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Enrique Castillo (born December 10, 1949) is an American actor, writer, director,[1] and producer. He founded Four Brown Hats Entertainment (FBHE) and was a founding member of the Latino Theater Company.

Enrique Castillo
Born Enrique Jimenez Castillo
(1949-12-10) December 10, 1949 (age 68)
Calexico, California, U.S.
Occupation Film actor, writer, director
Years active 1973-present
Spouse(s) Belarmina Hernandez

Life and careerEdit

Castillo was a founding member of The Latino Theater Company. He co-wrote the company’s plays Stone Wedding and August 29. In addition to the plays, he wrote and directed the film The History of The Latino Theater Company, a documentary chronicling the theater company, and co-produced the company’s annual comedy fundraiser Noche de Risa y Susto.

In 1997, Castillo created Four Brown Hats Entertainment (FBHE), a film and theater production company. With FBHE, he adapted and directed The Last Angry Brown Hat. Following this, he wrote and directed Veteranos: A Legacy of Valor, a theater piece honoring the military contributions by Latinos in America’s defense.

Among his completed feature film scripts are Yo Solo, The Cobra, Valley of the Dead, Deerdancer, and The Last Angry Brown Hat.


Year Title Role
1979 240-Robert Pepe
1980 The Incredible Hulk Larry / Andy
1980 The Waltons Sgt. Edward 'Eddie' Ramirez
Borderline Arturo
Fighting Back (TV) Carlos
1981 A Small Killing (TV) Latin Student
1982 American Playhouse
1983 Losin' It Taxi Driver
El Norte Jorge
1985 Get Out of My Room El Coyote
Braker (TV) Booker
Little Treasure Cantina Voice #2
1987 The Delos Adventure Louis Vasquez
1992 L.A. Law Al Ruiz
1993 Blood In Blood Out Montana
1994 In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance (TV)
Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (TV) Escobar
1995 My Family (film) Memo
Melrose Place Ricardo Lopez
Nixon Virgilio Gonzales, Watergate Burglar
1996 Mars Attacks! Hispanic Colonel
1997 The End of Violence Ramon
1998 The Hi Lo Country Levi Gomez
1999 Coronel no tiene quien le escriba, El
2000 Picking Up the Pieces Graciento
Touched by an Angel Carlos Jimenez
2002 Angel Doctor
American Family Fire Officer
2003 10-8 Officers on Duty Jose
2004 Medical Investigation Manager
In Good Company Hector
2006 Déjà Vu Claire's Father
2007 Fuego Oscar
2008 El Padrino 2 Jesse Mendoza
A Beautiful Life Don Miguel
Weeds Cesar (2008–2012)


  1. ^ "Poetry reading of works by William Lansford at Beyond Baroque". The Argonaut. February 17, 2010. Retrieved 2010-030-4.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[permanent dead link]