Adan Canto

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Adan Canto
Born (1981-12-05) December 5, 1981 (age 35)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present

Adan Canto (born December 5, 1981) is a Mexican actor. He is best known for his role as Sunspot in the 2014 superhero film X-Men: Days of Future Past. On television, Canto played Paul Torres on the Fox drama series, The Following, and in 2015 starred as AJ Menendez in the short-lived ABC prime time soap opera, Blood & Oil.

Currently, he stars in the role of Aaron Shore in the ABC political drama Designated Survivor.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Canto was born in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila.[2] He made his acting debut at the age of 9,[2] before starting a professional career in Mexican telenovelas in 2009. Canto also has appeared in a number of Mexican films, as Like Water for Chocolate before moving to the United States.

In 2013, Canto made his debut on the American television, playing the role of Paul Torres on the Fox drama series, The Following during its first season. He later was cast as Sunspot in the 2014 superhero film X-Men: Days of Future Past.[3][4] Also in 2014, Canto was regular cast member in the short-lived ABC comedy series, Mixology. He later had main roles in the Amazon pilot Hysteria,[5] and NBC's The Curse of the Fuentes Women.[6] In 2015, Canto was cast as AJ Menendez in ABC prime time soap opera, Blood & Oil.[7][8] The series was cancelled after one season. He later had the recurring role in Fox drama series, Second Chance, and guest-starred on ShondaLand's The Catch.

In 2016, Canto was cast in the ABC political drama series, Designated Survivor, playing White House Deputy Chief of Staff, and later Chief of Staff Aaron Shore opposite Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, and Maggie Q.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Sin memoria Coco
2010 Te presento a Laura Manuel
2011 Santiago del otro lado Santiago Short film
2011 Amar no es querer Mauro
2012 Al Ras Clarie Short film
2012 Casi treinta Sid
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Robert da Costa / Sunspot
2014 Before Tomorrow Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Estado de Gracia Leon
2010 Los Minondo Episode: "El enfrentamiento"
2013 The Following Paul Torres Series regular, 10 episodes
2014 Mixology Dominic Series regular, 13 episodes
2014 Hysteria Matt Sanchez Pilot
2015 The Curse of the Fuentes Women Salvador Pilot
2015 Narcos Minister Lara Episode: "The Men of Always"
2015 Blood & Oil AJ Menendez Series regular, 9 episodes
2016 Second Chance Connor Graff Recurring role, 5 episodes
2016 The Catch Jeffery Bloom Episode: "The Real Killer"
2016–present Designated Survivor Aaron Shore Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "‘Designated Survivor’: Adan Canto Joins Kiefer Sutherland ABC Drama - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Adan Canto". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Adan Canto Joins The X-Men - Movie News - Empire". empireonline.com. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Following’s Adan Canto Joins ‘The X-Men’". Vibe. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "'Mixology' Star Lands Lead in Amazon's 'Hysteria' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister. "‘The Curse of the Fuentes Women': Adan Canto Cast In NBC Drama Pilot - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Adan Canto Boards ABC's 'Blood and Oil' as Series Regular (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Rebecca Iannucci. "‘Blood & Oil': Adan Canto Replacing Yani Gellman as Series Regular - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "‘Designated Survivor’: Shore's character recently left the White House. Adan Canto Joins Kiefer Sutherland ABC Drama - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 

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