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Demián Bichir

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 Astucia 1986-11-06
Latest Project:
Movie Chaos Walking 2019-02-27
Known For
Poster of 7:19
Poster of Weeds
Movie Chaos Walking Ben Moore 2019-02-27
Movie The Nun Father Burke 2018-09-05
Movie Alien: Covenant - Phobos Sergeant Carl Lope 2017-08-15
Movie Alien: Covenant seržant Carl Lope 2017-05-09
Movie Lowriders Miguel 2017-04-28
Movie Last Supper Sergeant Carl Lope 2017-02-22
Movie Good Kids Yaco 2016-10-21
Movie 7:19 Fernando Pellicer 2016-09-16
Movie A circus tale & a love song Refugio 2016-01-01
Movie The Hateful Eight Bob 2015-12-25
Movie Words with Gods Son (ep. "God's Blood - La sangre de Dios") 2014-08-30
Movie Death in Buenos Aires Inspector Chávez 2014-05-05
Movie Dom Hemingway Mr. Fontaine 2013-11-15
Movie Machete Kills Mendez 2013-09-12
Series The Bridge Marco Ruiz 2013-07-10
Movie The Heat Hale 2013-06-27
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie Savages Alex 2012-07-06
Movie Foreverland Salvador 2012-06-15
Movie A Better Life Carlos Riquelme 2011-06-24
Movie The Dream of Ivan 2011-10-14
Movie Hidalgo la historia jamás contada Hidalgo 2010-09-16
Movie The Runway Ernesto Cordoba 2010-07-10
Movie Che: Part Two Fidel Castro 2009-01-24
Movie Che: Part One Fidel Castro 2008-09-05
Movie Mosquita muerta Himself 2007-10-26
Movie Fuera Del Cielo Malboro 2007-01-12
Movie American Visa 2005-10-04
Series Weeds Esteban Carlos Reyes 2005-08-07
Movie Hipnos Miguel 2004-10-08
Movie Dark Cities Mario 2002-09-20
Movie Don't Tempt Me Manny 2001-11-30
Movie In the Time of the Butterflies Manolo 2001-10-21
Movie Ave María Daniel Simón 1999-11-20
Movie Sex, Shame & Tears Tomás 1999-06-18
Movie Todo el poder Gabriel Castro 1999-02-28
Movie Santitos 1999-01-23
Movie Dance with the Devil Catalina 1997-10-31
Movie Solo Rio 1996-08-23
Movie Miroslava Ricardo 1993-04-03
Movie Astucia 1986-11-06