Kiwi actor to play Latino gangster in new US drama pilot

Cliff-CurtisKiwi actor Cliff Curtis has been cast as a Latino gangster in a new drama pilot in the States.

Curtis has joined Gang Related, a Fox network pilot that centres on a gang member sent to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rise through the ranks.

He will play the role of Javier Acosta, the leader of one of the most powerful Latino gangs in the city, La Familia Sud.

The character is described as a “charismatic businessman with plans to legitimize the family business who is fully aware that his cruel and impulsive son Carlos is a disaster waiting to happen”.

The cast also includes Ramon Rodriguez, RZA, Jay Hernandez, Sung Kang and Inbar Lavi.

Curtis’s credits include Missing, Body of Proof, Live Free or Die Hard and The Last Airbender.

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