Clayton Cardenas is an actor whose career started in the 2010s. He first acted in short films. In 2014, he made his television debut in an episode of Out the Box. Later in 2017, he had his first notable role was as Diego Castillo in the television series American Crime. He later had acting parts in the films Khali the Killer and Lowlife. Following this, he had one-time roles in such TV shows as S.W.A.T. and Snowfall. Cardenas became widely known for his role as Angel Reyes in the Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans M.C., playing the said role from 2018 to 2019.