Emilio Delgado was a Mexican-American actor, voice artist, and musician best known for his role as Luis, the Fix-it Shop owner, on Sesame Street.
Delgado joined the Sesame Street cast in 1971 and stayed until his contract was not extended in 2016, as part of Sesame Workshop’s retooling of the series, though Sesame Workshop later confirmed that talks to bring him back were in the works.
Delgado continued to represent the workshop at public events after his departure, according to the workshop. He also played Luis in the Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Celebration TV special.
While Sesame Street was not in production, Delgado would appear in guest parts on various shows. On the television series Lou Grant, he had a recurring role as national news editor Rubin Castillo.
Delgado featured in Octavio Solis’ Quixote Nuevo (2020), a modern Chicano rendition of Don Quixote, at the Alley Theatre. He was a company member of Inner City Rep, The Group Repertory, and LA Repertory in Los Angeles.
House of Cards, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit are among his previous television appearances.
He appeared on Lou Grant and the short-lived Born to the Wind as a regular cast member. In addition, he made appearances in episodes of Police Story, Hawaii Five-O, and Quincy, M.E.
Meet Emilio Delgado’s Ex Wife Barbara Snavely
Emilio has had three marriages. In 1963, he married Barbara Snavely, whom he divorced in 1975.
Barbara Snavely is a Rogers firm associate attorney. Barbara is a native of South Jersey. She earned her law degree at Rutgers Law School-Camden in 1991, where she was a member of the law review and later served as Research Editor of the Rutgers Law Journey.
Barbara is also a volunteer with Burlington County Habitat for Humanity. She also served on the Board of Directors of a statewide advocacy organization focused on legislative justice and the needs of New Jersey’s most disadvantaged citizens for three terms.