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      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

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




      No Score Yet No Score Yet Atomic Shark Executive Producer - 2016
      No Score Yet 65% Sun Belt Express Ramon Velazquez (Character) - 2014
      75% 53% Oculus Dr. Graham (Character) $27.7M 2013
      40% 13% 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
      22% 62% Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Matthew Smith (Character) $247.1K 2005
      76% 67% Nine Lives Ron/Male Guard (Character) $478.3K 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Committed Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 55% Gotta Kick It Up Principal Zavala (Character) - 2002
      0% 20% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Julio Martin (Character) $14.3M 2002
      19% 27% Collateral Damage Joe Phipps (Character) - 2002
      48% 61% Human Nature Wendall the Therapist (Character) $695.9K 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Iris Ramando Galvez (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 25% Black Point Malcolm (Character) - 2001
      76% 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
      No Score Yet 78% For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Unknown (Character) - 2000
      91% 62% Panic Larson (Character) $775.8K 2000
      20% 34% The Crew Raul Ventana, Drug Lord (Character) $13.0M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thin Air: A Spenser Mystery Santiago (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Elián González Story Unknown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 20% Flight of Fancy Frank (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 0% The Apartment Complex Detective Duarte (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 17% The Fixer Mayor Melendez (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 62% Three Businessmen Bennie Reyes (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 40% Route 9 Jesse Segundo (Character) - 1998
      17% 40% Death and the Compass Treviranus (Character) - 1996
      15% 63% Mrs. Winterbourne Paco (Character) $8.8M 1996
      32% 66% Up Close & Personal Dan Duarte (Character) $51.1M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Carlo Sanchez (Character) - 1996
      12% 14% Fair Game Emilio Juantorena (Character) $11.2M 1995
      88% 70% Get Shorty Mr. Escobar (Character) $68.8M 1995
      No Score Yet 12% Girls in Prison Lucky (Character) - 1994
      80% 74% Clear and Present Danger Ernesto Escobedo (Character) $121.5M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Confessions: Two Faces of Evil Unknown (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 61% El Diablo Zamudio (Character) - 1990


      99% 90% Barry Fernando (Guest Star) 2022
      No Score Yet 59% Station 19 Pruitt Herrera (Character),
      Captain Pruitt Herrera (Guest Star)
      58% 67% Social Distance Unknown (Character) 2020
      92% 83% Sharp Objects Curry (Character) 2018
      85% 95% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Scott Riggins (Character) 2016-2017
      20% 62% Bad Judge Judge Hernandez (Character) 2014-2015
      No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      65% 82% Entourage Carlos (Guest Star) 2010-2011
      No Score Yet 75% Medium D.A. Mauel Devalos (Character),
      83% 84% The Closer Mario Gomez (Guest Star) 2009
      45% No Score Yet Level 9 Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 62% 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% 88% 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 84% 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
      95% 93% Frasier Mr. Martin (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Players Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      89% 92% Seinfeld Marcelino (Guest Star) 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 Civil Wars Judge Felix Silva-Pures (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Jerry (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Augustine Rojas (Guest Star) 1989