Jose Pablo Cantillo

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Jose Pablo Cantillo
Jose Pablo Cantillo at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.JPG
Cantillo at the premiere of Redbelt, April 2008
Born (1979-03-30) March 30, 1979 (age 36)
Marshfield, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003 – present

Jose Pablo Cantillo (born March 30, 1979) is an American actor of Costa Rican origin. He is best known for playing Hector Salazar in FX's Sons of Anarchy and Caesar Martinez in AMC's The Walking Dead.

Early life[edit]

Jose Pablo Cantillo (known as "Joey" in his high school days) was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin. He grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana and attended Terre Haute South Vigo High School, where he was a tennis standout for all four years, leading the Terre Haute South Braves to a State Runner-Up finish in 1996. He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2003 with a double major in marketing and finance from the Kelley School of Business.[1]


Cantillo decided to pursue an acting career in New York City after taking some drama classes at IU. In late 2003, he moved to California, where he, his wife Kristi, and their 7-year-old daughter live in Santa Clarita, a town “that kind of reminds us of Terre Haute”.[2]

After doing Off-Broadway plays in New York, Cantillo landed guest roles on popular television series sine early 2000.[citation needed] Cantillo had a recurring role in The Walking Dead as Ceasar Martinez.[3] He had a role in Neil Blomkamp's next two films, science fiction action thriller Elysium in 2013, and Chappie in 2015.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Manchurian Candidate Villalobos
2005 Shackles Gabriel Garcia
2006 Crank Ricky Verona
The Bondage Spider
2007 Cleaner Miguel
Disturbia Officer Gutierrez
After Sex Marco
2008 Redbelt Snowflake
2009 Streets of Blood Pepe
Crank: High Voltage Ricky Verona
Virtuality Manny Rodriguez TV movie
2013 Elysium Sandro
2015 Chappie Yankie
Solace Sawyer Post-production
Tales of Halloween (Segment: "The Ransom of Rusty Rex")[5] Dutch Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jack Martinez 1 episode
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Wilberto 'Wille' Angel 1 episode
2004 ER Juan Enriquez 1 episode
2005 Medical Investigation Rick Hain 1 episode
CSI: Miami Juan Fernandez 1 episode
Crossing Jordan Danny Artega 1 episode
Nip/Tuck Marlon Ramirez 1 episode
2006 Bones Jose Vargas 1 episode
2006–07 Standoff Duff Gonzalez Season 1 (series regular; 18 episodes)
2007 Eyes Fransisco Lopez 1 episode
The Unit Rock 1 episode
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation I.A. Officer Galvez 1 episode
Monk Carlos 1 episode
The Shield Amando Rios 2 episodes:
"Genocide" (season 7, episode 4)
"Animal Control" (season 7, episode 6)
2009 The Closer Enrique Santos 1 episode
Lie To Me Amadeo Valadez 1 episode
2010 Hawthorne Manny Rodriguez 1 episode
Dark Blue Raphael Garza 1 episode
Sons of Anarchy Hector Salazar Season 3 (recurring; 9 episodes)
Lone Star Matt 1 episode
Terriers Felipe Prado 1 episode
The Good Guys Santora 1 episode
2011 Law & Order: LA Cesar Vargas 1 episode
2012 The River Manny Centeno 2 episodes:
"Peaches" (season 1: episode 5)
"Doctor Emmet Cole" (season 1: episode 6)
2012–13 The Walking Dead Caesar Martinez Season 3-4 (recurring; 13 episodes)
2013 The Mentalist Angel 1 episode
Twisted Tales Ricardo 1 episode
2014 Rush 1 episode
2014–15 Constantine Hugo Lopez 2 episodes


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