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MICHAEL Pena (Mr. Roarke) has set himself apart in Hollywood as an actor whose immense range has allowed him to work with many high-profile directors, alongside scores of well-known actors, and in dozens of the most awarded films of his generation. Pena was last seen with Eva Longoria and Isabela Moner in the live-action film Dora and the Lost City of Gold, based on the popular animated series, as well as CBS Films' Lexi opposite Adam Devine. He was also recently in Clint Eastwood's The Mule and the critically acclaimed anthology series "Narcos: Mexico" on Netflix, where he portrayed real-life DEA Agent Kiki Camarena.

Pena also starred alongside Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon in 12 Strong, starred in the Netflix thriller Extinction opposite Lizzy Caplan, appeared in A Wrinkle in Time, with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine, had a memorable role in the David O. Russell film American Hustle, and co-starred in Marvel's Ant Man and The Wasp and The Martian, both of which crossed the $500 million dollar mark in international box office sales. Pena was also recently heard in The LEGO NINJAGO Movie and My Little Pony: The Movie, seen in Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith, War on Everyone, opposite Alexander Skarsgard, as well as the Comedy CHiPS with Dax Shepard. In 2012, he was seen in the critically acclaimed End of Watch, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. For his performance as Officer Zavala, Pena was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and the film was recognized by the National Board of Review as one of the Top 10 Independent Films of the year.

Pena earned notable recognition for his performance in Paul Haggis' provocative Oscar-winning film Crash, and has had significant roles in films such as David Ayer's Fury with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, Everything Must Go, alongside Will Ferrell and Rebecca Hall, Gangster Squad, opposite Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling, The Lucky Ones, co-starring Rachel McAdams and Tim Robbins, Jody Hill's comedy Observe and Report with Seth Rogen, Robert Redford's political drama Lions for Lambs with Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep, Cesar Chavez, in which he starred as the famous civil rights leader and labor organizer for Diego Luna's English language directorial debut, and Werner Herzog and David Lynch's psychological thriller My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, starring Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe and Chloe Sevigny. Pena's other noteworthy film credits consist of Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby, Gregor Jordan's Buffalo Soldiers, Antoine Fuqua's Shooter, Brett Ratner's Tower Heist, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Babel.

On television, Pena also starred in the HBO film "Walkout," based on the true story of a young Mexican-American high school teacher who helped stage a massive student walkout in the mid-1960s. Pena received an Imagen Award for Best Actor for his performance.

Raised in Chicago, Pena began acting when he beat out hundreds of others in an open call for a role in Peter Bogdanovich's To Sir, With Love 2, starring Sidney Poitier.


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