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Jon Huertas

Director. Filmmaker. Storyteller. 

For six seasons, Jon starred as Miguel Rivas and directed multiple episodes of NBC’s, This Is Us. His heartwarming portrayal of a character that would span decades, the 1970’s through present day, allowed him to show not only an emotional, but also a physically transformative range that captured the hearts of millions. Audiences will also know him as the tough but affable, Detective Javier Esposito from ABC’s hit dramedy Castle, as well as for his stand-out performance as Sgt. Tony “Poke” Espera in HBO’s limited docudrama series Generation Kill, who offered an unheralded streetwise view of the Marine Corps’ invasion of Iraq that Jon, being a veteran himself, calls the most meaningful role of his career. As one of a handful of LatinX actors who’ve broken the ceiling in mainstream television portraying characters that transcend not only Latinx audiences but also a wide general market, he’s known as an everyman to fans and an industry that’s ripe to continue the trend of telling diverse and universal stories.

As a filmmaker, Jon’s directed episodic television, including episodes of This Is Us, The Rookie, The Rookie: Feds, The Company You Keep, Home for The Holidays and Castle: DVD Bonus Content, as well as award winning short films and music videos. He’s produced narrative and documentary feature films, earning him an appointment to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the production shingle, WestSide Stories he formed with his fellow Groundlings alum Kenny Stevenson, has several TV, Podcast and Film projects in various stages of production and development. He recently produced Lena Heady’s feature directorial debut, The Trap, and is currently prepping his own feature directorial debut.  His company has a slate TVprojects in development with Campanario, EOne, Alexi Hawley’s Perfect Man Pictures and George Tillman’s, State Street. The Pilot,  Blue Tags, which he wrote with partner Kenny Stevenson is being directed by Peter Farrelly and in addition to Happy Madison and Village Roadshow, WestSide Stories will also be producing.

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