Who is Kevin Alejandro?

Kevin Alejandro is an American actor and director, best known to the world as Dan Espinoza in the TV series “Lucifer” (2016-2021) among several other notable roles that he has secured so far in his career.

What is Kevin Alejandro Doing Now?

Kevin is enjoying the best years of his career. Following the end of “Lucifer”, he secured the role of Jayce in the TV series “Arcane” (2021). He is set to star as Sam Quintana in the film “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”, which is currently in post-production, and is currently filming the TV series “Cal Fire”, in which he will play a character named Manny.

Kevin Alejandro Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Kevin Michael Alejandro was born on 7 April 1976, in San Antonio, Texas, USA, the son of Tomas Hernandez and his wife, Dora. Of Mexican, Spanish, and English ancestry, he was raised from the age of eight in Snyder, Texas, along with his two sisters, Kimberly McGraw and Tanya Hernandez.

After high school, Kevin enrolled at the University of Texas, Austin, and after graduating, he sold all his possessions to move to Los Angeles, California, USA, to pursue an acting career.

Career Beginnings

Kevin’s career began in 2003, when he had a minor role in the TV comedy film “Graduation Night”, written and directed by Alpesh Patel, and starring Adrian R’Mante, Abigail Spencer, and Josh Waters.

The following year he portrayed Owen Mecklin in the romantic thriller film “Purgatory Flats”, with Vincent Ventresca, Brian Austin Green and Jason Brooks. The same year, he landed the role of Dominic Hughes in the popular long-running soap opera “The Young and the Restless”, then in 2005, he played Kevin in the multiple Primetime Emmy Award-winning action-crime drama series “24”, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Carlos Bernard.

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Rise to Prominence

2006 proved to be a turning point in his career – he portrayed Benito ‘Benny’ Velasquez in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated thriller crime-drama series “Sleeper Cell”, then secured the part of Santos in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning romantic comedy-drama series “Ugly Betty”, starring America Ferrera, Eric Mabiu, and Tony Plana, and starred in the television crime-drama film “Faceless”, with Kali Majors and Brian Bloom.

The following year, Kevin won the role of Winston Salazar in the TV series “Drive”, and the same year he joined the cast of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated mystery crime-drama series “Shark”, as Danny Reyes.

He appeared in 16 episodes of the popular series before its end and then went on to star in the award-winning thriller crime-drama series “Southland”, from 2009 to 2011, as Detective Nate Moretta, next to Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy and Regina King, and for which he won the Imagen Award in the category for Best Supporting Actor/ Television.

Continued Success

Kevin landed another long-running role in 2010, as Jesus Velasquez in the TV fantasy-drama series “True Blood”, which starred Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Sam Trammell, earning a nomination for the Imagen Award for his performance.

He next portrayed Detective Christian Arroyo in the TV crime drama series “Golden Boy”, co-starring Theo James and Bonnie Somerville.

Then in 2013, he started portraying Sebastian Blood/Brother Blood in the DC Universe TV action-adventure series “Arrow”, appearing in 12 episodes through 2014, while in 2015, he was Tommy Solano in the TV series “The Returned”, and the same year, Kevin secured the role of Rick Youngblood in the mystery-drama film “West of Redemption”, co-starring Billy Zane and Mariana Klaveno.

“Lucifer” and Further Success

In 2016, Kevin secured one of his most prominent roles to date, as a Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective Dan Espinoza in the TV series “Lucifer” (2016-2021).

His character is the ex-husband of the main character, Chloe Decker, with whom he shares a child, Trixie. Lucifer often made fun of Dan’s detective abilities and his character on the whole, but won over a massive fan base as many people identified with him and his struggles.

Kevin turned into an international star thanks to the massive popularity of the series, appearing in all 93 episodes of the critically acclaimed series, next to Tom Ellis, Lauren German, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt and Rachael Harris.

Concurrently, he worked on another project, playing Russell in the drama film “Juveniles” (2018), written and directed by Nico Sabenorio, with Beau Knapp, Stephen Moyer, and Jessica Rothe in the lead roles.

Two years later, he starred in the drama film “Language Arts”, alongside Sarah Shahi and Ashley Zukerman, and the same year appeared in the romantic drama film “The Lost Husband”, written and directed by Vicky Wight, based on the novel by Katherine Center.

Director

Additional to his on-screen work, Kevin has worked behind the camera; his debut as a filmmaker was the short film “Take Me Home” in 2016, since when he’s worked on such projects as the short film “Bedtime Story” (2018), and even jumped behind the camera for four episodes of the TV series “Lucifer” (2018-2021), and recently directed the TV series “The Keepers”.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Kevin Alejandro’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, earned largely through his successful career as an actor, during which he’s appeared in more than 70 film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children

When it comes to his personal life, Kevin has been married to Mexican-American singer Leslie de Jesus since 14 February 2004; the couple has welcomed one child, son Kaden Michael Alejandro, born in 2008.

Together with his friend Stephen Monroe Taylor, he started the Jerry P. Worsham Scholarship Fund, to help underprivileged theater students to pursue a college degree.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent actor has short dark brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at the height of 6ft (1.82m), weighs approximately 172lbs (78kgs), with vital statistics of 44-32-46 and biceps 21.

He spends a lot of time in the gym, as he works out five to six days a week, focused on cardio exercises, and heavy lifting.

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