Emilio Rivera

Emilio Rivera

Born: February 24, 1961
Age: 60
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
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Emilio Rivera (born February 24, 1961) is an American film and television actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for his portrayal of Marcus Álvarez in Sons of Anarchy[1] and depiction of criminals and law enforcement officers.

Rivera is of Mexican descent. He is the oldest child of four brothers and three sisters. As a young boy, he was raised in Elysian Valley also known as Frogtown, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.


Acting career

Rivera's first feature role was in the TV series Renegade with Lorenzo Lamas. He also had a role in the feature film Con Air, co-starring Nicolas Cage. Emilio has appeared in several commercials, television programs and feature films including Traffic, The Cable Guy, NYPD Blue, Beverly Hills, 90210, Walker, Texas Ranger, Hitman: Agent 47, JAG, ER, A Man Apart with Vin Diesel, John Cusack's film Never Get Outta the Boat, Friday After Next, Ali G Indahouse, Rush, Howard Stern's Son of the Beach, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Z Nation, and Michael Mann's new series Metro. He also played Marcus Álvarez in Sons of Anarchy for the seven seasons and appears as Bodega Diablo Next Day Air. In 2013, he co-starred in the music video of rapper/singer Nicki Minaj's "High School" single. He played a secondary character on the 11th episode of the 2nd season of My name is Earl.

Personal life

Emilio has three children from a previous marriage.

Growing up, Rivera was known for his fighting abilities, and eventually earned the moniker "Lefty" referring to his ability to knock opponents unconscious with a single left handed punch.



Year Title Role Notes
2019 3 From Hell Unknown at this time
2018 Venom Lobby Guard Richard
2017 El Camino Christmas Vicente Santos
2017 Badsville Lucky Lou
2015 Hitman: Agent 47 Fabian
2014 10 Cent Pistol Melville
2012 Act of Valor Sanchez
2009 High Midnight The Apache
Blossom Jose
Next Day Air Bodega
Otis E. The 'Drunk'
2008 Street Kings OG Vato
Strange Wilderness Border Guard
The Third Nail Martin
2007 The Gift: Life Unwrapped Father Romero
Delta Farce Jorge
Spider-Man 3 Policeman at Sand Truck
The Dead One Coyote
North by El Norte Big Boss
2006 Splinter Jesse (Veterano)
Platinum Illusions Boss Hog
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Day Laborer
Y nada más Lalo
Harsh Times Eddy
Short Fuse Camacho
Purple Heart Deputy
Tom 51 Actor
2004 Doing Hard Time Officer David Teal
Sucker Free City Detective Zepada Television
Collateral Paco
Cake Fidel
Party Animalz Uncle Hector
El Padrino Rudy
2003 El Matador Chuy
Bruce Almighty Hood
A Man Apart Garza
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Benitez
Never Get Outta the Boat Angel
High Crimes Salvadoran Man
Ali G Indahouse Rico
R.U.S./H. Stick Sandoval Television
2001 Tomcats Sampson Uncredited
2000 Traffic Salazar Soldier #2
Guilty as Charged Private Alberto Ramirerz Television
Road Dogz Big Joe
1999 Pros & Cons Con #1
1997 Con Air Carlos
1996 The Cable Guy Jail Inmate
Rage Javier
1995 Donor Unknown Emilio Television
My Family Tamalito
Murder Was the Case: The Movie Reporter #2
Extreme Blue Matulo Television


Year Title Role No. of episodes
2018 On My Block Chivo 3 episodes
2018 Mayans MC Marcus Alvarez
2015-2016 Z Nation Hector Alvarez/Escorpion Main character; 11 episodes
2011 Southland Luis Reyes 1 episode
2008-2014 Sons of Anarchy Marcus Alvarez Recurring character; 23 episodes
2008 Weeds El Coyote 4 episodes
Moonlight Chemma Tejada 1 episode
2007 Girlfriends Nick 1 episode
Raines Coyote 1 episode
Brothers & Sisters The Sponsor 1 episode
2006 My Name Is Earl Bandit #1 2 episodes
Shark Detective #1 1 episode
Bones Ramon Ortez 1 episode
2005 Kojak Diaz the King 3 episodes
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bank Robber #1 1 episode
The Shield Navaro Quintero 2 episodes
2002-2003 Robbery Homicide Division Juan Tiant 3 episodes
2002 Son of the Beach Dirty Sanchez 2 episodes
2001 Titus Castro 1 episode
ER Emilio Gadasco 1 episode
English for All Detective Castillo Unknown
2000 The X Files Brigham 1 episode
1999-2003 The Young and the Restless Boat Captain 2 episodes
1999 L.A. Heat Officer Miller 2 episodes
1998-2001 NYPD Blue Galvez 2 episodes
1998 Walker, Texas Ranger Juan "Loco" Morales 1 episode
Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Hector 2 episodes
1996-1997 The Bold and the Beautiful Lucien Cortéz 2 episodes
1996 JAG Drug Runner 1 episode
1995 Unsolved Mysteries Tony Castro 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 90210 Felipe 1 episode
1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Federale 1 episode
1992 Renegade Rafe 1 episode

Music videos

year title role
2004 "Got It Twisted" by Mobb Deep Rival gang boss
2005 "Just a Lil Bit" by 50 Cent Rival gangster
2013 "High School" by Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Wayne El Jefe

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