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Sergio Peris-Mencheta

Gustavo ‘El Oso’ Zapata

Sergio Peris-Mencheta will play “Gustavo ‘El Oso’ Zapata,” a Mexican wrestler turned enforcer in search of his American dream.

An outsider since birth, he has struggled his whole life to find somewhere to belong. Gustavo will finally find a place in a Los Angeles crime family that values his brutal ways — but belonging will cost him more than he can imagine.

Renowned Spanish actor Sergio Peris-Mencheta recently shot Life Itself directed by Dan Fogelman, opposite Annette Bening, Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde. Peris-Mencheta previously starred in Love Ranch opposite Helen Mirren and Resident Evil: Afterlife.

In Europe, he is known for his work in His Majesty Minor directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and The Borgia. Peris-Mencheta is also a passionate theatre actor and director who has won a Max Award (the equivalent of a Tony Award® in Spain) for Best Theater Play in 2014.