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Steven Michael Quezada

Steven Michael Quezada (born February 15, 1963) is an American actor and politician.[1] He played Drug Enforcement Administration agent Steven Gomez in the AMC series Breaking Bad from 2008 to 2013.[1]

Steven Michael Quezada
BornFebruary 15, 1963 (1963-02-15) (age 56)
Alma materEastern New Mexico University
OccupationActor, comedian, producer, writer, school board member, county commissioner
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)
Cherise Desiree Quezada (m. 2007)
Children4

Early lifeEdit

Quezada was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[2] He graduated from West Mesa High School in 1981.[3] After graduating from high school, Quezada attended Eastern New Mexico University where he studied Theatre Arts.[4]

CareerEdit

Quezada played DEA Agent Steven Gomez in Breaking Bad from 2008 to 2013.[1] He has appeared in films such as First Snow (2006), Beerfest (2006), and Kites (2010). He hosted the talk show The After After Party in Albuquerque from 2010 to 2012. Quezada portrays a priest presiding over a roadside funeral in country singer Eric Church's music video for the single Give Me Back My Hometown (2014).[5] He currently performs stand-up comedy for Carnival Cruise Lines.

Political careerEdit

On February 4, 2013, he was elected to the Albuquerque school board;[6] He ran unopposed for the District 2[7] seat on the city's west side.[6] In 2016, Quezada ran for and won the Democratic nomination for New Mexico's Bernalillo County Commission District 2. In a three way race, Quezada won with 36 percent of the vote. He defeated Republican Patricia Paiz in the general election and was sworn in for a four-year term.[8]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Three Wise Guys Rental Agent Television film
2006 Beerfest Mexican
2006 First Snow Mechanic Enrique
2008 Milagros Leon
2010 Love Ranch First Drunk
2010 Kites Cop
2011 The Reunion Col.Ramirez
2011 Surreal Estate Bearded Man
2011 Warrior Woman Miguel
2012 Powder Pigs Mr. Valdez
2013 Supernal Darkness Victor
2013 The Rambler Guard #2
2015 Spare Parts Military Clerk
2015 La Vida Robot Salgado
2015 The Condemned 2 Raul Baccaro
2016 Fender Bender Mario
2016 The last transmission Val Short
2016 Outlaws and Angels Alonzo
2017 Girlfriend's Day Munoz
2019 3 from Hell Diego

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Wildfire Ernie Kent Episode: "Fear"
2008 In Plain Sight Luis Cruz Episode: "Hoosier Daddy"
2008–2013 Breaking Bad Steven Gomez 33 episodes
2009 Crash Councilman Rizzario Episode: "You Set the Scene"
2010–2012 The After After Party Himself Writer, host, editor, executive producer
2015 Documentary Now! El Chingon Episode: "DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon"
2015 Almost American Jesus Quezman Episode: "Teacher's Choice"
2015 Foreseeable Gabriel Flores TV Movie

Music videosEdit

Year Artist Title Role
2014 Eric Church "Give Me Back My Hometown" Priest at roadside funeral

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Steven Michael Quezada". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Collins, Sean T. (September 6, 2013). "Breaking Bad Q&A: Partner Up with Steven Michael Quezada's Gomez". Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ Journal Staff (January 26, 2013). "Candidate Q & A – APS District 5". Albuquerque Journal. NM.
  4. ^ "Albuquerque Public Schools Biography of Steven Michael Quezada". Albuquerque Public Schools. Albuquerque Public Schools.
  5. ^ Hansen, Dave J. (19 January 2014). "Video Breakdown: Eric Church's 'Give Me Back My Hometown'". Don't Pop The Music. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Breaking Bad Actor Wins School Board Seat in NM". The Boston Globe. The New York Times Company. February 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "APS District 2 Map". aps.edu. Albuquerque Public Schools. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  8. ^ CONTRERAS, RUSSELL. "'Breaking Bad' actor Quezada wins Democratic primary race". The Washington Times. Retrieved 9 June 2016.

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