Jon Huertas

Jon Huertas was an American actor who was primarily known for playing Detective Javier Esposito on the ABC crime drama, "Castle" (2009- ). A native of New York City, Huertas took a rather unlikely path to acting ... Read more »
Born: 10/23/1976 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Castle 2008 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Green Diggity Dog 2014 (Movie)

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Miss Dial 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Key & Peele 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stash House 2012 (Movie)

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The Objective 2009 (Movie)

Sgt. Vincent Degateau (Actor)

Generation Kill 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

NCIS 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prison Break 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Right at Your Door 2007 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Cold Case 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Yardsale 2005 (Movie)

Chuy (Actor)

Without A Trace 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1996 - 1999, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moesha 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1996 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Joe Schmo Show 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1996 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Shield 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bug 2002 (Movie)

Mitchell (Actor)

NYPD Blue 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Elian Gonzalez Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Buddy Boy 2000 (Movie)

Omar (Actor)

Picking Up the Pieces 2000 (Movie)

Paulo (Actor)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 1998 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Executive Decision 1996 (Movie)

Terrorist (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stealth Fighter (TV Show)

Actor

Undressed (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Jon Huertas was an American actor who was primarily known for playing Detective Javier Esposito on the ABC crime drama, "Castle" (2009- ). A native of New York City, Huertas took a rather unlikely path to acting. Although he always had an interest in performing, after high school Huertas enlisted in the United States Air Force as a paratrooper. During his four years in the military, Huertas participated in two major combat missions: The United States' invasion of Panama in 1989, and then 1991's Operation Desert Storm. When his military service was through, Huertas' long-burning urge to act only intensified. He started auditioning for roles around his hometown of New York City, and eventually picked up a few guest spots on TV shows. His first big break came in 1998 when he landed a supporting role in the Frankie Lymon biopic "Why Do Fools Fall in Love." That same year, Huertas nabbed his first recurring TV role on "Moesha" (UPN, 1996-2001), and continued landing TV parts throughout the early 2000s. Then in 2008, Huertas appeared in the HBO mini-series "Generation Kill," as Sgt. Antonio Espera. The series, which detailed the 2003 U.S. Invasion of Iraq, was Huertas' first major part, and allowed him to incorporate his years of military service into his role. The following year Huertas appeared as Detective Javier Esposito on ABC's "Castle." That show, a crime drama about a novelist who tags along with the NYPD for research purposes, was a huge success, earning four Primetime Emmy nominations. In the fall of 2015, "Castle" began its eighth season, with Huertas reprising his role as Detective Esposito.

Milestones

2009

Landed the part of Detective Esposito on ABC's "Castle"

2008

Breakout role on HBO's "Generation Kill"

1998

Appeared in Frankie Lymon biopic "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"

Bonus Trivia

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Prior to becoming an actor, Huertas served as a paratrooper in the United States Air Force.

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On screen, Huertas tends to plays cops and various other law enforcemnt roles.

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