Joaquin Cosio: A peep into the life of the popular villain

Joaquin Cosio

Joaquin Cosio is a man who proves ‘age is just a number’. He is a veteran actor hailing from Mexico. He was considered one of the most skilled and versatile actors of his time. Even today, he has kept his charm alive and was even entitled to ‘Mexico’s Man of the Year 2019’ by GQ Magazine. Joaquin Cosio is best known for his commendable roles in series and movies such as Gentefied, Pretty Little Liars, and The Oath. He is the bad boy of the industry as he mostly essayed the role of a villain. His performance as a villain was so impactful that people still remember him as the best villain of all time. 

Right from his early career days, he has been determined towards his work, which made him sore great heights. This wonderful actor is 57 years in age and still, he has enough energy to rock the film or series he would be working in. Let’s head up to read more about Joaquin Cosio.

Net Worth of Joaquin Cosio

Joaquin Cosio is a jack of many trades. Earlier, he started his journey as a radio scriptwriter. However, he decided to expand his reach and follow his acting passion. This thought made him enter the film industry in the year 2002. This was a turning point in his life as he was able to rake in enormous wealth through his acting skills. He got an opportunity to star in several movies and series. Cosio earned quite well through his movie and series appearances. He even earned some extra cash through his endorsements and modeling assignments. By 2020, he is successful in maintaining a net worth of $3 Million. 

Joaquin Cosio’s Personal Life

Joaquin Cosio was very handsome when he just entered the industry. However, he wasn’t involved in any affair with any co-star. Later on, he married a common woman. Cosio is married to a lovely lady named Martha Sheyla Flores and together, they make a beautiful couple. In 2012, they were blessed with a cute baby boy.

Career highlights of Joaquin Cosio

Joaquin Cosio decided to follow his passion and started his inning as an actor in the year 2001. It was the time when his Mexican debut movie, ‘The Blue Room’ was released. Then, he entered Hollywood whereby he mostly worked as a villain. He was offered many roles as a villain in films, series, and shows. Cosio played a pivotal role in one of the famous HBO comedy shows, ‘Eastbound & Down’.

Then came the film ‘Quantum of Solace’ by James Bond, which was a turning point in his career. He played the role of an antagonist in the movie. Cosio’s performance was loved by all and he received rave reviews for the same. His popularity grew at a rapid rate after this movie.

Later on, he became a part of movies including Savages, A Night in Old Mexico and Narcos: Mexico. He is recognized by the name of Don Neto, which is the character that he played in the movie Narcos: Mexico in 2018. Then, he started featuring in the Netflix series. In August 2021, he will be seen in the Netflix Original Series – The Suicide Squad.

Social Media Presence

Joaquin Cosio is a vivacious personality in social media. This can be seen with his cute shots being shared on Instagram. He has accumulated a huge follower base. In fact, he has 89.6k followers in Instagram ID -@joaquincosiooficial. However, when we talk about Twitter, he has 67.9k followers as of October 2020. One can easily find him on twitter with his official ID @cosio_joaquin.  


Real talent and hard work indeed pay off. In fact, this can be seen when we go through the award list of Joaquin Cosio. This incredible person has been nominated many times for Mexican Cinema Journalists and Ariel Awards, Mexico. In fact, in 2011, he became the recipient of these awards. He was awarded the Best Supporting Actor’s trophies for El Infierno, released in the year 2010.

Unknown Facts about Joaquín Cosío

Let’s discover some amazing facts about Joaquin Cosio.

Joaquín Cosío belongs to the capital of Nayarit – Tepic

Tepic is one of the beautiful and largest cities of Nayarit in Mexico. In this same place, Joaquin Cosio was born to Marina Osuna and Enrique Cosio. He was born on October 6, 1962.

He entered as a Villain in International movies

The film industry is full of competition. It is quite difficult for an individual to enter international films and forge ahead. So, it wasn’t easy for Joaquin Cosio to make it to Hollywood. His journey from Mexican cinema to Hollywood was full of ups and downs. However, he didn’t leave hope and tried every time.

Cosio got a chance to enter into the movie as a villain in a James Bond movie. His first film was Quantum of Solace, where he essayed the role of General Medrano. His role was highly adored by the audience. Later, he was seen in Hot Pursuit, Savages, The Lone Ranger, and A Better Life. In the oscar-nominated film A Better Life, he played a minimal role but in a quite fantastic way.

He wants to work with Doctor Who – Peter Capaldi along with Viola Davis and Idris Elba

In a conversation with GQ Mexico, Joaquin Cosio confessed that he wishes to work with Peter Capaldi, who was seen in Doctor Who. Furthermore, he expressed his will to work with Viola Davis and Idris Elba.

He will be seen in the sequel of ‘The Suicide Squad’ in 2021

As Joaquin Cosio is one of the beloved actors, he will now be seen in the popular movie ‘The Suicide Squad’. This great news was revealed by the famous director James Gunn. This time, he will either be playing a hero or villain, which is a complete surprise. However, we know that this film will be a turning point in his entire career.

He has featured in top Mexican shows

Cosio has been a part of popular Mexican shows including Narcos: Mexico. In the first season of Narcos: Mexico, he played the character of Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, who was a cop. Later, he was seen in ‘Las Buchonas de Tierra Blanca’ and highly-watched horror series, ‘The Strain’. In this horror movie, he played the role of a vampire hunter and a silver Angel zombie.

Recipient of ‘GQ Mexico’s Men of the Year’

As Joaquin Cosio is one of the refined Mexican actors, he was awarded ‘GQ Mexico’s Men of the Year’ Award. This award ceremony took place on September 25, 2019. In fact, Cosio shared his achievement on Instagram, where he replied to this honor with ‘Gracious.’

Final words

Joaquin Cosio is a real talent in the film industry. Though he is aging, his versatility is emerging out to the fullest. We wish to see him in his upcoming movies and series. Furthermore, we wish him the best of luck for his love life and journey as a father.

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