Jon-Michael Ecker is an American actor. His career started in the 2010s. He made his acting debut in the Mexican telenovela Niña de mi corazón. His first starring role was as Ari Morales in the show Popland! He next starred as Nicolás “Nico” de la Vega in the Mexican teen drama Gossip Girl: Acapulco. His first acting gig in Hollywood was as The Lion in 4 episodes of the Netflix series Narcos. He also guest-starred in an episode of Major Crimes. In 2016, he gained wider recognition after he started playing El Güero in the USA Network series Queen of the South.