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Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, who worked at a button factory. His parents were originally from Mexico, his mother from Charcas in San Luis Potosí and his father from Villa Purificación in Jalisco. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Martian
The Martian Rick Martinez
(2015)
Shooter
Shooter Nick Memphis
(2007)
Crash
Crash Daniel
(2004)
End of Watch
End of Watch Mike Zavala
(2012)

Filmography

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 2018 Next Gen (filming)
Momo (voice)
 2018 Extinction (post-production)
Peter
 2018 12 Strong (completed)
 2017 My Little Pony: The Movie
Grubber (voice)
 2017 The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Kai (voice)
 2017 Dumpster Diving (Video short)
Miguel
 2017 CHIPS
Ponch
 2016 Collateral Beauty
Simon
 2016 Morris & the Cow (TV Movie)
Ill Mil (voice)
 2016 War on Everyone
Bob Bolaño
 2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers (Video Game)
Luis (voice, uncredited)
 2016 Ares III: Farewell (Video short)
Rick Martinez
 2016 Ares III: The Right Stuff (Video short)
Rick Martinez
 2015 Hell and Back
Abigor the Demon (voice)
 2015 Bill Buddy (Short)
Manny
 2015 The Martian
Rick Martinez
 2015/I Vacation
New Mexico Cop
 2015 The Vatican Tapes
Father Lozano
 2015 Ant-Man
Luis
 2014 Gracepoint (TV Mini-Series)
Mark Solano
- Episode #1.10 (2014) ... Mark Solano
- Episode #1.9 (2014) ... Mark Solano
- Episode #1.8 (2014) ... Mark Solano
- Episode #1.7 (2014) ... Mark Solano
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... Mark Solano
 2014 Fury
Trini 'Gordo' Garcia
 2014 Frontera
Miguel
 2014 Chozen (TV Series)
Ricky
- The Battle of Broken Spear (2014) ... Ricky (voice)
- In a Pickle (2014) ... Ricky (voice)
- Boy's Night (2014) ... Ricky (voice)
- Family Weekend (or How Gary Got His Groove Back) (2014) ... Ricky (voice, credit only)
- I'm with the Contraband (2014) ... Ricky (voice)
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez
 2013 American Hustle
Paco Hernandez / Sheik Abdullah
 2013 Turbo
Tito (voice)
 2011-2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
Maguerite
- The Missing Kink (2013) ... Maguerite
- Hot Water (2011) ... Maguerite
 2013 Gangster Squad
Officer Navidad Ramirez
 2013 The List (TV Movie)
Deputy U.S. Marshal Soto
 2012 End of Watch
Mike Zavala
 2011 Tower Heist
Enrique Dev'Reaux
 2011 30 Minutes or Less
Chango
 2011/I The Good Doctor
Jimmy
 2011 The Lincoln Lawyer
Jesus Martinez
 2011 Battle Los Angeles
Joe Rincon
 2010 Eastbound & Down (TV Series)
Mr. Cisneros
- Chapter 13 (2010) ... Mr. Cisneros
- Chapter 12 (2010) ... Mr. Cisneros
- Chapter 10 (2010) ... Mr. Cisneros
- Chapter 9 (2010) ... Mr. Cisneros
- Chapter 8 (2010) ... Mr. Cisneros
 2010 Everything Must Go
Frank Garcia
 2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Detective Vargas
 2009 Observe and Report
Dennis
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Circus
- No Heads and a Duffle Bag (2008) ... Circus
 2008 The Lucky Ones
TK
 2007 Lions for Lambs
Ernest Rodriguez
 2007/I Shooter
Nick Memphis
 2006 World Trade Center
Will Jimeno
 2006/I Babel
John - Border Patrol
 2006 Fifty Pills
Eduardo
 2006 Walkout (TV Movie)
Sal Castro
 2005 Sueño
Jimmy
 2005 Little Athens
Carlos
 2005 The Shield (TV Series)
Armando Renta
- A Thousand Deaths (2005) ... Armando Renta
- Back in the Hole (2005) ... Armando Renta
- String Theory (2005) ... Armando Renta
- Cut Throat (2005) ... Armando Renta
- Hurt (2005) ... Armando Renta
 2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Juanito Concha
- Snakes (2005) ... Juanito Concha
 2004 Million Dollar Baby
Omar
 2004/I Crash
Daniel
 2004 The Calcium Kid
Jose Mendez
 1997-2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Wilmer Lopez / Ferd
- Colonel Knowledge (2004) ... Wilmer Lopez
- What a Dump! (1997) ... Ferd (as Michael Pena)
 2003 ER (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Missing (2003)
- When Night Meets Day (2003) ... Police Officer
- A Thousand Cranes (2003) ... Police Officer
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Noah
- Sunrise (2003) ... Noah (as Michael A. Peña)
 2003 Love Object
Ramirez
 2003 The United States of Leland
Guillermo
 2002 Andy Richter Controls the Universe (TV Series)
Patrick
- Wedding (2002) ... Patrick
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
 2001 Men, Women & Dogs (TV Series)
Miguel
- Kibbles & Grits (2001) ... Miguel
- Pilot (2001) ... Miguel
 2001 Roswell (TV Series)
Fly
- Significant Others (2001) ... Fly
 2001 Buffalo Soldiers
Garcia
 2001 Semper Fi (TV Movie)
Douglas Cepeda
 2000 The District (TV Series)
Sante
- The Real Terrorist (2000) ... Sante
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
Ignacio (as Michael A. Pena)
 1999-2000 Felicity (TV Series)
Brian Burke
- Revolutions (2000) ... Brian Burke
- Family Affairs (1999) ... Brian Burke
- Ancient History (1999) ... Brian Burke
- The List (1999) ... Brian Burke
- Sophomoric (1999) ... Brian Burke
 1999 Bellyfruit
Oscar
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
Alex Lopez
- Spree of Love (1999) ... Alex Lopez (as Michael Anthony Peña)
 1999 Moesha (TV Series)
Alejandro
- Life Imitating Art (1999) ... Alejandro (as Michael A. Pena)
 1998 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Roger
- Let's Talk About Sex (1998) ... Roger (as Michael A. Peña)
 1998 La Cucaracha
Orderly
 1998 The Sentinel (TV Series)
Johnny
- Night Shift (1998) ... Johnny (as Michael A. Pena)
 1998 Boogie Boy
Drug Dealer
 1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Luis Carrenza
- Something Sacred: Part 2 (1998) ... Luis Carrenza (as Michael Anthony Pena)
- Something Sacred: Part 1 (1998) ... Luis Carrenza (as Michael Anthony Pena)
 1997 Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (TV Series)
Felipe Galan
- Give and Go ... Felipe Galan (as Michael Anthony Peña)
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Ray Estes
- At Risk (1997) ... Ray Estes
 1997 Star Maps
Star Map Boy
 1996 My Fellow Americans
Ernesto
 1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Rabbit
- Bangers (1996) ... Rabbit
 1994 Running Free
Bunk
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Other Works:

Appears in Bud Light commercials.

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael A. Pena | Michael Anthony Pena | Michael Pena | Michael A. Peña | Michael Anthony Peña

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I want to do more sci-fi films. I want to play half-alien, half-illegal alien. See more »

Trivia:

One of his first jobs was working in a bank. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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