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Don Omar stars in "Fast Five," opposite Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster, as Santos.

Don Omar's talent was cultivated on the island of Puerto Rico but his star rose to new heights in cities worldwide. He is a pioneer of the reggaeton genre and one of the most recognizable names in Latin music.

On February 10, 1978, William Omar Landon began his road to fame in Villa Palmeras, Puerto Rico. Performing as Don Omar, he has become one of the best-known Latin acts in the world: he has
Don Omar in "Fast Five"
Don Omar Fast Five
Don Omar in "Fast Five" - © Universal Pictures
sold more than five million albums worldwide, participated in more than 17 platinum albums, and been the recipient of numerous awards. His determination, drive, and sheer talent have increased his versatility as an artist. he has also enjoyed crossover success, integrating his music into mainstream pop culture and making regular appearances in Hollywood films.

As a child in Puerto Rico, Omar first displayed musical talent while playing the trumpet. However, it was his active membership at his church that led Omar to become a preacher and a religious role model for the community. His charismatic nature and passionate delivery were gifts, but the time came for him to use them for another purpose. A natural performer, Omar decided to foray into music.

Fortunately, he embarked on this challenge at just the right time. After the Latin explosion of the late '90s, Latino crossover artists became a part of mainstream music. Over the years, the Latin influence in pop music has continued to evolve, fusing rhythms from all over the western hemisphere. A genre known as reggaeton eventually emerged and Omar found his ticket to stardom.

In recent years, Omar has worked to develop the career of other up-and-coming artists. He has also begun seeking creative fulfillment outside of music. He pursued acting and landed his first role in "Fast & Furious."

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How old is Don Omar? Find out here.

Age: 38 years old
Birthday: February 10, 1978
Full Name / Real Name: William Omar Landron
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Wife: Jacky Guerrido (4/19/2008)

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