Charming to begin with and ruthless by the end of Miguel’s brutal family reunion, Luis Roberto Guzmán read the brief and followed it as Hector Salazar.
It is absolutely no surprise given the star’s previous work, with notable turns in some much-loved telenovelas before he became an imposing threat in Netflix’s iconic crime series. Beginning in “Siemprete amaré” in 2000, and following it up with a litany of Spanish soap operas, his breakout role was in “El Pantera” from 2007, which saw him leading the TV show adapted from the comic book of the same name.
For worldwide audiences however, his most notable appearance was as Alberto Sicilia Falcón in “Narcos: Mexico,” the spin-off series to the award-winning “Narcos” in 2018. Falcón was one of the show’s many drug lords dealing with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna). Short-tempered and not one to be double-crossed, it stands to reason that he’d nail the part of Miguel’s not-so-model parent figure so well. Unfortunately, given how things ended between father and son this season, the chances are that we’re not going to see him in the fifth season of “Cobra Kai.” Shame, really. After competing in what sounds like the Secret Wars of karate in the fifth and potentially final chapter, taking on drug cartels with martial arts seems like a totally acceptable step for Miguel and the rest of Miyagi-Do.