Born and raised in Bronx and spent most of his formative years hanging out in New York City, Kirk Acevedo, who is of Puerto Rican/Chinese descent, received his BFA from SUNY Purchase and founded a theater company called The Rorschach Group. After guest-starring on several television shows like New York Undercover (1994) and Law & Order (1990), he landed his best-known role as Alvarez, a morose and violent prisoner struggling for redemption on HBO's notoriously gritty Oz (1997). Though he was nominated for a Cable Ace award and an ALMA award for his work on Oz (1997), it was Acevedo's role as Pvt. Tella in The Thin Red Line (1998) that won him an ALMA.
2 wins & 5 nominations.
|12 Monkeys||José Ramse 33 episodes, 2015-2018||2015-01-16|
|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Unknown||2013-09-24|
|Person of Interest||Unknown||2011-09-22|
|Prime Suspect||Detective Luisito Calderon 13 episodes, 2011-2012||2011-09-22|
|The Walking Dead||Unknown||2010-10-31|
|The Black Donnellys||Nicky Cottero 13 episodes, 2007||2007-02-26|
|Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Hector Salazar 13 episodes, 2005-2006||2005-03-03|
|Band of Brothers||Joseph D. Toye 6 episodes, 2001||2001-09-09|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Unknown||2000-10-06|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Unknown||1999-09-20|
|Oz||Miguel Alvarez 48 episodes, 1997-2003||1997-07-12|
|New York Undercover||Unknown||1994-09-08|
|Law & Order||Unknown||1990-09-13|