Joaquín Cosío

Joaquín Cosío Biography

Joaquín Cosío

Joaquín Cosío Osuna was born on October 6, 1962, in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. From a young age, he was interested in the arts, particularly poetry and acting. After completing his education, Cosío pursued a career in theater, and in the early 1980s, he began his journey into the world of acting.

In 2001, Joaquín Cosío made his film debut in the movie The Blue Room. He quickly gained recognition for his talent and was soon cast in over 30 feature films and several shorts. He appeared in a wide variety of roles, from villains to comedic characters, showcasing his versatility as an actor.

One of Joaquín Cosío’s most memorable performances was in the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down, where he played the character Hector in multiple episodes. He also played the villain General Medrano in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace in 2008, which gained him international recognition.


Joaquín Cosío worked alongside legendary actors such as Benicio del Toro in Oliver Stone’s gritty thriller, Savages, and Robert Duvall in A Night in Old Mexico. He even appeared in Disney’s 2013 film The Lone Ranger.

In addition to his film work, Joaquín Cosío also played Don Neto in the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico in 2018 and Casimiro “Pop” Morales in Netflix’s Gentefied from 2020 to 2021. He lent his voice to the character of The Scorpion in the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 2018.

Despite his success as an actor, Joaquín Cosío remained grounded and continued to pursue his passion for poetry. He published a book of poetry in 2014, titled El Agua de la Tierra (The Water of the Earth), which showcased his talent as a writer as well.