Arlen Escarpeta
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Character Nathan Sears
Date of Birth April 9, 1981
Origin Belize, Central America
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Arlen Escarpeta is an Belizean-American actor who played the role of Lawrence in the American slasher film Friday the 13th and Nathan, Sam's friend in Final Destination 5.

Escarpeta first gained attention on the small screen when he starred in the NBC series American Dreams. He played Sam Walker, a young black man dealing with the changing times of the turbulent '60s. His television work also includes guest roles in on such series as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Without A Trace, Cold Case, Judging Amy, ER, The Shield, Boomtown, 7th Heaven and Boston Public.

In 2009 he was cast, in the horror slasher Friday the 13th. Arlen follows Friday the 13th with leading roles in several features. He next stars in the drama Roslyn, followed by Preston Whitmore's Dough Boys. He also stars as a young LAPD officer on patrol during the racial gang war in the drama 818, on which Escarpeta also serves co-producer. Escarpeta has also been cast in Final Destination 5, the fifth film in the hit horror franchise.

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