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Mariano 'Big Dawg' Mendoza


Mariano Mendoza was born in Los Angeles, California. He is a U.S Navy Veteran. He is considered the Hispanic version of Debo/Van Damme Martial Artist and Thug. He is the first Hispanic Heavyweight Cage Fighter to fight in the W.V.C in Brazil and Jamaica. He is know as OLEG in the video game "Saints Row 3" He was also featured in the "MMA Supremacy... See full bio »
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Known For

Training Day
Training Day Bodyguard #1
(2017)
Eastbound & Down
Eastbound & Down Rodney 'Hammer' Garcia / Rodney (Hammer) Garcia
(2013)
School Dance
School Dance Junior
(2014)
The Janky Promoters
The Janky Promoters Glanvilles Henchman
(2009)

Filmography

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 2018 Pontius Pilate (filming)
Guard (as Mariano Bigdawg)
 2018 Duel of Legends (completed)
Oscar Willard (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2017/II Compton's Finest (post-production)
Death Wish (as Mariano Bigdawg)
 2017 Loca (completed)
Oso (as Mariano Mendoza)
  Voyeur (post-production)
Tour bus driver (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2017 Anatomy of an Antihero 2 (TV Mini-Series)
Regulator
- The Road Chosen (2017) ... Regulator
 2017 Better Call Saul (TV Series)
Truck Guard
- Sunk Costs (2017) ... Truck Guard (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2017 Training Day (TV Series)
Bodyguard #1
- Trigger Time (2017) ... Bodyguard #1 (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2017 The Matadors
CIA agent (as Mariano Bigdawg)
 2017 Dice (TV Series)
Thug
- Episode #2.3 (2017) ... Thug
 2017 The Comedy Get Down (TV Series)
Football Lineman
- Get Off the Bus ... Football Lineman (as Mariano Bigdawg)
- Pilot ... Football Lineman (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2016/II Enemy Within
Detective (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2016 1st Strike
Muerto Muscle (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2016 Bridesman (Short)
Bouncer (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2016 Silicon Valley (TV Series)
Prison Guard
- Founder Friendly (2016) ... Prison Guard (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2016/II Beyond the Game
Fighter (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2016 Streets of East L.A.
Hector (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2016 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
Inmate
- Inside Man (2016) ... Inmate (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2015 Ghost Aliens
Stan (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2015 Life in Pieces (TV Series)
Cutter
- Interruptus Date Breast Movin' (2015) ... Cutter (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2015 Review (TV Series)
Mad Inmate
- Happiness, Pillow Fight, Imaginary Friend (2015) ... Mad Inmate (uncredited)
 2015 True Detective (TV Series)
Mexican Bodyguard / Cartel Member
- Omega Station (2015) ... Mexican Bodyguard (uncredited)
- Church in Ruins (2015) ... Cartel Member (uncredited)
 2015 East Los High (TV Series)
Guest Role / Bobyguard
- From Witch to Bitch (2015) ... Guest Role (as Mariano Mendoza)
- La Virgen de East Los High (2015) ... Bobyguard (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2015 Audacity
Hitchhiker (uncredited)
 2015 Entourage
Mma Fighter (uncredited)
 2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Perp
- The Road Trip (2014) ... Perp (as Mariano Mendoza)
- Chocolate Milk (2014) ... Perp (uncredited)
 2014 Strike One
Muerto Muscle (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2014 Marry Me (TV Series)
Grip
- Pilot (2014) ... Grip (uncredited)
 2014 Franklin & Bash (TV Series)
Hero Inmate 1
- Good Cop/Bad Cop (2014) ... Hero Inmate 1 (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2014 Murder in the First (TV Series)
Prison guard / Correction Officer
- Family Matters (2014) ... Correction Officer (as Mariano Mendoza)
- The City of Sisterly Love (2014) ... Prison guard (uncredited)
- Pilot (2014) ... Prison guard (uncredited)
 2014 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
La Fuerza
- Yo Soy Capitan (2014) ... La Fuerza (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2014 School Dance
Junior (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2014 Famous in 12 (TV Series)
Mariano mendoza
- Hitting a High Note (2014) ... Mariano mendoza (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2014 Gang Related (TV Series)
Los Angelicos Soldier
- Pilot (2014) ... Los Angelicos Soldier (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2013 Eastbound & Down (TV Series)
Rodney 'Hammer' Garcia / Rodney (Hammer) Garcia
- Chapter 29 (2013) ... Rodney (Hammer) Garcia (as Mariano Mendoza)
- Chapter 28 (2013) ... Rodney 'Hammer' Garcia (as Mariano Mendoza)
- Chapter 27 (2013) ... Rodney 'Hammer' Garcia (as Mariano Mendoza)
- Chapter 26 (2013) ... Rodney 'Hammer' Garcia (as Mariano Mendoza)
- Chapter 25 (2013) ... Rodney 'Hammer' Garcia (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2013 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Mma Trainer
- Bro Club for Dudes (2013) ... Mma Trainer (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2013 A Leading Man
Security Guard (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2013 Estudio 2 (TV Series)
Security
- Banda Machos/Banda Pelillos (2013) ... Security (as Mariano Bigdawg)
 2013 The Bridge (TV Series)
Driver
- Rio (2013) ... Driver (uncredited)
- Calaca (2013) ... Driver (uncredited)
 2013 R.I.P.D.
Mexican Luchador (uncredited)
 2013 The Goodwin Games (TV Series)
Little Ed
- Small Town (2013) ... Little Ed (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2013 Where Are My Dragons (Short) (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2013 I Am Victor (TV Movie)
Bodybuilder (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2012 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Large Dominican Guard
- Blood Out (2012) ... Large Dominican Guard (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2012 Money Fight
Pedro / Prison Guards (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2012 Cage Fight
Bigdawg (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2012 Big Time Rush (TV Series)
Henchman #1 2012
- Big Time Returns (2012) ... Henchman #1 2012 (uncredited)
 2012 Savages
Lado's Crony #2 (uncredited)
 2012 Outlaw Empires (TV Series)
Gang Banger 2012
- Nuestra Familia (2012) ... Gang Banger 2012 (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2012 For the Love of Money
Bouncer / Thug (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2012 Once Upon a Fight
MMA FIGHTER (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2012 The Finder (TV Series)
Henchman
- The Last Meal (2012) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 2012 NCIS (TV Series)
Thug
- The Missionary Position (2012) ... Thug (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2009-2012 ¡A que no puedes! (TV Series)
Policia / Martial Artist
- Policía vs. Ladrones (2012) ... Policia (as Mariano Bigdawg)
- América vs. Pumas (2009) ... Martial Artist (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2012 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary)
Thug
- Crimes of Passion (2012) ... Thug (as Mariano Bigdawg)
 2011 Budz House
Gangster (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2011 Wonder Woman (TV Movie)
Super soldier (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2011 Dexter (TV Series)
Lineman Football Player
 2011 Supremacy MMA (Video Game)
Mariano Mendoza the Boxer (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2011 Horrible Bosses
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 2011 Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
Gang Member 2011
- Zuma Canyon (2011) ... Gang Member 2011 (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2011 I'm in the Band (TV Series)
Muscleman
- Yo Check My House (2011) ... Muscleman (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2009-2011 12 corazones (TV Series)
Virgo / Luchador
- 12 Corazones (2011) ... Virgo (as Mariano Bigdawg)
- Especial de luchadores (2009) ... Luchador (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2011 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Trainer
- Bloodsport (2011) ... Trainer (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2010 Lean Like a Cholo
Crazy Loc's Thug (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2010 Chuck (TV Series)
David Bautista PD
- Chuck Versus the Couch Lock (2010) ... David Bautista PD (uncredited)
 2010 Pair of Kings (TV Series)
Royal Guard 2010
- Return of the Kings (2010) ... Royal Guard 2010 (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2010 Dark Blue (TV Series)
Big Tommy 2010
- Brother's Keeper (2010) ... Big Tommy 2010 (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2010 Entourage (TV Series)
Bodyguard / Lawyer
- Tequila and Coke (2010) ... Bodyguard / Lawyer (uncredited)
- Tequila Sunrise (2010) ... Bodyguard / Lawyer (uncredited)
 2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Fight Referee
- Headlock (2010) ... Fight Referee (uncredited)
 2010 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
MMA Trainer
- Hand-to-Hand (2010) ... MMA Trainer (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2010 Cage Free
Harper's Accomplice (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2010 Sympathy for Delicious
Security Doorman (uncredited)
 2010 Crazy on the Outside
Inmate #3 (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2010 Cutthroat (TV Movie)
Lieutenant (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2009 The Janky Promoters
Glanvilles Henchman (uncredited)
 2009 Bobby Fischer Live
Bobby fisher fan (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2007-2009 Reno 911! (TV Series)
Meth Dealer / Drug Dealer
- Getaway Trailer (2009) ... Meth Dealer (uncredited)
- Proposition C (2007) ... Drug Dealer (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2009 Operation Repo (TV Series)
Bodybuilder
- Tazed and Amazed (2009) ... Bodybuilder (as Mariano Mendoza)
- Burgers, Bottles, and Hustlers (2009) ... Bodybuilder (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2009 Fast & Furious
Cartel (uncredited)
 2009 iCarly (TV Series)
MMA Fighter
- iLook Alike (2009) ... MMA Fighter (uncredited)
 2008 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Bar Patron
- Episode #1.9047 (2008) ... Bar Patron (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2008 Mexican Gangster
Thug (uncredited)
 2008 Days of Wrath
Gangster (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2007-2008 Weeds (TV Series)
Bodyguard / Bartender 2007
- Excellent Treasures (2008) ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
- No Man Is Pudding (2008) ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
- The Brick Dance (2007) ... Bartender 2007 (uncredited)
 2002-2008 José Luis sin censura (TV Series)
Security / Sgt Bob
- Episode dated 29 January 2008 (2008) ... Security (as Mariano Mendoza)
- Los gladiadores (2006) ... Security (as Mariano Bigdawg)
- Repo Man (2002) ... Sgt Bob (as Mariano Mendoza)
- locos (2002) ... Sgt Bob (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2008 This Is Encino
Dutch's Bodyguard #2 (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2005-2007 Secretos (TV Series)
Gang Leader / Marianobigdawg
- La deuda (2007) ... Gang Leader (as Mariano Mendoza)
- Abuso domestico (2005) ... Marianobigdawg (as Mariano Bigdawg)
 2007 Women's Murder Club (TV Series)
Pro Football Player
- Play Through the Pain (2007) ... Pro Football Player (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2007 Boy s tenyu II. Revansh
Gangster (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2007 Shark (TV Series)
Bodybuilder
- Dr. Laura (2007) ... Bodybuilder (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2007 Fist of the Warrior
Bodyguard #1 (as Mardano Mendoza)
 2007 Daydreamer
Ogre (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2006/I Clash (Video)
Prisoner / Boxer (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2006 Charmed (TV Series)
Convict
- Repo Manor (2006) ... Convict (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series)
Driver
- Frank's Best (2005) ... Driver (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2005 Eyes (TV Series)
Santos Henchman
- Shots (2005) ... Santos Henchman (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2004 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Bodybuilder #2
- Buseys Run Away (2004) ... Bodybuilder #2 (uncredited)
 2004 I Accidentally Domed Your Son
Mariano (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2003 Taking the Westside
Model (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2002 Gangster Party
Servant (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2001 Dirty Kopz (Video)
Thug (as Mariano Bigdawg)
 1998 Veteranos
Thug (as Mariano Mendoza)
 1994 Highlander: The Final Dimension
Sword fighter (uncredited)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (5 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Mariano Bigdawg | Mardano Mendoza | Mariano Mendoza

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

All things are possible with Christ.

Trivia:

Veteran of the U.S Navy and Army Reserves from 1986-1995. See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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