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Michael Peña



Adept at essaying a broad array of roles, Michael Peña launched his career with guest appearances on such series as NYPD Blue, Homicide: Life on the Street, and ER, as well as longer stints on Felicity and The Shield. Though his big-screen work officially stretches back several years prior to Million Dollar Baby (2004), that Clint Eastwood-directed Best Picture winner represented Peña's first major Hollywood credit. His involvement only amounted to a small part, but he re-teamed with Baby scripter Paul Haggis for higher (supporting) billing in the latter's Crash (2005) -- also a Best Picture Winner, and this one a searing, acerbic indictment of inner-city racism.



Peña scored one of his first leads under the aegis of director Oliver Stone, co-starring opposite Nicolas Cage in the taut, suspenseful thriller World Trade Center (2006) -- a docudrama about the two New York City Port Authority rescue workers trapped beneath the rubble of the fifth building when the towers fell. Peña followed it up with a turn as a genial, resourceful FBI agent who assists a government-conned scapegoat (Mark Wahlberg) in Antoine Fuqua's conspiracy thriller Shooter (2007), and essayed a key supporting role in director Robert Redford's ensemble drama Lions for Lambs, opposite Redford, Meryl Streep, and Tom Cruise. As the years followed, Peña would find continued success in comedy endeavours like Observe and Report, 30 Minutes or Less, and Tower Heist, as well as on the TV series Eastbown & Down.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CHiPs
  • Frank "Ponch" Poncherello
2017
12% Collateral Beauty
  • Simon
2016
92% The Martian
  • Rick Martinez
2015
No Score Yet Hell & Back
  • Abigor the Demon
2015
26% Vacation
  • New Mexico Cop
2015
19% The Vatican Tapes
  • Father Lozano
2015
81% Ant-Man
  • Luis
2015
77% Fury
  • Trini "Gordo" Garcia
2014
52% Frontera
  • Miguel
2014
100% Underwater Dreams
  • Narrator
  • Executive Producer
2014
39% Cesar Chavez
  • Cesar Chavez
2014
93% American Hustle
  • Paco Hernandez/Sheik Abdullah
2013
67% Turbo
  • Tito
2013
31% Gangster Squad
  • Officer Navidad Ramirez
2013
No Score Yet Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project
  • Paco Hernandez/Sheik Abdullah
2013
85% End of Watch
  • Zavala
2012
66% The Good Doctor
  • Jimmy
2012
0% Nesting
  • Pedro's Friend
2012
68% Tower Heist
  • Enrique Dev'Reaux
2011
44% 30 Minutes or Less
  • Chango
2011
75% Everything Must Go
  • Frank Garcia
2011
35% Battle: Los Angeles
  • Joe Rincon
2011
83% The Lincoln Lawyer
  • Jesus Martinez
2011
No Score Yet Pinkville
  • Capt. Ernest Medina
2011
49% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
  • Detective Vargas
2010
50% Observe and Report
  • Dennis
2009
No Score Yet Pinkville
  • Actor
2009
38% The Lucky Ones
  • T.K.
2008
27% Lions for Lambs
  • Ernest Rodriguez
2007
48% Shooter
  • Agent Nick Memphis
2007
69% Babel
  • John Border Patrol
2006
68% World Trade Center
  • Will Jimeno
2006
No Score Yet Fifty Pills
  • Eduardo
2006
No Score Yet Walkout
  • Sal Castro
2006
40% Little Athens
  • Carlos
2006
43% Sueno
  • Jimmy
2005
91% Million Dollar Baby
  • Omar
2004
75% Crash
  • Daniel Ruiz
2004
34% The United States of Leland
  • Guillermo
2004
0% The Calcium Kid
  • Jose Mendez
2004
42% Love Object
  • Ramirez
2003
73% Buffalo Soldiers
  • Garcia
2001
No Score Yet Bellyfruit
  • Oscar
2000
24% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds)
  • Ignacio
2000
67% La Cucaracha
  • Orderly
1998
31% Star Maps
  • Star Map Boy
1997
No Score Yet Boogie Boy
  • Drug Dealer
1997
47% My Fellow Americans
  • Ernesto
1996
No Score Yet Running Free
  • Bunk
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
66% Gracepoint
2014
  • Mark Solano
82% Eastbound & Down
2009-2013
  • Jimmy Clay Sebastian Cisneros
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
29% Chozen
2014
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Shield
2002-2008
  • Armando `Army' Renta
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Barback
The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Noah

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