Rene Rosado Lands Recurring Role on ABC’s “The Conners”

Rene Rosado conner do it!

The Latino actor has landed a recurring role on ABC’s Roseanne spinoff The Conners.

Rene Rosado

In the spinoff, after the loss of the family matriarch, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before, grappling with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America.

Rosado will play Emilio, who is described as kind, sweet and cute. He’s a busser at Casita Bonita restaurant. Though he may have some trouble communicating in English, when he speaks his first language, Spanish, he is straightforward, earnest and determined.

Rosado most recently had a recurring role on TNT’s Major Crimes. His other credits include appearances on Code Black, Criminal Minds and Rizzoli & Isles.

Rivera to Star in the Gang Drama “Badsville”

Emilio Rivera is breaking Badsville

The 54-year-old Mexican American actor has joined the cast of Badsville, a drama set amongst rival gangs from director April Mullen.

Emilio Rivera

The story, set in the eponymous town of Badsville, follows the Badsville Kings gang as its members confront each other’s loyalty and rival gang The Aces, while at the same time discovering love, and trying to escape the town.

It’s the debut screenplay for cowriters Ian McLaren and Benjamin Barrett, who also costar in the film.

Along with Rivera, who is best known for his portrayal of Marcus Álvarez in Sons of Anarchy, the film also stars Robert Knepper, Tamara Duarte (Hard Rock Medical), Rene Rosado (Star Trek Into Darkness), Octavio Pizano (If Loving You is Wrong), Paul James Jordan (Piranha 3DD), Chelsea Rendon (McFarland USA), and Gregory Kasyan (Arms and the Dudes).

McLaren and Barrett will appear as “Wink” and “Benny” respectively.

Badsville is filming in locations throughout southern California.

Rivera’s credits include television appearances on NYPD Blue, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, JAG, ER and Walker, Texas Ranger.