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Demián Bichir

Demián Bichir

Demián Bichir Nájera (August 1, 1963, height 5' 10" (1,78 m)) is a Mexican actor. Both of his parents, Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera, and brothers Odiseo and Bruno Bichir are actors. He was married to singer Lisset Gutiérrez.

He started his acting career at the age of 14 in the telenovela Rina with Ofelia Medina. His second acting role was as an adult in Vivir enamorada both telenovelas were during his years with Televisa. The following year he obtained a role in his first movie, the American production Choices of the Heart. He then continued his acting roles in telenovelas with film productions of Mexico, Spain and the United States. His movie Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999) broke box-office records in Mexico becoming the #1 movie in the history of Mexican cinema until El crimen del Padre Amaro. The MTV Movie Awards-México created a special category "Mejor Bichir en una Película" ("Best Bichir in a movie") because of the many films the Bichir siblings act in every year. He earned this award for Bendito infierno, in which he co-stars with Victoria Abril, Penélope Cruz and Gael García Bernal. His American debut occurred when he depicted Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's 2008 biopic Che, on the life of revolutionary Che Guevara.

Recently he has been exposed to a wider American audience with his recurring role as Esteban Reyes, the corrupt mayor of Tijuana and love interest of Nancy Botwin in the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons of the Showtime comedy series Weeds.

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Movies Starring Demián Bichir (43)

The Nun (2018)

The Nun (2018)

A spin-off from 'The Conjuring 2' centering on its demonic nun character. ...

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the 'synthetic', David, survivo ...

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Lowriders (2017)

Lowriders (2017)

A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression. ...

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Prologue: Last Supper (2017)

Prologue: Last Supper (2017)

The official prologue to Alien: Covenant introduces the crew of the mission as they gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep. Set aboard the Covenant, a colonization ship on its way to a remote planet to form a new human settlement, the main crew ...

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Good Kids (2016)

Good Kids (2016)

Four high school students look to redefine themselves after graduation. ...

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7:19 (2016)

7:19 (2016)

At 7:19 a.m., on September 19th of 1985, the most destructive earthquake hit Mexico's City. Inside what's left of a building, a group of survivors fight for their lives waiting for rescue. ...

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A circus tale & a love song (2016)

A circus tale & a love song (2016)

A boy who grew up at the circus decides to leave his old life and go after the love of his life. ...

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception. ...

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Words with Gods (2014)

Words with Gods (2014)

The first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series. Comprised of several short films by some of the world's most exciting directors, Words with Gods follows the theme of religion - specifically as it relates t ...

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Death in Buenos Aires (2014)

Death in Buenos Aires (2014)

Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez, a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma waiting in ambush to capture his own heart. Passion surprises even t ...

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Dom Hemingway (2013)

Dom Hemingway (2013)

After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed. ...

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Machete Kills (2013)

Machete Kills (2013)

Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread w ...

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The Heat (2013)

The Heat (2013)

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut inst ...

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Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013)

Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013)

Revisits President John F. Kennedy's presidential legacy through 21 of the more than 800,000 condolence letters written to Jackie Kennedy after JFK's assassination. ...

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Savages (2012)

Savages (2012)

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. ...

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Foreverland (2012)

Foreverland (2012)

A sufferer of cystic fibrosis travels to a legendary shrine that reputedly has the power to heal his condition. ...

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The Dream of Ivan (2011)

The Dream of Ivan (2011)

In "The Dream of Ivan" we will see for the first time in history a worldwide selection of soccer stars, a team that brings millions of people watching television, playing against a worldwide selection of ... children! Why? To raise funds to help victims of ...

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A Better Life (2011)

A Better Life (2011)

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners. ...

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Hidalgo la historia jamás contada (2010)

Hidalgo la historia jamás contada (2010)

Hidalgo, en su celda del Hospital Militar de Chihuahua, recuerda algunos pasajes de su vida, principalmente su estancia como párroco en San Felipe Torres Mochas; donde se relacionó con las clases bajas y nació la idea emancipadora, tradujo y montó al T ...

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The Runway (2010)

The Runway (2010)

The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who landed his plane near Mallow, in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. It is t ...

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Enemigos íntimos (2009)

Enemigos íntimos (2009)

Tells the stories of eight characters suffering from different ailments: a doctor who does not acknowledge his homosexuality, a woman who refuses to accept that she is growing old, a mute nurse, a failed writer, an autistic child, a young pregnant woman an ...

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Che: Part Two (2009)

Che: Part Two (2009)

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through thi ...

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Che: Part One (2008)

Che: Part One (2008)

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. ...

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Mosquita muerta (2007)

Mosquita muerta (2007)

Marcelo and Sofía love each other, but both suspect the other of infidelity. Marcelo, a film director, accidentally discovers condoms in Sofía’s purse. They are really for Marcelo’s younger sister, but he thinks the discovery confirms his suspicions an ...

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Fuera Del Cielo (2007)

Fuera Del Cielo (2007)

Malboro and Cucu, the starring characters, are two brothers who split after the older one, Malboro, went to prison five years. One day he is set free, willing to return to his life. Cucu is the younger brother, who has become a boxer with possible success, ...

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American Visa (2005)

American Visa (2005)

After being denied an American visa, a Bolivian professor becomes involved in a web of criminal activities, holds-up the American consulate and falls for a beautiful prostitute from the Bolivian lowlands. ...

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Hipnos (2004)

Hipnos (2004)

Dr Sánchez Blanch owns and operates a psychiatric hospital where he specializes in hypnotizing his severely emotionally disturbed patients. ...

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Dark Cities (2002)

Dark Cities (2002)

Adapted by writer/director Fernando Sariñana from the stories by Juan Madrid, Ciudades Oscuras (Dark Cities) tells a story of interwoven lives in the seedy underbelly of Mexico City. The several different story lines concern hooker Lola (Dolores Heredia); ...

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Don't Tempt Me (2001)

Don't Tempt Me (2001)

Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer. ...

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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)

In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)

In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government. ...

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Ave María (1999)

Ave María (1999)

In the colonial New Spain Ana is a missionary who decides to support the indigenous people. ...

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Sex, Shame & Tears (1999)

Sex, Shame & Tears (1999)

This comedic drama features two young couples, and two old friends who reapear in the two couples lives. The story takes place mostly in two apartments across the street from each other in Mexico City at the end of the millenium. Intellectual Carlos is not ...

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Todo el poder (1999)

Todo el poder (1999)

Gabriel is a filmmaker in Mexico City, where he is a victim of crime and violence sometimes even three times a day. This is a black comedy that shows the extreme situation Mexico City is suffering as far as crime is concerned, and the tension the city and ...

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Santitos (1999)

Santitos (1999)

After St. Jude appears in Esperanza's oven, she sets out to find her daughter, who died under mysterious circumstances. The journey forces Esperanza to challenge her own beliefs and face her fears in order to be reunited with her beloved daughter. ...

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Cilantro and Parsley (1998)

Cilantro and Parsley (1998)

"Cilantro y perejil" is a comedy about couples from the same family, hit by the economic crisis in Mexico. The plot turns around the eternal question of whether it is worth it to live as a couple. ...

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Dance with the Devil (1997)

Dance with the Devil (1997)

A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. ...

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Solo (1996)

Solo (1996)

An android fighting-machine (Mario Van Peebles) is charged with destroying a small brigade of rebels in a Latin American war who are fighting to maintain their freedom and protect their village. Contrary to his programming, Peebles decides to stay and assi ...

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Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead (1995)

Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead (1995)

Escaping gangsters trying to kill her because of being witness to a crime, Gloria (Victoria Abril), a young woman of lower class, comes back to Madrid, Spain and to her family. There she tries to find work and earn some money. ...

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Hasta Morir (1994)

Hasta Morir (1994)

A street kid's wish to run away to Tijuana is hampered by lies and betrayal ...

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Miroslava (1993)

Miroslava (1993)

Mexico, 1955. A beautiful and popular movie star, Miroslava Sternova (Dombasle) is depressed tonight. Sad memories fill her mind: her childhood in the pre-war Prague, one failed marriage, several attempts to be taken as a serious actress and the betrayal o ...

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Red Dawn (1989)

Red Dawn (1989)

October 2, 1968 in Mexico City. There's only ten days for the Olympic Games and a small student's revolt has turned into a major political turmoil. A meeting will be carry out that day in Tlatelolco (the largest housing complex in the city) and the situati ...

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Astucia (1986)

Astucia (1986)

Historical melodrama on horseback, 1840s or so in central Mexico. Pulpy, Zorro-ish... ...

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Viaje al paraíso (1985)

Viaje al paraíso (1985)

Family plans for a quiet weekend at the beach, but everything goes wrong. ...

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Movies Made By Demián Bichir (1)

A circus tale & a love song (2016)

A circus tale & a love song (2016)

A boy who grew up at the circus decides to leave his old life and go after the love of his life. ...

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