Kevin Alejandro

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Kevin Alejandro
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Kevin Alejandro in July 2011
Born Kevin Michael Alejandro
(1976-04-07) April 7, 1976 (age 38)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Spouse(s) Leslie de Jesus Alejandro (2004 - present) 1 Child

Kevin Michael Alejandro (born April 7, 1976) is an American actor. Alejandro may be best known for his roles as Nate Moretta in the crime drama Southland and as Jesús Velásquez in the supernatural thriller True Blood.

He currently portrays the recurring role of Sebastian Blood in the CW series Arrow.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Alejandro, a Mexican American born in San Antonio, Texas, grew up in the small West Texas town of Snyder. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin.

Career[edit]

Alejandro was featured on the ABC series Ugly Betty, playing Santos, the father of Justin Suarez and love interest of Hilda. At the time of the season 1 finale episode's filming, he had just become a series regular on the Fox network's newly introduced Drive, since cancelled. He was a featured player in the second season of the Showtime original series Sleeper Cell, playing Benito Velasquez, and also played Dominic Hughes in The Young and the Restless.

He made an appearance, along with fellow Ugly Betty actor Eric Mabius, in the CSI: Miami episode "One of Our Own", and another as a gay hustler in HBO's Big Love. He also appeared on an episode of Charmed season 7 as Malvock, a cunning demon. He also appeared in the first few episodes of 24's fourth season, as a terrorist henchman, in which he also stars with Tony Plana, fellow Ugly Betty actor.[1] Alejandro was a regular on the now defunct drama Shark as Deputy District Attorney Danny Reyes.[2] Recently he had a small role on The Cleaner, an A&E television series.

Alejandro also appeared in the movie Crossing Over, which was released in February 2009, alongside Harrison Ford. He played Detective Nate Moretta in Southland, produced by Emmy Award winner John Wells.[3] Southland was canceled by NBC Broadcasting, just two weeks prior to the premiere of the show's sophomore run, but has since been picked up by the cable network TNT.

He has also had a role in Weeds, season 4 and 5. Drop Dead Diva's Season 1, Episode 5 also features Alejandro, as the wrongfully convicted Michael Fernandez. He appeared on Season 1 of Sons of Anarchy as one of the Mayan MC members, son of Marcus, the mc's president. Alejandro stars in the third and fourth seasons of the vampire television series True Blood as Jesús Velásquez.[4]

In 2011, he appeared in the movie Red State opposite John Goodman and directed by Kevin Smith, as well a horror film called Cassadaga.[5]

He also played Tony Arroyo, a homicide detective in the 2013 television show, Golden Boy.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television
Year Series Role Notes
2011 Cassadaga (2011 Independent Film) Mike Single father, love interest of Lily (Kelen Coleman) [Lead Actor]
2011 Red State Harry
2011 The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy August Edwards
2009 Crossing Over Gutierrez
2009 Wake Detective Daniels
2008 Creature of Darkness Emillio
2006 Faceless Lucas Renosa Made for Television Movie
2003 Graduation Night Fishman
2002 Purgatory Flats Owen Mecklin

Television[edit]

Television
Year Series Role Notes
2003 Crossing Jordan Connor Marshall Guest Star Episode: "Fire and Ice"
Las Vegas Ray Duran Guest Star Episode: "Pros and Cons"
2004 Dr. Vegas Raul Ortiz Guest Star Episode: "Advantage Play"
Charmed Malvock Guest Star Episode: "There's Something About Leo"
2004-2005 The Young and the Restless Dominic Hughes Series Regular
2005 24 Kevin McCollin Multiple Guest Arc
- "Day 4: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m."
- "Day 4: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m"
- "Day 4: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m."
JAG Corporal Jude Dominick Guest Star Episode: "Fit for Duty"
Alias Cesar Martinez Guest Star Episode: "The Orphan"
CSI: New York Tom Martin Guest Star Episode : "Crime and Misdemeanor"
Threshold Marcus Guest Star Episodes: "Pulse"
Medium Jason Morrow Guest Star Episode: "Still Life"
2006 E-Ring Miguel Carrera Guest Star Episode: " The General"
Without a Trace Casey Miller Guest Star Episode: "The Road Home"
Big Love The Hustler Guest Star Episode: "Eviction"
CSI: Miami Carlos Santigo Guest Star Episode: "One of Our Own"
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Jaime Jones Guest Star Episode: "Driven"
2006-2007 Sleeper Cell Benito "Benny" Velasquez Series Regular
Ugly Betty Santos Recurring
2007 Drive Winston Salazar Series Regular
2007-2008 Shark Danny Reyes Series Regular
2008 Sons of Anarchy Esai Alvarez Guest Star Episodes: "The Pull" & "Hell Followed"
2008 Burn Notice Raul Guest Star Episode: "Turn and Burn"
2008-2009 Weeds Rudolpho Mason Multiple Guest Arc
- "If You Work for a Living, Then Why Do You Kill Yourself Working?"
- "Wonderful Wonderful"
- "Machetes Up Top"
- "List of Weeds episodes#Su-Su-Sucio"
2009 Knight Rider Victor Galt Guest Star Episode: "I Love the Knight Life"
Heroes Agent Jenkins "Chapter Eight 'Into Asylum'"
Drop Dead Diva Michael Fernandez Guest Star Episode: "Lost and Found"
Melrose Place Anton V. Guest Star Episode: "Shoreline"
2009-2011 Southland Nate Moretta Series Regular
2010 The Deep End Connor Smith Guest Star Episode: "White Lies, Black Ties"
The Mentalist Victor Bandino Guest Star Episode: "The Red Box"
Psych Dane Northcutt Guest Star Episode: "Ferry Tale"
Parenthood Mike Multiple Guest Arc
- "The Booth Job"
- "Date Night"
- "I'm Cooler Than You Think"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Victor Ramos Guest Star Episode: "Branded"
2010-2012 True Blood Jesus Velasquez Series Regular: Season 3 & 4, Guest: Season 5
2011 Bones Hercules "El Tornado" Maldonado Guest: Season 6 "The Change In The Game"
2012 Breakout Kings Benny Cruz Guest: Season 2 "Cruz Control"
2013 Golden Boy Christian Arroyo Series Regular
2013 Arrow Sebastian Blood Recurring role 12 episodes

Web[edit]

Web
Year Series Role Notes
2008 Gemini Division Amasso

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