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Emilio Rivera has discovered that turning your life around is the key to making dreams come true. His acting credentials have allowed him to top the list of successful Latino actors. His resume continues to grow with starring roles in films such as High Crimes (2002) with Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman and the much anticipated film Confessions of ... See full bio »

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Known For

High Crimes Salvadoran Man
(2002)
Collateral Paco
(2004)
The Cable Guy Jail Inmate
(1996)
Venom Lobby Guard Richard
(2018)

Filmography

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  Brothers of Justice (pre-production)
Judge (rumored)
  Season of Rage (pre-production)
Paul Lopez
  Street Justice (pre-production)
Richie Ramirez
 2023 Cuate (pre-production)
Cuate
  Time in Between (post-production)
Coach George
  Flamin' Hot (completed)
Vacho Montanez
 2022 YG Feat. Duki & Cuco: I Dance (Music Video short)
 2018-2022 The Family Business (TV Series)
Alejandro Zuniga / Alejandro / Alejandro Zuniaga
- Everybody Wants Harris (2022) ... Alejandro Zuniga / Alejandro / Alejandro Zuniaga
- The Heat Is On (2021) ... Alejandro Zuniaga
- The Hunt For Brother X (2020) ... Alejandro
- Deploy The Drones (2020) ... Alejandro
- I Don't Want To Lose My Queen (2020) ... Alejandro
 2018-2022 Mayans M.C. (TV Series)
Marcus Alvarez
- When the Breakdown Hit at Midnight (2022) ... Marcus Alvarez
- The Calling of Saint Matthew (2022) ... Marcus Alvarez
- The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man (2022) ... Marcus Alvarez
- Dialogue with the Mirror (2022) ... Marcus Alvarez
- When I Die, I Want Your Hands on My Eyes (2022) ... Marcus Alvarez
 2022 The Garcias (TV Series)
- Helicopter Dads (2022)
 2018-2021 On My Block (TV Series)
Chivo Ramirez
- The Final Chapter (2021) ... Chivo Ramirez
- Chapter Thirty-Six (2021) ... Chivo Ramirez
- Chapter Twenty-One (2020) ... Chivo Ramirez (voice)
- Chapter Seventeen (2019) ... Chivo Ramirez
- Chapter Eighteen (2019) ... Chivo Ramirez
 2021 Welcome to Our World
Bible Benny
 2020 Ride Hard: Live Free
Gauge
 2019 3 from Hell
Aquarius
 2018 Mayans M.C. - Inside Season 1: Training The Cast (Video short)
Marcus Alvarez
 2018 Mayans M.C. - Inside Season 1: The Mayans Table Read (Video short)
Marcus Alvarez
 2018 Mayans M.C. - Inside Season 1: Meet the Brotherhood (Video short)
Marcus Alvarez
 2018 Venom
Lobby Guard Richard
 2018 Mayans M.C. - Inside Season 1: Latin Pride (Video short)
Marcus Alvarez
 2018 El Chicano
Shadow
 2018 Mayans M.C. - Inside Season 1: The Creator, Kurt Sutter (Video short)
Marcus Alvarez
 2018 Mayans M.C. Season 1: First Look (TV Short)
Marcus Alvarez
 2018/I Fade Away
Mr. Salvatore
 2018 Lawless Range
Miguel Flores
 2017 Shadow of the Gun
Captain Morales
 2017 El Camino Christmas
Vicente Santos
 2017 Avenge the Crows
Carlos Santiago
 2017 Smartass
Poco Efe
 2017 Saints & Sinners (TV Series)
Officer Francisco Cooper
- The Queen and the Criminal (2017) ... Officer Francisco Cooper
- Tragic Circumstances (2017) ... Officer Francisco Cooper
- Playing Dirty (2017) ... Officer Francisco Cooper
 2017 Badsville
Lucky Lou
 2014-2017 Hand of God (TV Series)
Sgt. Kessler / Sergeant Kessler / Kessler
- He Must Be (2017) ... Sergeant Kessler
- What a Man Can Be (2017) ... Sergeant Kessler
- Telling Me Your Dreams (2017) ... Sgt. Kessler
- Gathering Dust (2017) ... Sgt. Kessler
- Your Inside Voice (2015) ... Sgt. Kessler
 2015-2016 Z Nation (TV Series)
Escorpion / Hector Alvarez / Hector
- Heart of Darkness (2016) ... Hector Alvarez
- Welcome to Murphytown (2016) ... Hector Alvarez
- Escorpion and the Red Hand (2016) ... Hector
- Murphy's Miracle (2016) ... Hector
- A New Mission (2016) ... Hector Alvarez
 2016 48 Hours to Live
Gunner
 2016 Better Criminal
Clavo Lopez
 2016 North by El Norte
Big boss
 2016 TripTank (TV Series)
Henchman #1 / Spanish Operator
- Brain Virus (2016) ... Henchman #1 (voice)
- Sick Day (2016) ... Spanish Operator (voice)
 2016 The Night Shift (TV Series)
Jorge
- The Way Back (2016) ... Jorge
 2015 Street Level
Pete
 2015 Hitman: Agent 47
Fabian (uncredited)
 2015 Mercy for Angels
Machetto
 2008-2014 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series)
Marcus Alvarez
- Papa's Goods (2014) ... Marcus Alvarez
- Red Rose (2014) ... Marcus Alvarez
- Suits of Woe (2014) ... Marcus Alvarez
- Greensleeves (2014) ... Marcus Alvarez
- Smoke 'em If You Got 'em (2014) ... Marcus Alvarez
 2014 Sins of the Father (Short)
Ramon
 2014 Gang Related (TV Series)
Tio Gordo
- Malandros (2014) ... Tio Gordo
- Almádena (2014) ... Tio Gordo
- La Luz Verde (2014) ... Tio Gordo
- El Buey y El Alacran (2014) ... Tio Gordo
- Dia de Todos los Santos (2014) ... Tio Gordo
 2014 Cry of the Butterfly
Jose
 2014 Internal Affairs I.A.D. (TV Movie)
 2014 10 Cent Pistol
Melville
 2014/I Bullet
Speedy
 2013 Kroll Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- The Greatest Hits of It (2013) ... Various Characters
 2013 Water & Power
Norte / Sur
 2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Benito Escobar
- Poisoned Motive (2013) ... Benito Escobar
 2013 Nicki Minaj Feat. Lil Wayne: High School (Music Video)
Don (as El Jefe)
 2013 The Devil's in the Details
Bill Duffy
 2012 Devils Inside
Mob Boss
 2012 The Obama Effect
Hector Santiago
 2012 C'mon Man
Steven
 2012 Vaseline (Short)
Mr. Chumpero
 2012 Act of Valor
Sanchez
 2012 Filly Brown
Mani
 2011 Narcocorrido (Short)
Ramon
 2011 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Martin
- The Redshirt (2011) ... Martin
 2011 Budz House
Big Happy
 2011 Platinum Illusions
Boss Hog
 2011 Cinema Verite (TV Movie)
Nightwatchman
 2011 Southland (TV Series)
Luis Reyes
- Let It Snow (2011) ... Luis Reyes
 2010 American Flyer
Big Boss
 2010/II Broken
Carlos
 2010 Food Stamps
Bible Benny
 2010 Perfect Sunday
Paisa
 2009 Big L.A. Feat. Frost: La Raza Part 2 (Music Video)
Emilio Rivera
 2009 Tom Cool
Actor
 2009 Convict
The 'Drunk'
 2009 Next Day Air
Bodega
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Tony Calvo
- Blinded (2009) ... Tony Calvo
 2009 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Little Stevie
- Point of No Return (2009) ... Little Stevie
 2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)
Mexican Police Chief
- Mr. Ferguson Is Ill Today (2008) ... Mexican Police Chief
 2008 Weeds (TV Series)
El Coyote
- Little Boats (2008) ... El Coyote
- I Am the Table (2008) ... El Coyote
- No Man Is Pudding (2008) ... El Coyote
- The Three Coolers (2008) ... El Coyote
 2008 Street Kings
OG Vato
 2008 Strange Wilderness
Border Guard #2
 2008 Moonlight (TV Series)
Chemma Tejada
- Love Lasts Forever (2008) ... Chemma Tejada
 2007 The Third Nail
Martin
 2007 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Nick
 2007 Delta Farce
Jorge
 2007 The Gift: At Risk
Father Romero
 2007 Spider-Man 3
Policeman at Sand Truck
 2007 Raines (TV Series)
Coyote
- Meet Juan Doe (2007) ... Coyote
 2007 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
The Sponsor
- The Other Walker (2007) ... The Sponsor
 2007 The Dead One
Coyote
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Victor
- South of the Border: Part Dos (2006) ... Victor (as Emilo Rivera)
- South of the Border: Part Uno (2006) ... Victor
 2006 Shark (TV Series)
Detective #1
- Pilot (2006) ... Detective #1
 2006/I Splinter
Jesse (Veterano)
 2006 Bones (TV Series)
Ramon Ortez
- The Woman in the Garden (2006) ... Ramon Ortez
 2005 50 Cent: Just a Lil Bit (Music Video)
Enemy #1
 2005 Purple Heart
Deputy
 2005 Short Fuse
Camacho
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane
Day Laborer
 2005 Harsh Times
Eddy
 2005 Kojak (TV Series)
Diaz The King / Armando Diaz
- Kind of Blue (2005) ... Diaz The King
- Hitman (2005) ... Diaz The King
- Fathers and Sons (2005) ... Armando Diaz (uncredited)
 2005 Y nada más (Short)
Lalo
 2004 Mobb Deep: Real Gangstaz ft. Lil Jon (Music Video)
Gangster
 2004 Doing Hard Time (Video)
Officer David Teal
 2004 Sucker Free City (TV Movie)
Detective Zepada
 2004 El padrino
Rudy
 2004 Collateral
Paco
 2004 Cake (Video)
Fidel
 2004 Party Animalz (Video)
Uncle Hector
 2004 Mobb Deep: Got It Twisted (Music Video)
Gangster
 2003 El matador
Chuy
 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Bank Robber #1
- Inside the Box (2003) ... Bank Robber #1
 2003 Bruce Almighty
Hood
 2002-2003 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series)
Ricardo / Mariana's Uncle / Juan Tiant
- Hellbound Train (2003) ... Ricardo
- A Life of Its Own (2002) ... Mariana's Uncle
- Mini-Mall (2002) ... Juan Tiant
 2003 A Man Apart
Garza
 2003 The Shield (TV Series)
Navaro Quintero
- Greenlit (2003) ... Navaro Quintero
- The Quick Fix (2003) ... Navaro Quintero
 1999-2003 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Boat Captain / Ruffian
- Episode #1.7553 (2003) ... Ruffian
- Episode #1.6583 (1999) ... Boat Captain
- Episode #1.6579 (1999) ... Boat Captain (credit only)
 2002 R.U.S./H. (TV Movie)
Stick Sandoval
 2002 Son of the Beach (TV Series)
Dirty Sanchez
- Saturday Night Queefer (2002) ... Dirty Sanchez (uncredited)
- Penetration Island (2002) ... Dirty Sanchez
 2002 High Crimes
Salvadoran Man
 2002 Ali G Indahouse
Rico
 2002 Road Dogz
Big Joe
 2001 English for All (TV Series)
Detective Castillo
 2001 Titus (TV Series)
Castro
- Racing in the Streets (2001) ... Castro
 2001 ER (TV Series)
Emilio Cardazco
- Start All Over Again (2001) ... Emilio Cardazco
 2001 Tomcats
Sampson (uncredited)
 1998-2001 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Hector / Galvez
- Waking Up Is Hard to Do (2001) ... Hector
- Don't Kill the Messenger (1998) ... Galvez
 2000 Traffic
Salazar Soldier #2
 2000 Guilty as Charged (TV Movie)
Pvt. Alberto Ramirerz
 2000 The X-Files (TV Series)
Brigham
- Orison (2000) ... Brigham
 1999 Pros & Cons
Con#1
 1997-1999 L.A. Heat (TV Series)
Officer Miller
- Cop Killer (1999) ... Officer Miller
 1998 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Juan 'Loco' Morales
- Test of Faith (1998) ... Juan 'Loco' Morales
 1998 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (TV Series)
Hector
- Apres Vu (1998) ... Hector
- Déja Vu (1998)
 1997 Con Air
Carlos
 1996-1997 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Lucien Cortéz
- Episode #1.2466 (1997) ... Lucien Cortéz
- Episode #1.2465 (1997) ... Lucien Cortéz
- Episode #1.2459 (1997) ... Lucien Cortéz
- Episode #1.2448 (1996) ... Lucien Cortéz
- Episode #1.2442 (1996) ... Lucien Cortéz
 1996 The Cable Guy
Jail Inmate
 1996 JAG (TV Series)
Drug Runner
- Sightings (1996) ... Drug Runner
 1995 Extreme Blue (TV Movie)
Matulo
 1995 Donor Unknown (TV Movie)
Emilio
 1995 Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
Tony Castro
- Episode #8.1 (1995) ... Tony Castro
 1995 Rage
Javier
 1995 Murder Was the Case: The Movie (Video short)
Reporter #2
 1995 My Family
Tamalito
 1995 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Felipe
- Hazardous to Your Health (1995) ... Felipe
 1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (TV Series)
Federale
- Brisco in Jalisco (1993) ... Federale
 1992 Renegade (TV Series)
Rafe
- Payback (1992) ... Rafe
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Other Works:

Appears in Mobb Deep's video "Got It Twisted" (2004) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 8 Pictorials | See more »


Alternate Names:

El Jefe | Emilo Rivera

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)


Parents:

Delia Rivera | Emilio Rivera
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Personal Quote:

People always say fake it till you make, I say don't ,Because if for some reason you don't make it, all that faking will catch up to you.

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Is also a stand-up comedian See more »

Nickname:

Lefty

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