Arturo Castro (Guatemalan actor)

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Arturo Castro
Arturo Castro.jpg
Castro in August 2016
Born (1985-11-26) November 26, 1985 (age 36)
NationalityGuatemalan
OccupationActor
Years active2008-present
Known forJaimé Castro on Broad City David Rodríguez on Narcos

Arturo Castro (born November 26, 1985) is a Guatemalan actor best known for his portrayal of Jaimé Castro on the Comedy Central series Broad City, and David Rodríguez on the Netflix series Narcos.

Career[edit]

Castro hosted his own show, Conexion, on Guatemala's national network, a year before moving to New York City. In New York, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and where he met Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer and landed the role of Jaimé 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 Rodríguez, son of Cali Cartel kingpin Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela, in season 3 of the Netflix series Narcos. He also played Jose in Bushwick, a film about 20-year-old Lucy and war veteran Stupe depending on each other for survival when a Texas military force invades their Brooklyn neighborhood. He starred in Comedy Central's Alternatino with Arturo Castro, a sketch comedy show centering on life as a modern Latino man.[3]

Influences[edit]

Arturo frequently cites[where?] Eddie Izzard, Robin Williams and Al Pacino as major acting influences.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Looking for Palladin Nestor
2009 Taught to Hate Antonio Short film
The Likes of Us Mr. Franklin
Lovebug Dennis 492 Short film
How to Come Home Billy Short film
Cuando ya no me quieras Felipe Short film
Behind Closed Doors Boyfriend Short film
Adan Miguel Correo Short film
Taught to Hate Antonio Short film
2010 Heaven Is Waiting Driver Short film
Tiempo al tiempo Cisco Short film
Fair Lawn Jose Aviles Short film
The Troy Shawn Welcome Story Raymond Short film
Apparition Omar Short film
2011 Tobi
Yi's Story Caesar Short film
Come Home Raquel Luis
2012 Indigo Children Armand
Vivir Asi Tito Short film
Caregiver Ricky Short film
2014 Sun Belt Express Miguel
Text Amy Luis Eduardo Short film
2015 Vicky & Jonny Jonny Devitto Short film
Mi America Ignacio
Ghost Story Club Gary Short film
2016 Ace the Case Juan
Railway Spine Vinny
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk "Mango" Montoya
2017 Bushwick Jose
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train McMillan
Snatched Dr. Armando
2018 Brand New Old Love Charlie Cates
2019 The Informer Daniel Gomez
Semper Fi "Snowball"
Lady and the Tramp Joe
2020 The Broken Hearts Gallery Marcos
2021 Yes Day Officer Jones
Dating and New York
TBA The Menu Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009–2013 We Speak NYC Jorge / Fredy Episode: "Love and Money" & "The Storm"
2012 The Pack Episode: Juan
2013 Lady Business Tyler 2 episodes
2014 2040 Arturo Winthrop
2014–2019 Broad City Jaimé Castro 25 episodes
2015 The Good Wife Juan, The Dishwasher Episode: "The Debate"
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Pizza Guy Episode: "Doctor Doctor"
2015–2016 Alternatino Arturo Web series, 6 episodes
2016 Invented Today Hamilton
2017 No Activity Pedro 6 episodes
Narcos David Rodríguez 10 episodes
No Activity Miguel 7 episodes
2018 Ghost Story Club Gary 8 episodes
2019 Dollar Store Therapist Arturo Episode: "Sharks"
Alternatino with Arturo Castro Various Also creator and executive producer
Room 104 Craig Episode: "Itchy"
Silicon Valley Máximo Reyes Final season[4]
2019–2020 Elena of Avalor Felipe (voice) 2 episodes
2020 American Dad! Columbian Villager (voice) Episode: "100 Years a Solid Fool"
Flipped Diego 6 episodes
At Home with Amy Sedaris Castrodamus Episode: "New Year's"
2021 Mr. Corman Victor 8 episodes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Castro, Arturo. "Who I Am - Arturo Castro". arturo-castro.com. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Lane, Laura. "Arturo Castro: 5 Things to Know About Broad City's Breakout Roommate". people.com. Time Inc. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "'Alternatino With Arturo Castro' Review". The Hollywood Reporter. June 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Silicon Valley: Season 6 | Official Trailer | HBO" – via www.youtube.com.

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