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Name Kevin Alejandro
Birth Date April 7, 1976
Birth Place San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Family Leslie de Jesus Alejandro (2004 - present) 1 Child
Years Active 2003 to present
Character Nate Moretta

Kevin Alejandro starred as Detective Nate Moretta in Southland from the first season until the character's storyline ended in the third season. Alejandro has also starred in the HBO supernatural thriller True Blood as Jesus Velazquez.


Early life[]

Alejandro, a Mexican American, was born in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up in the small West Texas town of Snyder. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin.


Alejandro was featured on the ABC series Ugly Betty, playing Santos, the father of Justin Suarez and love interest of Hilda. At the time of the season 1 finale episode's filming, he had just become a series regular on the Fox network's newly introduced Drive, since cancelled. He was a featured player in the second season of the Showtime original series Sleeper Cell, playing Benito Velasquez. He also played Dominic Hughes in The Young and the Restless. He made an appearance, along with fellow Ugly Betty actor Eric Mabius, in the CSI: Miami episode "One of Us". He played a gay hustler in HBO's Big Love. He appeared on an episode of Charmed season 7 as Malvock, a cunning demon. He appeared in the first few episodes of 24's fourth season, as a terrorist henchman, in which he also stars with Tony Plana, fellow Ugly Betty actor. Alejandro was a regular on the now defunct drama Shark as Deputy District Attorney Danny Reyes. He had a small role on The Cleaner, an A&E television series.

Alejandro also appeared in the movie Crossing Over, which was released in February 2009, alongside Harrison Ford. He played Detective Nate Moretta in Southland, produced by Emmy Award winner John Wells. Southland was canceled by NBC Broadcasting, just two weeks prior to the premiere of the show's sophomore run, but has since been picked up by the cable network TNT. Alejandro left the show due to the budget cuts necessitated by the transfer to cable.

He has also had a role in Weeds, season 4 and 5. Drop Dead Diva's Season 1, Episode 5 also features Alejandro, as the wrongfully convicted Michael Fernandez. He also appeared on Season 1 of Sons of Anarchy as one of the Mayan MC members, son of Marcus, the mc's president. Alejandro stars in the third and fourth seasons of the vampire television series True Blood as Jesus Velasquez.

In 2011, he appeared in the movie Red State opposite John Goodman and directed by Kevin Smith, as well as the horror film called Cassadaga.

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