José Zúñiga

José Zúñiga

Highest Rated: 89% Reefa (2021)

Lowest Rated: 16% The Dark Tower (2017)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

A familiar face to film and television audiences for over two decades, José Zúñiga essayed small but memorable roles in features like "Con Air" (1997), "Mission: Impossible III" (2006) and "Twilight" (2008) while maintaining a host of guest and recurring turns on such primetime series as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ) and "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010). Like many character actors, he was frequently cast as a "type" - in his case, as intense, ethnic authority figures on both sides of the law - though on occasion, his compact frame and soulful visage led to assignments outside of his niche, including a hapless romantic in "Next Stop Wonderland" (1998) and a kindly biology teacher in "Twilight." Zúñiga's ability to imbue even the most stock character with nuance granted him the ideal career for a character actor: immediate identification, and more importantly, appreciation by audiences, even those who did not know his name.

Highest rated movies

Reefa
Hurricane
Crooklyn
Ransom
Next Stop Wonderland
Happy Accidents
Con Air
The Opportunists

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% No Score Yet Reefa Israel Sr. (Character) - 2021
34% 73% Half Brothers Evaristo (Character) $2.2M 2020
43% 98% Baja Luis Bolanos (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 100% A Place in the Caribbean Gael (Character) - 2017
16% 45% The Dark Tower Dr. Hotchkiss (Character) $50.7M 2017
36% 39% The Most Hated Woman in America Detective Campos (Character) - 2017
26% 31% The Duel General Calderon (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 78% Victor Manuel (Character) $111.6K 2015
19% 27% Diablo Guillermo (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 33% Mary Loss of Soul Victor Solis (Character) - 2014
44% 65% The Call Marco (Character) $51.9M 2013
No Score Yet 79% Eye of the Hurricane Roberto Cruz (Character) - 2012
29% 43% The Chaperone Unknown (Character) - 2011
25% 34% Tortilla Heaven Isidor (Character) $105.0K 2007
28% 53% Next Security Chief Roybal (Character) $18.0M 2007
29% 47% The Hunted Bobby Moret (Character) $34.2M 2003
No Score Yet 55% Snow White: The Fairest of Them All Hector (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 77% For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Paquito D'Rivera (Character) - 2000
70% 75% Happy Accidents Jose (Character) $688.5K 2000
20% 34% The Crew Escobar (Character) $13.0M 2000
54% 46% The Opportunists Jesus Del Toro (Character) $581.1K 2000
26% 36% Gun Shy Fidel Vaillar (Character) $1.6M 2000
73% 74% Next Stop Wonderland Andre de Silva (Character) $3.4M 1998
56% 75% Con Air DEA Agent Willie Sims (Character) $101.1M 1997
88% 78% Hurricane Kramer (Character) $334.0K 1997
75% 62% Ransom David Torres (Character) $136.5M 1996
77% 90% Crooklyn Tommy La La (Character) $12.8M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fresh Kill Miguel Flores (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riding the Rails Unknown (Character) - 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Senator Carlos Morejon (Guest Star) 2016-2019
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Flores (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 64% New Amsterdam Lou Navarro (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 78% Shooter Unknown (Guest Star) 2016-2017
22% 70% Notorious Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 86% Code Black Chef Holder (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 77% The Night Shift Frank (Guest Star) 2015
61% 79% Scorpion Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
35% 47% Taxi Brooklyn Eddie Esposito (Character) 2014
76% 69% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
88% 94% Burn Notice Vasquez (Guest Star) 2012
58% 74% 666 Park Avenue Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
93% 73% Scandal General Benicio Florez (Guest Star) 2012
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
90% 96% House Nate Weinmann (Guest Star) 2012
92% 76% Person of Interest Vargas (Guest Star) 2012
66% 70% A Gifted Man Richard Flores (Guest Star) 2011
90% 87% Suits Harry the Cab Driver (Guest Star) 2011
100% 82% The Chicago Code Daniel Romero (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 85% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2008-2010
82% 87% Castle Alfredo Quintana (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Detective Chris Cavaliere (Guest Star) 2004-2005 2008-2010
75% 80% Nip/Tuck Detective Cyrus (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Detective Molina (Guest Star) 2009
38% 100% Dark Blue Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 77% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 2008
No Score Yet 85% NCIS Navy Capt. Dr. Adrian De La Cas (Guest Star) 2007
67% 72% The O.C. Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
60% 78% Prison Break Coyote (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 1998 2004 2006
71% 80% Dexter Jorge Castillo (Guest Star) 2006
87% 87% 24 Joseph Malina (Guest Star) 2006
90% 82% Bones Mickey Santana (Guest Star) 2005
90% 96% The Shield Gino (Guest Star) 2005
86% 90% Alias Roberto Fox (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 84% ER Eduardo Lopez (Guest Star) 2004
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit CSU Tech (Guest Star) 2001 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
83% No Score Yet That's Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
71% No Score Yet Nothing Sacred J.A. Ortiz (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Arturo the Hairdresser (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1996
83% 83% NYPD Blue Bobby Ruiz (Guest Star) 1994