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Mariano 'Big Dawg' Mendoza


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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Known For

Prison Muscles
Prison Muscles BigDawg
(2018)
Avenge the Crows
(2017)
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul Truck Guard
(2017)
Eastbound & Down
Eastbound & Down Rodney 'Hammer' Garcia / Rodney (Hammer) Garcia
(2013)

Filmography

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 2018 Pontius Pilate (filming)
Guard (as Mariano Bigdawg)
 2018 The Pining (post-production)
Sgt Mendoza
 2018 Kilroy (post-production)
Mundi
 2018 Duel of Legends (post-production)
Oscar Willard (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2017 Lonely in the Dusk (Short) (post-production)
Security Guard
  Ball Street (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Columbian Druglord
  Compton's Finest (post-production)
Death Wish (as Mariano Bigdawg)
  Voyeur (post-production)
Tour bus driver (as Mariano Mendoza)
 2018 Prison Muscles (Short)
BigDawg
 2018 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series)
Javi
- Karl (2018) ... Javi (as Mariano Mendoza)
 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 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 Shadow of the Gun
Musle Og
 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 Mad Max (Video Game)
Gang Raiders
 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 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 Nicki Minaj Feat. Lil Wayne: High School (Video short)
Bodyguard
 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 (uncredited)
 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 Saints Row: The Third (Video Game)
Oleg
 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 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)
- 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)
 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)
 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)
Show Show Stunts (25 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Casting department (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Mariano Bigdawg | Mardano Mendoza | Mariano Mendoza

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trivia:

He is currently working and living in Los Angeles. He just finished working on his first comedy "School Dance", with Wilmer Valderama and Director Nick Cannon. See more »

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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