks and graffiti.
Struggling to speak English and fit in, Jaime Monroy becomes determined to stand out by doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way! At age 16, the street-smart fearless kid from the barrio of East Los Angeles seeks fame and fortune in the bright lights of Hollywood!
Jaime Monroy has broken down the negative Latino stereotypes and lives an inspirational story that all Americans can relate to. Like a jet soaring through the sky and stopping only to refuel, Jaime Monroy’s rebellious never-give-up story inducts him into Hollywood Royalty! Defining him as a one-of-a-kind, original, passionate innovator. His tell-it-like-it-is style is what keeps this persevering underdog to get the job done and succeed.
Jaime Monroy Studios located in Beverly Hills, launched hollywooddesperadotv.com in February 2008, an Internet networking site for all artists and entertainement professionals in the Entertainment Industry. Currently, Mr. Monroy is in development to host a television talk show, “Spice Up Your Late Night!” with Jaime Monroy.
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Jaime grew up on the Mexican Riviera: Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan and only spoke Spanish. His Spanish mother, “Lola” was pursued by photo journalists paparazzi style in Mexico City as one of the most beautiful women in the world. His U.S. born, Tex-Mex father a classically trained singer, had a jewelry business in Mexico.
Jaime impressed casting directors with his compelling audition to portray the motion-picture life story of Freddie Prinze in “Can You Hear the Laughter” the meteoric rise of the genius comedian and his tragic, untimely death. However, Jaime was only sixteen and the role went to an older actor named Ira Angustain.
At 16, he worked around the clock, making his own breaks in Hollywood: by day handing out tickets for television show tapings in front of Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre; in the evening parking cars for legendary comedians at the Friar's Club in Beverly Hills, and late at night, assisting Hollywood Screen Legend Mae West.
Milton “Uncle Miltie” Berle refers Jaime to the Playboy Club in Century City. The Bunnies used their mascara to brush in a mustache to disguise the under-age M.C.
Jaime was a West Coast Olympic Prospect in Track and Field to represent the United States in the 1980 Summer Olympic games.
He is listed in America's Names and Faces Library under "Athletic Achievement".
In the 1980’s Jaime toured as a teen idol in a boy band, entertaining hundreds of screaming girls in malls across America.
While on the lot at Golden West Broadcasting, he worked on game shows, talk shows, variety shows, telethons, and for Johnny Grant (Honorary Mayor of Hollywood) on the Hollywood Christmas Lane Parade telecast.
At age 18, Jaime goes from making $3.85 an hour to a whopping $750 per show, two shows a day becoming the youngest warm up comedian in television history on the show “Solid Gold”! starring Dionne Warwick, Andy Gibb, Marilyn McCoo, Rex Smith for director Louis J. Horvitz, and producers Bob Banner and Brad Lachman.
In the early 1990’s, television networks considered developing a sitcom starring the comedian Jaime Monroy called “South of the Boulevard.”
Innovating Picasso Sportswear featuring masterpieces on t-shirts, Jaime’s “Wearable Art” inspires the art craze in the clothing business.
Monroy represented the top 25 specialty t-shirt companies and created the Specialty T-Shirt Guild of America ( S.T.G.A. ) Jaime pooled all their money to increase “profit” by purchasing in million-dollar bulk quantities, driving wholesale prices down while still maintaining top quality. His innovations were featured in newspaper articles landing him into the U.S. Registry’s “Who’s Who in Leading American Executives.”
Jaime Monroy is a patented inventor, for his work on a spherical locket, which unfolds to reveal six photos.
Monroy opened SOHO, an East Coast-style trend-setting clothing and jewelry retail store in Westwood Village, California.
Famous for his marketing techniques, Jaime Monroy leased empty walls from
store owners for practically nothing; then charged enormous fees to movie studios for blockbuster-release billboard advertising in Westwood, California.
Jaime opened for many celebrities, rock bands and the biggest musical star in the world, Michael Jackson!
He has opened for more legendary comedians like Rodney Dangerfield, Henny Youngmen, “Uncle Miltie” Milton Berle, than any other Latino comedian.
Jaime was “artistically” adopted by Bob Hope, Lucille Ball and "Uncle Miltie" Milton Berle. Also, he made appearances along with Brooke Shields, Ann Margaret, Raquel Welch on the U.S.O. Tours entertaining the troops.
As a talent manager-producer, Jaime was a protege and then became a business partner with the two most famous talent managers, Starmaker Jay Bernstein and Idolmaker Robert P. Marcucci.
Jaime Monroy is known as the "Hollywood Desperado" from the documentary/film profiling his life and career “Hollywood Desperado: Rebel or Royalty”.
Jaime Monroy Studios launched HollywooddesperadoTV.com, an Internet network for professionals in the entertainment industry and hopefuls from around the world.
Jaime drinks three 8 oz. bottles of chocolate milk per day.
Currently, Jaime Monroy is in development to host a late night television talk show, “Spice up Your Late Night with Jaime Monroy”.
Jaime Monroy Quotes
“To succeed in life, you may have to change the roads, but not the destination.”
“Show business is two words. Show and Business.”