Gerardo Taracena stars in "Queen of the South" on USA Network as Cesar "Batman" Guemes.

A multiple award-winning actor, Gerardo Taracena won the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Science's Ariel Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "El Violin" and the Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor as Middle Eye in "Apocalypto," produced and directed by Mel Gibson in 2007.
 
Taracena's extensive film career began with the 1994 movie "La Hija del Puma," and since he's gone on to star in numerous films, including "A Trickle of Blood," "To and Fro," "Leaving No Trace," "The Mexican," "El misterio del Trinidad," "Man on Fire," "El Violin," "Club Eutanasia," "The Zone," "Sin Nombre," "Chilango Chronicles," "Saving Private Perez," "Richness of Internal Space," "Get the Gringo," "HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami," "Come Out and Play," "Las Paredes Hablan," "Potosi," "Deseo," "Jiron de Niebla" and "Volando Bajo."
 
On television, Taracena starred as El Mandril in the series "El Pantera" from 2007 to 2008. In 2009, he starred as Vicente in the series "Los Simuladores" and then in 2015 he was seen in History Channel's miniseries "Texas Rising."
 
Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Taracena studied Dramatic Art at the University Center of Theater of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and danced with Peru's troupe, Integro.




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Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico


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