Hemky Madera (born January 26, 1977) is a Dominican-American actor. He began his acting career in the Dominican Republic television production Grandes Series Dominicanas in which he took the leading parts of the mini-series En La Olla and Trio en Alta Mar, both by Dominican director/producer Alfonso Rodríguez. He also played Mr. Delmar in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Hemky Madera
Hemky Madera at Queen of the South at ATX.jpg
Madera in 2016
Born (1977-01-26) January 26, 1977 (age 42)
Years active2000–present

Life and careerEdit

Madera was born in Queens, to Luis and Gisela Madera. He was born prematurely when his mother came to visit relatives in New York, and his family then moved him back to Santiago, Dominican Republic. After college, he decided to act full time and moved to New York City where he worked on the production of The Bookie's Lament (2000) with Gabriel Macht, but later returned to the Dominican Republic, where he starred in the mini-series Asalto en la Lincoln as well as in the sitcoms Ciudad Nueva and Los Electrolocos, in which he took the lead.[1]

After returning to the United States, he has appeared in the feature films Dreaming of Julia (2003) with Harvey Keitel and Gael García Bernal, in The Lost City (2005) with Andy García, Dustin Hoffman, and Bill Murray, in The Wrath of Cain (2010) with Ving Rhames and Robert Patrick as well as doing voice work in Rango (2011) alongside Johnny Depp amongst others.[1]

On television, he has appeared in single episodes of hit television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Shield, Brothers & Sisters, My Name Is Earl, and The Good Guys as well as 17 episodes of Weeds as Mexican drug cartel criminal Ignacio, his best-known role. Currently, he has a recurring role as a retired baseball player on the IFC TV series Brockmire and as Pote Galvez in the USA Network television series Queen of the South.[2]

On stage, he first appeared in Pantallas at Santo Domingo's Great National Theater. In the United States he has appeared in Inverse Theater's production of Icarus and Aria and the New York Spanish Repertoire's production of Feast of the Goat as well as assorted other stage productions, i.e. Life is a Dream, The Mistress of the Inn, Chronicles of a Death Foretold, Blood Weddings, Midnight Brainwash Revival, Burning the Bridges, and Belisa's Capriciousness.

He had a minor role in Spider-Man: Homecoming which Madera has stated was one of his favorite roles.[3]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Bookie's Lament Puerto Rican Short film
2003 Dreaming of Julia Young Revolutionary
2004 Cupidity Gloria
2005 The Lost City Miliciano
2007 Yuniol Pepe
2008 Playball Barnabás
2009 La Soga Tavo
2010 King of the Avenue Hector
2010 Caged Animal Lorenzo
2011 Rango Chorizo (voice)
2011 Joshua Tree Detective Milazzo
2011 Tamale Lesson Martin Short film
2011 Pimp Bullies James
2012 The Rooster Hank Short film
2012 The Last Intervention Cheche
2012 Prisoner 614 Prisoner Short film
2013 Bless Me, Ultima Chavez
2013 In an Instant Dr. Castillo Short film
2013 Problem of Evil Eli
2013 Biodegradable Aguasanta
2014 Rubicon: The Beginning Mario Direct-to-video
2014 Supremacy Miguel
2014 Turtle Mr. Madden Short film
2014 Primero De Enero Beto
2014 Morir Soñando Ricardo
2014 Tumbleweed: A True Story Daniel
2014 Cut Lopez Short film
2015 The Preppie Connection Raul
2016 Sálvame Frank
2016 La La Land Jimmy Uncredited
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Mr. Delmar
2018 The Happytime Murders Tito
2018 En Altamar Cantinflas
2019 A Cloud So High Gabriel Rivera
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home Mr. Delmar Deleted scenes at Re-released version of movie / DVD
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Paraíso Jose 1 episode
2000 Los Electrolocos 1 episode
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Carlos Episode: "F.P.S."
2005 Battleground: The Art of War Darius Episode: "Alexander the Great"
2006 The Shield Glen Episode: "Trophy"
2006 Brothers & Sisters Worker Episode: "An Act of Will"
2008 My Name Is Earl Carjacker Episode: "Sweet Johnny"
2008–10 Weeds Ignacio Recurring
2010 The Good Guys Osvaldo Episode: "Small Rooms"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Mexican Officer In Charge Episode: "Greed"
2011 Caribe Road Carlos Saldana Recurring
2012 Luck Uncle Episode: "Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm"
2012 Burn Notice Eddie Episode: "Under the Gun"
2012 El Jefe Hemky TV Pilot
2013 The New Normal Luis Episode: "Finding Name-O"
2013 New Girl Gabriel Episode: "All In"
2015 Blue Bloods Ted Santiago Episode: "Sins of the Father"
2015 Beautiful & Twisted Cristobal Veliz TV Movie
2015 Bosch F.I.D. Detective Luis Rosa 2 episodes
2015 Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story Raul Fuentes TV Movie
2015 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Celestino Oculto Episode: "Bizarre Tales"
2015 The League Ernesto Episode: "The Beer Mile"
2015 Agent X Hugo Tulum Episode: "Sacrifice"
2015–18 Ash vs Evil Dead Brujo 4 episodes
2016–present Queen of the South Pote Galvez Main cast
2017 Noches con Platanito 1 episode
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Cesar Episode: "Never Wait for Seconds!"
2017–present Brockmire Pedro Uribe Recurring
2018 Criminal Minds Inspector Manny Silva Episode: "Luke"
2018 The Good Doctor Santiago Episode: "Hubert"
2018 Lethal Weapon Benny Avila Episode: "Bali"
Video game roles
Year Title Role
2016 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Vargas (voice)


  1. ^ a b Hernandez, Al Carlos (December 23, 2013). ""Weeds", "Luck", Star Hemky Madera". Latin Heat. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "ATX Exclusive Interview with Queen of the South's Hemky Madera". Talk Nerdy with Us. June 23, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Steinberg, Jamie (June 28, 2018). "Hemky Madera – Queen of the South". Starry Mag. Retrieved July 8, 2018.

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