Arturo Castro (Guatemalan actor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Arturo Castro
Arturo Castro.jpg
Castro in August 2016
Born
Guatemala
NationalityGuatemalan
OccupationActor
Known forJames "Jaime" Castro on Broad City

Arturo Castro is a Guatemalan actor best known for his portrayal of James "Jaime" Castro on the Comedy Central series Broad City, and David Rodriguez on the Netflix series Narcos.

Career[edit]

Arturo Castro had mostly done theatre work by the time he was 17 before he had the opportunity to host a televised fundraiser with Latin pop idols. He then hosted his own show on Guatemala’s national network called Conexion a year before moving to New York City where he met Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer and got the role of Jaime in Broad City.[1] Castro had one of the leading roles in Ang Lee's war drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, playing Marcellino “Mango” Montoya, a member of Billy Lynn's Bravo Squad.[2]

In 2017 Arturo landed a role as David Rodriguez, son of a Cali Cartel kingpin, in season 3 of the Netflix Series Narcos. He also played Jose in Bushwick, a movie about 20-year-old Lucy and war veteran Stupe depending on each other for survival when a Texas military force invades their Brooklyn neighborhood.

Select filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Taught to Hate Antonio Short film
2016 Ace the Case Juan
2016 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk "Mango" Montoya
2017 Deidra & Laney Rob a Train McMillan
2017 Snatched Dr. Armando
2017 Brand New Old Love Charlie Cates
2017 Bushwick Jose
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Ice Cream Cone (voice)
2019 Lady and the Tramp Marco Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009–2013 We Speak NYC Jorge / Fredy "Love and Money" & "The Storm"
2014–present Broad City Jaimé Castro
2015 Alternatino Arturo
2017 No Activity Pedro 6 Episodes
2017 Narcos David Rodriguez 10 episodes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Castro, Arturo. "Who I Am - Arturo Castro". arturo-castro.com. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  2. ^ Lane, Laura. "Arturo Castro: 5 Things to Know About Broad City's Breakout Roommate". people.com. Time Inc. Retrieved 2016-08-28.

External links[edit]