The 50-year-old Puerto Rican actor has signed with the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for representation.
Huertas currently stars as Miguel on NBC’s Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning family drama This Is Us, which recently had its fall finale and received a three-season renewal earlier this year that would take it through season six.
In addition to This Is Us, Huertas’ credits include his role on Castleas Detective and Army veteran Javier Esposito. He starred on the ABC series for eight seasons. He also appeared in David Simon’s Generation Killas Sgt. Tony “Poke” Espera. The HBO miniseries shed a unique and streetwise perspective of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The character hit close to home for Huertas, who is a veteran himself.
Huertas and fellow collaborator Kenny Stevenson recently launched the production shingle WestSide Storiesand will continue to develop content for television and film.
ABC is set to present a week of reunions within its primetime lineup starting October 7, with the 49-year-old Puerto Rican actor part of the roster.
“Cast from the Past” Week will feature reunited cast members and creative teams from iconic TV series and films on the network’s current shows.
On Sunday, October 13, Huertas and Seamus Dever will reunite with their former Castle co-star Nathan Fillion on The Rookie.
Additionally, actors and behind-the-scenes talent from the likes of Crazy Rich Asians, Girlfriends, Blues Brothers 2000, Cheers, Charmed, Wet Hot American Summer, House and The Drew Carey Show will be involved.
Here’s the full schedule:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 The Good Doctor – Robert Sean Leonard (House) checks into The Good Doctor. Both series were created by executive producer David Shore. “Claire” – Dr. Claire Brown faces complications at home and work as she prepares to lead her first surgery. Meanwhile, a sports fishing accident challenges the rest of the staff as they look to treat the fisherman’s (Robert Sean Leonard) injuries without damaging his prize catch. (10 PM)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 The Conners – This episode reunites John Goodman and Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers 2000) as poker buddies. “The Preemie Monologues” – Harris is forced to confront Darlene about her lifestyle, while Jackie involves herself in other people’s problems to avoid confronting her own. Meanwhile, Becky is overwhelmed by the costs of raising a baby, so her family steps in to help. (8 PM)
Bless This Mess – Michael Ian Black is reunited with Wet Hot American Summer’s Lake Bell when he guest stars. “Omaha” – The ladies head to Omaha for their annual gyno exams, but the trip quickly goes off the rails: Jealous of Beau’s new dating profile on FarmersOnly, Kay is determined to find a guy to hook up with, with Rio as her wing woman. Back home, Mike, Rudy and Beau bond when an accident leaves them stranded in a tree. (8:30 PM)
Black-ish – Girlfriends stars Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones and Persia White reunite with Tracee Ellis Ross. “Feminisn’t” – When Bow learns that Diane and Ruby don’t believe in feminism, she brings Diane to meet the women in her feminist group. Bow’s friend Abby thinks the group needs to be more inclusive, so Bow invites three of her girlfriends to join. Meanwhile, Junior and Jack help Dre after he realizes he is out of touch with modern-day feminism. (9:30 PM)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 The Goldbergs – Stars of the iconic ‘80s hit comedy Cheers Kirstie Alley,Rhea Perlman,John Ratzenberger and George Wendtreunite. “Food in a Geoffy” – When a job for Geoff Schwartz’s new food delivery service goes awry, it’s up to Murray and Geoff to race all over Jenkintown in search of an important cheesesteak. Along the way, a handful of local customers (Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt) are anything but helpful. When the search finally ends, Beverly invites them over; and even though it’s the Goldbergs’ house, you might mistake it for a bar where everyone knows your name. (8 PM)
Single Parents – Adam Brody, Leighton Meester’s real-life husband and former co-star (Life Partners, The Oranges), returns as Angie’s ex-boyfriend Derek. “Derek Sucks” – Angie is sent into a tailspin when her long-absent ex-boyfriend Derek, Graham’s father, suddenly appears on her doorstep. She asks Will and Miggy for help because, despite his faults, she can’t resist Derek. Meanwhile, Douglas and Poppy try for a romantic second date. (9:31 PM)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 Grey’s Anatomy – Charmed stars Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs are reunited with executive producers Krista Vernoff and Andy Reaser, who were writers on Charmed. “Reunited” – A patient at the hospital is brain dead after falling into a construction site, and her two sisters must decide whether or not to keep her alive. (8 PM)
A Million Little Things – Jerry Ferrara guest stars and is reunited with Think Like a Man castmate Romany Malco. “mixed signals” – On the verge of becoming a filmmaker, Rome takes a meeting with an old producer friend which causes him to feel torn about the creative changes he suggests for his script. Meanwhile, Gary steps in to help Danny prepare to audition for his school play, while Delilah craving some adult time agrees to go to dinner with Andrew. (9:01 PM)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 American Housewife – Westport rocks as Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles and Kathy Kinney guest star in an episode that reunites them with Diedrich Bader. “Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems” – When Anna-Kat’s school lunch lady (Kathy Kinney) refuses to make simple eco-friendly changes in the school cafeteria, Greg enlists the help of his friend and fellow environmentalist Bill Doty (Ryan Stiles). In an attempt to win over the lunch lady, they put on a show at the school highlighting the importance of recycling; but when those efforts fail, Greg is forced to call in reinforcements: “Mr. Green” (Drew Carey)! (8 PM)
Fresh Off The Boat – Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians) returns as Louis’ brother Gene. “Grandma’s Boys” – After seeing Marvin blissfully enter retirement, Grandma Huang decides it’s her turn to retire from … something; but when Louis fails in celebrating her the way she wanted, it will take a visit from Hurricane Gene (and maybe a hot tub) to make things right. (8:30 PM)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 The Rookie – “Castle” alums Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas guest star. “The Bet” – Officer Nolan navigates building tension in his relationship with Jessica and a developing rapport with Grace while working a high-stakes criminal case involving an undercover homeland security agent. Meanwhile, Officer Chen meddles with Officer Bradford’s love life, and Officer Lopez learns some surprising news about Wesley. (10 PM)
ABC has given a straight-to-series order to Take Two, starring the 44-year-old Cuban American actor and Rachel Bilson.
Created by Castle creator Andrew W. Marlowe and his wife, former Castle executive producer Terri Edda Miller, the series is described as an upbeat procedural.
Written by Marlowe and Miller, stars Bilson as Ella, the former star of a hit cop series who’s fresh-out-of-rehab following a bender of epic proportion. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie (Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though lone wolf Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Ella proves herself to be surprisingly valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective. When the press touts Ella’s role in solving a high-profile case, Eddie finds his phone ringing off the hook with new clients looking to hire the pair.
The project is an international co-production between ABC Studios and StudioCanal’s Tandem Prods. In addition to ABC, the series has been picked up by RTL/VOX in Germany and France Television in France.
Cibrian played Jesse Cardoza on CSI: Miami and most recently was a series regular on Rosewood.
The Latino actor has landed a recurring role in AMC’s upcoming drama series The Son.
Based on the book by Philipp Meyer and penned by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy,The Son is a multi-generational epic tale of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family.
Uriza will play Aniceto Pizana, a charming revolutionary in the mold of Che Guevera.
Uriza’s credits include a recurring role in AMC’s Better Call Saul, as well as stints onThe Bridge and Castle.
The 39-year-old Puerto Rican actor has reportedly closed a deal to continue on ABC’s Castle, which would return for a ninth season.
Huertas is set to continue as a regular on the show, according to Deadline.com, joining star Nathan Fillion and co-star Seamus Dever. ABC has yet to make a renewal decision on the series as cast contracts still are being hammered out.
Huertas plays Detective Javier Esposito, a former Army Special Forces soldier who now works in the homicide division alongside Detective Kevin Ryan (Dever).
Fillion, Huertas and Dever have been part of the core ensemble of Castle since the pilot, along with female lead Stana Katic and fellow original cast member Tamala Jones, who were not asked to come back for Season 9.
Also on track to come back are Castle supporting players Molly Quinn and Toks Olagundoye.
The part-Hispanic actress has been added to the cast of HBO Films’ Confirmation, starring Kerry Washington.
Ariza joins Kimberly Elise and Malcolm Gets in the film, which details the Supreme Court hearings for Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) that were rocked by testimony by Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill (Washington).
The hearings brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims’ rights and modern race relations.
Ariza will play Judy Smith, the White House press liaison.
Interestingly, it’s a reunion of sorts for Washington and the Smith character. Smith is the founder, CEO and president of the crisis-management firm Smith & Co., the inspiration behind Washington’s ABC drama series Scandal. Smith was Special Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to President George H.W. Bush and reportedly was instrumental in guiding his administration through the controversies surrounding the Thomas nomination.
Ariza’s credits include appearances on Parks and Recreation, Scorpion and Castle.
Ricardo Chavira is getting political… At least on the small screen.
The 43-year-old Mexican American actor has landed a key role on ABC’s drama series Castle.
Chavira, best known for portraying Eva Longoria’s husband on Desperate Housewives, will play Alex Lopez, a popular congressman whose life may in danger.
Chavira will appear in Episode 18, when Detective Ryan — who it was established has been working side jobs — pulls some hours at his brother-in-law Frank’s private security company, which has been charged with protecting Congressman Lopez.
Teasing the Ryan-centric episode, showrunner David Amann told TVLine, “He gets involved in a situation where [he and Frank] are guarding somebody important and an incident occurs, and he is caught in the middle of it.”
Chavira’s post-DesperateHousewives credits include Burn Notice, Welcome to the Family andBad Teacher.
Castle resumes its season, with Episode 17, on March 16.
The 35-year-old Dominican and Puerto Rican actor has landed a series regular role on ABC Family’s comedy pilot Tough Cookie.
From Awkwardcreator Lauren Iungerich and David Janollari, it centers on a young mother who isn’t ready to parent and her daughter who doesn’t want to be parented. It takes a village to raise a child — or, rather, a child to raise a village.
Gonzalez will portray Seth Whitfield, who works for the San Francisco Department of Children’s Services.
Gonzalez was a series regular on Rush, as well as Reaper. His other credits include appearances on Medium, Castle, Lie to Me, The Protector and The Closer.
His film credits include Coach Carter, The Guilt Trip and War of the Worlds.
It’s a very Merry Christmas for Reynaldo Gallegos…
The Latino actor’s latest film project, American Sniper, has launched impressively in its Christmas Day debut.
Warner Bros.’ “Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, has a stellar performance with $240,212 at four venues — breaking the all-time record for a limited release under 10 screens on Christmas Day.
It played in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York.
Clint Eastwood directed the R-rated American Sniper from a script by Jason Hall, based on Chris Kyle’s autobiography about his tour of duty in Iraq and his struggles as a father and husband.
Warner Bros. will expand American Sniper into a nationwide release on January 16 — the day after Oscar nominations are announced.
Gallegos stars as Tony in the film.
His previous credits include Gang Related, Sons of Anarchy, 24, Prison Break, NYPD Blue, Castle, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and NCIS: Los Angeles.
His feature film credits include Bad Boys II, Rambo 4 and Spider-Man 3.