Actor Wilmer Calderon

Wilmer Calderon (born May 8, 1975) is a Puerto Rican-born American actor of film and television. He is best known for his role as Diego in the Amazon Prime television series Borderline, Detective Daniel Arias in the police drama series Bosch and as Ricky in the FX drama series The Shield.

Early life

Although Wilmer was born in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico he left his native country at just 2 years old to travel with his parents to Brandon, Florida. His parents taught him Spanish at home, while at the same time, he learned English by watching episodes of Sesame Street.

At the age of 5 he started playing on a baseball team, with which he toured Florida playing the league in his category for a year. When he reached the senior level, he set the season record on stolen bases. He continued studies at Marshall University, where he began to realize his fondness for acting.


Wilmer debuted in 1995 with the crime drama film Dead Man Walking, playing the role of Angelo. He moved to television in 1996, appearing in The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo as Kevin Crossland in a two-part episode called “Hot Seats: Part 1 and Part 2”.

He appeared as Ricky in the FX drama television series The Shield and he appeared in television shows such as The Bold and the Beautiful, ER, Pacific Blue and NYPD Blue.

Calderon appeared as Estrada in the 2006 drama film Annapolis, featuring James Franco and Tyrese Gibson.

For several years, he only worked on television, with the exception of the 2002 short Hold On. As early as 2005, and turning 10 years since his acting debut, he returns to the cinema with Venice Underground.

He played the role of Tash in Fast & Furious in 2009, featuring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, and additionally, he played small roles in television series such as Castle, Grey’s Anatomy and The Mentalist.

In 2017, he appeared as Boon in the episode “Resurgence” of the drama series The Night Shift.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Dead Man Walking Angelo
2002 Hold On Latin #2 Short film
2005 Venice Underground Driver
2005 Cursed Police Officer #3
2005 Devil’s Highway Manuel
2006 Annapolis Estrada
2006 Unknown Detective Molina
2007 Finishing the Game Cesar Deleted scenes
2007 La revolución de Iguodala Iguodala Short film
2007 Good Time Max T-Ray
2008 No Man’s Land: The Rise of Reeker Bleeding Man / Carlos
2009 Fast & Furious Tash
2011 Sold Will Short film
2011 Happy New Year Santiago
2011 Beautiful Wave Captain Quintero
2012 Jewtopia Juan
2015 Desecrated Eduardo
2015 The Diabolical Miguel
2015 The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Barnett
2015 The Perfect Guy Detective Gardner
2017 Clinical Greg
2018 The Con Is On Vlad
2018 Future World Skinny
2018 Tinker Manna
2020 The Long Home Arthur
2020 Kill the Czar Kenny the Driver


Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo Kevin Crossland Episodes: “Hot Seats: Parts 1 & 2”
1996–1997 Second Noah Alex / Derrick / The Housefly Band Member 6 episodes
1996 Summer of Fear Delivery Man Television movie
1997 Love’s Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder Perry Television movie
1998 The Bold and the Beautiful Gang Member Episode: “1.2799”
Credited as Wil Calderon
1999 Pacific Blue Emilio Correro Episode: “Juvies”
Credited as Wil Calderon
1999 Profiler Victor Episode: “Las Brisas”
1999 V.I.P. Hector Credited as Wil Calderon
Episode: “The Quick and the Dead”
2000 Seven Days Morales Episode: “Peacekeepers”
Credited as Wil Calderon
2001 ER Mickey Stubbs Credited as Wil Calderon
Episode: “Never Say Never”
2003 NYPD Blue Ignacio Delgado Episode: “Bottoms Up”
2003 Dragnet Mike Beckway Episode: “Coyote”
2003 Eve Cameraman Episode: “Player Down”
2003 24 Pedro 2 episodes
2004 CSI: Miami Jimmy Azario Episode: “The Oath”
2004 The Shield Ricky 4 episodes
2004 Veronica Mars Chardo Navarro Episode: “Credit Where Credit’s Due”
2005 The Dead Zone Miguel Episode: “Grains of Sand”
2007 Dexter Teo Episode: “Left Turn Ahead”
2008 The Closer Luis Delgado Episode: “Dial M for Provenza”
2008 Cold Case Luther Carp ’08 Episode: “Street Money”
2009 Dark Blue Ernesto Episodes: “Betsy” and “A Shot in the Dark”
2010 Better Off Ted Carlos Episode: “The Great Repression”
2010 10,000 Days Xavier Ruiz Episode: “Survivors”
2011 Castle Marvin “Oz” Osminkowski Episode: “Lucky Stiff”
2011 Grey’s Anatomy Raul Aranda Episode: “I Will Survive”
2011 The Mentalist Lalo Concepción Episode: “Pink Tops”
2013 Monday Mornings Mike Garrett Episode: “One Fine Day”
2013 Bones Milo Mills Episode: “The Doom in the Gloom”
2013 Melissa & Joey Andrew Episode: “Bad Influence”
2013 Devious Maids Shiv / Danny Hernandez Episodes: “Pilot” and “Scrambling the Eggs”
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Marcos Episode: “Recovery”
2014 Futurestates Xavier Episode: “Excarcerated”
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Idaho Episodes: “Shadows” and “Heavy Is the Head”
2015–present Borderline Diego Main cast
2015–2017 Making a Scene with James Franco Various roles 16 episodes
2016 NCIS Wayne Cribbage a.k.a. Tiger Dad Episode: “Love Boat”
2017 The Night Shift Boon Episode: “Resurgence”
2017 Real Rob Andreas Cruz Episode: “Now Boarding”
2017 The Haunted Nathan Bradley Television movie
2018 Lethal Weapon Coach Latimer Episode: “Jesse’s Girl”
2018 The Incredible Life of Darrell Frank Sanchez Episode: “Thug Life”
2019 SEAL Team Eric Hicks Episode: “Rock Bottom”
2019–2020 Bosch Detective Daniel Arias 5 episodes
2019 Nice Iranian Girl Chad Episode: “Chapter 3”
2020 Stargirl Juan Montez Episode: “Wildcat”
2020 Lucifer Officer Luis Navarro Episode: “Daniel Espinoza: Naked & Afraid”

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Astronomica: The Quest for the Edge of the Universe Miguel Santiago (voice)

External Links

Actor Wilmer Calderon – Wikipedia

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