Tony Dalton

Alvaro Luis Dalton, known professionally as Tony Dalton, (born 13 February 1975)[1] is an American actor, screenwriter and producer.[2] For much of his career, he acted in Mexican films, television shows, and stage plays, but became widely known after he began starring as cartel boss Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul (2018–present).

Tony Dalton
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Dalton in 2018
Born
Alvaro Luis Dalton [1]

(1975-02-13) 13 February 1975 (age 46)[1]
NationalityAmerican
EducationLee Strasberg Theater Institute[1]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
  • director
  • screenwriter
Years active2000–present

CareerEdit

Tony Dalton studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City.[when?][3] During that time, he acted in small Off-Broadway productions of The Ballad of the Sad Café, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and A Streetcar Named Desire. His first film was Matando Cabos (2004), in which he starred and co-wrote the screenplay. He also acted in and wrote the script for Sultanes del Sur (2007). Dalton's other film credits include Love, Pain and Vice Versa (2008); Amar (2009); and La Dictadura Perfecta (2014). His theater credits include a Mexico City production of Same Time, Next Year by Bernard Slade, which ran for over 200 performances in 2011. In 2016, he appeared onstage in the role of Paul Zara in Beau Willimons' Farragut North. On television, he had roles in HBO's Capadocia (2008) and in Los Simuladores, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2010 for Best International Series. In 2017, he played the lead in the HBO series Sr. Ávila, which won the International Emmy award for Best Non-English Language Series. In 2018, Dalton landed the role of Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul, first appearing in the season 4 episode "Coushatta",[4] and was promoted to the main cast for season 5.[5]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Matando cabos Javier "Jaque" Also screenwriter
2006 Efectos secundarios Gerardo
2007 Sultanes del sur Carlos Sánchez Also screenwriter
2008 Amor, dolor y viceversa Marco
2009 Amar Joel
2010 El infierno Gringo
2011 Colombiana American Embassy 1
Amar no es querer Samuel
2012 La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas John
2014 La dictadura perfecta Director TV MX

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Ramona Tom
Mi destino eres tú
2001 No te equivoques
2002 Clase 406 Dago García
20042006 Rebelde Gastón Diestro
2007 Trece miedos Jorge Sánchez Season 1, Episode 3: "Esquela"
20082009 Los simuladores Mario Santos
20082010 Capadocia Augusto Mateos 4 episodes
2011 Flor Salvaje Don Rafael Urrieta
20132018 Sr. Ávila Roberto Ávila
2015 Dueños del paraíso Renato Maldonado Main role
20162017 Sense8 Lito's Agent 3 episodes
2018–present Better Call Saul Lalo Salamanca Recurring (season 4)
Main cast (season 5–present)
2021 Hawkeye Jacques "Jack" Duquesne / Swordsman Post-production

TheaterEdit

  • El año próximo a la misma hora (2009)
  • Juegos de poder (2017)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Better Call Saul Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Tony Dalton: Su biografía". sensacine.com.mx (in Spanish). Archived from the original on November 13, 2020. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "Tony Dalton". IMDb. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  3. ^ Segal, David (April 20, 2020). "Tony Dalton Talks 'Better Call Saul': Sympathy for el Diablo". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on April 21, 2020. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  4. ^ Couch, Aaron. "'Better Call Saul' Unveils Unseen 'Breaking Bad' Character at Comic-Con". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on August 6, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "Better Call Saul Season 5 Makes Lalo Actor Tony Dalton A Regular". Screen Rant. April 9, 2019. Archived from the original on April 10, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2020.

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