Emilio Rivera

A prolific American actor with Mexican roots, Emilio Rivera is most widely recognized for his recurring role on the FX drama "Sons of Anarchy" (2008- ). Raised in a rough neighborhood in Los Angeles, he discovered ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1961 in San Antonio, Texas, USA

Biography

A prolific American actor with Mexican roots, Emilio Rivera is most widely recognized for his recurring role on the FX drama "Sons of Anarchy" (2008- ). Raised in a rough neighborhood in Los Angeles, he discovered acting while still in elementary school and pursued it over the years, eventually winning small parts on various TV shows during the early 1990s. In 1997, Rivera appeared in the hit action movie "Con Air," starring Nicolas Cage, and continued to turn up in major productions, often as a Latino tough guy. After recurring roles on the short-lived "Kojak" reboot (USA, 2005) and "Weeds" (Showtime, 2005-2012), Rivera found his signature part on "Sons of Anarchy" and later graduated to a featured performance in the low-budget thriller "The Devil's in the Details" (2013). While not a household name, Rivera has proven himself as one of the prominent Mexican-American actors of his generation.

Relationships

Yadi Valerio Rivera

Wife

Milestones

2013

Co-starred in "The Devil's in the Details" with Ray Liotta

2008

Joined the ensemble cast of "Sons of Anarchy"

2008

Featured in a recurring role on "Weeds"

2002

Appeared in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"

2002

Featured in "Ali G Indahouse"

1997

Played Carlos in the action hit "Con Air"

1992

First role on an episode of the TV show "Renegade"

Bonus Trivia

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Rivera has played characters named Coyote multiple times, most notably on the TV show "Weeds."

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Rivera is often cast as cops or criminals.

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