John Ortiz, born May 23, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, is an American actor who plays the role of Esai 'Taino' Osorio on Mayans MC, a spinoff of the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Playing the role of the President of the Mayans Motorcycle Club, Santo Padre charter, John makes his debut in the series' premiere episode, "Pilot", in the series' first season.


John Ortiz was born and raised in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, he is of Puerto Rican ancestry. Ortiz resided in that borough with his wife Jennifer and son Clemente until 2010. At that time they moved to California, where they currently live. In 1993, John made his film debut as Al Pacino's young cousin Guajiro in Carlito's Way. He went on to appear in over 30 films including El Cantante, Take the Lead, Before Night Falls, Amistad, Ransom, and Narc. His recent film performances include those in Ridley Scott's American Gangster as Russell Crowe's partner Javy Rivera, and Michael Mann's Miami Vice as drug lord Jose Yero.


  • Silver Linings Playbook as Ronnie
  • Fast & Furious as Campos
  • American Gangster as Javier J. Rivera
  • Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem as Morales
  • Carlito's Way as Guajiro
  • The Job as Ruben Somarriba
  • Public Enemies as Phil D'Andrea
  • The Drop as Detective Torres
  • Miami Vice as Jose Yero
  • Steve Jobs as Joel Pforzheimer

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