JW Cortes | JW Cortez
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
I was in Puerto Rico, celebrating my 39th birthday, when I got a call from my manager. She said: 'I need you to sit down.' I said: 'What's going on?' She said: 'Are you ready for this, Detective Alvarez?' I said: 'What are you talking about?' She said: 'YOU'RE DETECTIVE F*CKING ALVAREZ.'
On November 3, 2014, J.W. Cortes was featured in the popular "Humans of New York" project by photographer Brandon Stanton while still working as NYPD officer in Penn Station. In the interview, he told how he just received word that he was cast as Detective Alvarez on Gotham, and spoke of how he hopes he won't have to be a cop much longer.