Luis Moncada as Marco Salamanca

Luis Moncada

On Breaking Bad Luis Moncada plays the role of Marco Salamanca, along with his brother Daniel Moncada, who portrays Leonel Salamanca. Their characters are referred to as the Cousins, two fearsome hitmen for a Ciudad Juárez Mexican drug cartel. Luis Moncada was born in Honduras and moved to the Los Angeles area with his mother and two brothers in hopes of a better life with more opportunities.

However, raised in a neighborhood entrenched with gangs Luis soon found himself involved with the wrong crowd. But a part of him always knew that he wanted more than what the gang life had to offer. While working security on a movie set, he was offered a small role. That small role soon turned into a career with the help and support of his agent Nancy Chaidez. Growing up he never imagined himself being an actor, but he is extremely thankful for the opportunities and has embraced his career to the fullest.

Luis first found himself in the movie Collateral, directed by Michael Mann, working with Tom Cruise and Jaime Foxx. Since then Luis has appeared in several films including, but not limited to, Fast & Furious, alongside Vin Diesel, Days of Wrath, Vengeance and Latin Dragon.

After having worked amazing roles on shows like In Plain Sight, The Cleaner, Castle, The Closer, Dark Blue, ER, Leverage and several others, Luis got the chance to recur on eight episodes of Breaking Bad. Having tattoos covering most of his body, including his eyelids, might make him someone you would be wary of. But time after time, the cast and crew fell in love with his alluring personality and infectious smile.


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