Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

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Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
García-Rulfo at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
Manuel García-Rulfo La Puente

(1981-02-25) February 25, 1981 (age 42)
Years active2006–present

Manuel García-Rulfo La Puente (born February 25, 1981) is a Mexican actor.[1] He is best known for his starring role as lawyer Mickey Haller in the Lincoln Lawyer TV series, as well as in films such as Cake and Bless Me, Ultima, and the television program From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.[2] He also starred as one of the title characters in the 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven.[3]

Early life[edit]

García-Rulfo was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He grew up on a ranch in Jalisco, where he learned to ride horses.[3] At one point, he went to Vermont to study English.[4] He attended Universidad del Valle de Atemajac where he majored in communications before he realized his interest in filmmaking. He studied at the New York Film Academy, but decided to return to Mexico to continue his acting career.[5]


Garcia-Rulfo made his first major American film with Bless Me, Ultima, as Uncle Pedro.[6] In 2016, he played the outlaw Vasquez, one of the title characters, in The Magnificent Seven remake. The role required him to take up gun training, which he thought was difficult, though he stated, "I got blisters, but it was hilarious."[7] In 2017, he co-starred in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, playing Biniamino Marquez, a character who originated in the novel as Antonio Foscarelli and was adapted specifically for him.[8]

In early 2021, García-Rulfo was cast as Mickey Haller in a television adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer for Netflix, replacing Logan Marshall-Green.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Valle de lágrimas José Short film
2007 Maquillaje Mario
2009 La última y nos vamos Cristian
2010 180° Salvador Díaz
2011 Poor Soul Alan Short film
2013 Bless Me, Ultima Uncle Pedro
2014 Cake Arturo
2015 Missed Trains Him Short film
2016 Term Life Pedro
The Magnificent Seven Vasquez
La vida inmoral de la pareja ideal Lucio
Mexiwood Axel Garcia
2017 Murder on the Orient Express Biniamino Marquez
2018 Sicario: Day of the Soldado Gallo
Widows Carlos Perelli
2018 Perfect strangers Mario
2019 Mary Mike Alvarez
6 Underground Javier / Three
2020 Greyhound Lopez
2021 Sweet Girl Amo Santos
The King of All the World Manuel
2022 Dos Estaciones Pepe
2023 A Man Called Otto Tommy


Year Title Role Notes
2011 El encanto del águila Padre Pro 1 episode
2012 Ralph Inc. Barrio Mexico 1 episode
2013 Touch Father Esteban 1 episode
Alguien Más Gabriel Main cast
2014–2015 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Narciso Menendez Recurring role (seasons 1–2)
2016 L.A. Series Junior TV movie
2018 Goliath Gabriel Ortega Recurring role (season 2)
2022–present The Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller Main role


  1. ^ "Manuel Garcia-Rulfo - IMDb". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Flores, Griselda (April 15, 2014). "El mexicano Manuel García Rulfo trabajará junto a Jennifer Aniston en 'Cake'". Variety Latino.
  3. ^ a b Huerta, César (July 27, 2016). "Manuel García Rulfo se vuelve fugitivo". El Universal.
  4. ^ Sang, Lucia I. Suarez (September 23, 2016). "Manuel Garcia-Rulfo talks about remaking 'The Magnificent Seven'". Fox News Latino.
  5. ^ Domene, Daniela (August 4, 2009). "Manuel García Rulfo - Galán de Película". Quién.
  6. ^ Bentancor, Nestor. "Video Entrevistas al Elenco de Bless Me, Última: Benito Martinez, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo y Luke Ganalon". Desde Hollywood. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  7. ^ Jaime, Tannya (August 1, 2016). "Manuel García Rulfo, el forajido mexicano en "Los 7 Magníficos" (The Magnificent Seven)". starMedia. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (January 25, 2017). "Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Boards 'Murder On The Orient Express'; Vivica A. Fox Joins 'The Mafia Aint Dead'". Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  9. ^ Sneider, Jeff (January 11, 2021). "'Lincoln Lawyer' Series Coming to Netflix Starring Manuel Garcia-Rulfo". Collider. Retrieved January 11, 2021.

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