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The Best Latino Characters Of All Time

Updated April 30, 2020 160 votes 11 voters35 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.  

  • Tony Montana1
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    Tony Montana

    Scarface

    Played By: Al Pacino

  • Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez2

    Played by: Mike Vitar

  • A.C. Slater3
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    A.C. Slater

    Saved by the Bell, Saved by the Bell: The College Years

    Played by: Mario Lopez

  • Gabrielle Solis4
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    Gabrielle Solis

    Desperate Housewives

    Played by: Eva Longoria

  • Hugo "Hurley" Reyes5

    Played By: Jorge García

  • Maria LaGuerta6
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    Maria LaGuerta

    Dexter, Dexter Universe

    Played By: Lauren Vélez

  • Matt Santos7
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    Matt Santos

    The West Wing Universe

    Played by: Jimmy Smits

  • Nacho8
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    Nacho

    Nacho Libre

    Played By: Jack Black

  • Rey Curtis9
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    Rey Curtis

    Exiled: A Law & Order Movie

    Played by: Benjamin Bratt

  • William Adama10
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    William Adama

    Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks

    Played By: Edward James Olmos

  • Fez11
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    Fez

    That '70s Show

    Played by: Wilmer Valderrama

  • Selena12
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    Selena

    Selena

    Played by: Jennifer Lopez

  • Letty Ortiz13
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    Letty Ortiz

    Los Bandoleros, The Fast and the Furious

    Played By: Michelle Rodríguez

  • Gloria Delgado-Pritchett14

    Played By: Sofía Vergara

  • Ricky Ricardo15
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    Ricky Ricardo

    I Love Lucy

    Played By: Dezi Arnaz

  • Machete16
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    Machete

    Machete, Machete Kills

    Played By: Danny Trejo

  • Victor Sifuentes17

    Played By: Jimmy Smits

  • Pedro18
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    Pedro

    Napoleon Dynamite

    Played By: Efren Ramírez

  • El Mariachi19
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    El Mariachi

    Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    Played by: Antonio Banderas

  • Anita20
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    Anita

    West Side Story

    Played By: Rita Moreno

  • Dr Gonzo21
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    Dr Gonzo

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Played by: Benicio del Toro

  • Gustavo Fring22
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    Gustavo Fring

    Breaking Bad

    Played By: Giancarlo Esposito

  • Chico Rodriguez23
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    Chico Rodriguez

    Chico and the Man

    Played by: Freddie Prinze

  • Dora24
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    Dora

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

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

  • Detective Amy Santiago25
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    Detective Amy Santiago

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Played by: Melissa Fumero