Tall, dark and sexy Latino actor ANTONIO JARAMILLO joins the Mexican cartel as part of Oliver Stone’s drug-smuggling drama “SAVAGES,” based on Don Winslow’s best-selling novel. “Savages” follows two laid-back beach-bum marijuana dealers (Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson) who run afoul a Mexican cartel headed by a ruthless queen-pin (Salma Hayek) who, in order to force her competition to submit, kidnaps the duo’s mutual girlfriend O (Blake Lively). Jaramillo appears as Jaime, the trustworthy accountant and negotiator for the cartel, alongside their loyal and brutal enforcer Lado (Benicio Del Toro) and fellow negotiator Alex (Demian Bichir). Jaramillo was excited with the opportunity, commenting “It was fun and super cool working with and watching Oliver Stone do his thing, as well as sharing the screen with one of my favorite actors, Benicio Del Toro, and the beautiful and talented Salma Hayek!” Since arriving in Hollywood, this hunky Latino actor has been building a solid resume turning in dynamic performances. Most notably on the big screen, Jaramillo appeared opposite Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta, Esai Morales, and Danny Trejo in the celebrated indie drama “The Line.” On the small screen, he’s starred as a series regular in Tyler Perry’s TV sitcom “Meet the Browns” for TBS, and alongside Bo Derek and Morgan Fairchild in the MyNetworkTV drama “Fashion House.” He’s also made several memorable television guest star appearances, including roles on “CSI: Miami,” “Dark Blue,” Charmed,” “Days of Our Lives,” and opposite Jimmy Smits in “Outlaw.” Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Jaramillo spent most of his childhood in an orphanage until moving to San Diego as a teenager. He didn't originally set out to be an actor, but always had a passion and interest in the arts, especially music. It wasn't until he stumbled upon the writings of Anton Chekhov, and later Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams that his passion and interest in acting, film and stage grew. Jaramillo affirms, "When the writing is good, all you have to do is be available to it." He continues to study his craft and enjoys reading, music, tennis and tequila! Up next, Jaramillo is in discussion to star in a psychological thriller.
Meet Antonio Jaramillo!