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J.W. Cortes


JW Cortés is a Marine Combat Veteran turned actor, singer and philanthropist. Born and raised in Sunset Park Brooklyn, to inspiring Puerto Rican parents, he developed an interest in the arts along with a desire to serve his community and country. Currently Cortés plays the recurring role of 'Detective Carlos Alvarez' on FOX's hit prime-time series... See full bio »

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Known For

Gotham
Gotham Alvarez / Detective Alvarez
(2014-2019)
Power
Power Raul
(2016)
The Blacklist
The Blacklist Agent Suarez
(2015)
The Night Shift
The Night Shift Lieutenant Powers
(2017)

Filmography

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 2019 Landing Home (TV Series) (pre-production)
Veteran Shane Childers
- Going to the VA, Veterans and Horses (2019) ... Veteran Shane Childers
 2018 iGilbert (post-production)
Steve
  Sugarfields (delayed)
Det. Nicolas Lawson
 2014-2019 Gotham (TV Series)
Alvarez / Detective Alvarez
- Ruin (2019) ... Detective Alvarez
- Penguin, Our Hero (2019) ... Detective Alvarez
- A Dark Knight: One Bad Day (2018) ... Detective Alvarez (as JW Cortes)
- A Dark Knight: That Old Corpse (2018) ... Alvarez (as JW Cortes)
- A Dark Knight: Reunion (2018) ... Detective Alvarez (as JW Cortes)
 2018 Black Wake
Agent Miller
 2018 Monsters and Men
Officer Benito Suarez
 2017 The Night Shift (TV Series)
Lieutenant Powers
- Keep the Faith (2017) ... Lieutenant Powers
 2017 Three from the Block
Detective Rodriguez
 2016 Power (TV Series)
Raul
- The Right Decision (2016) ... Raul
 2016 A Northern Star (Short)
Police Officer
 2015 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
FBI Special Agent Lewis
- The Mystery of the Corner Store Crossfire (2015) ... FBI Special Agent Lewis
 2015 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Agent Suarez
- Tom Connolly (No. 11) (2015) ... Agent Suarez
 2015/III Stop (Short)
Officer Caceres
 2015 Eye Candy (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Unaired Original Pilot ... Police Officer
 2014 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Uniformed Officer
- Under the Gun (2014) ... Uniformed Officer
 2014 Believe (TV Series)
EMT / EMT #1
- Bang and Blame (2014) ... EMT
- Origin (2014) ... EMT #1
 2014 Taxi Brooklyn (TV Series)
Agent Ice
- Brooklyn Heights (2014) ... Agent Ice
 2013 Blue Caprice
Army Recruiter #1
 2012 Conscientious Objector (Short)
Jason Cruz
 2012 I'm Okay (Short)
Taylor
 2012 White Alligator
Anthony
 2011/I Paper Weight (Short)
Marcos
 2011 Gun Hill Road
Police Officer
 2010 The Last Airbender
Fire Lord Attendant
 2010 As Good as Dead
Cop
 2009 Salud
Juan
 2009 Mercy (TV Series)
Police Officer
- You Lost Me with the Cinderblock (2009) ... Police Officer (as JW Cortez)
 2009 A Kiss of Chaos
Emmanuel
 2009 Cloud Gazing (Video)
Furman
 2008 Sandman's Box (Short)
Chris
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game)
The Crowd of Liberty City (voice, as JW Cortes)
 2008 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Episode #1.15407 (2008) ... Police Officer
 2007 American Gangster
Narc Officer in Hallway (uncredited)
 2007 44
Magic
 2007 We Own the Night
Bouncer Cortez (uncredited)
 2003 Hot Tamales Live: Spicy, Hot and Hilarious (Video)
Sketch Comic
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Alternate Names:

JW Cortes | JW Cortez

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

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.'

Trivia:

In his Directorial-Debut, many of the characters in "Conscientious Objector" were named after his friends and family. The character of 'Judge Childers' was named as a homage to his fallen friend/comrade, LT Therrel S. Childers, USMC KIA 21 Mar 03. See more »

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