Demián Bichir



Place of birth:

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico:


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.

Film Credits

Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
as Walter Simmons
Chaos Walking (2021)
as Ben Moore
Land (2021)
as Miguel
The Midnight Sky (2020)
as Sanchez
Danyka (2020)
as Armando
The Grudge (2020)
as Goodman
The Nun (2018)
as Father Burke
Corazón (2018)
as Dr. Mario Garcia
Walden: Life in The Woods (2017)
as Ramirez
Master Class: Ridley Scott (2017)
as Self
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Phobos (2017)
as Sergeant Carl Lope
Alien: Covenant (2017)
as Carl Lope
Lowriders (2017)
as Miguel
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Crew Messages (2017)
as Lopé
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017)
as Sergeant Carl Lope
7:19 (2016)
as Fernando Pellicer
Good Kids (2016)
as Yaco
Un cuento de circo & a love song (2016)
as Refugio
The Hateful Eight (2015)
as Bob
43 (2015)
as Himself (as Demian Bichir)
Antes de que nos olviden (2014)
Words with Gods (2014)
as Son (ep. "God's Blood - La sangre de Dios")
Muerte en Buenos Aires (2014)
as Inspector Chávez
Dom Hemingway (2013)
as Mr. Fontaine
Machete Kills (2013)
as Mendez
The Heat (2013)
as Hale
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013)
as Narrator (voice)
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza (2012)
as Cerdo Gutiérrez 2 (voice)
Savages (2012)
as Alex
Foreverland (2011)
as Salvador
El sueño de Iván (2011)
A Better Life (2011)
as Carlos Riquelme
Hidalgo: la historia jamás contada (2010)
as Hidalgo
The Runway (2010)
as Ernesto Cordoba
Enemigos íntimos (2009)
Che: Part Two (2009)
as Fidel Castro
Che: Part One (2008)
as Fidel Castro
Mosquita muerta (2007)
as Himself
Fuera Del Cielo (2007)
as Malboro
American Visa (2005)
Hipnos (2004)
as Miguel
Heartbreak Hospital (2002)
as Tonio
Ciudades Oscuras (2002)
as Mario
Sin noticias de Dios (2001)
as Manny
In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
as Manolo
Ave María (1999)
as Daniel Simón
Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999)
as Tomás
Todo el poder (1999)
as Gabriel Castro
Santitos (1999)
Cilantro y Perejil (1998)
as Carlos Rodríguez
Luces de la noche (1998)
Perdita Durango (1997)
as Catalina
Solo (1996)
as Rio
Salón México (1996)
as Insp. Casteleón
Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto (1995)
as Omar
Hasta Morir (1994)
Miroslava (1993)
as Ricardo
Rojo amanecer (1989)
as Jorge
Astucia (1986)
Viaje al paraíso (1985)
Choices of the Heart (1983)
as Armando

Production Credits

Un cuento de circo & a love song (2016)
Un cuento de circo & a love song (2016)