The Narcos: Mexico season 3 cast features Scoot McNairy, José María Yazpik and Luis Gerardo Méndez. This info article contains minor spoilers for Netflix’s organized crime series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Narcos: Mexico season 3 chronicles the rise and fall of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the former partner of incarcerated drug lord Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. He forms an alliance with Hélmer “Pacho” Herrera while collaborating with fellow crime bosses such as Benjamín Arellano Félix, Enedina Arellano Félix, Ramón Arellano Félix and Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Meanwhile, DEA agent Walt Breslin investigates Amado’s organization, and journalist Andrea Nuñez uncovers a conspiracy involving the Mexican military. Here’s every main player in Narcos: Mexico season 3.
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Cast: Scoot McNairy as Walt Breslin
Character Profile: The DEA liaison for General Rebollo’s task force. He tries to maintain a romantic relationship while investigating Fuentes, the “The Lord of the Skies.” Breslin meets with a journalist after a troubling experiencing involving a United States-born Mexican informant.
McNairy’s Resume: Frankie in Killing Them Softly (2012), Joe Stafford in Argo (2012), Brown in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Gordon Clark in Halt and Catch Fire (2014-17), Business Bob Gilbert in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Cast: José María Yazpik as Amado Carrillo Fuentes
Character Profile: The leader of the Juárez Cartel. He expands his organization while developing a relationship with a Cuban woman named Marta. Amado hopes to leave the drug business after being linked to a high-ranking military official.
Yazpik’s Resume: Joaquín in Nicotina (2003), Igor in The Obscure Spring (2014), Payo in Sr. Pig (2016), Pedro in The Future Ahead (2017), Chato in Polvo (2019)
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Cast: Luis Gerardo Méndez as Victor Tapia
Character Profile: A Ciudad Juarez police officer. He investigates the murders of several local women. Victor assists the DEA while trying to live a relatively normal life with his wife.
Méndez’s Resume: Estanislao Shilinsky in Cantinflas (2014), Chava Iglesias in Club de Cuervos (2015-19), Pedro in Time Share (2018), Saint in Charlie’s Angels (2019), Juan Carlos Rivera in Murder Mystery (2019)
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Cast: Matt Letscher as James Kuykendall
Character Profile: A DEA head who investigates Amado. He inquires about Walt’s personal life and tries to help. Kuykendall appears sporadically throughout Narcos: Mexico season 3.
Letscher’s Resume: Harrison Love in The Mask of Zorro (1998), Charles in Her (2013), Tom Bradshaw in The Carrie Diaries (2013-14), Matthew in One & Done (2014-16), William Randolph Hearst in The Alienist (2020)
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Cast: Luisa Rubino as Andrea Nuñez
Character Profile: A journalist for “La Voz.” She narrates each episode and informs viewers about the sociopolitical climate in early 90s Mexico. Andrea investigates a mysterious political fund and gets upset when her boss removes writer bylines, the result of threats from underworld figures.
Rubino’s Resume: Iris/Belinda/Valeria in La rosa de Guadalupe (2009-16), Amalia/Judy/Dulce in Como dice el dicho (2011-17), Patricia Vargas in Caer en tentación (2017-18), Claudia in Fugitiva (2018)
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Cast: Alfonso Dosal as Benjamín Arellano Félix
Character Profile: The leader of the Tijuana Cartel. He strikes a deal with Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, who secretly works for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Benjamín’s four-year-old daughter, Ruth, has a lymphatic malformation, which thematically links to a late-season confrontation with the DEA.
Dosal’s Resume: Young Santos in El cártel (2009), Sebastián Longoria Andrade in Para volver a amar (2010-11), Camilo in A que no me dejas (2015-16), Roberto Recto in Placa de Acero (2019), Fidel in Sin hijos (2020)
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Cast: Mayra Hermosillo as Enedina Arellano Felix
Character Profile: Benjamín’s sister. She worries about the safety of her brothers and how a familial death would affect her organization. Enedina strategizes against El Mayo.
Hermosillo’s Resume: Pilar in Walking Distance (2015), Maria Consuelo in Como te ves, me vi (2017), Commissario Monica Carvajal in Ultimo 5 (2018), Maribel in Selena’s Secret (2018) Karen Guerrero in The Search (2020)
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Cast: Manuel Masalva as Ramón Arellano Félix
Character Profile: An enforcer for his siblings Benjamín and Enedina. He intends to punish El Mayo for betraying the Tijuana Cartel. Ramón travels to Mexico City for revenge and fails.
Masalva’s Resume: Sebastián/Mauricio/Erick in Como dice el dicho (2015-16), David/Alfonso/Rodolfo in La rosa de Guadalupe (2015-16), Felipe in Divina, está en tu corazón (2017), Luis Enrique Guzmán in La Guzmán (2019)
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Cast: Gorka Lasaosa as Héctor Palma
Character Profile: The leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. He reunites with several peers in prison. Héctor gets transferred to a different facility so that his partner El Chapo can assume control.
Lasaosa’s Resume: Fernando in Searching for Love (2004), Ruedas in Brain Drain (2009), Víctor Pons in Infidels (2009-11), Germán Castro in El Caso. Crónica de sucesos (2016), Jordi Puigmartí in Illegal Woman (2020)
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Cast: Bobby Soto as David Barron
Character Profile: Enedina’s henchman. He is responsible for the murder of lower-level figure who could help Walt’s investigation. David appears in a bloody shootout near the end of the season.
Soto’s Resume: Facundo in A Better Life (2011), Jay in Besties (2012), Gabriel in S.W.A.T. (2018), Valentin in The Quarry (2020), David in The Tax Collector (2020)
The Narcos: Mexico season 3 cast also includes Alejandro Furth (Law & Order True Crime, Barry), Lorenzo Ferro (El Angel, El marginal), José Zúñiga (Alive, Twilight), Alberto Guerra (Ingobernable, El Señor de los Cielos) and Albert Ammann (Celda 211, Mars).
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