Edgar used to be Jimmy's pot dealer in college, but the two lost touch when Edgar joined the Army and did a couple tours in Iraq. Now back home, Edgar finds himself grappling with PTSD and searching for his place in the world.
Edgar and Jimmy reconnected a few years ago when Jimmy found him living on the streets. Now Edgar lives with Jimmy rent-free. In exchange, Edgar does light housework and cooks all of Jimmy's meals. Though Jimmy would be the last to admit it, Edgar has become his closest (and probably only) friend.
Borges will next be seen co-starring alongside Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn in Netflix’s Private Life as “Sam,” Richard’s (Giamatti) rough-around-the-edges employee in the film, written and directed by Tamara Jenkins, which follows Hahn’s character as she undergoes multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship between she and her husband Richard on edge.
His recent television work includes a starring role in Divorce opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and a guest role in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s hit series Preacher. In film, he starred in the film adaptation of Caren Lissner’s best-selling novel Carrie Pilby opposite Bel Powley and Nathan Lane, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival. Additionally, Borges starred in the Henry Barrial drama, DriverX, and in Camille Thoman’s thriller You Were Never Here alongside Mireille Enos and Sam Shepard.
Borges first gained recognition for his breakout performance in the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning play, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, portraying a sweet Puerto Rican nebbish named “Mace”. That same year, he starred in Mark Water’s comedy Mr. Popper’s Penguins, alongside Jim Carrey; Brett Ratner’s action comedy Tower Heist, alongside Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy; Magnolia Pictures’ controversial drama Compliance, which won the 2012 NBR Award for Top Ten Independent Films; and in John Magary’s comedy drama The Mend, opposite Josh Lucas, which premiered at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival. Additionally, he guest starred on several notable television series including the critically acclaimed drama The Good Wife (CBS) and the Emmy nominated crime drama Castle (ABC).
Borges splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.
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