Alex Angulo first began acting with a theater group alongside fellow actor Ramon Barea, working with the troupe for the next decade. Angulo began acting for the screen in 1981 with a role in "La fuga de Segovia," directed by Imanol Uribe. Following this project he returned to the stage, and did not return to film until an uncredited role in "El amor de ahora" in 1987. Angulo fully committed himself to film and television acting in the 1990s, with roles in "Todo por la pasta," "El dia de la Bestia," and "Muertos de risa." The actor took on one of his most recognizable television roles in 1998 as he became a part of the long-running Spanish series "Periodistas." Throughout the 2000s Angulo continued to work primarily in television, but also had roles in films such as "My Mother Likes Women" in 2002. Angulo played the role of the doctor in "Pan's Labyrinth" in 2006, for which he is best known by American audiences.