Esai Morales is an American actor. He started his acting career in the early 1980s. During his beginnings, he had roles in the films Forty Deuce, Bad Boys, and La Bamba. The following decade, he appeared in the movies Freejack, In the Army Now, My Family, and others. In the 2000s, he appeared as Paco Corrales on Resurrection Blvd.. He next became known for his role as Lt. Tony Rodriguez on NYPD Blue. He next starred as Esteban Gonzalez on American Family. He then became known for his role as Agent Jorge Ramirez on 24: Day 6 Debrief and as Major Edward Beck on Jericho. He next joined the main cast of Caprica as Joseph Adama. Since 2013, he’s been starring as Section Chief Mateo “Matt” Cruz on Criminal Minds. He’s also recently starred as Del on Ozark.