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The Best Latino Characters Of All Time

Updated April 30, 2020 368 votes 38 voters 1.2k views35 items

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.  

  • 1
    Star Wars: Rogue One
    11
    1

    Played by: Diego Luna

  • 2
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    15
    7

    Played By: Oscar Isaac

  • 3
    11
    4

    Played By: Sofía Vergara

  • 4
    Selena
    11
    5

    Played by: Jennifer Lopez

  • 5
    Jane the Virgin
    11
    7

    Played by: Gina Rodriguez

  • 6

    Voiced By: Anthony Gonzalez

  • 7
    Machete, Machete Kills
    8
    5

    Played By: Danny Trejo

  • 8
    Breaking Bad
    8
    5

    Played By: Giancarlo Esposito

  • 9
    I Love Lucy
    6
    3

    Played By: Dezi Arnaz

  • 10
    West Side Story
    6
    4

    Played By: Rita Moreno

  • 11
    Scarface
    7
    5

    Played By: Al Pacino

  • 12
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    9
    8

    Played by: Stephanie Beatriz

  • 13
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    7
    5

    Played by: Melissa Fumero

  • 14
    Nacho Libre
    9
    9

    Played By: Jack Black

  • 15
    Dora the Explorer, Dora the Explorer: Super Silly Fiesta!
    8
    8

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

  • 16
    Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks
    5
    4

    Played By: Edward James Olmos

  • 17

    Played By: Jorge García

  • 18
    Los Bandoleros, The Fast and the Furious
    6
    5

    Played By: Michelle Rodríguez

  • 19
    Ugly Betty
    6
    5

    Played By: América Ferrera

  • 20

    Played by: Mike Vitar

  • 21

    Played By: Jimmy Smits

  • 22
    Napoleon Dynamite
    3
    4

    Played By: Efren Ramírez

  • 23
    Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    3
    4

    Played by: Antonio Banderas

  • 24
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    3
    4

    Played by: Benicio del Toro

  • 25
    Chico and the Man
    3
    4

    Played by: Freddie Prinze