Armando Riesco

Armando Riesco (born December 5, 1977) is a Puerto Rican film and television actor and voice artist.

Armando Riesco
Born (1977-12-05) December 5, 1977 (age 42)
OccupationActor, voice artist
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Shirley Rumierk

Early lifeEdit

Riesco was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, to Cuban immigrants who resettled there. He was raised in San Juan where he attended Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola. He then attended Northwestern University in Illinois. After graduating, he relocated to New York City where he began to work in local and off-Broadway productions as well as film, television, video games and commercials.



Most of Riesco's film roles have been in critically acclaimed independent films such as Pieces of April starring Katie Holmes, and Garden State starring Natalie Portman.

He has also appeared in major Hollywood films including National Treasure, Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, Spike Lee's 25th Hour, and Fever Pitch, starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore.


In addition to his film work, Riesco has had roles on such popular drama series as Royal Pains and Law & Order. In 2006, he was also a regular cast member on the CBS medical drama 3 lbs., starring Stanley Tucci. He currently plays Pecas on USA's Season 3 Queen of the South.


Riesco lives in New York City, and frequently collaborates with fellow actor Frank Pando on comedy skits released on YouTube such as "Rumando Pando"[1] (a portmanteau of his wife Shirley Rumierk's last name, his first name, and Pando's last name) and "MiTu Network".



Year Title Role Notes
2002 25th Hour Phelan
2003 Pieces of April Tyrone
2004 Garden State Jesse
2004 National Treasure Agent Hendricks
2005 Fever Pitch Gerard
2005 Harsh Times Alex
2006 World Trade Center Antonio Rodrigues
2006 Bella Francisco
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets FBI Agent Hendricks
2008 Che Benigno (Dariel Alarcón Ramirez)
2009 Brooklyn's Finest Det. George Montress
2009 The Tested Julian Varone
2012 Putzel Jake
2013 Adult World Rubia
2013 7E[2] Rich
2016 The Whole World at Our Feet Ruslan (voice)
2018 White Fang Curtis (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Early Edition Orderly Episode: "Fatal Edition: Part 2"
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Scott Calderon Episode: "Dead"
2002 Third Watch Pee-Wee Episode: "The Chosen Few"
2003 Dora the Explorer Daddy Monster (voice) Episode: "Boo!"
2006 The Path to 9/11 John Atkinson TV Miniseries
2 episodes
2007 3 lbs. Dr. Thomas Flores Main cast
7 episodes
2008 Law & Order Ruben Alvera Episode: "Burn Card"
2009 Fringe Gavin Episode: "The Transformation
2009 Kings Sean Savoy 4 episodes
2009 Law & Order Gregory Cardenas Episode: "Shotgun"
2010 Royal Pains Oscar 2 episodes
2010 Army Wives Dan Episode: "Forward March"
2011 A Gifted Man Tavo 5 episodes
2013 Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives Bobby Lopez TV Movie
2013 Blue Bloods Raoul Delgado Episode: "To Protect and Serve"
2013 Elementary Jacob Esparza Episode: "An Unnatural Arrangement"
2016 The Family Corey Sanchez 4 episodes
2018–present The Chi Detective Cruz 16 episodes
2018 Queen of the South Pecas 3 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Pierre La Ponce, Victor "Vic" Vance (Credited as supplier)
2003 Midnight Club II Hector
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Officer Hernandez, Pedestrian
2005 The Warriors People of New York
2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories People of Vice City
2008 Midnight Club: Los Angeles Jeff the Mechanic
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV The Crowd of Liberty City
2008 Need for Speed: Undercover Primary
2009 Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Parking Attendant
2010 Need for Speed: World N/A
2015 Just Cause 3 Mario Frigo


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