Entertainment

The Best Latino Characters Of All Time

We're ranking the best Latino characters of all time. While proper Latino and Hispanic representation in film and TV has long been absent, newer shows and movies have started including more diverse cast members than ever befor. Ricky Ricardo in I Love Lucy may have been the first Hispanic character on TV, but today shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Modern Family feature Latino characters that are both unique and memorable.

Keep in mind that this list of Latino characters can include both heroes and villains - whether they're catching bad guys, fighting the fuzz, or dealing with troublesome family members, these characters are the ones who’ve left the biggest impression on audiences. Latino characters like Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite, Tony Montana from Scarface, and even little Dora from Dora the Explorer remain some of the most memorable. Which of these characters do you think is the most iconic?

Vote up your favorite Latino characters or add your own if they aren’t listed. That way, everyone can see which characters are the most popular.  

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  • Poe Dameron
    1
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

      Played By: Oscar Isaac

    • Miguel Rivera
      2

      Miguel Rivera

      Coco

        Voiced By: Anthony Gonzalez

      • Detective Rosa Diaz
        3
        Brooklyn Nine-Nine

          Played by: Stephanie Beatriz

        • Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
          4

            Played By: Sofía Vergara

          • Cassian Andor
            5

            Cassian Andor

            Star Wars: Rogue One

              Played by: Diego Luna

            • Anita
              6
              West Side Story

                Played By: Rita Moreno

              • Gustavo Fring
                7
                Breaking Bad

                  Played By: Giancarlo Esposito

                • Detective Amy Santiago
                  8
                  Brooklyn Nine-Nine

                    Played by: Melissa Fumero

                  • Selena
                    9
                    Selena

                      Played by: Jennifer Lopez

                    • Machete
                      10
                      Machete, Machete Kills

                        Played By: Danny Trejo

                      • Jane Villanueva
                        11
                        Jane the Virgin

                          Played by: Gina Rodriguez

                          • Played by: Mike Vitar

                          • Dora
                            13
                            Dora the Explorer, Dora the Explorer: Super Silly Fiesta!

                              Voiced By: Kathleen Herles (2000–2007), Caitlin Sanchez (2008–2011), and Fátima Ptacek (2012–2014)

                            • Betty Suárez
                              14

                              Betty Suárez

                              Ugly Betty

                                Played By: América Ferrera

                              • Letty Ortiz
                                15
                                Los Bandoleros, The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious 7

                                  Played By: Michelle Rodríguez

                                • Tony Montana
                                  16
                                  Scarface

                                    Played By: Al Pacino

                                  • Pedro
                                    17
                                    Napoleon Dynamite

                                      Played By: Efren Ramírez

                                    • Ricky Ricardo
                                      18
                                      I Love Lucy

                                        Played By: Dezi Arnaz

                                      • Dr Gonzo
                                        19
                                        Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

                                          Played by: Benicio del Toro

                                        • Nacho
                                          20
                                          Nacho Libre

                                            Played By: Jack Black

                                            • Played By: Jorge García

                                            • Gabrielle Solís
                                              22

                                              Gabrielle Solís

                                              Deperate Housewives

                                                Played By: Eva Longoria

                                              • William Adama
                                                23
                                                Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

                                                  Played By: Edward James Olmos

                                                • Fez
                                                  24
                                                  That '70s Show

                                                    Played by: Wilmer Valderrama

                                                  • El Mariachi
                                                    25
                                                    Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, El Mariachi

                                                      Played by: Antonio Banderas