Kevin Alejandro

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Kevin Alejandro
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Kevin Alejandro at WonderCon 2017
Born Kevin Michael Alejandro
(1976-04-07) April 7, 1976 (age 42)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor and Director
Years active 2002–present

Kevin Michael Alejandro (born April 7, 1976) is an American actor and film director. He is known for his roles as Nate Moretta in the crime drama Southland, Jesús Velásquez in the supernatural thriller True Blood, Sebastian Blood / Brother Blood in the superhero series Arrow, and as Daniel Espinoza in the comedy-crime drama Lucifer.


Alejandro was featured on the ABC series Ugly Betty, playing Santos, the father of Justin Suarez and love interest of Hilda. At the time of the season 1 finale episode's filming, he had just become a series regular on the Fox network's newly introduced Drive, since cancelled. He was a featured player in the second season of the Showtime original series Sleeper Cell, playing Benito Velasquez, and also played Dominic Hughes in The Young and the Restless.

He made an appearance, along with fellow Ugly Betty actor Eric Mabius, in the CSI: Miami episode "One of Our Own", and another as a gay hustler in HBO's Big Love. He also appeared on an episode of Charmed season 7 as Malvock, a cunning demon. He also appeared in the first few episodes of 24's fourth season, as a terrorist henchman, in which he also stars with Tony Plana, fellow Ugly Betty actor.[1] Alejandro was a regular on the now defunct drama Shark as Deputy District Attorney Danny Reyes.[2] Recently he had a small role on The Cleaner, an A&E television series.

Alejandro also appeared in the movie Crossing Over, which was released in February 2009, alongside Harrison Ford. He played Detective Nate Moretta in Southland, produced by Emmy Award winner John Wells.[3] Southland was canceled by NBC Broadcasting, just two weeks prior to the première of the show's sophomore run, but has since been picked up by the cable network TNT.

He has also had a role in Weeds, season 4 and 5. Drop Dead Diva's Season 1, Episode 5 also features Alejandro, as the wrongfully convicted Michael Fernandez. He appeared on Season 1 of Sons of Anarchy as one of the Mayan MC members, son of Marcus, the MC's president. Alejandro stars in the third and fourth seasons of the vampire series True Blood as Jesús Velásquez.[4]

In 2011, he appeared in the movie Red State, opposite John Goodman and directed by Kevin Smith, as well a horror film called Cassadaga.[5] He also played Tony Arroyo, a homicide detective in the 2013 television show, Golden Boy. Alejandro portrayed Sheriff Tommy Solano in the ABC / A&E series The Returned.[6]

In 2013, Alejandro joined the DC Comics-produced CW series Arrow, as the villainous Brother Blood. He recurred throughout the show's second season. In January 2016, he began his role on the Fox TV series Lucifer as LAPD Homicide Detective Dan Espinoza. Lucifer ran for three seasons before being cancelled. Alejandro directed the episode "Once Upon a Time", which was intended to be aired in the series' fourth season but instead aired as a bonus episode on May 28, 2018 after the third season had concluded.

Personal life[edit]

Alejandro was born in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Snyder at the age of eight. He has a wife, Leslie de Jesus Alejandro since 2004, and a child named Kaden Alejandro.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Purgatory Flats Owen Mecklin
2003 Graduation Night Fishman
2008 Creature of Darkness Emillio
2009 Wake Detective Daniels
2009 Crossing Over Gutierrez
2011 The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy August Edwards
2011 Red State Harry
2011 Cassadaga Mike
2013 Medeas Noah


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Crossing Jordan Connor Marshall Guest star, episode: "Fire and Ice"
2003 Las Vegas Ray Duran Guest star, episode: "Pros and Cons"
2004 Dr. Vegas Raul Ortiz Guest star, episode: "Advantage Play"
2004 Charmed Malvock Guest star, episode: "There's Something About Leo"
2004–05 The Young and the Restless Dominic Hughes Series regular
2005 24 Kevin McCollin Multiple Guest Arc
2005 JAG Corporal Jude Dominick Guest star, episode: "Fit for Duty"
2005 Alias Cesar Martinez Guest star, episode: "The Orphan"
2005 CSI: New York Tom Martin Guest star, episode : "Crime and Misdemeanor"
2005 Threshold Marcus Guest star, episodes: "Pulse"
2005 Medium Jason Morrow Guest star, episode: "Still Life"
2006 E-Ring Miguel Carrera Guest star, episode: "The General"
2006 Without a Trace Casey Miller Guest star, episode: "The Road Home"
2006 Big Love The Hustler Guest star, episode: "Eviction"
2006 CSI: Miami Carlos Santigo Guest star, episode: "One of Our Own"
2006 NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Jaime Jones Guest star, episode: "Driven"
2006 Faceless Lucas Renosa Television film
2006–07 Sleeper Cell Benito "Benny" Velasquez Series regular
2006–07 Ugly Betty Santos Recurring role
2007 Drive Winston Salazar Series regular
2007–08 Shark Danny Reyes Series regular
2008 Sons of Anarchy Esai Alvarez Guest star, episodes: "The Pull" & "Hell Followed"
2008 Burn Notice Raul Guest star, episode: "Turn and Burn"
2008–09 Weeds Rudolpho Mason Multiple guest arc
2009 Knight Rider Victor Galt Guest star, episode: "I Love the Knight Life"
2009 Heroes Agent Jenkins "Chapter Eight 'Into Asylum'"
2009 Drop Dead Diva Michael Fernandez Guest star, episode: "Lost and Found"
2009 Melrose Place Anton V. Guest star, episode: "Shoreline"
2009–11 Southland Nate Moretta Series regular
2010 The Deep End Connor Smith Guest star, episode: "White Lies, Black Ties"
2010 The Mentalist Victor Bandino Guest star, episode: "The Red Box"
2010 Psych Dane Northcutt Guest star, episode: "Ferry Tale"
2010 Parenthood Mike Multiple guest arc
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Victor Ramos Guest star, episode: "Branded"
2010–12 True Blood Jesus Velasquez Series regular: seasons 3 and 4. Guest star: Season 5
2011 Bones Hercules "El Tornado" Maldonado Guest star, season 6 episode: "The Change in the Game"
2011 Hide Det. Bobby Dodge
2012 Breakout Kings Benny Cruz Guest star, season 2 episode: "Cruz Control"
2013 Golden Boy Christian Arroyo Series regular
2013–14 Arrow Sebastian Blood / Brother Blood Recurring role (season 2)
2015 The Returned Sheriff Tommy Solano Main role
2015 Grey's Anatomy Officer Dan Pruitt Recurring role
2016–present Lucifer Detective Daniel Espinoza Main role
2016 The Catch Nathan Ashmore Episode The Package


Year Series Role
2008 Gemini Division Amasso


  1. ^ Mr Disgusting (January 4, 2010). "Southland star scores reoccurring role in True Blood". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Nellie Andreeva (January 3, 2010). "Southland actor joining True Blood: Kevin Alejandro to play an orderly in HBO's vampire drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ Steve Barton (January 4, 2010). "Southland star to sample True Blood". Dread Central. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ Steve Barton (March 15, 2010). "True Blood season three première date announced". Dread Central. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  5. '^ Samantha Leffler (July 21, 2011). "Kevin Alejandro on Comic Con, True Bloods On-Set Antics and the Insane Season 4 Wrap Party – Exclusive". Wet Paint. Archived from the original on July 7, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ Debi Moore (March 2, 2015). "See the World Created for A&E's The Returned". Dread Central. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 

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