Luis Chávez

Luis Chávez

Chávez’s first introduction to Acting  was in the late 90’s in the CBS TV series “ LA Doctors” and since,  Luis has accrued over 40 TV & Film credits.  His work in the  Student Academy Award Gold Medal Winning short film ” A Day’s work”, earned him several awards, Including Best Actor honors at the Gen Art Film Film Festival . Earlier in his career, he was cast in a series regular role  for the  TV show  “Crash” opposite legendary  Dennis Hopper, and in the star studded film “Ocean’s 13” .

Throughout his  career he’s collaborated with well respected and Academy Award winning  talent such as Sandra Bullock  & Billy Bob Thornton in the political drama “Our Brand is Crisis”,  Kim Basinger in the thriller “While She was Out” and Adrien Brody in the comedy “High School”

 Most recently, in late 2022,  we  saw him  share the screen with Christoph Waltz & Willem Dafoe in  Walter Hill’s western “Dead for a Dollar” which premiered last September at the prestigious  2022 Venice Film Festival.  Luis’ portrayal as a vicious land boss(Benjamin Bratt )’s quiet and diplomatic personal lawyer has received critical acclaim .

Chávez’s work in “Deadland”, a psychological thriller which premiered at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival has been praised by critics for Luis’ ability to convey  emotions without much dialogue.

In his latest film, “Muzzle”, he reunites with “High School” Director John Stalberg to play opposite Aaron Eckhart in a non-binary role, which represents Chávez’s own gender identity.

Coming up, Luis stars in “Earthlings” an indie drama, executive produced by Todd Haynes.



Follows LAPD K-9 officer Jake Rosser who has just witnessed the shocking murder of his dedicated partner by a mysterious assailant. As he investigates the shooter’s identity, he uncovers a vast conspiracy that has a chokehold on the city.

DEAD FOR A DOLLAR – Willem Dafoe

“…one of the film’s most engaging bit-players, serious young bowler-hatted lawyer Esteban (Luis Chávez) ..”

– Screen Daily

DEAD FOR A DOLLAR – Christoph Waltz

“Director Walter Hill creates an indelible character for Luis Chávez as Esteban, Tiberio’s educated but amoral go-between”

– Deadline


U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Angel Waters, makes a routine apprehension that will haunt him forever.

Casa Grande

Our Brand is Crisis

with Sandra Bullock

In Time

with Amanda Seyfried & Justin Timberlake

Coming Soon

Premiered 2023 GOTHENBURG Film Fest


Two Mexican day laborers are unexpected guests at their employer’s intimate dinner party.


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