The Mexican who went from soap operas to Marvel and “Better Call Saul”

There are more and more Mexicans who savor the honeys of success in Hollywoodand one of the most recent that has become a trend is Tony Daltonthis thanks to his participation in the successful series Better Call Saul.

The 47-year-old actor has not only conquered Hollywood critics with his undoubted talent, but also the public that has closely followed the evolution of his character Lalo Salamancawhich became one of the main elements of the plot.

But Tony Dalton’s work is not limited to this character in the Netflix series, as he has ventured into other projects that have given him international projection. Here at we tell you… Find out!

Who is Tony Dalton?

Alvaro Luis Bernat Dalton was born on February 13, 1975 in Laredo, Texas, in the United States, but has Mexican roots. He studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York and was part of some Broadway productions such as A Streetcar Named Desire.

When he returned to Mexico, he was summoned for the project Don’t get me wrongwhich was driving alongside Kristoff Raczynski, and was sort of an adaptation of Jackass from MTV. However, the program was canceled after being involved in a controversy, because in a dynamic that they carried out in a bar in Monterrey, one of the participants died from alcohol poisoning.

(Photo: Agustin Salinas/El Universal)

After this terrible event, Dalton began his walk through the Mexican soap operas as Ramona, class 406 y Rebelwhere he gave life to Gastón Diestro.

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His film debut came with Killing Cabos and from then on he was in projects like Hell, the perfect dictatorship y neither yours nor mine.

Tony Dalton and his jump to Hollywood

In recent days, the name of Tony Dalton has become a trend thanks to its participation in the serie Better Call Saul, However, the road that the 47-year-old actor has traveled is longer.


Between 2016 and 2017, Tony Dalton was part of the cast of this series produced by Netflix and directed by the Wachowski sisters. He gave life to Lito Rodríguez’s agent, played by actor Miguel Ángel Silvestre.

Although Dalton only appeared in three episodes, he was undoubtedly a character that gave him projection in the United States and opened the door to new opportunities.

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Mr. The village

Already installed in Los Angeles, Dalton was summoned for the series Mr. The village, produced by HBO in Mexico. There he played Roberto Ávila, a bloody hit man. This production won the Emmy Award for Best Primetime Program in the Non-English-Speaking United States in 2017.

Despite the success he had on television, Dalton recognized that after four seasons, it was time to put an end to the story to find something new.

(Photo: HBO)

Better Call Saul

In 2018 he ventured into the AMC network series, Better Call Saula spinoff of Breaking Bad. In this new production, Dalton gives life to Lalo Salamanca, one of the main villains in history, which has generated a whole wave of positive reviews.

Salamanca is the charismatic boss of a drug cartel, and thanks to Dalton’s performance and the strength that the character is taking, for the sixth season he became the co-star of the series filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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(Photo: AMC)


In 2021, by Better Call Saul, Tony Dalton has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), in the series of Hawkeye. He played Jack Duquesne or “Swordsman”.

His work in this series that is on Disney + was also applauded, in addition to sharing important scenes with Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfield, Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga and Vincent D’Onofrio.

(Photo: Marvel Studios)

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