Emilio Rivera (born February 24, 1961) is an American film and television actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for his portrayal of Marcus Álvarez in Sons of Anarchy and its spin-off, Mayans M.C.. He is also known for his depiction of criminals and law enforcement officers.
Emilio has three children from a previous marriage.Growing up, Rivera was known for his fighting abilities, and eventually earned the moniker "Lefty" referring to his ability to knock opponents unconscious with a single left handed punch.
Rivera is of Mexican descent. He is the oldest child of four brothers and three sisters. As a young boy, he was raised in Elysian Valley also known as Frogtown, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. At 18 years old, Rivera enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1979.
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3 from Hell
Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood, and Captain Spaulding are behind bars after being involved in a gunfight with the police. Pure evil can't be contained. The Firefly clan escape to unleash a whole new wav...
To Hell and Back: The Making of 3 From Hell
A look at the production of Rob Zombie's 3 from Hell.
Twin brothers from East L.A. They end up on opposite sides of the law because they choose to live their lives differently.
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In the aftermath of Jax Teller's death, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayas M.C. There is a charter on the Cali/Mexi border. In a town where he was once the golden bo...
Eddie Brock accidentally becomes the host of Venom, a violent, super powerful alien symbiote. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organization.
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
After a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovered the healing power of art and found a new lease on life by drawing controversial cartoons.
El Camino Christmas
A young man seeking a father he has never met ends up barricaded in a liquor store with five other people on Christmas Eve in a fictional town of El Camino, Nevada.
Freddie, a runaway who was released from jail just shy of midnight, became acquainted with California's "Murder City" based on true events. Absurdly self-reliant, completely broke and 120 miles away f...
A violent greaser gang is torn apart when their leader finds love and is determined to leave Badsville, a town where love doesn't exist.
Avenge the Crows
Two people are involved in a vendetta. Rivals are looking for revenge.
While under investigation, a police officer is forced to work for two crime syndicates.
Time in Between
Based on a true story, this drama chronicles the life of Sergio Marquez (Julien Cesario) raised in a broken home and surrounded by the violence of East L.A.. As he struggles to make his way, the numbe...
48 Hours to Live
A man fresh out of rehab and hunted by both sides of the law returns home to solve the murder of his sister and finds himself entangled in a game of revenge on the LA club circuit.
A modern day love story.
Mercy for Angels
Tracy was taken from a dangerous L.A. She was searching for her homeless boyfriend in the neighborhood. Her police detective mom is racing against time to save Tracy from the world of sex traffickers....
Hitman: Agent 47
An assassin and a woman are helping a woman find her father.
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Water & Power
Twin brothers nicknamed " Water" and "Power" from the hard scrabble Eastside streets of Los Angeles rise like prince's through the city's political and police ranks to become players in a complex and ...
Three years after the zombie virus decimated the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral l...
Danny Trejo plays a tough cop who takes the law into his own hands when his grandson is kidnapped.
Detective Ryan Lopez is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. The world doesn't know that before Ryan became a cop, he pledged his loyalty to a Latino gang called Los Angelicos. When Ry...
10 Cent Pistol
There is a story about two lifelong criminals who move through the shady underside of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption.
Chronicles the rise, fall and attempted rise again of a stand up comedian plagued by his own demons (IMDb.com).
Act of Valor
An elite, highly trained U.S. is involved in a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative. The team is racing against the clock to stop the terrorist attack.
The Obama Effect
A serious health scare causes John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an over...
Cholo Comedy Slam: Stand Up and Lean Back
Joey Medina star of The Latin Lings of Comedy & Latin Palooza, has brought together some of the best hard-hitting Latino talent from both the stand up comedy and musical communities to tear up the sta...
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Lie to Me
The leader in deception research is Dr. Cal Lightman studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying. His skills allow him to lie.
Next Day Air
Ten people's lives are forever changed when two criminals mistakenly deliver a package of cocaine and think they've hit the big time.
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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
The series picks up four years after the events of Judgement Day with John and Sarah Connor trying to stay under the radar of the government as they plot to destroy Skynet in order to prevent Armagedd...
Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Sons of Anarchy
An adrenalized drama with darkly comical undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club's desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, Ca...
Tom is not happy in L.A. The police officer is haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's b...
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
The shape-changing Sandman is one of the new villains that Spider-Man goes up against. While Spider-Man's powers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock ...
Raines is a crime drama television series that ran from March 15, 2007 to April 27, 2007 on NBC in the United States. The show premiered as a mid-season replacement, as well as airing on CH in Canada,...
Mick St. John is a captivating, charming and immortal private investigator from Los Angeles, who defies the traditional blood-sucking norms of his vampire tendencies by using his wit and powerful supe...
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
After his successful defense of a wife-abuser resulted in her death, Sebastian Stark became dissatisfied with his career. After more than a month trying to come to grips with his situation, he is invi...
Brothers and Sisters
The Walker family deals with struggles and successes.
A gang member searches for his brother's murderer. While other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered, he secretly enlisted the aid of the investigating Detective.
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My Name Is Earl
Earl Hickey set off on a quest to repair his karma when he won the lottery.
A suburban mom sells weed to support her family after the death of her husband.
Dr. The Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab helps Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly burned or destroyed that the standard identification methods are usele...
A covert mission went wrong and there was a clean-up effort. Colonel Allen is the leader of a new military unit. He was supposed to assassinate Saddam Hussein before the start of the Iraq War. Sgt. Hu...
Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporated. Jim is trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mex...
Ving Rhames is the star of the American television series Kojak, which is on the USA Network and on ITV4 in the United Kingdom. Rhames plays a New York City Police Department detective with a shaved h...
Fun with Dick and Jane
Dick and his wife, Jane, turned to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face after Dick lost his job at Globodyne. Dick and Jane get good at robbing people and even enjoy it, but they ha...
4 Movies · 1 TV show
CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the inve...
El padrino: The Latin Godfather
There is a drug dealer in East Los Angeles. Kilo wants to follow in his father's footsteps. Kilo wants to learn how to make money in the drug world, and his new life as a dealer begins. A man might en...
Doing Hard Time
A boy is murdered in a gangland shooting. Boris Kodjoe was thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Max picks up a man who is willing to give him $600 to drive him around. When he realized the promise of easy money was not worth it, Max realized he was an assassin.
When a trio of small-time marijuana dealers incur the wrath of the Mexican mafia, their American dream turns into a terrifying nightmare in the debut feature from director Juwan Chung. Everything seem...
Bruce Nolan is a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., but despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day of...
A Man Apart
Vetter wants revenge against those responsible for his wife's death. It's difficult for Vetter to focus on revenge when he has to fight his way up the chain to get to Diablo.
Ali G Indahouse
Ali G became involved in the Chancellor's plan to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and realness, making the Prime Minister and his gov...
"Boyz N the Hood" meets "Blood In, Blood Out" in this gritty tale of life on the streets of East L.A. Danny (Jacob Vargas), Alfonso (Greg Serano) and Raymo (Clifton Collins Jr.) are lifelong friends w...
A female attorney learns that her husband is a marine officer accused of murdering fifteen civilians. She believed her husband when he told her that he was being framed. The attorney defends him in a ...
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
A Las Vegas team of forensic investigators are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs. The war on drugs becomes personal for the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy when he discovers his daughter is abusin...
Son of the Beach
A parody of "Baywatch" featuring Malibu Adjacent's Notch Johnson, the world's greatest lifeguard.
The Base 2: Guilty as Charged
US Army investigator John Murphy, who played a Major in the previous Base movie, has been sent to look into a series of suspicious deaths that have been going on under the watch of a Colonel. After go...
It aired on Fox in 2000. Three people created the series. The sitcom was based on Christopher's stand-up comedy act and his one-man show was based on his real-life family. The character is an adult wh...
2 TV shows
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based offenses are considered heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
L.A. The state of California is where it is located. In the tradition of films such as Lethal Weapon, Heat is an American action series starring Wolf Larson and Steven Williams as Los Angeles police d...
The government is asking for trouble when it puts its rotten criminal eggs in a basket. The crooks control the plane before you can say "Pass the barf bag". A man who'd rather be with his family is wa...
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The man is called "Harm" Rabb Jr. The military's JAG division is the elite legal wing of officers that prosecutes and defends those accused of military-related crimes. He works closely with Lt. Col. T...
A California teacher is the ideal specimen for a right-wing militia group to clone.
1 TV show
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
2 TV shows
The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox and Dana who investigate X-Files are not well known. Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries in order to debunk his work and retur...
Walker, Texas Ranger
Modern-day Texas Ranger, Cordell Walker's independent crime-solving methods have their roots in the rugged traditions of the Old West. The former Ranger is Walker's closest friend. "C.D.'s," a Country...
1 TV show
Framed for murder, Detective Reno Raines becomes a fugitive bounty hunter who fights crime while trying to clear his name. His troubles began after he testified. Donald set him up.
1 TV show
Beverly Hills, 90210
Follow the lives of a group of teenagers living in Beverly Hills, California and attending West Beverly Hills High School and the fictional California University after graduation.