Miguel Sandoval

Miguel Sandoval

Highest Rated: 91% Panic (2000)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Nov 16, 1951

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

A prolific character actor in features and on television for decades, Miguel Sandoval was best known for turns as steely lawmen - or those that broke the law - on "Medium" (NBC/CBS, 2005-2011) and in films like "Do the Right Thing" (1989) and "Clear and Present Danger" (1994). Born November 16, 1951 in Washington, D.C, Sandoval came to acting in 1975 through the study of pantomime at a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While training with the group, he was asked to join a local theater company that performed in parks and schools throughout the state. When the company closed in 1979, Sandoval launched his own theater troupe, which trained inmates at the New Mexico State Penitentiary, while also performing with theater companies in Houston, Texas and Santa Fe, New Mexico; while appearing with the latter troupe, he was cast in a science fiction Western called "Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann" (1982). That film's producer, former Monkee and audio-visual pioneer Michael Nesmith, recommended Sandoval to British director Alex Cox, who was helming his next production, "Repo Man" (1982), in Los Angeles. Sandoval would subsequently appear in and collaborate with Cox on five subsequent projects, including "Sid and Nancy" (1986), "Straight to Hell" (1987) and "Walker" (1987), while also serving as casting director and second unit director on "Walker" and penning songs for "Sid" and "Straight to Hell." During this period, he was also a prolific guest player on television, and forged another rewarding collaboration with director Spike Lee, who cast him as hot-tempered New York police officer Ponte in "Do the Right Thing" and "Jungle Fever" (1991). Sandoval soon settled into regular work in character roles, often playing imposing men of authority on either side of the moral fence - federal agents and judges in "White Sands" (1992) and the Steven Bochco-produced "Civil Wars" (ABC, 1991-1993), drug lords in "Clear and Present Danger" and on Bochco's "Murder One" (ABC, 1995-1997) and an array of lawmen on episodic television. Between these efforts, Sandoval also played an amber mine overseer in "Jurassic Park" (1993), convinced Kramer (Michael Richards) to put his pet rooster in a cock fight on "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998), and was in near-constant demand for guest roles on series like "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009), "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993- ) and "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006). In 2005, Sandoval was cast as sympathetic district attorney Manuel Devalos, who employed Patricia Arquette's psychic abilities to solve crime cases on "Medium." Sandoval remained with the series for its entire network run while also directing five episodes between its third and seventh season. When "Medium" ran its course, Sandoval returned to steady guest work on television and in features, most notably as a tequila manufacturing president on "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011) and as a government agent on "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" (BBC America, 2016-17). In 2017, he was cast in two high-profile projects - the limited series crime drama "Sharp Objects" (HBO 2018) with Amy Adams, and a drama about Seattle firefighters spun off from "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) and produced by Shonda Rimes' Shondaland shingle.

Highest rated movies

Get Shorty Clear and Present Danger
Nine Lives
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
Human Nature
Bottle Shock




No Score Yet No Score Yet Atomic Shark Executive Producer - 2016
No Score Yet 65% Sun Belt Express Ramon Velazquez (Character) - 2014
74% 53% Oculus Dr. Graham (Character) $27.7M 2013
40% 14% Repo Chick Arizona Gray (Character) - 2009
46% 39% Spoken Word Emilio (Character) $32.7K 2009
48% 58% Bottle Shock Mr. Garcia (Character) $4.0M 2008
25% 34% Tortilla Heaven Gil Garcia (Character) $105.0K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Committed Unknown (Character) - 2005
75% 67% Nine Lives Ron/Male Guard (Character) $478.3K 2005
22% 61% Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Matthew Smith (Character) $247.1K 2005
0% 19% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Julio Martin (Character) $14.3M 2002
19% 27% Collateral Damage Joe Phipps (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 55% Gotta Kick It Up Principal Zavala (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Iris Ramando Galvez (Character) - 2001
49% 61% Human Nature Wendall the Therapist (Character) $695.9K 2001
No Score Yet 25% Black Point Malcolm (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thin Air: A Spenser Mystery Santiago (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 77% For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Unknown (Character) - 2000
20% 34% The Crew Raul Ventana, Drug Lord (Character) $13.0M 2000
74% 64% Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Sam (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 51% Air Bud: World Pup Coach Montoya (Character) - 2000
91% 62% Panic Larson (Character) $775.8K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Elián González Story Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 0% The Apartment Complex Detective Duarte (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 20% Flight of Fancy Frank (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fixer Mayor Melendez (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 36% Route 9 Jesse Segundo (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 62% Three Businessmen Bennie Reyes (Character) - 1998
17% 40% Death and the Compass Treviranus (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Carlo Sanchez (Character) - 1996
31% 66% Up Close & Personal Dan Duarte (Character) $51.1M 1996
10% 64% Mrs. Winterbourne Paco (Character) $8.8M 1996
88% 70% Get Shorty Mr. Escobar (Character) $68.8M 1995
12% 14% Fair Game Emilio Juantorena (Character) $11.2M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confessions: Two Faces of Evil Unknown (Character) - 1994
80% 74% Clear and Present Danger Ernesto Escobedo (Character) $121.5M 1994
No Score Yet 13% Girls in Prison Lucky (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With Danger Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Nothing Personal Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 62% El Diablo Zamudio (Character) - 1990


No Score Yet 43% Station 19 Pruitt Herrera (Character),
Captain Pruitt Herrera (Guest Star)
55% 67% Social Distance Unknown (Character) 2020
92% 82% Sharp Objects Curry (Character) 2018
85% 95% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Scott Riggins (Character) 2016-2017
20% 61% Bad Judge Judge Hernandez (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
66% 83% Entourage Carlos (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet 77% Medium D.A. Mauel Devalos (Character),
82% 82% The Closer Mario Gomez (Guest Star) 2009
45% No Score Yet Level 9 Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Chan El Toro Fuerte (Guest Voice) 2000-2005
9% No Score Yet 10-8: Officers on Duty Capt. Otis Briggs (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingpin Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Court Unknown (Character) 2002
86% 90% Alias Anthony Russek (Guest Star) 2001
75% 95% The West Wing Victor Campos (Guest Star) 2001
74% 85% The X-Files Martin Ortega (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 83% ER Mr. Perez (Guest Star) 1999
15% No Score Yet Vengeance Unlimited Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maximum Bob Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
93% 93% Frasier Mr. Martin (Guest Star) 1998
89% 93% Seinfeld Marcelino (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Players Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Frankenstein 1997 Unknown (Character) 1997
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 69% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marshal Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
83% 83% NYPD Blue Mr. Beltran (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Hector Ortega (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Judge Felix Silva-Pures (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 100% Beauty and the Beast Jerry (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Augustine Rojas (Guest Star) 1989