GLAAD award-winning actor and producer Harvey Guillén’s inventive and creative approach to acting has won the hearts of fans across the globe in the Emmy nominated FX comedy series “What We Do In the Shadows.” Guillén’s role as "Guillermo De la Cruz" earned him a Critics Choice Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Guillen made LGBTQ+ Latinx History by becoming the first queer Latinx actor to be nominated in this category.
In the series created by Jermaine Clement and based on the Taika Waititi film of the same name, Guillén stars alongside Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry and Natasia Demetriou and Mark Proksch. “What We Do In The Shadows” has been included on over 50 “Best of” lists including The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. The shows season four finale premiered in September 2022 and is currently renewed for its fifth and sixth seasons.
Guillén has taken on the role of Jasper, a local medical examiner, in Amazon’s “Reacher.” The series is based on the character Jack Reacher from Lee Child’s international bestselling books. The entire first season is available to stream on Amazon Prime. Most recently, Guillén voiced Perrito in Dreamworks’ Academy Award-nominated “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” released in December 2022. He also voices
José the spider in the Netflix series “Human Resources,” Gabe in the “Bone, Marry, Burry” podcast, and a key role in DC’s upcoming “Blue Beetle” which will be released in August 2023. Guillén has also joined the third season of the GLAAD nominated series, “Harley Quinn” in his role, Nightwing, which was released this summer.
Guillén is the host of FX’s social media talk show, “After the Shadows” which airs weekly following new episodes of the show. It features interviews with cast, crew and celebrity fans of the show. Episodes air on TheShadowsFX via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as well as on FX’s official YouTube channel. Additionally, Guillén lends his voice to ‘Funny’, an enchanted talking playhouse, on Disney Junior’s “Mickey Mouse Funhouse.” Each episode follows ‘Funny’ as he leads Mickey Mouse and his pals on
In 2021, Guillén starred in “Werewolves Within” based on the Ubisoft game of the same name. Guillén acts opposite Michael Chernus, Michaela Watkins, Sam Richardson, Cheyenne Jackson and more. Similar to the video game, the horror comedy film is directed by Josh Ruben and revolves around the shenanigans that ensue when a massive blizzard isolates a small Vermont town, causing simmering resentments to boil over as the oddball townspeople are one by one picked off by a mysterious creature. Guillén joined the cast of NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” in Season 2 showcasing his musical side in a multi-episode arc. Guillén played a programmer who is constantly seeking approval from Zoey (Jane Levy) and his colleagues.
Guillén got his start in acting after watching “Annie” on TV as a child. Since then, he has been seen in a wide array of TV series and films including Syfy’s “The Magicians” created by Sera Gamble, John McNamara, Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans” Created by Jed Springarn, Apple TV’s “Little America” and MTV’s “Eye Candy” starring Victoria Justice. Harvey also portrayed Elijah in the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do episode of the series “Raising Hope,” and received a GLAAD Media Award for his role. In film, Guillén acted opposite Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in the Shawn Levy-directed comedy “The
Internship”, Netflix’s mystery thriller “Truth or Dare” directed by Nick Simon, Comedy Central’s “Cursed Friends” and “I’m Totally Fine”, which will be released November 2022. Guillén resides in Los Angeles.