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Whatever Happened To The Cast Of HBO's Oz?

For Kirk Acevedo, the role of Miguel Alvarez on “Oz” was a major stepping stone to future television projects. In 2005, he was cast on the “Law & Order” spin-off “Law & Order: Trial By Jury” as DA Investigator Hector Salazar after an initial guest appearance on “SVU.” Sadly, the spin-off didn’t last long. He then got onto the equally short-lived series “The Black Donnellys” before landing the role of fan-favorite FBI agent Charlie Francis on the hit sci-fi drama “Fringe.”

In the 2010s, Acevedo guest starred on a bunch of big shows, including “The Mentalist,” “The Walking Dead,” “Blue Bloods,” “Grim,” and “Agents of SHIELD.” He played Agent Tomás Calderon in the Marvel show, popping up in a pair of Season 2 episodes. In 2017, he made the jump to DC when he won the role of Ricardo Diaz in The CW’s “Arrow.” Also known as the Dragon, Diaz was a meta-human who started his own drugs operation after rising through the ranks of the Scorpions. He appeared in 27 episodes of the hit show before his character was killed in prison.

Acevedo has ventured into the feature film world on occasion (notable credits include “Invincible,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and “Insidious: The Last Key”), though his biggest successes have been on the small screen. He’s perhaps best known for his turn as José Ramse in SyFy’s “12 Monkeys.”

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