LatinArte host Juan Ayala and guest co-host Cecilia Ortiz are joined by film and television actor Manuel Uriza who tells us all about the TWO upcoming Netflix series he’ll be starring in this month. Premiering November 5th is the third and final season of Narcos: Mexico where he plays corrupt politician and money launderer Carlos Hank Gonzalez. On November 11th, Manuel joins the cast of Gentefied as Chris’ estranged father Ernesto Morales who tries to reconnect with his son and family. In honor of Men’s Health Awareness Month, Manuel also shares some assuring words regarding battles with mental health as well as advice for any young Latinx actors tuning in.
Born and raised in Mexico City, moving to Miami, Florida in his twenties, Manuel got his first taste of acting when he showed up to an open call to be a background actor in USA’s “Burn Notice,” only to end up booking a guest star role, after impressing the showrunner with his natural technique for the craft. He went on to appear in Spanish speaking television before making his way to Los Angeles. Barely unpacked, he immediately booked a recurring role on FX Network’s “The Bridge” with Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir. Manuel went on to appear in ABC’s “Castle,” Fox’s “Lethal Weapon,” FX Network’s “Snowfall,” and recurring on AMC’s award-winning series “Better Call Saul,” to name a few. His film credits include Lionsgate’s “Rambo: Last Blood,” the award-winning indie film “The Infiltrators,” and film festival winner “My Demons Never Swore Solitude.”