Luis Contreras

Luis Contreras (September 18, 1950 – June 20, 2004) was an American character actor. The son of actor Roberto Contreras, his film debut was in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Contreras often played the parts of bums, gang members, police officers, prison inmates, and criminals.[1] One of the typical roles that he played as a gang member or criminal was that of Jesus in Walking the Edge.[2]

Luis Contreras
(1950-09-18)18 September 1950

Died20 June 2004(2004-06-20) (aged 53)
Years active1970s–2004

Contreras appeared in multiple movies for director Walter Hill: The Long Riders, 48 Hrs., Extreme Prejudice, Red Heat, Geronimo: An American Legend, and Last Man Standing.

He died of cancer in 2004 at the age of 53.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Federale #2
1978 Coming Home Demonstrator Uncredited
1979 1941 Zoot Suiter
1979 The Jerk Extra in 'Cat Juggling' Scene Uncredited
1980 The Last Married Couple in America Party Guest #6
1980 Heart Beat Mexican Junkie
1980 The Blues Brothers Bob's Country Bunker Patron Uncredited
1980 The Long Riders Man at the Bar
1980 Borderline Bandit
1982 Barbarosa Angel
1982 48 Hrs. Gang Member
1984 Repo Man Mr. Humphries' Security Guard Uncredited
1985 Walking the Edge Jesus
1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure Biker #2
1985 Stand Alone Look-Out
1986 Blue City Lieutenant Ortiz
1986 Big Trouble Terrorist #2
1986 Mission Kill Officer
1987 Extreme Prejudice Lupo
1987 Straight to Hell Sal
1987 Walker Benito
1988 Sunset Jail Inmate #2
1988 Red Heat Lupo
1989 After Midnight The Dogs' Master (segment "A Night on the Town")
1991 Suburban Commando Ringo
1992 Desert Kickboxer
1993 Blood In Blood Out Realthing
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend Rurale Officer
1993 Heaven! Sanchez
1995 Under the Hula Moon Bandito
1996 The Winner Guy in Couple
1996 Last Man Standing Comandante Ramirez
1997 Down for the Barrio Cadillac Crowd
2000 Across the Line Timex
2002 Ocean Park Derelict
2004 Criminal Carlos (final film role)


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