He was born in Santa-Monica, California, to an Italian-American father and a Mexican-American mother. Gugliemi portrayed Cortez in the video game 187 Ride Or Die. He is most noted for portraying stereotypical Southern Californian Latino gang members. In recent years, he has followed Christianity, and regularly conducts speeches at churches.
- Noel was credited in the episode he appeared in as Noel G..
- Noel is usually type-casted in roles of Hispanic-American gangbangers, with the recurring name of Hector of some of his characters being a reference to his most well-known character, in the Fast and Furious franchise.