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Yancey Arias is an American actor best known for his role as Alberto Cortez in the crime drama series Queen of the South.

Biography[]

Arias was born on June 27, 1971, in New York City, New York, to Miriam and Antonio Arias. What is known is that Michael was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Arias first got into acting after his grandmother volunteered him to be part of a talent show, and graduated from both Moore Catholic High School and Carnegie Mellon University. Arias got his first on-screen role in 1990, when he was cast as Raymond Alvarez, a man accused of being a drug trafficker, in the HBO drama film Criminal Justice. Arias got his first major role in 2003, when he was cast as Miguel Cadena, a drug trafficker and family man, for all 6 episodes of the crime drama series Kingpin. Arias has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as Thief, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Chase, We the Party, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot, Secrets of Deception, Bosch, Tag, The Outfield, Revenge, Cesar Chavez, Intelligence, Castle, Elementary, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

On Criminal Minds[]

Arias portrayed Tillet, an Officer assisting the IRT in recovering an abducted couple, in the Season One episode "Love Interrupted".

Filmography[]

  • L.A.'s Finest - 2 episodes (2020) - Mayor Garrison
  • 100 Days to Live (2019) - Jack Byers
  • All Rise (2019) - Agent Sal Soto
  • Bottom of the 9th (2019) - Billy
  • Lethal Weapon (2019) - Jose Mendoza
  • The Journey Ahead (2018) - Marcos
  • Bella's Story (2018) - Marco
  • Queen of the South - 21 episodes (2017-2018) - General Alberto Cortez
  • Canal Street (2018) - DJ Wado
  • Bosch - 13 episodes (2016-2018) - Mayor Hector Ramos
  • The Lesson (2017) - Man
  • Secrets of Deception (2017) - Detective Reyes
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot - 4 episodes (2016) - Colonel Victor Ramon
  • Shooter (2016) - John Dominguez
  • Rosewood (2016) - Mayor Ramon Esparza
  • American Gothic (2016) - Dave Morales
  • Restored Me (2016) - Roger Escalante
  • Hands of Stone (2016) - Benny Huertas
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - "Love Interrupted" (2016) TV episode - Officer Tillet
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2016) - Colonel Victor Ramon
  • The Outfield (2015) - Charles
  • NCIS: New Orleans (2015) - ATF Special Agent Miguel Aritza
  • Tag (2015) - Edmund
  • Revenge - 4 episodes (2011-2015) - Tom Kingsly
  • Intelligence (2014) - Javier Leon
  • Cesar Chavez (2014) - Gilbert Padilla
  • The List (2013) - Arturo Diaz
  • Castle - 2 episodes (2013) - Chief Carl Villante
  • Bones (2013) - Shaman Little River
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2013) - Arturo Casey
  • Success Driven (2012) - The TV Producer
  • Elementary (2012) - Robert Castillo
  • The Shooting Star Salesman (2012) - Salesman
  • Blue Bloods (2012) - Detective Jose Cruz
  • Warehouse 13 (2011) - Jim
  • Covert Affairs (2011) - Delgado
  • América (2011) - Correa
  • Chase - 2 episodes (2011) - Pablo Cordova
  • Ticking Clock (2011) - Detective Becker
  • CSI: NY (2010) - Rick Devarro
  • Undocumented (2010) - Alberto
  • Burn Notice (2010) - Jacob
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2010) - Special Agent Rick Medina
  • Legion (2010) - Estevez
  • Medium (2009) - Alberto Torres
  • Drop Dead Diva (2009) - Assistant District Attorney Montez
  • Street Dreams (2009) - Tim Cabrera
  • The Mentalist (2009) - Victor Marquesa
  • Knight Rider - 12 episodes (2008-2009) - Alex Torres
  • Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009) - Alvaro Cardona
  • The Deadliest Lesson (2008) - Daniel
  • Hotel California (2008) - Hector
  • Numb3rs (2007) - D.J. Rodriguez
  • Live Free or Die Hard (2007) - Agent Johnson
  • Drive (2007) - Esteban Masferrer
  • Thief - 6 episodes (2006) - Gabriel "Gabo" Williams
  • In Justice (2006) - Ignacio
  • Walkout (2006) - Panfilo Crisostomo
  • Night Stalker (2005) - Richard Carr
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005) - Rafael Salinas
  • Half & Half - 2 episodes (2004) - Carter Del Toro
  • The Division - 5 episodes (2004) - Gabe
  • CSI: Miami (2003) - Ramon Cruz
  • Kingpin - 6 episodes (2003) - Miguel Cadena
  • The Shield (2002) - Jose Garcia
  • The Time Machine (2002) - Toren
  • American Family (2002) - Conrado Gonzalez
  • NYPD Blue - 2 episodes (1997-2001) - Rafael Mercado/Bobby Rock
  • Charmed - 2 episodes (2001) - Inspector Cortez
  • Home Invaders (2001) - Angel
  • JAG (2001) - Santos Ramirez
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2000) - Denny Corea
  • The Sopranos (1999) - Arnaz
  • Crossfire (1998) - Hernandez
  • Blade Squad (1998) - Bravo
  • Law & Order (1998) - Paul Sanchez
  • Destination Unknown (1997) - Rico
  • Promised Land (1997) - Reverend Alvarez
  • Dead Men Can't Dance (1997) - Sixkiller
  • New York Undercover - 2 episodes (1994-1997) - Ron Perez/Armando
  • Educating Matt Waters (1996) - T
  • Swift Justice (1996) - Antonio Silvera
  • One Life to Live (1995) - Emilio Gonzales
  • Innocent Blood (1992) - Coroner's Assistant
  • Guilty Until Proven Innocent (1991) - Brad Larosa
  • Criminal Justice (1990) - Raymond Alvarez

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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