Demián Bichir

Demián Bichir

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1963-08-01 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

62 Movies · 4 TV shows

Also Known As: Demián Bichir Nájera · Demian Bichir · Damián Bechir

Biography

Demián Bichir Nájera (Spanish pronunciation: [deˈmjam biˈtʃiɾ ˈnaxeɾa]; born August 1, 1963) is a Mexican-American actor and one of the members of the Bichir family of actors. After starring in telenovelas, he appeared in Hollywood films. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Better Life.

Personal Life

Bichir was in a relationship with Stefanie Sherk from 2011 to 2019. Sherk was supposed to be part of the cast for the reboot film The Grudge, but she committed suicide on 12 April 2019 and died eight days later. He was married to Lisset from 2001 to 2003. His daughter, Gala, is from a brief relationship with a Spanish woman. He is an American Civil Liberties Union Ambassador for Immigration Rights.

Early Life

Bichir was born in Torreón, the son of actors Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera. His paternal family are actors of Lebanese origins. His brothers are Odiseo Bichir and Bruno Bichir. He worked at the National Theater Company, performed Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky, and won several awards from the Mexican Association of Theater Critics. He attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, and worked at the Rosa Mexicano Restaurant.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

3 Movies
Chaos Walking

Chaos Walking

7.17
2021
Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they attempt to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen an...
Land

Land

2021
A lawyer is moving to the most unpopulated area of America in order to remove herself completely from life because of grief.
Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong

7.41
2021
The monster war rages on the surface and deep within our world as the secret realm of the titans known as the hollow earth is revealed.

2020.

3 Movies
Danyka

Danyka

2020
An old writer comes to visit a friend's house along his wife. There, he meets a young girl.
The Midnight Sky

The Midnight Sky

6
2020
A scientist in the north is racing to get in touch with a crew of astronauts who are returning home from a mission.
The Grudge

The Grudge

5.21
2020
After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a vengeful detective attempts to investigate the case, only to discover that the house is cursed by a ghost. The detective has to do everythin...

2019.

1 TV show
TV
Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

6
2019
Santiago Mendoza owns last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi, and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success.

2018.

2 Movies
Corazón

Corazón

2018
The story of a would-be heart recipient is told by Corazn.
The Nun

The Nun

6.05
2018
A priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows is sent by the Vatican to investigate when a young nun takes her own life. They uncover the order's secrets. As the abbe...

2017.

7 Movies
Walden: Life in The Woods

Walden: Life in The Woods

2017
There are three stories about the trappings of 21st century life and those who dream dangerously of escape.
Master Class: Ridley Scott

Master Class: Ridley Scott

2017
An in-depth look at the making of the film and broken into four parts that can be watched separately (i.e Story, Characters, Setting and Creatures). This piece features a host of cast and crew intervi...
Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

5.68
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...
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Crew Messages

Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Crew Messages

2017
Crew Messages are a series of five transmissions recorded by members (Daniels, Oram, Rosenthal, Lopé and Tennessee) of the Covenant's crew for broadcast home to their families.
Lowriders

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.
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Phobos

Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Phobos

2017
Several members of the crew for the upcoming Covenant colony mission are subjected to psychological tests to evaluate their suitability for the expedition.
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper

Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper

2017
The Covenant is a Weyland colonization ship that is going to a remote planet to form a new human settlement. A group of people, including Walter, enjoy a final meal before sleep.

2016.

3 Movies
7:19

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.
Good Kids

Good Kids

2016
Four high school students are graduating.
A circus tale & a love song

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.

2015.

2 Movies
The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight

6.11
2015
Bounty hunters are caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception when they seek shelter from a raging snowstorm.
43

43

2015
43 young male students were abducted from a Mexican college on September 26, 2014. They have yet to resurface. This documentary probes the disturbing event, how it shook a community, and the troubling...

2014.

2 Movies
Words with Gods

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 foll...
Death in Buenos Aires

Death in Buenos Aires

2014
Buenos Aires was in the 1980's. Detective Chavez, a family man and a tough cop, once again has to solve a mystery. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez needs to clarify the mystery waiting i...

2013.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Machete Kills

Machete Kills

4.31
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, and he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric b...
Before We Are Forgotten

Before We Are Forgotten

2013
In 2006 Mexico declared war on drug trafficking and since then, violence spread like wildfire throughout the country. Until today more than 120,000 people have died violently and thousands were forced...
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy

Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy

2013
Affirmative of President John F. Kennedy's presidency was marked by 21 of the hundreds of thousands of letters written to his widow. The book is based on Ellen Fitzpatrick.
The Heat

The Heat

7.09
2013
FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her g...
TV
The Bridge

The Bridge

6
2013
A murder on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez brought together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and a detective from the Chihuahua State Police.
Dom Hemingway

Dom Hemingway

6.4
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 is owed.

2012.

2 Movies
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza

El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza

2012
Santos, a fighter finished pacheco overweight and suffers from his recent divorce with Busty Mendoza, a voluptuous and wild woman fighter. To get out of your depression, Santos begins a campaign to he...
Savages

Savages

4
2012
Two pot growers are fighting a drug gang.

2011.

3 Movies
Foreverland

Foreverland

6
2011
A person with cystic fibrosis goes to a shrine that is said to have the power to heal his condition.
The Dream of Ivan

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...
A Better Life

A Better Life

4.67
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.

2010.

2 Movies
Hidalgo: la historia jamás contada

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 baja...
The Runway

The Runway

2010
The true story of a South American pilot who landed his plane near Mallow inspired The Runway. The people of the town came together to build a runway. Paco, a young boy without a father who adopts the...

2009.

2 Movies
Enemigos íntimos

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 fai...
Che: Part Two

Che: Part Two

6
2009
Che is at the top of his game after the Cuban Revolution. He disappears and reappears in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban revolutionaries and recruits to start the great Latin Americ...

2008.

1 Movie
Che: Part One

Che: Part One

7
2008
Che and a group of Cuban exiles traveled from Mexico to Cuba. Within two years, they succeeded in overthrowing the U.S.-friendly regime.

2007.

2 Movies
Mosquita muerta

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, bu...
Fuera Del Cielo

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 younge...

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Weeds

Weeds

6.02
2005
A mom is selling weed to support her family after her husband's death.
American Visa

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 lowla...

2004.

1 Movie
Hipnos

Hipnos

2004
Dr Sánchez Blanch owns and operates a psychiatric hospital where he specializes in hypnotizing his severely emotionally disturbed patients.

2002.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Heartbreak Hospital

Heartbreak Hospital

2002
Neely, an aspiring actress, gets a role on the popular soap opera "Heartbreak Hospital." Her neighbor, Lottie, a huge fan of the show, can't differentiate between fiction and reality, and her obsessio...
Dark Cities

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 diffe...

2001.

2 Movies
Don't Tempt Me

Don't Tempt Me

2001
The soul of a boxer is saved by two angels, one from the heaven and the other from the hell.
In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies

2001
The book is based on a person. Three sisters become activists when their family is killed in the Dominican Republic.

2000.

1 Movie
La Toma de la Embajada

La Toma de la Embajada

2000
The M19 guerrilla group kidnapped fourteen diplomats from the Dominican Republic and demanded the release of three hundred and eleven political prisoners.

1999.

4 Movies
Ave María

Ave María

1999
In the colonial New Spain Ana is a missionary who decides to support the indigenous people.
Todo el poder

Todo el poder

1999
Gabriel is a victim of crime three times a day in Mexico City. The situation in Mexico City is so bad that it is depicted in a black comedy that shows how tense the city is.
Santitos

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 ...
Sex, Shame & Tears

Sex, Shame & Tears

1999
Two couples and two old friends in Mexico City are the subject of a comedy drama. Tomas visits Carlos and Ana, as well as other people, including Maria. Lust, rejection, infidelities, reconciliation a...

1998.

2 Movies
Luces de la noche

Luces de la noche

1998
On a whim, a retired gentleman decides to track down an old girlfriend from decades back.
Cilantro and Parsley

Cilantro and Parsley

1998
The economic crisis in Mexico has led to a comedy about couples from the same family. The eternal question of whether it is worth it to live as a couple is turned into a plot. The conclusions are fun ...

1997.

1 Movie
Dance with the Devil

Dance with the Devil

6
1997
She's sexy, shameless and loves taking people to their limit. She's a dangerous young woman who dreams about a jaguar that licks her naked body and sleeps by her side. Her past is bathed in blood and ...

1996.

2 Movies
Salón México

Salón México

1996
In this remake of the 40's classic, two lovers murder each other, leading to an investigation and the closing of the Saln Mxico, a famous place where people used to go to dance before WWII. The police...
Solo

Solo

1996
In a Latin American war, a small brigade of rebels are fighting to maintain their freedom and protect their village, and a fighting machine is charged with destroying them. Peebles decided to help the...

1995.

1 Movie
Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead

Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead

6
1995
Gloria came back to Madrid, Spain to be with her family after being witness to a crime. She is trying to make some money.

1994.

1 Movie
Hasta Morir

Hasta Morir

1994
A street kid's wish to run away to Tijuana is hampered by lies and betrayal

1993.

1 Movie
Miroslava

Miroslava

1993
Mexico, 1955. A popular movie star is depressed. Her childhood in the pre-war Czech Republic, one failed marriage, several attempts to be taken as a serious actress and the betrayal of the man she lov...

1989.

1 Movie
Red Dawn

Red Dawn

1989
On October 2, 1968, a student uprising descends into violence after the Mexican government begins to use lethal force against the protesters.

1986.

1 Movie
Astucia

Astucia

1986
Historical melodrama on horseback, 1840s or so in central Mexico. Pulpy, Zorro-ish...

1985.

1 Movie
Viaje al paraíso

Viaje al paraíso

1985
Everything goes wrong for a family at the beach.

1983.

1 Movie
Choices of the Heart

Choices of the Heart

1983
In the midst of a civil war, a party-girl searching for that something missing in her life hooks up with three nuns and a heartful of ache, love, and horror. The story of the four American churchwomen...
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