E.J. Bonilla as Denny on Unforgettable

Denny Padilla Played by E.J. Bonilla

Wise cracking Denny came over from the Organized Crime Division to help nab a high-stakes arms dealer…and never left. His nonchalance hides a steel-trap mind and a “first one through the door” set of balls. The one thing he can’t hide is his infatuation with Carrie Wells.

E.J. Bonilla

E.J. began his professional career as an actor at the age of 16. He had his first big break with the role of Rafe Rivera, a contract role on Guiding Light which earned him a 2009 Daytime Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

In addition to Guiding Light, E.J. starred in his first full length feature, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival favorite, Don’t Let Me Drown. The independent film was nominated for The Grand Jury award at Sundance and won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival, the Woodstock Film Festival as well as the Florida Film Festival.

In 2010, E.J. starred in two other full length feature films: The Mortician, costarring Method Man and Mamitas, directed by Nick Ozeki. Mamitas won for Best Narrative Feature at the 2011 Urban World Film Festival and an Imagen Award Nomination for Best Actor for E.J.

In 2011, E.J. starred in the film Musical Chairs directed by Susan Seidelman as well as the film adaption of Four, alongside Wendell Pierce. It was awarded the Best Ensemble Performance award for its four leads at the 2012 LAFF as well as another Imagen Award Nomination for E.J.’s performance.

His television credits include: a series regular role on the ABC pilot Bad Management, recurring role on ABC’s Revenge in the role of Marco, The Big C, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Bored to Death, See Kate Run, and the final episode of Cold Case. E.J. also appeared in the TNT Movie of the Week, The Ron Clark Story, alongside Matthew Perry.

He has participated at Sundance Filmmakers Lab in Park City, Utah on three occasions. Helping filmmakers to workshop Drunktown’s Finest, Don’t Let Me Drown, Dir. Cruz Angeles and Meadowlandz Dir. Moon Molson.

Alongside acting he enjoys playing football, baseball and basketball. He is also a proficient dancer and has studied ballroom dancing, hip hop, African dance, ballet, and jazz dance at the Young Dance Makers Company in New York City. E.J. currently lives in New York with his family.