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Kevin Michael Alejandro (born April 7, 1976) is an American actor and film director. He is known for his roles as Nate Moretta in the crime drama Southland, Jesús Velásquez in the supernatural thriller True Blood, Sebastian Blood / Brother Blood in the superhero series Arrow, and as Daniel Espinoza in the comedy-crime drama Lucifer.
Kevin Alejandro at WonderCon 2017
Kevin Michael Alejandro
April 7, 1976
|Occupation||Actor, Film Director|
Leslie de Jesus (m. 2004)
Alejandro was featured on the ABC series Ugly Betty, playing Santos, the father of Justin Suarez and love interest of Hilda. At the time of the season 1 finale episode's filming, he had just become a series regular on the Fox network's newly introduced Drive, since cancelled. He was a featured player in the second season of the Showtime original series Sleeper Cell, playing Benito Velasquez, and also played Dominic Hughes in The Young and the Restless.
He made an appearance, along with fellow Ugly Betty actor Eric Mabius, in the CSI: Miami episode "One of Our Own", and another as a gay hustler in HBO's Big Love. He also appeared on an episode of Charmed season 7 as Malvock, a cunning demon. He also appeared in the first few episodes of 24's fourth season, as a terrorist henchman, in which he also stars with Tony Plana, fellow Ugly Betty actor. Alejandro was a regular on the now defunct drama Shark as Deputy District Attorney Danny Reyes. Recently he had a small role on The Cleaner, an A&E television series.
Alejandro also appeared in the movie Crossing Over, which was released in February 2009, alongside Harrison Ford. He played Detective Nate Moretta in Southland, produced by Emmy Award winner John Wells. Southland was canceled by NBC Broadcasting, just two weeks prior to the première of the show's sophomore run, but was then picked up by the cable network TNT.
He has also had a role in Weeds, season 4 and 5. Drop Dead Diva's Season 1, Episode 5 also features Alejandro, as the wrongfully convicted Michael Fernandez. He appeared on Season 1 of Sons of Anarchy as one of the Mayan MC members, son of Marcus, the MC's president. Alejandro stars in the third and fourth seasons of the vampire series True Blood as Jesús Velásquez.
In 2011, he appeared in the movie Red State, opposite John Goodman and directed by Kevin Smith, as well a horror film called Cassadaga. He also played Tony Arroyo, a homicide detective in the 2013 television show, Golden Boy. Alejandro portrayed Sheriff Tommy Solano in the ABC / A&E series The Returned.
In 2013, Alejandro joined the DC Comics-produced CW series Arrow, as the villainous Brother Blood. He recurred throughout the show's second season. In January 2016, he began his role on the Fox TV series Lucifer as LAPD Homicide Detective Dan Espinoza. Lucifer ran for three seasons before being cancelled by Fox, only to be picked back up by Netflix for season four, scheduled for early 2019. Alejandro directed the episode "Once Upon a Time", which was intended to be aired in the series' fourth season but instead aired as a bonus episode on May 28, 2018 after the third season had concluded.
|2002||Purgatory Flats||Owen Mecklin|
|2008||Creature of Darkness||Emillio|
|2011||The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy||August Edwards|
|2016||Take Me Home||—||Director; short film|
|2018||Bedtime Story||—||Director; short film|
|2003||Crossing Jordan||Connor Marshall||Episode: "Fire and Ice"|
|2003||Las Vegas||Ray Duran||Episode: "Pros and Cons"|
|2004||Dr. Vegas||Raul Ortiz||Episode: "Advantage Play"|
|2004||Charmed||Malvock||Episode: "There's Something About Leo"|
|2004–05||The Young and the Restless||Dominic Hughes||15 episodes|
|2005||24||Kevin McCollin||3 episodes|
|2005||JAG||Corporal Jude Dominick||Episode: "Fit for Duty"|
|2005||Alias||Cesar Martinez||Episode: "The Orphan"|
|2005||CSI: New York||Tom Martin||Episode: "Crime and Misdemeanor"|
|2005||Medium||Jason Morrow||Episode: "Still Life"|
|2006||E-Ring||Miguel Carrera||Episode: "The General"|
|2006||Without a Trace||Casey Miller||Episode: "The Road Home"|
|2006||Big Love||The Hustler||Episode: "Eviction"|
|2006||CSI: Miami||Carlos Santigo||Episode: "One of Our Own"|
|2006||NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service||Jaime Jones||Episode: "Driven"|
|2006||Faceless||Lucas Renosa||Television film|
|2006–07||Sleeper Cell||Benito "Benny" Velasquez||7 episodes|
|2006–07||Ugly Betty||Santos||8 episodes|
|2007||Drive||Winston Salazar||6 episodes|
|2007–08||Shark||Danny Reyes||16 episodes|
|2008||Sons of Anarchy||Esai Alvarez||Episode: "The Pull" & "Hell Followed"|
|2008||Burn Notice||Raul||Episode: "Turn and Burn"|
|2008–09||Weeds||Rudolpho Mason||4 episodes|
|2009||Knight Rider||Victor Galt||Episode: "I Love the Knight Life"|
|2009||Heroes||Agent Jenkins||"Chapter Eight 'Into Asylum'"|
|2009||Drop Dead Diva||Michael Fernandez||Episode: "Lost and Found"|
|2009||Melrose Place||Anton V.||Episode: "Shoreline"|
|2009–11||Southland||Nate Moretta||14 episodes|
|2010||The Deep End||Connor Smith||Episode: "White Lies, Black Ties"|
|2010||The Mentalist||Victor Bandino||Episode: "The Red Box"|
|2010||Psych||Dane Northcutt||Episode: "Ferry Tale"|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Victor Ramos||Episode: "Branded"|
|2010–12||True Blood||Jesus Velasquez||22 episodes|
|2011||Bones||Hercules "El Tornado" Maldonado||Episode: "The Change in the Game"|
|2011||Hide||Det. Bobby Dodge||Television film|
|2012||Breakout Kings||Benny Cruz||Episode: "Cruz Control"|
|2013||Golden Boy||Christian Arroyo||13 episodes|
|2013–14||Arrow||Sebastian Blood / Brother Blood||12 episodes|
|2015||The Returned||Sheriff Tommy Solano||10 episodes|
|2015||Grey's Anatomy||Officer Dan Pruitt||3 episodes|
|2016–present||Lucifer||Detective Daniel Espinoza||67 episodes; also director: "Once Upon a Time"|
|2016||The Catch||Nathan Ashmore||Episode: "The Package"|
- Mr Disgusting (January 4, 2010). "Southland star scores reoccurring role in True Blood". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
- Nellie Andreeva (January 3, 2010). "Southland actor joining True Blood: Kevin Alejandro to play an orderly in HBO's vampire drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
- Steve Barton (January 4, 2010). "Southland star to sample True Blood". Dread Central. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
- Steve Barton (March 15, 2010). "True Blood season three première date announced". Dread Central. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
- Samantha Leffler (July 21, 2011). "Kevin Alejandro on Comic Con, True Bloods On-Set Antics and the Insane Season 4 Wrap Party – Exclusive". Wet Paint. Archived from the original on July 7, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
- Debi Moore (March 2, 2015). "See the World Created for A&E's The Returned". Dread Central. Retrieved October 16, 2015.