Demián Bichir

Biography

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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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.

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Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1963-08-01

Place of Birth Mexico City - Distrito Federal - Mexico

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.demianbichir.net/

Also Known As

  • Demián Bichir Nájera
  • Demian Bichir
  • Damián Bechir

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Alien: Covenant
2017 Low Riders
2016 7:19
2016 Good Kids as Yaco
2016 Refugio as Refugio
2015 The Hateful Eight as Bob
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 Himself - Narrator
2012 Savages as Alex
2012 Foreverland as Salvador
2011 The dream of Iván
2011 A Better Life as Carlos Riquelme
2010 Hidalgo la historia jamás contada as Hidalgo
2010 The Runway as Ernesto Cordoba
2009 Enemigos íntimos
2008 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 Ciudades Oscuras 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
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
1900 Antes de que nos olviden

Directing

2016 Refugio … Director

Writing

2016 Refugio … Screenplay

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