Harvey Guillén


Harvey Guillén

Actor / Producer / Writer

“It goes without saying that representation of all kinds matters. That is why it is such an honor to be part of the first members of the NHMC’s inaugural Visionary Alliance working to bring representation where we need it most. Can’t wait to share more on the work we are doing!“


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
imaginative adventures.

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.