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Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to an immigrant family originally from Mexico. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II (1996), and to his surprise, beat out hundreds of other young men for a role. After relocating to Los Angeles Peña quickly booked a succession ... See full bio »

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 2014 The Vatican Tapes (post-production)
Father Lozano
 2014 Frontera (completed)
 2014 Chozen (TV Series)
Ricky
- 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)
 2014 Gracepoint (TV Mini-Series)
Mark Lasseter
 2013 American Hustle
Paco Hernandez / Sheik Abdullah
 2013 Turbo
Tito (voice)
 2011-2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
Maguerite
- The Missing Kink (2013) ... Maguerite
- Hot Water (2011) ... Maguerite
 2013 The List (TV Movie)
Deputy U.S. Marshal Soto
 2011 Tower Heist
Enrique Dev’Reaux
 2011 The Lincoln Lawyer
Jesus Martinez
 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)
Circus
 2008 The Lucky Ones
TK
 2006 Babel
John - Border Patrol
 2006 Fifty Pills
Eduardo
 2006 Walkout (TV Movie)
Sal Castro
 2005 Sueño
Jimmy
 2005 Little Athens
Carlos
 2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Juanito Concha
- Snakes (2005) ... Juanito Concha
 2004/I Crash
Daniel
 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)
- When Night Meets Day (2003) ... Police Officer
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Noah
- Sunrise (2003) ... Noah (as Michael A. Peña)
 2003 Love Object
Ramirez
 2002 Andy Richter Controls the Universe (TV Series)
Patrick
- Wedding (2002) ... Patrick
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
 2001 Men, Women & Dogs (TV Series)
Miguel
- Kibbles & Grits (2001) ... Miguel
- Pilot (2001) ... Miguel
 2001 Semper Fi (TV Movie)
Douglas Cepeda
 2000 The District (TV Series)
Sante
- 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
Oscar
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
Alex Lopez
- Spree of Love (1999) ... Alex Lopez (as Michael Anthony Peña)
 1999 Moesha (TV Series)
Alejandro
- Life Imitating Art (1999) ... Alejandro (as Michael A. Pena)
 1998 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Roger
- Let's Talk About Sex (1998) ... Roger (as Michael A. Pena)
 1998 La Cucaracha
Orderly
 1998 The Sentinel (TV Series)
Johnny
- 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 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Reynaldo Estes
- At Risk (1997) ... Reynaldo Estes
 1997 Star Maps
Star Map Boy
 1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Rabbit
- Bangers (1996) ... Rabbit
 1994 Running Free
Bunk
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Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Used to skateboard at the time he was in high school at Chicago. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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