Emilio Rivera guest stars as “Marcus Alvarez,” El Padrino and founder of Mayans M.C. As the national President, he’s the main shot caller who is ruthless, yet loyal.
Rivera is a prime example of how turning one’s life around can make dreams a reality. Growing up in a rough and impoverished neighborhood, Rivera turned to wild and reckless behavior during his teen and young adult years. However, he found discipline and true passion through the art of acting. After years of hard work and perseverance, Rivera has become a well-known name in the industry.
A few of Rivera’s most notable films include Steven Soderbergh’s award-winning film Traffic and David Ayer’s Street Kings, with Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker and Hugh Laurie. He also played “Paco the Hitman” in Michael Mann’s Collateral, starring opposite Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise. He can be seen in F. Gary Gray’s A Man Apart, starring opposite Vin Diesel; High Crime, opposite Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman; Nick Lyon’s Bullet, opposite Danny Trejo; and Water & Power opposite Nicholas Gonzalez.
Rivera is perhaps best known for playing the starring role of “Marcus Alvarez” on FX’s Sons of Anarchy. His other TV credits include Amazon’s Hand of God and SyFy’s zombie apocalypse series, Z Nation, where he played “Hector ‘Escorpion’ Alvarez.” He has recurred on the second season of Saints & Sinners, and was most recently seen as “Chivo” in the Netflix series On My Block.
His film credits include 48 Hours to Live with James Maslow and Tommy Flanagan; Badsville, opposite Robert Knepper; Loca with Danay Garcia; and El Camino Christmas (Netflix) in which he played “Vincente Santos.” He recently finished shooting Rob Zombie’s final installment of The Devil’s Rejects, entitled Three From Hell.