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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
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Kevin Alejandro at WonderCon 2017
Born
Kevin Michael Alejandro

(1976-04-07) April 7, 1976 (age 43)
OccupationActor, Film Director
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)
Leslie de Jesus (m. 2004)
Children1

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CareerEdit

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.[1] Alejandro was a regular on the now defunct drama Shark as Deputy District Attorney Danny Reyes.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

In 2011, he appeared in the movie Red State, opposite John Goodman and directed by Kevin Smith, as well a horror film called Cassadaga.[5] 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.[6]

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.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Purgatory Flats Owen Mecklin
2003 Graduation Night Fishman
2008 Creature of Darkness Emillio
2009 Wake Detective Daniels
2009 Crossing Over Gutierrez
2011 The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy August Edwards
2011 Red State Harry
2011 Cassadaga Mike
2013 Medeas Noah
2016 Take Me Home Director; short film
2018 Bedtime Story Director; short film

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
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 Threshold Marcus Episode: "Pulse"
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 Parenthood Mike 3 episodes
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"

WebEdit

Year Series Role
2008 Gemini Division Amasso

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mr Disgusting (January 4, 2010). "Southland star scores reoccurring role in True Blood". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Steve Barton (January 4, 2010). "Southland star to sample True Blood". Dread Central. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Steve Barton (March 15, 2010). "True Blood season three première date announced". Dread Central. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  5. '^ 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.
  6. ^ Debi Moore (March 2, 2015). "See the World Created for A&E's The Returned". Dread Central. Retrieved October 16, 2015.

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