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Demián Bichir

Demián Bichir Nájera (August 1, 1963, height 5' 10" (1,78 m)) is a Mexican actor. Both of his parents, Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera, and brothers Odiseo and Bruno Bichir are actors. He was married to singer Lisset Gutiérrez. He started his acting career at the age of 14 in the telenovela Rina with Ofelia Medina. His second acting role was as an adult in Vivir enamorada both telenovelas were during his years with Televisa. The following year he obtained a role in his first movie, the American production Choices of the Heart. He then continued his acting roles in telenovelas with film productions of Mexico, Spain and the United States. His movie Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999) broke box-office records in Mexico becoming the #1 movie in the history of Mexican cinema until El crimen del Padre Amaro. The MTV Movie Awards-México created a special category "Mejor Bichir en una Película" ("Best Bichir in a movie") because of the many films the Bichir siblings act in every year. He earned this award for Bendito infierno, in which he co-stars with Victoria Abril, Penélope Cruz and Gael García Bernal. His American debut occurred when he depicted Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's 2008 biopic Che, on the life of revolutionary Che Guevara. Recently he has been exposed to a wider American audience with his recurring role as Esteban Reyes, the corrupt mayor of Tijuana and love interest of Nancy Botwin in the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons of the Showtime comedy series Weeds.

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Aug 1, 1963 In Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Choices of the Heart 1983-12-05
Latest Project:
Movie Godzilla vs. Kong 2021-03-24
Known For
Poster of The Grudge
Poster of Corazón
Poster of Alien: Covenant
Poster of The Hateful Eight
Movie Godzilla vs. Kong Walter Simmons 2021-03-24
Movie Land Miguel 2021-02-12
Movie Chaos Walking Ben Moore 2021-02-24
Movie Danyka Armando 2020-11-26
Movie The Grudge Goodman 2020-01-02
Movie The Midnight Sky Sanchez 2020-12-10
Series Grand Hotel Santiago Mendoza 2019-06-17
Movie Corazón Dr. Mario Garcia 2018-04-04
Movie The Nun Father Burke 2018-09-05
Movie Lowriders Miguel 2017-04-28
Movie Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Crew Messages Lopé 2017-04-17
Movie Alien: Covenant Carl Lope 2017-05-09
Movie Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper Sergeant Carl Lope 2017-02-22
Movie Master Class: Ridley Scott Self 2017-08-15
Movie Walden: Life in The Woods Ramirez 2017-11-04
Movie Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Phobos Sergeant Carl Lope 2017-08-15
Movie A circus tale & a love song Refugio 2016-01-01
Movie 7:19 Fernando Pellicer 2016-09-16
Movie Good Kids Yaco 2016-07-29
Movie 43 Himself (as Demian Bichir) 2015-10-09
Movie The Hateful Eight Bob 2015-12-25
Movie Death in Buenos Aires Inspector Chávez 2014-05-05
Movie Words with Gods Son (ep. "God's Blood - La sangre de Dios") 2014-11-20
Movie The Heat Hale 2013-06-27
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Series The Bridge Marco Ruiz 2013-07-10
Movie Machete Kills Mendez 2013-09-12
Movie Before We Are Forgotten 2013-12-08
Movie Dom Hemingway Mr. Fontaine 2013-11-15
Movie Savages Alex 2012-07-06
Movie El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza Cerdo Gutiérrez 2 (voice) 2012-11-30
Movie A Better Life Carlos Riquelme 2011-06-24
Movie The Dream of Ivan 2011-10-14
Movie Foreverland Salvador 2011-12-03
Movie The Runway Ernesto Cordoba 2010-07-10
Movie Hidalgo: la historia jamás contada Hidalgo 2010-09-16
Movie Che: Part Two Fidel Castro 2009-01-24
Movie Enemigos íntimos 2009-08-07
Movie Che: Part One Fidel Castro 2008-09-05
Movie Fuera Del Cielo Malboro 2007-01-12
Movie Mosquita muerta Himself 2007-10-26
Series Weeds Esteban Carlos Reyes 2005-08-07
Movie American Visa 2005-10-04
Movie Hipnos Miguel 2004-10-08
Series Las Lunas del Auditorio Himself 2002-09-04
Movie Dark Cities Mario 2002-09-20
Movie Heartbreak Hospital Tonio 2002-12-20
Movie In the Time of the Butterflies Manolo 2001-10-21
Movie Don't Tempt Me Manny 2001-11-30
Movie Todo el poder Gabriel Castro 1999-02-28
Movie Santitos 1999-01-23
Movie Sex, Shame & Tears Tomás 1999-06-18
Movie Ave María Daniel Simón 1999-11-20
Movie Luces de la noche 1998-05-29
Movie Cilantro and Parsley Carlos Rodríguez 1998-09-18
Movie Dance with the Devil Catalina 1997-10-31
Movie Salón México Insp. Casteleón 1996-02-02
Movie Solo Rio 1996-08-23
Movie Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead Omar 1995-10-05
Movie Hasta Morir 1994-06-01
Movie Miroslava Ricardo 1993-04-03
Movie Red Dawn Jorge 1989-02-10
Movie Astucia 1986-11-06
Movie Viaje al paraíso 1985-09-08
Movie Choices of the Heart Armando 1983-12-05