Matt Cedeño

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Matt Cedeño
Born (1974-11-14) November 14, 1974 (age 42)
Moses Lake, Washington, U.S.
Spouse(s) Erica Franco (m. 2009)
Children 1

Matt Cedeño (born November 14, 1974)[1] is an American television actor and former male fashion model, best known for his roles as Brandon Walker on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives (1999-2005), and as Alejandro Rubio in the Lifetime primetime comedy-drama Devious Maids (2013-2014).

Life and career[edit]

Cedeño was born in Moses Lake, Washington, to an Afro-Cuban father and an Irish-English mother.[2] He became a model doing gigs in Milan, Spain, New York and Los Angeles, which Cedeno juggled, along with academics, until he finished school.[3] Cedeño married Erica Franco on July 31, 2009, and their son, Jaxson Cruz, was born on August 7, 2013.[1][4]

Cedeño is known for his role as Brandon Walker on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1999 to 2005. He has been nominated three years in a row for an ALMA award as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama for his work as Brandon Walker on NBC's Days of our Lives.[3] He played a young boxer in the 2000 feature film Price of Glory (Jimmy Smits plays the same character years later). He guest-starred on Boy Meets World, CSI: Miami, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Mentalist.

Cedeño appeared on the one hundredth episode of ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives as Umberto Rothwell, the gay husband of Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan). In 2013, he had a recurring role in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids during season 1 and part of season 2, playing another gay character called Alejandro Rubio.[5][6] However his character was killed off in season 2.

He currently stars in the Syfy television series Z Nation.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Life with Roger Kyle Episode: "The Boxer Rebellion"
1997 Boy Meets World Sergio Episode: "Last Tango in Philly"
1999 The Suburbans Tito
2000 28 Days Bob Ramirez Uncredited
2000 Price of Glory Young Arturo Ortega
2000 Days of Innocence Michael Moreno Uncredited
1999-2005 Days of Our Lives Brandon Walker Series regular
2005 CSI: Miami Gary Episode: "10-7"
2005 Romancing the Bride Carlos TV Movie
2006 Half & Half Franco Episode: "The Big My Funny Valentine Episode"
2006 Shut Up Hitchhiker
2006 Hot Tamale Caesar Lopez
2006 That '70s Show Indian Episode: "We Will Rock You"
2006 The War at Home Police Officer Episode: "Love Is Blind"
2007 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Rico Episode: "The Gang Gets Whacked: Part 1"
2008 Psych Jorge Gama-Lobo Episode: "Lights, Camera... Homicidio"
2009 Desperate Housewives Umberto Episode: "The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened"
2009 Brothers Jesus Episode: "Mike's Comeback"
2009 The Mentalist Narcisco Rubrero Episode: "Throwing Fire"
2011 Melissa & Joey Gustavo Carvallho Episode: "Joe Versus the Reunion"
2012 Common Law Tango Phil Episode: "Soul Mates"
2012 Retribution Ray Martinez TV Movie
2012 K-11 Booking Sergeant
2013 Anger Management Gonzalo Episode: "Charlie's Dad Breaks Bad"
2013-2014 Devious Maids Alejandro Rubio Recurring role, 13 episodes
2014 Baby Daddy Javier One Episode: Strip or Treat
2015-2016 Z Nation Vasquez Main Cast (Main Season 2, Guest Season 3)
2016 The Originals Gaspar Cortez Episode: "An Old Friend Calls"


  1. ^ a b "POP CULTURE". Soap Opera Digest. August 5, 2013. p. 65.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Matt Cedeño Biography". Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  4. ^ Matt Cedeno Welcomes Baby Boy
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Melinda Page Hamilton & Matt Cedeno Join Lifetime's 'Devious Maids'". Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  6. ^ "Matt Cedeño as Alejandro Rubio - Devious Maids Cast". Retrieved 2014-04-19. 

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