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Madera in 2016
Hemky Madera (born January 26, 1977) is a Dominican-American actor. He began his acting career in the Dominican Republic television production Grandes Series Dominicanas in which he took the leading parts of the mini-series En La Olla and Trio en Alta Mar, both by Dominican director/producer Alfonso Rodríguez. He also played Mr. Delmar in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Life and career
Madera was born in Queens, to Luis and Gisela Madera. He was born prematurely when his mother came to visit relatives in New York, and his family then moved him back to Santiago, Dominican Republic. After college, he decided to act full time and moved to New York City where he worked on the production of The Bookie's Lament (2000) with Gabriel Macht, but later returned to the Dominican Republic, where he starred in the mini-series Asalto en la Lincoln as well as in the sitcoms Ciudad Nueva and Los Electrolocos, in which he took the lead.
After returning to the United States, he has appeared in the feature films Dreaming of Julia (2003) with Harvey Keitel and Gael García Bernal, in The Lost City (2005) with Andy García, Dustin Hoffman, and Bill Murray, in The Wrath of Cain (2010) with Ving Rhames and Robert Patrick as well as doing voice work in Rango (2011) alongside Johnny Depp amongst others.
On television, he has appeared in single episodes of hit television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Shield, Brothers & Sisters, My Name Is Earl, and The Good Guys as well as 17 episodes of Weeds as Mexican drug cartel criminal Ignacio, his best-known role. Currently, he has a recurring role as a retired baseball player on the IFC TV series Brockmire and as Pote Galvez in the USA Network television series Queen of the South.
On stage, he first appeared in Pantallas at Santo Domingo's Great National Theater. In the United States he has appeared in Inverse Theater's production of Icarus and Aria and the New York Spanish Repertoire's production of Feast of the Goat as well as assorted other stage productions, i.e. Life is a Dream, The Mistress of the Inn, Chronicles of a Death Foretold, Blood Weddings, Midnight Brainwash Revival, Burning the Bridges, and Belisa's Capriciousness.
|2000||The Bookie's Lament||Puerto Rican||Short film|
|2003||Dreaming of Julia||Young Revolutionary|
|2005||The Lost City||Miliciano|
|2010||King of the Avenue||Hector|
|2011||Joshua Tree||Detective Milazzo|
|2011||Tamale Lesson||Martin||Short film|
|2012||The Rooster||Hank||Short film|
|2012||The Last Intervention||Cheche|
|2012||Prisoner 614||Prisoner||Short film|
|2013||Bless Me, Ultima||Chavez|
|2013||In an Instant||Dr. Castillo||Short film|
|2013||Problem of Evil||Eli|
|2014||Rubicon: The Beginning||Mario||Direct-to-video|
|2014||Turtle||Mr. Madden||Short film|
|2014||Primero De Enero||Beto|
|2014||Tumbleweed: A True Story||Daniel|
|2015||The Preppie Connection||Raul|
|2016||La La Land||Jimmy||Uncredited|
|2017||Spider-Man: Homecoming||Mr. Delmar|
|2018||The Happytime Murders||Tito|
|2019||A Cloud So High||Gabriel Rivera|
|2000||Los Electrolocos||1 episode|
|2004||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Carlos||Episode: "F.P.S."|
|2005||Battleground: The Art of War||Darius||Episode: "Alexander the Great"|
|2006||The Shield||Glen||Episode: "Trophy"|
|2006||Brothers & Sisters||Worker||Episode: "An Act of Will"|
|2008||My Name Is Earl||Carjacker||Episode: "Sweet Johnny"|
|2010||The Good Guys||Osvaldo||Episode: "Small Rooms"|
|2011||NCIS: Los Angeles||Mexican Officer In Charge||Episode: "Greed"|
|2011||Caribe Road||Carlos Saldana||Recurring|
|2012||Luck||Uncle||Episode: "Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm"|
|2012||Burn Notice||Eddie||Episode: "Under the Gun"|
|2012||El Jefe||Hemky||TV Pilot|
|2013||The New Normal||Luis||Episode: "Finding Name-O"|
|2013||New Girl||Gabriel||Episode: "All In"|
|2015||Blue Bloods||Ted Santiago||Episode: "Sins of the Father"|
|2015||Beautiful & Twisted||Cristobal Veliz||TV Movie|
|2015||Bosch||F.I.D. Detective Luis Rosa||2 episodes|
|2015||Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story||Raul Fuentes||TV Movie|
|2015||From Dusk till Dawn: The Series||Celestino Oculto||Episode: "Bizarre Tales"|
|2015||The League||Ernesto||Episode: "The Beer Mile"|
|2015||Agent X||Hugo Tulum||Episode: "Sacrifice"|
|2015–18||Ash vs Evil Dead||Brujo||4 episodes|
|2016–present||Queen of the South||Pote Galvez||Main cast|
|2017||Noches con Platanito||1 episode|
|2017||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Cesar||Episode: "Never Wait for Seconds!"|
|2018||Criminal Minds||Inspector Manny Silva||Episode: "Luke"|
|2018||The Good Doctor||Santiago||Episode: "Hubert"|
|2018||Lethal Weapon||Benny Avila||Episode: "Bali"|
|2016||Uncharted 4: A Thief's End||Vargas (voice)|
- Hernandez, Al Carlos (December 23, 2013). ""Weeds", "Luck", Star Hemky Madera". Latin Heat. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
- "ATX Exclusive Interview with Queen of the South's Hemky Madera". Talk Nerdy with Us. June 23, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
- Steinberg, Jamie (June 28, 2018). "Hemky Madera – Queen of the South". Starry Mag. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
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