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Michael Peña

Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, who worked at a button factory. His parents were originally from Mexico, his mother from Charcas in San Luis Potosí and his father from Villa Purificación in Jalisco. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich ... See full bio »

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The Martian Rick Martinez
Shooter Nick Memphis
Fury Trini 'Gordo' Garcia
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 2016 Morris & the Cow (TV Movie)
Ill Mil (voice)
 2016 War on Everyone
Bob Bolaño
 2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers (Video Game)
Luis (voice, uncredited)
 2016 Ares III: Farewell (Video short)
Rick Martinez
 2016 Ares III: The Right Stuff (Video short)
Rick Martinez
 2015 Bill Buddy (Short)
 2015 The Vatican Tapes
Father Lozano
 2015 Ant-Man
 2014 Frontera
 2014 Chozen (TV Series)
- The Battle of Broken Spear (2014) ... Ricky (voice)
- In a Pickle (2014) ... Ricky (voice)
- Boy's Night (2014) ... Ricky (voice)
- Family Weekend (or How Gary Got His Groove Back) (2014) ... Ricky (voice, credit only)
- I'm with the Contraband (2014) ... Ricky (voice)
 2013 American Hustle
Paco Hernandez / Sheik Abdullah
 2013 Turbo
Tito (voice)
 2011-2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
- Hot Water (2011) ... Maguerite
 2013 The List (TV Movie)
Deputy U.S. Marshal Soto
 2011 Tower Heist
Enrique Dev'Reaux
 2011 Battle Los Angeles
Joe Rincon
 2010 Eastbound & Down (TV Series)
Mr. Cisneros
- Chapter 13 (2010) ... Mr. Cisneros
- Chapter 12 (2010) ... Mr. Cisneros
- Chapter 10 (2010) ... Mr. Cisneros
- Chapter 9 (2010) ... Mr. Cisneros
- Chapter 8 (2010) ... Mr. Cisneros
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
 2008 The Lucky Ones
 2006/I Babel
John - Border Patrol
 2006 Fifty Pills
 2006 Walkout (TV Movie)
Sal Castro
 2005 Sueño
 2005 Little Athens
 2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Juanito Concha
- Snakes (2005) ... Juanito Concha
 2004/I Crash
 1997-2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Wilmer Lopez / Ferd
- Colonel Knowledge (2004) ... Wilmer Lopez
- What a Dump! (1997) ... Ferd
 2003 ER (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Missing (2003)
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- Sunrise (2003) ... Noah (as Michael A. Peña)
 2003 Love Object
 2002 Andy Richter Controls the Universe (TV Series)
- Wedding (2002) ... Patrick
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
 2001 Men, Women & Dogs (TV Series)
- Kibbles & Grits (2001) ... Miguel
- Pilot (2001) ... Miguel
 2001 Semper Fi (TV Movie)
Douglas Cepeda
 2000 The District (TV Series)
- The Real Terrorist (2000) ... Sante
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
Ignacio (as Michael A. Pena)
 1999-2000 Felicity (TV Series)
Brian Burke
- Revolutions (2000) ... Brian Burke
- The List (1999) ... Brian Burke
- Sophomoric (1999) ... Brian Burke
 1999 Bellyfruit
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
Alex Lopez
- Spree of Love (1999) ... Alex Lopez (as Michael Anthony Peña)
 1999 Moesha (TV Series)
- Life Imitating Art (1999) ... Alejandro (as Michael A. Pena)
 1998 7th Heaven (TV Series)
- Let's Talk About Sex (1998) ... Roger (as Michael A. Peña)
 1998 La Cucaracha
 1998 The Sentinel (TV Series)
- Night Shift (1998) ... Johnny (as Michael A. Pena)
 1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Luis Carrenza
- Something Sacred: Part 2 (1998) ... Luis Carrenza (as Michael Anthony Pena)
- Something Sacred: Part 1 (1998) ... Luis Carrenza (as Michael Anthony Pena)
 1997 Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (TV Series)
Felipe Galan
- Give and Go ... Felipe Galan (as Michael Anthony Peña)
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Ray Estes
- At Risk (1997) ... Ray Estes
 1997 Star Maps
Star Map Boy
 1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
- Bangers (1996) ... Rabbit
 1994 Running Free
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Appears in Bud Light commercials.

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Alternate Names:

Michael A. Pena | Michael Anthony Pena | Michael Pena | Michael A. Peña | Michael Anthony Peña


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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I've always noticed that girls cry way easier than guys do. See more »


Michael welcomed his first child, a boy named Roman, with his wife, Brie Shaffer, in September 2008. See more »

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