|Born||August 1, 1963|
|Mexico City, Mexico|
Demiån Bichir is a Mexican actor. He began his acting career starring in many Mexican telenovelas and films. He is best known for his role as Detective Marco Ruiz in the FX drama television series "The Bridge". His American debut occurred in the film In the Time of the Butterflies (2001) starring Salma Hayek. Later he got some recognition when he depicted Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's biopic Che (2008). He was exposed to a wider American audience with his recurring role as Esteban Reyes, the corrupt mayor of Tijuana and love interest of Nancy Botwin from Season 4 to Season 7 of the Showtime series "Weeds".