Felix Solis

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Felix Solis
Solis in 2015
Felix Angel Solis

(1971-09-17) September 17, 1971 (age 52)
Occupation(s)Actor, film director, film producer, stage director
Years active1995–present
PartnerLiza Fernandez

Felix Angel Solis (born September 17, 1971) is an American actor, film director, and film producer.[1] Born on the Upper West Side and raised in Chelsea/Greenwich Village area of New York City, to parents that were both born in Puerto Rico, Felix considers himself a Nuyorican.


Solis first started working on shows set in NYC such as New York Undercover, NYPD Blue, Third Watch and the film Empire (starring opposite John Leguizamo and Peter Sarsgaard). He then appeared in acclaimed television shows such as The West Wing, OZ, Law & Order: SVU, The Sopranos, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Damages and Fringe, and Ozark; and numerous films such as The Forgotten (opposite Julianne Moore), Wes Craven's My Soul to Take, Man on a Ledge (opposite Sam Worthington and Ed Harris), and Arbitrage (opposite Tim Roth).

With his roots in theatre, Felix has also continued to work on stage receiving the HOLA 2013 Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for the production of Basilica at New York's prestigious Cherry Lane Theatre; a Connecticut Critics Circle Award in 2008 for Boleros for the Disenchanted and a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Passion Play in 2006. As a stage director, Solis helmed Raúl Castillo's Knives and Other Sharp Objects at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in 2009.[2]

Solis has originated parts in In Arabia We'd All Be Kings and Our Lady of 121st Street, both written by Stephen Adly Guirgis with direction by Philip Seymour Hoffman.[3] He performed at the Cherry Lane Theater's stage in Havana Is Waiting by Eduardo Machado.[4] Solis has also been a member of The Actors Studio since 2001, where he has appeared in plays including Salome starring Dianne Wiest and Al Pacino.[5]

Al Pacino wrote him to thank him for his performance in the original production of Our Lady Of 121st Street with the LAByrinth Theater Company, of which he has been a member since 1999.[3]

Solis has appeared in over 18 films including The Forgotten, Taking Chance, The International, My Soul to Take,[6] and Gun Hill Road (winner of the 2011 Grand Jury Nominee at the Sundance Film Festival).[7] Solis' television appearances include The Following, The Good Wife, Made in Jersey, NYC 22, Weekends at Bellevue, Criminal Minds, Army Wives, ATF-The Line, Damages, Fringe, The Sopranos, Oz, The West Wing, Third Watch, NYPD Blue, New York Undercover, and Blue Bloods.[6]

In 2013 Solis co-created a film production company called Subway Token Films with his partner, actress Liza Fernandez. Their first short film, Tinto, shot on location in the Maipo Valley wine region of Chile, South America, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014,[8] getting nominated for Best Short Narrative. It also screened at the Shnit Worldwide Short Film Festival in 2015. Their next short film, iHeart (which Solis directed), made its world premiere at the Hoboken International Film Festival; it won the Award of Merit at One-Reeler Short Film Competition, and continues its way through the festival circuit. His next short film, Going Down, was shot in Los Angeles in June and is in post-production. He is an active volunteer at the 52nd Street Project, a non-profit group that matches inner-city kids with professional theatre artists to introduce them to the business and craft of theatre production. He is also a supporter of the ASPCA and WSPA.

Solis had a recurring role on The Following. He was a regular on the CBS TV series Made in Jersey starring Kyle MacLachlan, and Janet Montgomery.[9] On the same network he played Sgt. Terry Howard on NYC 22, produced by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, as well as a recurring role on The Good Wife as the "No-Nonsense" Det. Kevin Rodriguez.[6] Solis also landed a role on USA’s Colony playing Geronimo, and ABC’s The Family playing Editor-in-Chief Gus Flores. Felix was recently cast in the series regular in ABC's Ten Days in the Valley as Commander Gomez that premiered in October 2017.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Cousin Howard Allen
2002 Empire Jose
2003 El Círculo Vicioso Mata
2004 Mimmo & Paulie Mimmo Short
The Forgotten Detective Brasher
2005 Everyone's Depressed Carlos Short
La muerte es pequeña - Short
End of the Spear Julio
2007 Kid Martin Short
2009 The International Detective Iggy Ornelas
Reunion Pete
2010 My Soul to Take Chela
2011 Gun Hill Road Pete
2012 Arbitrage A.D.A. Ray Deferlito
Man on a Ledge Nestor
You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You Detective Meil
2014 Tinto - Short
Fugly! Pops
2016 Tallulah Manuel
iHeart Bartender Short
2018 Atlantic City Junior Short
2022 Allswell in New York Desmond
2024 Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story Completed
TBA The Friend Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1996 New York Undercover Felipe Episode: "Brown Like Me"
1997 NYPD Blue Victor Episode: "Lost Israel: Part 1"
Law & Order CSU Scapelli Episode: "Harvest"
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nick Episode: "...Or Just Look Like One"
Law & Order Tino Episode: "Hate"
2000 Third Watch Smith Episode: "Faith"
The Sopranos Fishman Episode: "The Happy Wanderer"
2001 The West Wing Hammaker Episode: "Ways and Means"
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Cardenas Episode: "Malignant"
2003 Oz Reynaldo Escobales Episode: "A Failure to Communicate"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Narc Episode: "Loss"
2004 One Life to Live Benicio Regular cast
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Miguel Guzman Episode: "Bang & Blame"
2006 Conviction Mr. Diaz Episode: "Madness"
Law & Order Mr. Garcia Episode: "Magnet"
2007 The Knights of Prosperity Jaime Santanita Recurring cast
The Sopranos Edgar Ramirez Episode: "The Second Coming"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ray Delgado Episode: "Amends"
2009 Damages Rudy Vasquez Episode: "I Lied, Too."
Fringe Daniel Hicks Episode: "The Transformation"
Law & Order Livan Santana Episode: "Anchors Away"
Taking Chance Philly Cargo Worker TV movie
2010 Criminal Minds Nelson G. Episode: "The Fight"
Army Wives Captain William Hele Episode: "Scars and Stripes"
2010–15 The Good Wife Det. Kevin Rodriguez Gues (season 1 & 5-7), recurring cast (season 2)
2012 NYC 22 Sgt. Terry Howard Main cast
Made in Jersey River Brody Main cast
2013 Franklin & Bash Detective Episode: "Freck"
2014 Nurse Jackie Joan's Husband Episode: "Sidecars and Spermicide"
2014–15 The Following Agent Jeff Clarke Recurring cast (season 2), guest (season 3)
2015 Chicago P.D. Lieutenant Guthrie Episode: "What Puts You on That Ledge"
Elementary Prentice Gutierrez Episode: "For All You Know"
Blue Bloods Hector Florez Episode: "New Rules" & "The Art of War"
2016 Colony Geronimo Recurring cast (season 1)
The Family Gus Flores Recurring cast
Drew Lieutenant Ford TV movie
2016–17 Hawaii Five-0 Jorge Moralez Episode: "Ka'ili aku" & "Ka 'Aelike"
2017 One Day at a Time Ron Episode: "Pride & Prejudice"
Mindhunter Detective Molina Episode #1.2
Ten Days in the Valley Commander Elliot Gomez Main cast
2018 SEAL Team Colonel Martinez Recurring cast (season 2)
2020 Amazing Stories Lance Episode: "Dynoman and the Volt!!"
I Know This Much Is True Nurse Episode: "Four"
2020–22 Ozark Omar Navarro Recurring cast (season 3), main cast (season 4)
Charmed Ray Vera Recurring cast (season 2 & 4)
2022–23 The Rookie Matthew "Matt" Garza Recurring cast (seasons 4-5)
The Rookie: Feds Main cast
2023 City on Fire Bruno Recurring cast


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Jerry Martinez
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV The Crowd of Liberty City


  1. ^ "Bio". Felix Solis. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  2. ^ "Public Theater". Archived from the original on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  3. ^ a b "Labyrinth Theater Company". Labyrinth Theater Company. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  4. ^ "Theatre". Felix Solis. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  5. ^ Brantley, Ben (2003-05-01). "THEATER REVIEW; Veils or No Veils, Whatever She Wants She Gets". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  6. ^ a b c "Felix Solis". IMDb.
  7. ^ "Gun Hill Road - A Film Starring Esai Morales & Judy Reyes - Written & Directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green". www.gunhillroad.com. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  8. ^ "Tinto". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  9. ^ "Made in Jersey". CBS. Retrieved 2016-07-29.

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