Mariano 'Big Dawg' Mendoza


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Mariano is best known for his part in Eastbound and Down as Rodney "Hammer" Garcia in Season 4. Mariano Mendoza is former MMA World Champion Fighter, Actor, Stuntman, Veteran and deemed as the WORLD'S STRONGEST LATINO and rated in the top 100 fighters in the WORLD! His Autobiography "The Untold Story of Mariano Mendoza" was released this last year ... See full bio »

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Double Cross Stunts
(2020)
(2017)
3 from Hell Gonzo
(2019)
Compton's Finest Death Wish
(2018)

Filmography

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  Pontius Pilate (pre-production)
Guard (as Mariano Bigdawg)
  Ominous (filming)
Steve
 2020/I Exposure (filming)
Javier
 2020 Stringer (filming)
Patient 41
  L.A. Rush (post-production)
Bodyguard
  My Red Neck Neighbor (post-production)
Hulk aka Motorball
  Suicide by Cop (post-production)
Officer Mendoza
  Voyeur (post-production)
Tour bus driver (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2021 Cartelifornia (post-production)
Swat Bigdawg
 2020 Vide Noir (post-production)
Hitman
 2020 Kilroy (post-production)
Mundi
  IN3DRAGON (completed)
Fighter Bigdawg
 2021 Quiet Storms (Short) (completed)
Savage
 2020 With A Single Leg (Short) (completed)
Wrestling Referee
 2020 Duel of Legends
Oscar Willard (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2020 Debt Collectors
Funeral Mourner (uncredited)
 2020 On My Block (TV Series)
Cartel
- Chapter Twenty-One (2020) ... Cartel (uncredited)
 2019 Michael Caine (TV Series)
Black Hawk
- Informant (2019) ... Black Hawk
 2019/III Countdown
Pool Player (uncredited)
 2019 3 from Hell
Gonzo (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2019 Animal Kingdom (TV Series)
Pete's Thug / Fight Fan / Mechanic
- Ambo (2019) ... Pete's Thug (uncredited)
- Into the Black (2019) ... Fight Fan (uncredited)
- Man vs. Rock (2019) ... Mechanic (uncredited)
 2019 Master Chancla (Short)
Master Chancla
 2019 Too Old to Die Young (TV Mini-Series)
Pablo
- Volume 2: The Lovers (2019) ... Pablo (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2019 The Pining
Sgt Mendoza
 2019 Black Monday (TV Series)
Columbian Druglord
 2019 The Masked Singer (TV Series)
Performer
- Season Premiere: Mask On Face Off (2019) ... Performer
 2018 Master Chankla (Short)
Master Chankla AKA Master Chingon
 2018 The Oracle of Nunchucku a Master Chankla Series (Short)
Master Chankla
 2018 Compton's Finest
Death Wish (as Mariano Bigdawg)
 2018 Hitman 2 (Video Game)
Bodyguard (uncredited)
 2018 The Rookie (TV Series)
Bodybuilder
- Pilot (2018) ... Bodybuilder (uncredited)
 2018 Lonely in the Dusk (Short)
Buff Orderlie
 2018 Lord Huron: Products of the Universe (Short)
Hitman
 2018 Prison Muscles (Short)
BigDawg
 2018 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series)
Javi
- Karl (2018) ... Javi (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2017 Shadow of the Gun
Musle Og
 2017 Avenge the Crows
Oso (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2017 The Comedy Get Down (TV Series)
Football Lineman
- Get Off the Bus (2017) ... Football Lineman (as Mariano Bigdawg)
- N-words with Friends (2017) ... Football Lineman (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2014-2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Perp / Muscle Inmate / Muscular Inmate
- The Big House Pt. 2 (2017) ... Muscle Inmate (uncredited)
- The Big House Pt. 1 (2017) ... Muscular Inmate (uncredited)
- The Road Trip (2014) ... Perp (as Mariano Mendoza)
- Chocolate Milk (2014) ... Perp (uncredited)
 2017 Dice (TV Series)
Bodyguard
- Big Fan (2017) ... Bodyguard
 2017 Anatomy of an Antihero 2 (TV Mini-Series)
Regulator
- The Road Chosen (2017) ... Regulator
 2017 Raging Bull (Short)
Boxer
 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)
 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 Big Grams: Drum Machine ft. Skrillex (Video short)
Bouncer
 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 Mad Max (Video Game)
Mad Mechanic
 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)
 2015 Dallas Smith: Lifted - Lyric (Video short)
Mexican Wrestler
 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 Gang Related (TV Series)
Los Angelicos Soldier
- Pilot (2014) ... Los Angelicos Soldier (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2013 I Am Victor (TV Movie)
Bodybuilder (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 Nicki Minaj Feat. Lil Wayne: High School (Video short)
Bodyguard
 2013 Where Are My Dragons (Short) (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2012 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Large Dominican Guard
- Blood Out (2012) ... Large Dominican Guard (uncredited)
 2012 K-11
Prison Food Server
 2012 Money Fight
Pedro / Prison Guards (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2012 109 Mmashow (Video short)
Host (voice)
 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)
 2012 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary)
Thug
- Crimes of Passion (2012) ... Thug (as Mariano Bigdawg)
 2011 Wonder Woman (TV Movie)
Super soldier (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2011 Saints Row: The Third (Video Game)
Oleg
 2011 Budz House
Gangster (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2011 Dexter (TV Series)
Lineman Football Player
- Those Kinds of Things (2011) ... Lineman Football Player (uncredited)
 2011 Supremacy MMA (Video Game)
Mariano Mendoza the Boxer (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2011 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series)
Cartel member
- Out (2011) ... Cartel member (uncredited)
 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)
 2011 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Trainer
- Bloodsport (2011) ... Trainer (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2010 Cutthroat (TV Movie)
Lieutenant (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2010 In III Dragon
Fighter
 2010 Perfect Sunday
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 (uncredited)
 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)
 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 Fast & Furious
Cartel (uncredited)
 2009 iCarly (TV Series)
MMA Fighter
- iLook Alike (2009) ... MMA Fighter (uncredited)
 2008 This Is Encino
Dutch's Bodyguard #2 (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2008 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Bar Patron
- Episode #1.9047 (2008) ... Bar Patron (as Mariano Mendoza)
- Episode #1.8960 (2008) ... Bar Patron
 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)
 2007 The Cure (TV Movie)
Thug
 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 Writer (8 credits)
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Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (2 credits)
Show Show Self (19 credits)

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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in Kasland video "Paradise"

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Mariano Bigdawg | Mardano Mendoza | Mariano Mendoza

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trivia:

Currently a male lead alongside Daniel Venegas in first-time directing project by Mike G. entitled SeeSaw See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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