Emiliano Díez

Emiliano Díez is a Cuban-American actor. He is best known for his role as Dr. Vic Palmero, George's father-in-law, in the sitcom George Lopez,[1] as well as his role as Manny Beltrán in the sitcom Los Beltrán.

Emiliano Díez
Díez in 2009
Emiliano Díez
Years active1976–present

Early lifeEdit

Díez began his acting career in 1976 in theatre and television. In 1980 at the age of 26, he immigrated to Miami to extend his career by doing numerous popular plays like Blithe Spirit, La Cage Aux Folles, The Rose Tattoo and many others.


Díez also appeared in radio and television commercials, as well as the soap operas El Magnate, Marielena, Guadalupe and for two seasons he was cast for the leading role playing Manny Beltrán in the award-winning sitcom, Los Beltrán.

He later crossed over doing American films and television guest starring in Everybody Loves Raymond, Yes, Dear, MDs, Manhattan, AZ, The Brothers Mamita and a recurring role for nine episodes in the daytime drama Passions. He also appeared on seaQuest DSV, Fortune Hunter, Sins of the City, Nostromo, Gang Related as El Mozo, Bates Motel as Alex's dad, and co-starred on George Lopez as Dr. Victor Palmero, Angie's father. His film credits include Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #17, Water, Mud and Factories, The Last Straw and Cafe and Beer. He appeared in Adventures in Babysitting as Leon Vasquez. He also voiced Francisco in the computer-animated television series, Elena of Avalor.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Water, Mud and Factories Pepe
1999 The Last Marshal Maria's Father
2003 Cafe and Tobacco Jorge
2010 Las Angeles Baltasar
2012 Step Up Revolution Mayor Fernandez
2014 Quiero ser fiel Mr. Ramon


Year Title Role Notes
1991 The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage Colonel Mendez Episode: "A Pirate Story"
1994 Marielena Rene
1996 Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #17 Eduardo Sanchez TV movie
1996–1997 Nostromo Don Pepe Television mini-series
4 episodes
2000 Manhattan, AZ Mayor Gonzalez Episode: "Cattle Drive"
2000–2001 Los Beltrán Manny Beltran 20 episodes
2001 Passions Francisco Lopez 9 episodes
2002 Miami Sands Mr. Hernandez Episode: "#1.110"
2002 Yes, Dear Cheese Host Episode: "Mr. Big Shot"
2002 MDs Fernando Episode: "Wing and a Prayer"
2002–2007 George Lopez Dr. Victor "Vic" Garcia Lantigua Palmero 54 episodes
2003 Everybody Loves Raymond Hector Episode: "The Bachelor Party"
2003 Te amaré en silencio Leandro Episode: "#1.1"
2007 Living with Fran Principal Meechum Episode: "School Ties"
2010 Miami Medical Alberto Zambrano Episode:"Like a Hurricane"
2012 Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess Guest Star TV movie
2013 Anger Management Priest Episode: "Charlie & Catholicism"
2014 Gang Related El Mozo 5 episodes
2015 Bates Motel Alex's Dad Episode: "The Last Supper"
2016 Adventures in Babysitting Leon Vasquez TV movie
2016–2020 Elena of Avalor Francisco Main cast
2017 NCIS Jefe House Divided
2018 One Day at a Time Padre Jose Episodes: "Hello, Penelope" and "Not Yet"
2018 Designated Survivor President Ortega Episode: "Grief”
2019 Blue Bloods Wilson[2] Episode: “Another Look”

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "See What the Forgotten Costars of 'George Lopez' Look Like Now". Closer Weekly. 2016-08-24. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  2. ^ Scoop, T. V. "Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, February 28, 2020". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2020-04-03.

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