Demetrius Navarro

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Demetrius Navarro
Los Angeles, California
OccupationActor, Director, Screenwriter, CEO
Years active1988-present
Spouse(s)Erlinda Orozco[1]

Demetrius Navarro is an actor, writer and director as well as the CEO of D Street Films.[2][3]



His first professional acting job was for Luis Valdez’s theater company, El Teatro Campesino.[4] Navarro made his film debut in Friday,[5] opposite Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. He then played lead roles in 187, opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Soldier Boyz, The Yard Sale[6] and Runaways. He spent 11 seasons on ER as Morales,[3][5] while, at the same time, starring on Telemundo’s top rated sitcom Los Beltran.[5]

He has also had guest starring roles on The O.C.,[5] CSI Miami, and NYPD Blue.

Writer and Director[edit]

Navarro has written and directed four movies: American Lowrider, starring Danny Trejo; Anything is Possible,[5][7][8] starring Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Bennett and Ethan Bortnick in his feature film debut;[8][9] American Justice (which he co-write with Jerry Bryant and Tommy Lister);[5][10] and Gone Hollywood.[5]

He also directed Lean like a Cholo starring Danny Trejo,[3] Put Your Locs On and Silent No More[11] starring K.D. Aubert, Kym Whitley and Erlinda Orozsco.


He produced Runaways,[5] which was nominated for several awards, including the Los Angeles FirstGlance Film Festival for Best Feature in 2004,[12] the Philadelphia FirstGlance Film Festival for Best Feature in 2005[13] and the Indie Gathering Film Festival for Best Feature in 2006.[14]

Next, he produced and starred in Purple Heart,[5] which was nominated for a Prism Award for Best Picture.

He co-produced The Yard Sale, which won Best Picture at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, and The Little Match Makers,[5] which won Best Picture at the San Diego Indie Fest in 2011.


He was nominated for an ALMA Award in the Best Supporting Actor category in 2002.[5][15] As part of the ensemble cast of ER, he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Navarro is a 2014 Africa NAFCA nominate for Best Director in a Foreign Film.[16] Two of his films, Silent No More and Anything is Possible, are nominees for Best Foreign Film.[16]

Current Projects[edit]

Navarro is the CEO of D Street Films.[2][3]


  1. ^ Our Wedding. "Erlinda & Demetrius".
  2. ^ a b "D Street Films Team".
  3. ^ a b c d "Demetrius Navarro - Lean Like a Cholo Movie Interview".
  4. ^ "The Santa Fe Reporter September 29, 1993".
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k IMDB. "Most Popular Titles with Demetrius Navarro".
  6. ^ Rotten Tomatoes. "Yard Sale". Archived from the original on 2014-05-18.
  7. ^ "Anything is Possible". Archived from the original on 2014-05-18.
  8. ^ a b "Anything is Possible Official Website".
  9. ^ "Ethan Bortnick Official Homepage".
  10. ^ "( HHSE ) American Justice Leads off Six-Picture Venture Between Hannover House and Paseo Miramar Studios".
  11. ^ "Photography by Luke Hartley".
  12. ^ "Los Angeles FirstGlance Film Festival 2004".
  13. ^ "Philadelphia FirstGlance Film Festival 2005".
  14. ^ "Runaways".
  15. ^ LatinoLA. "ALMA Award Nominees Announced". Archived from the original on 2014-05-18.
  16. ^ a b "Nominees". Archived from the original on 2014-08-14.