Emilio Rivera Movies and Career Information
Feb 24, 1961
Emilio Rivera (born February 24, 1961) is an American film and television actor. Rivera was born in San Antonio, Texas of Mexican and Cuban descent. He is the oldest child of four brothers and three sisters. As a young boy, he and his family moved to Elysian Valley, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. 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, JAG, ER, El Diablo with Vin Diesel, John Cusack's film Never Get Outta the Boat, Friday After Next and Ali G Indahouse, Rush, Howard Stern's Son of the Beach and Michael Mann's new series Metro. He also plays Marcus Álvarez in Sons of Anarchy and appears in Next Day Air. Emilio is married to Yadi Valerio, an actress, and 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.