Top 10 Best Michael Peña Movie and TV Roles of All Time Michael Peña is a clutch character actor who always turns in a solid job.

Michael Peña is a Mexican American actor and musician from Chicago, Illinois. You may not know his name, but you’ve definitely seen him in some of your favorite movies. He’s a great actor who played alongside the best in the business before landing in the MCU. Check out the impressive filmography of Michael Pena.

10. Tower Heist

Michael Pena Tower Heist

Character: Enrique Dev’Reaux

Pena stands out in an all-star ensemble cast including Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller.

9. Fury


Character: Gordo Garcia

Pena joins Brad Pitt in this military movie.

8. The Martian

Michael Pena Jessica Chastain

Character: Rick Martinez

Pena joins Jessica Chastain and Matt Damon in this critically acclaimed film about NASA astronauts in a perilous mission to save one of their own.


Chips Michael Pena

Character: Ponch

Pena teams with Dax Shephard in this reboot of the classic TV show about California Highway Patrol officers.

6. Extinction

Extinction Michael Pena

Character: Peter


5. Narcos: Mexico

Character: Kiki Camarena


4. End of Watch

End of Watch Jack Gylenhaal Michael Pena

Character: Mike Zavala


3. American Hustle


Character: Paco Hernandez

Pena plays the CIA agent who goes undercover as a sheikh and steals scenes from the hottest stars of the day.

2. Ant-Man/Ant-Man and the Wasp



Pena has a supporting role alongside Paul Rudd as Ant-Man’s trusted friend.

1. Crash

Michael Pena Crash

Character: Daniel

Daniel is the only character in Crash who isn’t a dick to someone, and he suffers for his kindness. It’s a powerful role in a powerful film.


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