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Demián Bichir

Demián Bichir Najera was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Maricruz Nájera (María de la Cruz Nájera Botello), an actress, and Alejandro Bichir (Alejandro Bichir Batres), a theatre director. His parents met in the theatre. He has two brothers who are also actors, Bruno Bichir and Odiseo Bichir. Demián began acting, at age 3 at the Palace of Fine Arts... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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The Hateful Eight
A Better Life
A Better Life Carlos Galindo
Machete Kills
Machete Kills Mendez
Don't Tempt Me
Don't Tempt Me Many Chavez


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 2018 The Nun (post-production)
Father Burke
 2017 Walden: Life in The Woods
 2017 Alien: Covenant - Phobos (Video short)
 2017 Alien: Covenant
Lope (as Demian Bichir)
 2016 7:19
Fernando Pellicer
 2016/I Good Kids
Yaco (as Demian Bichir)
 2016 Lowriders
Miguel Alvarez (as Demian Bichir)
 2016 Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song
Refugio (as Demian Bichir)
 2015 The Hateful Eight
Bob (as Demian Bichir)
 2013-2014 The Bridge (TV Series)
Marco Ruiz
- Jubilex (2014) ... Marco Ruiz (as Demian Bichir)
- Quetzalcoatl (2014) ... Marco Ruiz (as Demian Bichir)
- Beholder (2014) ... Marco Ruiz (as Demian Bichir)
- Eidolon (2014) ... Marco Ruiz (as Demian Bichir)
- Rakshasa (2014) ... Marco Ruiz (as Demian Bichir)
 2014 Words with Gods (as Demian Bichir)
 2014 Death in Buenos Aires
Inspector Chávez (as Demian Bichir)
 2013 Machete Kills
Mendez (as Demian Bichir)
 2013 Dom Hemingway
Mr. Fontaine (as Demian Bichir)
 2013/I The Heat
Hale (as Demian Bichir)
 2012 El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza
Cerdo Gutiérrez 03 (voice, as Demian Bichir)
 2012 Savages
 2011 Foreverland
Salvador (as Demian Bichir)
 2011 Ivan's Dream
Entrenador Torres (as Demian Bichir)
 2011 A Better Life
Carlos Galindo (as Demian Bichir)
 2008-2010 Weeds (TV Series)
Esteban Reyes
- Theoretical Love Is Not Dead (2010) ... Esteban Reyes (as Demian Bichir)
- Fran Tarkenton (2010) ... Esteban Reyes (as Demian Bichir)
- A Shoe for a Shoe (2010) ... Esteban Reyes (voice, as Demian Bichir)
- Felling and Swamping (2010) ... Esteban Reyes (as Demian Bichir)
- Thwack (2010) ... Esteban Reyes (as Demian Bichir)
 2010 Hidalgo - La historia jamás contada.
Miguel Hidalgo (as Demian Bichir)
 2010 The Runway
Ernesto Cordoba (as Demian Bichir)
 2008 Live, Love, Laugh, But... (Short) (as Demian Bichir)
 2008 Capadocia (TV Series)
- Paraíso perdido (2008) ... Carlos (as Demian Bichir)
- Perdona nuestras ofensas (2008) ... Carlos (as Demian Bichir)
- María Magdalena (2008) ... Carlos (as Demian Bichir)
 2008 Che: Part One
Fidel Castro (as Demian Bichir)
 2008 Che: Part Two
Fidel Castro (as Demian Bichir)
 2008 Enemigos íntimos (as Demian Bichir)
 2006 Fuera del cielo
Malboro (as Demian Bichir)
 2005 Sombreros (TV Series)
Mr. Nielsen (as Demian Bichir)
 2005 American Visa
Professor Mario Alvarez (as Demian Bichir)
 2005 La otra mitad del sol (TV Series)
Felipe Saenz (as Demian Bichir)
 2004 Noche en Lima (Short) (as Demian Bichir)
 2004 Hipnos
Miguel (as Demian Bichir)
 2004 Zapata: Amor en rebeldía (TV Mini-Series)
Emiliano Zapata
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Emiliano Zapata (as Demian Bichir)
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... Emiliano Zapata (as Demian Bichir)
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Emiliano Zapata (as Demian Bichir)
 2002 Heartbreak Hospital
Tonio (as Demian Bichir)
 2002 Dark Cities
Mario (as Demian Bichir)
 2001 Don't Tempt Me
Many Chavez (as Demian Bichir)
 2001 In the Time of the Butterflies (TV Movie)
Manolo (as Demian Bichir)
 2000 Cerebro (as Demian Bichir)
 2000 La toma de la embajada
Rosemberg Pabón, 'Comandante Uno' (as Demian Bichir)
 2000 Todo el poder
Gabriel (as Demian Bichir)
 2000 El silencio del tiempo (Short) (as Demian Bichir)
 1999 Ave María
Daniel (as Demian Bichir)
 1999 Sexo, pudor y lágrimas
Tomas (as Demian Bichir)
 1999 Santitos
Cacomixtle (as Demian Bichir)
 1998 Cruz (Short) (as Demian Bichir)
 1998 Cilantro y perejil
Carlos Rodríguez (as Demian Bichir)
 1998 Luces de la noche
Eduardo joven (as Demian Bichir)
 1997 Dance with the Devil
Catalina (as Demian Bichir)
 1997 Madame le consul (TV Series)
- Les disparus de la Sierra Madre (1997) ... Hernandez (as Demian Bichir)
 1997 Demasiado corazón (TV Series)
Comandante Alfonso Carbajal (as Demian Bichir)
 1996 Solo
Rio (as Damián Bechir)
 1996 Cococobana (Short) (as Demian Bichir)
 1996 Salón México
Insp. Casteléon (as Demian Bichir)
 1996 Nada personal (TV Series)
Comandante Alfonso Carbajal
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Comandante Alfonso Carbajal (as Demian Bichir)
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Comandante Alfonso Carbajal (as Demian Bichir)
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Comandante Alfonso Carbajal (as Demian Bichir)
 1995 Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto
Omar (as Demian Bichir)
 1995 Lazos de amor (TV Series)
Valente Segura
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Valente Segura (as Demian Bichir)
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Valente Segura (as Demian Bichir)
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Valente Segura (as Demian Bichir)
 1994 Test of Love (as Demian Bichir)
 1994 'Til Death
Mauricio (as Demian Bichir)
 1994 Ya la hicimos
Heriberto (as Demian Bichir)
 1994 Mujer, casos de la vida real (TV Series)
- Nunca se acabo el amor (1994) ... (as Demian Bichir)
- Perdon por amor (1994) ... (as Demian Bichir)
 1993 La vida conyugal
Gaspar (as Demian Bichir)
 1993 Miroslava
Ricardo (as Demian Bichir)
 1992 Marea suave (as Demian Bichir)
 1989 Red Dawn
Jorge (as Demian Bichir)
 1988 The Penitent
Roberto (as Demian Bichir)
 1988 Carmen Vampira (Short) (as Demian Bichir)
 1987 El rincón de los prodigios (TV Series)
Monchito (1988) (as Demian Bichir)
 1987 Hotel Colonial
Young Hotel Clerk (as Demian Bichir)
 1986 Astucia (as Demian Bichir)
 1985 Viaje al paraíso
Chuy (as Demian Bichir)
 1984 Guadalupe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1984)
- Episode #1.2 (1984)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (as Demian Bichir)
 1984 Los años felices (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Tomas
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Tomas
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Tomas (as Demian Bichir)
 1983 Choices of the Heart (TV Movie)
Armando (as Demian Bichir)
 1983 Cuando los hijos se van (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Ricardo
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Ricardo
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Ricardo (as Demian Bichir)
 1982 Vivir enamorada (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Nacho
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Nacho
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Nacho (as Demian Bichir)
 1977 Rina (TV Series)
Juanito (as Demian Bichir)
 1977 Fantoche
Niño (uncredited)
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[on former Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa congratulating Bichir on his Oscar nomination] Coming from Nelson Mandela would have been a compliment. Coming from this guy? Not so much. See more »


Second Mexican to be nominated for a Best Actor Oscar. The first was Anthony Quinn. See more »

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