Harvey Guillén

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Harvey Guillén
Born (1990-05-03) May 3, 1990 (age 30)
OccupationActor, Producer, Writer
Years active2008–present
Known forPlaying Guillermo in What We Do in the Shadows

Javier "Harvey" Guillén (pronounced [ɡiˈʝẽn]; born (1990-05-03)May 3, 1990)[2][3] is an American actor who is best known for his role as the human familiar Guillermo de la Cruz in the 2019 television series What We Do in the Shadows.[4][5]


On a number of television series, Guillén has appeared in recurring roles such as Alistair Delgado on Huge (2010), Cousin Blobbin on The Thundermans (2013–2018), George Reyes in Eye Candy (2015), and Benedict Pickwick on The Magicians (2017–2018).[6] He also appeared in the 2013 film The Internship.[7] Beginning in 2019, he has played the role of Guillermo, the vampires' human familiar, in the FX television series What We Do in the Shadows.[8] He was also set to appear in Quibi's science fiction drama series Don’t Look Deeper.[9]

Guillén has received considerable acclaim for his role as Guillermo. TheWrap included Guillén in a list of "2019 Emmy Contenders".[10] Hank Steuver, in his review of What We Do in the Shadows in The Chicago Tribune, stated that Guillén "provides at least half the big laughs" in the show.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Guillén is the son of Mexican immigrants.[11] He adopted the stage name "Harvey" at the suggestion of an agent.[1]

He identifies as queer.[12][13]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 General Education Andy [14]
2013 The Internship Zach
2017 Truth or Dare Holt Thorne
2018 Status Update Lonnie Gregory [15]
TBA Werewolves Within Post-production[16]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Miss Guided Lopez 1 episode[14]
2010 Huge Alistair Delgado 10 episodes
2010 Most Likely to Succeed Chuck Unaired pilot[14]
2013–2018 The Thundermans Cousin Blobbin 8 episodes
2015 Eye Candy George Reyes 10 episodes
2017 Documentary Now! Manuel 1 episode (Season 2 Episode 2: 'Juan Likes Rice and Chicken')
2016 Haters Back Off Fish Store Manager 2 episodes[17]
2016 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Beans 1 episode (Season 1 Episode 12: 'Josh and I Work on a Case!')
2017 iZombie Diego 1 episode (Season 3 Episode 9: 'Twenty-Sided, Die')
2017–2018 The Magicians Benedict Pickwick 7 episodes
2018 The Good Place Steve (a demon) 1 episode (Season 3 Episode 1: 'Everything is Bonzer')
2019–present What We Do in the Shadows Guillermo 20 episodes
2020 Room 104 Luke 1 episode (Season 4 Episode 7: 'Foam Party')
2021 Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist George Ongoing


  1. ^ a b "Harvey Guillen's Nerd in "The Internship" Wreaks Havoc With Laughs | LatinHeat Entertainment". LatinHeat. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Jamie and Natasia Demetriou: 'Our spirit animal is a Muppet with its mouth open'". i. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  3. ^ @harveyguillen (May 3, 2019). "Had a amazing time celebrating my bday last night". Instagram. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  4. ^ Christina Radish (April 17, 2019). "'What We Do in the Shadows': Harvey Guillén and Mark Proksch on Improv & Not Getting Costumes". Collider. Retrieved May 28, 2019.; Kellie Freeze (May 27, 2019). "5 Questions With Harvey Guillén Of FX's 'What We Do In The Shadows'". TV Insider. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  5. ^ Ellen, Barbara. "The week in TV: When They See Us, The Planets and more – review", The Guardian, June 2, 2019
  6. ^ Ellenbogen, Rachel. "FX's What We Do In The Shadows Series Premiere: Meet the Cast"", International Business Times, March 27, 2019
  7. ^ Ali, Rasha. "The Internship Star Harvey Guillen Joins Ross Lynch in Indie Comedy Status Update", TheWrap, June 13, 2016, accessed June 2, 2019
  8. ^ a b Stuever, Hank. "What We Do in the Shadows finds a little life left in the mockumentary format", The Chicago Tribune, March 26, 2019
  9. ^ Petski, Denise. "Don’t Look Deeper: Quibi Series Rounds Out Supporting Cast With Jan Luis Castellanos, Erin Pineda, Raquel McPeek Rodriguez, Kaiwi Lyman, More", Deadline, July 10, 2019
  10. ^ "2019 Emmy Contenders, From Sophie Turner to Richard Madden", TheWrap, May 29, 2019
  11. ^ "Harvey Guillén on "What We Do in the Shadows"". Golden Globes. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  12. ^ Daniel Reynolds (2019-05-29). "Harvey Guillén Is the Queer, Human Heart of What We Do in the Shadows". Advocate. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  13. ^ Jerry Portwood (2020-06-10). "'The First Time' With Actor Harvey Guillén". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  14. ^ a b c "Interview: Harvey Guillen", Sidewalks Entertainment, July 29, 2013, accessed June 15, 2019
  15. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro (July 19, 2016). "Rob Riggle, Famke Janssen, Wendi McLendon-Covey & More Round Out Status Update Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  16. ^ Hipes, Patrick (February 12, 2020). "'Werewolves Within' Scares Up Rest Of Cast: Cheyenne Jackson, Michaela Watkins, More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 12, 2020.
  17. ^ Steinberg, Lisa. "Harvey Guillen – Haters Back Off", Starry Constellation Magazine, October 14, 2016, accessed June 15, 2019

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