Emilio Rivera

Despite growing up in poverty, Emilio Rivera never gave up on his dream of a show business career, and spent much of the 1990s and early 2000s climbing up the ranks of Latino actors. He started out playing small roles ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1961

Filmography

Actor (63)

The Night Shift 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

10 Cent Pistol 2015 (Movie)

Melville (Actor)

Kroll Show 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Z Nation 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gang Related 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2002, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mercy For Angels 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

NYPD Blue 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Son of the Beach 2001 - 2002, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sons of Anarchy 2008 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Water & Power 2014 (Movie)

Norte / Sur (Actor)

Filly Brown 2013 (Movie)

Mani (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Act of Valor 2012 (Movie)

Sanchez (Actor)

The Obama Effect 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Narcocorrido 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Southland 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mentalist 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Next Day Air 2009 (Movie)

Bodega (Actor)

Moonlight 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strange Wilderness 2008 (Movie)

Border Guard #2 (Actor)

Street Kings 2008 (Movie)

OG Vato (Actor)

Weeds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brothers & Sisters 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Delta Farce 2007 (Movie)

Jorge (Actor)

Raines 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

Councilwoman (Actor)

Splinter 2007 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

The Dead One 2007 (Movie)

Coyote (Actor)

Harsh Times 2006 (Movie)

Eddy (Actor)

Shark 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fun With Dick and Jane 2005 (Movie)

Day Laborer (Actor)

Sucker Free City 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Collateral 2004 (Movie)

Paco (Actor)

Never Get Outta the Boat 2004 (Movie)

Angel (Actor)

A Man Apart 2003 (Movie)

Garza (Actor)

Ali G Indahouse 2003 (Movie)

Ricco (Actor)

Bruce Almighty 2003 (Movie)

Hood (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

El Padrino 2003 (Movie)

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Robbery Homicide Division 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Shield 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

Benitez (Actor)

High Crimes 2002 (Movie)

Salvadorean Man (Actor)

ER 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guilty as Charged 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Pros & Cons 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Road Dogz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Titus 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Training Day 2001 (Movie)

Veterano (Actor)

The X-Files 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Traffic 2000 (Movie)

Salazar Soldier 2 (Actor)

Con Air 1997 (Movie)

Carlos (Actor)

Extreme Blue 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Donor Unknown 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cable Guy 1996 (Movie)

Jail Inmate (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Family, Mi Familia 1995 (Movie)

Tamalito (Actor)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Thunder and Lightning 1978 (Movie)

Honeydew Driver (Actor)

Cinema Verite (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Water & Power 2014 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

Despite growing up in poverty, Emilio Rivera never gave up on his dream of a show business career, and spent much of the 1990s and early 2000s climbing up the ranks of Latino actors. He started out playing small roles in various television series, including his debut appearance, on an edisode of the Lorenzo Lamas-starring action drama "Renegade" in 1992. Then in '95, he landed a minor part in Gregory Nava's critically acclaimed drama "My Family," which was followed by an appearance in "Con Air," the '97 big-budget thriller starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack. This led to more film work for the likes of Steven Soderbergh in his war-on-drugs epic "Traffic" and Carl Franklin in "High Crimes," both released in the early '00s. However, one could argue that during this decade, hip-hop music videos and television gave Rivera his greatest exposure as an actor: in the 2008 season of "Weeds," he played El Coyote, a smuggler who helps Mexicans cross the border into the United States illegally, often treating them cruelly. He also played Marcus Alvarez, the leader of a Mexican motorcycle club and a worthy adversary to the main protagonists in the series "Sons of Anarchy." An established comedian, Rivera has also appeared in several films starring Jim Carrey, including "The Cable Guy" in '96 and "Bruce Almighty" in '03.

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