Miguel Sandoval
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Character(s) Manuel Devalos
Date of Birth March 18, 1965
Origin Washington, D.C.
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Miguel Sandoval (born November 16, 1951) is an American film and television actor.

Life and Career

Early Life

Sandoval was born in Washington, D.C. He began working as a professional actor in 1975 when he joined a mime school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He later joined the troupe full time and continued his study of mime.


He began his film career in the early 1980s. He had small roles in such acclaimed films as Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever, and Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. After appearing in Clear and Present Danger in 1994, he began to take on larger roles, and appeared in Get Shorty, Up Close & Personal, and Blow.

Having appeared briefly in Repo Man and Sid and Nancy, Sandoval has also played the major roles of Treviranus (in Death and the Compass) and Bennie Reyes (in Three Businessmen) for director Alex Cox. In addition to film, Sandoval has acted in numerous television shows, often in recurring roles.

Though shows such as The Court and Kingpin failed, he found a success with Medium in 2005, where he played Manuel Devalos until the series cancellation in 2011. Sandoval's other guest starring roles include appearances in popular series such as Frasier, The X-Files, Seinfeld and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.


  • Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swan (1982)
  • Repo Man (1984)
  • Howard the Duck (1986)
  • Sid and Nancy (1986)
  • Walker (1987)
  • Straight to Hell (1987)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • Jungle Fever (1991)
  • Ricochet (1991)
  • White Sands (1992)
  • Death and the Compass (1992)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
  • Clear and Present Danger (1994)
  • Fair Game (1995)
  • Get Shorty (1995)
  • Murder One (1996)
  • Up Close & Personal (1996)
  • Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
  • Three Businessmen (1998)
  • The Crew (2000)
  • Panic (2000)
  • Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
  • Blow (2001)
  • Wild Iris (2001)
  • Alias (4 episodes, 2001)
  • Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)
  • Collateral Damage (2002)
  • The Court (2002) TV series
  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2003)
  • Kingpin (2003) TV series
  • 10-8: Officers on Duty (2003) TV series
  • Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (2005)
  • Nine Lives (2005)
  • Tortilla Heaven (2005)
  • Medium (2005-2011) TV series
  • Bottle Shock (2008)
  • The Closer (2009) guest star (episode 5.2) TV series
  • Brüno (2009)

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