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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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Gotham Alvarez / Detective Alvarez
(2014-2019)
The Last Airbender Fire Lord Attendant
(2010)
(2012)
Paper Weight Marcos
(2011)

Filmography

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  Sugarfields (pre-production)
Det. Nicolas Lawson
 2021 iGilbert
Steve
 2014-2019 Gotham (TV Series)
Alvarez / Detective Alvarez
- Legend of the Dark Knight: The Beginning... (2019) ... Alvarez (as JW Cortes)
- Legend of the Dark Knight: They Did What? (2019) ... Detective Alvarez
- Legend of the Dark Knight: 13 Stitches (2019) ... Detective Alvarez (as JW Cortes)
- Legend of the Dark Knight: Ruin (2019) ... Detective Alvarez (as JW Cortes)
 2019 Landing Home (TV Series)
Veteran Shane Childers
- Going to the VA, Veterans and Horses (2019) ... Veteran Shane Childers
 2018 Black Wake
Agent Miller
 2018 Broken Hearts (Short)
Streets
 2018 Monsters and Men
Officer 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)
ICE Agent
- Brooklyn Heights (2014) ... ICE Agent
 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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Did You Know?

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:

Deployed to AnNasiriyah, Iraq in March of 2003, as part of initial troop movement during Operation Iraqi Freedom. See more »

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