Biography

Demián Bichir Nájera (August 1, 1963, height 5' 10" (1,78 m)) is a Mexican actor. Both of his parents, Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera, and brothers Odiseo and Bruno Bichir are actors. He was married to singer Lisset Gutiérrez.

He started his acting career at the age of 14 in the telenovela Rina with Ofelia Medina. His second acting role was as an adult in Vivir enamorada both telenovelas were during his years with Televisa. The following year he obtained a role in his first movie, the American production Choices of the Heart. He then continued his acting roles in telenovelas with film productions of Mexico, Spain and the United States. His movie Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999) broke box-office records in Mexico becoming the #1 movie in the history of Mexican cinema until El crimen del Padre Amaro. The MTV Movie Awards-México created a special category "Mejor Bichir en una Película" ("Best Bichir in a movie") because of the many films the Bichir siblings act in every year. He earned this award for Bendito infierno, in which he co-stars with Victoria Abril, Penélope Cruz and Gael García Bernal. His American debut occurred when he depicted Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's 2008 biopic Che, on the life of revolutionary Che Guevara.

Recently he has been exposed to a wider American audience with his recurring role as Esteban Reyes, the corrupt mayor of Tijuana and love interest of Nancy Botwin in the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons of the Showtime comedy series Weeds.

Demián Bichir Nájera (August 1, 1963, height 5' 10" (1,78 m)) is a Mexican actor. Both of his parents, Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera, and brothers Odiseo and Bruno Bichir are actors. He was married to singer Lisset Gutiérrez.

He started his acting career at the age of 14 in the telenovela Rina with Ofelia Medina. His second acting role was as an adult in Vivir enamorada both telenovelas were during his years with Televisa. The following year he obtained a role in his first movie, the American production Choices of the Heart. He then continued his acting roles in telenovelas with film productions of Mexico, Spain and the United States. His movie Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999) broke box-office records in Mexico becoming the #1 movie in the history of Mexican cinema until El crimen del Padre Amaro. The MTV Movie Awards-México created a special category "Mejor Bichir en una Película" ("Best Bichir in a movie") because of the many films the Bichir siblings act in every year. He earned this award for Bendito infierno, in which he co-stars with Victoria Abril, Penélope Cruz and Gael García Bernal. His American debut occurred when he depicted Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's 2008 biopic Che, on the life of revolutionary Che Guevara.

Recently he has been exposed to a wider American audience with his recurring role as Esteban Reyes, the corrupt mayor of Tijuana and love interest of Nancy Botwin in the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons of the Showtime comedy series Weeds.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1963-08-01

Place of Birth Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Also Known As

  • Demián Bichir Nájera
  • Demian Bichir
  • Damián Bechir

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Walden: Life in The Woods as Ramirez
2019 Grudge
2019 Grand Hotel(1 episode) as Santiago Mendoza
2019 Chaos Walking as Ben Moore
2018 The Nun as Father Burke
2018 Corazón as Dr. Mario Garcia
2017 Alien: Covenant - Phobos as Sergeant Carl Lope
2017 Alien: Covenant as seržant Carl Lope
2017 Lowriders as Miguel
2017 Last Supper as Sergeant Carl Lope
2016 Good Kids as Yaco
2016 7:19 as Fernando Pellicer
2016 A circus tale & a love song as Refugio
2015 The Hateful Eight as Bob
2015 43 as Himself (as Demian Bichir)
2014 Antes de que nos olviden
2014 Words with Gods as Son (ep. "God's Blood - La sangre de Dios")
2014 Death in Buenos Aires as Inspector Chávez
2013 Dom Hemingway as Mr. Fontaine
2013 Machete Kills as Mendez
2013 The Bridge(26 episodes) as Marco Ruiz
2013 The Heat as Hale
2013 Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy as Narrator (voice)
2012 Savages as Alex
2012 Foreverland as Salvador
2011 The Dream of Ivan
2011 A Better Life as Carlos Riquelme
2010 Hidalgo la historia jamás contada as Hidalgo
2010 The Runway as Ernesto Cordoba
2009 Enemigos íntimos
2009 Che: Part Two as Fidel Castro
2008 Che: Part One as Fidel Castro
2007 Mosquita muerta as Himself
2007 Fuera Del Cielo as Malboro
2005 American Visa
2005 Weeds(31 episodes) as Esteban Carlos Reyes
2004 Hipnos as Miguel
2002 Dark Cities as Mario
2001 Don't Tempt Me as Manny
2001 In the Time of the Butterflies as Manolo
1999 Ave María as Daniel Simón
1999 Sex, Shame & Tears as Tomás
1999 Todo el poder as Gabriel Castro
1999 Santitos
1998 Cilantro and Parsley as Carlos Rodríguez
1998 Luces de la noche
1997 Dance with the Devil as Catalina
1996 Solo as Rio
1995 Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead as Omar
1994 Hasta Morir
1993 Miroslava as Ricardo
1989 Red Dawn as Jorge
1986 Astucia
1985 Viaje al paraíso
1983 Choices of the Heart as Armando

Directing

2016 A circus tale & a love songDirector

Writing

2016 A circus tale & a love songScreenplay

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