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Get to Know…Mayans M.C.'s Emilio Rivera

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Mayans M.C.

Get to Know…Mayans M.C.'s Emilio Rivera

The man embodying the role of Marcus Alvarez puts family first.

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Name: Emilio Rivera
Role: Marcus Alvarez, FX's Mayans M.C.
Previous Work: Sons of Anarchy, Traffic, Street Kings, Collateral, A Man Apart, High Crime, Bullet, Hand of God, On My Block

When there’s downtime on set, what are you usually doing?
I’m with my family. I’m really in the last quarter of my life. I’m 57 now and I’m having the time of my life. I feel like I’m getting started. But I’m happiest when I’m working and when I’m with my family. I’ve got it so great. I can’t beat it.

What’s an accomplishment you’re most proud of?
My family. I take care of them.

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What are three words that you would use to describe your character?
Badass, loyal, and family.

What are three words to describe yourself?
Badass, loyal, and family.

If you weren’t acting, what would you be doing?
I would have loved to pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers. That was my dream always. But I got sidetracked.

What is your favorite place in the world to visit?
I’m such a homebody. This is my ideal: at home, eating pizza. My son’s there. My wife’s there. I have three dogs. And we have snacks. I would stick with that. It’s my safe haven. I have everything at home I need.

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