Character

Rev. Emilio Sheehan

Played by Yul Vázquez

Actor Bio

Yul Vázquez stars as Rev. Emilio Sheehan on NBC's supernatural thriller "Midnight, Texas."

Emilio is a quiet, contemplative man who presides over the Midnight Chapel and Pet Cemetery. Every month he mysteriously disappears under the pull of the full moon.    

Vázquez has several upcoming projects, including "Last Flag Flying," directed by Richard Linklater and opposite Bryan Cranston and Steve Carell; "American Express," directed by Nash Edgerton and opposite Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton and Amanda Seyfried; and "The Super," opposite Val Kilmer.

Vázquez won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic." Seamlessly moving between film, television and stage, Vázquez received a 2011 Tony Award nomination, a Theatre World Award and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his portrayal of Cousin Julio in the Broadway production of "The Motherf**cker with the Hat."

Other recent feature films include "Captain Phillips," directed by Paul Greengrass and opposite Tom Hanks; "The Infiltrator," directed by Brad Furman and opposite Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger; "Kill the Messenger," directed by Michael Cuesta and opposite Jeremy Renner; and Netflix's "True Memoirs of an International Assassin," directed by Jeff Wadlow and opposite Kevin James.

In addition to Soderbergh and Greengrass, Vázquez worked with directors such as Ridley Scott, John Sayles and Steven Spielberg. His credits include "The Phenom," opposite Paul Giamatti and Ethan Hawke; "The Cobbler," directed by Tom McCarthy and opposite Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi; "Runner, Runner," opposite Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake; "The A-Team," opposite Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson; John Sayles' "Amigo," opposite Chris Cooper; "Salvation Boulevard," opposite Jennifer Connolly, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Tomei and Greg Kinnear; "Little Fockers," with Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller; Ridley Scott's "American Gangster," alongside Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington (a 2008 SAG nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture); Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds," opposite Tom Cruise; "Bad Boys II," opposite Martin Lawrence and Will Smith; "Runaway Bride," opposite Julia Roberts; "Nick of Time," opposite Johnny Depp; and  "Che," directed by Soderbergh and opposite Benicio Del Toro.

Over the years, Vázquez has had memorable roles on some of television's most popular shows, including "Seinfeld," "The Sopranos," "Bloodline," "Divorce," "Louie," "The Good Wife" and "Treme."   
 
Vázquez is a founding member of the LAByrinth Theatre Company. Other theater credits include "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" (The Public Theater), opposite Sam Rockwell and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman; "The Stendhal Syndrome" (Primary Stages), with Isabella Rossellini and Richard Thomas; and "The Floating Island Plays" (Mark Taper Forum).

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