Tenoch Huerta Mejía is a Mexican actor. He has starred in a number of films in Latin America and Spain, including feature films and short films. He is one of the performers featured in Mónica Maristain’s book 30 Mexican Actors.

Huerta was born on January 29, 1981, in Mexico City, Mexico. Huerta’s father, a cinema enthusiast, enrolled him in an acting class with Mara Elena Saldana, and he later studied with Carlos Torres Torrija and Luis Felipe Tovar.

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He made his acting debut as a minor character in the 2006 film ‘Asi del precipicio.’

In 2015, he starred as Carlos Mamami in the biographical crisis survival film ‘The 33,’ alongside Antonio Banderas, James Brolin, and Juliette Binoche, as Alejo in ‘Camino,’ alongside Zoe Bell, Nacho Vigalondo, Sheila Vand, and Kevin Pollak, and in a lift scene in the James Bond film ‘Spectre,’ alongside Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista.

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In 2009, he played Li’l Mago, leader of the Tapachula offshoot of the violent Mara Salvatrucha gang, in Cary Joji Fukunaga’s film ‘Sin nombre.’ He began playing Rafael ‘Rafa’ Caro Quintero in the Netflix show ‘Narcos: Mexico’ in 2018.

Rafa was Diego Luna’s right-hand man, Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, commonly known as “El Jefe de Jefes” (The Boss of Bosses). Season 1 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ concludes with the DEA arresting Rafa Caro Quintero and subsequently discovering Enrique “Kiki” Camarena’s body. Rafa is suspected of kidnapping, ordering, and killing Camarena, a DEA agent.

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In 2021, he starred as Juan in ‘The Forever Purge,’ the fifth instalment of The Purge franchise, with his ‘Narcos: Mexico’ co-star Alejandro Edda, as well as Ana de la Reguera, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, and Will Patton.