Demián Bichir

Demián Bichir


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 01-08-1963
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Also Known As:

    Demián Bichir Nájera
    Demian Bichir

  • Popularity: 3.76
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Demián Bichir Nájera (August 1, 1963, height 5' 10" (1,78 m)) is a Mexican actor. Both of his parents, Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera, and brothers Odiseo and Bruno Bichir are actors. He was married to singer Lisset Gutiérrez. He started his acting career at the age of 14 in the telenovela Rina with Ofelia Medina. His second acting role was as an adult in Vivir enamorada both telenovelas were during his years with Televisa. The following year he obtained a role in his first movie, the American production Choices of the Heart. He then continued his acting roles in telenovelas with film productions of Mexico, Spain and the United States. His movie Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999) broke box-office records in Mexico becoming the #1 movie in the history of Mexican cinema until El crimen del Padre Amaro. The MTV Movie Awards-México created a special category "Mejor Bichir en una Película" ("Best Bichir in a movie") because of the many films the Bichir siblings act in every year. He earned this award for Bendito infierno, in which he co-stars with Victoria Abril, Penélope Cruz and Gael García Bernal. His American debut occurred when he depicted Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's 2008 biopic Che, on the life of revolutionary Che Guevara. Recently he has been exposed to a wider American audience with his recurring role as Esteban Reyes, the corrupt mayor of Tijuana and love interest of Nancy Botwin in the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons of the Showtime comedy series Weeds.




Year Movie Character
1999 Sex, Shame & Tears as Tomás
1999 Todo el poder as Gabriel Castro
2007 Fuera Del Cielo as Malboro
2010 The Runway as Ernesto Cordoba
2010 Hidalgo: la historia jamás contada as Hidalgo
2011 A Better Life as Carlos Riquelme
2005 American Visa
2014 Death in Buenos Aires as Inspector Chávez
2017 Lowriders as Miguel
2016 7:19 as Fernando Pellicer
2018 The Nun as Father Burke
2008 Che: Part One as Fidel Castro
1999 Santitos
2004 Hipnos as Miguel
1998 Cilantro and Parsley as Carlos Rodríguez
2011 The Dream of Ivan
2002 Dark Cities as Mario
2013 Dom Hemingway as Mr. Fontaine
1994 Hasta Morir
1999 Ave María as Daniel Simón
2016 A circus tale & a love song as Refugio
1970 Walden: Life in The Woods as Ramirez
2015 43 as Himself (as Demian Bichir)
2020 Danyka
2013 Machete Kills as Mendez
2013 The Heat as Hale
2020 The Grudge as Goodman
2018 Corazón as Dr. Mario Garcia
1970 Land
1996 Salón México as Insp. Casteleón
2008 Che: Part Two as Fidel Castro
2001 Don't Tempt Me as Manny
1993 Miroslava as Ricardo
2007 Mosquita muerta as Himself
2001 In the Time of the Butterflies as Manolo
2012 Foreverland as Salvador
2021 Chaos Walking as Ben Moore
1998 Luces de la noche
2020 The Midnight Sky
1996 Solo as Rio
1989 Red Dawn as Jorge
2015 The Hateful Eight as Bob
2017 Alien: Covenant as Carl Lope
2017 Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Phobos as Sergeant Carl Lope
2017 Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Crew Messages as Lopé
2002 Heartbreak Hospital as Tonio
2013 Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy as Narrator (voice)
2014 Antes de que nos olviden
2017 Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper as Sergeant Carl Lope
2009 Enemigos íntimos
1986 Astucia
2012 Savages as Alex
1985 Viaje al paraíso
1997 Dance with the Devil as Catalina
2016 Good Kids as Yaco
2021 Godzilla vs. Kong
1995 Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead as Omar
1983 Choices of the Heart as Armando
2014 Words with Gods as Son (ep. "God's Blood - La sangre de Dios")
2016 A circus tale & a love song
2016 A circus tale & a love song
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2005 Weeds (30 episode) as Esteban Carlos Reyes
2013 The Bridge (26 episode) as Marco Ruiz
2019 Grand Hotel (13 episode) as Santiago Mendoza
2002 Las Lunas del Auditorio (1 episode) as Himself

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