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Why Hector From Longmire Looks So Familiar

When watching a movie or TV show, nothing's quite so distracting as when you recognize an actor or actress but can't quite place them. Worse, an Internet search yields little more than a list of their previous credits.

"Longmire" ran for six seasons, three on A&E until it was canceled and resurrected on Netflix for an additional three. It tells the story of Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), sheriff of fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming, but it also gives substantial story arcs to side characters and even guest stars. One of those is Hector, a former boxer and a Cheyenne vigilante/mercenary. He's the sort of character whom locals turn to when they have no other recourse. He first shows up in Season 1, when Cheyenne children start going missing and he investigates the disappearances himself. In Season 2, when Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) tells Hector about Miller Beck (John Lee Ames) the man who killed Walt's wife, Hector takes it upon himself to brutally beat Beck and remove one of his teeth. Hector meets his demise during Season 3 when David Ridges (David Midthunder) bumps him off.

Hector was played by Jeffrey De Serrano. He hails from Cleveland, Ohio, and often plays heavy types, like bouncers or prison guards. Here are some of his most notable roles.

He played a prison guard twice on CSI: Miami

One of the ongoing storylines on "CSI: Miami" involved Horatio Caine's (David Caruso) son Kyle Harmon (Evan Ellingson). For those uninitiated, Caine fathered Kyle while he was undercover using the alias John Walden. Kyle never knew his real father and grew up in a series of foster homes. By the time the series takes place, Kyle is a teenager in an adult prison for committing a series of felonies, including stealing a boat. Feeling responsible for his son, Caine tries to protect him from the dangerous prison environment, so long as Kyle stays on the right side of the law.

Jeffrey De Serrano plays an unnamed prison guard working the facility where Kyle is incarcerated, in two episodes that both take place during Season 6. In "Inside Out," when Caine realizes that his son's life is in danger, he enlists the help of a recently escaped and recaptured prison inmate to guard him. In "Raising Caine," Kyle gets released from prison, which leads to a custody battle between Caine and his ex, Julia (‎Elizabeth Berkley). In both episodes, De Serrano's character dutifully supervises Kyle while he waits to learn his fate.

He played a tough guy who intimidates Otto on Sneaky Pete

"Sneaky Pete" is the Amazon Prime series about a con artist named Marius (Giovanni Ribisi), who gets released from prison and takes on the life of his deceased cellmate as a way to avoid his shady past. One of the show's major subplots involves Marius' pretend family, the Bernhardts, trying to save their struggling bail bond business.

During Season 1, Bernhardt patriarch Otto (Peter Gerety) gets entangled in the criminal underbelly of the local Native American reservation. When Chayton (Chaske Spencer), the son of a prominent local leader, gets in legal jeopardy, Otto puts up his bail. Soon, he realizes that he's just a pawn in Chayton's criminal enterprise. Jeffrey De Serrano plays Awayamat, one of Chayton's associates who does his dirty work. This includes everything from vanishing a witness who intended to testify against Chayton, to personally monitoring Chayton's bail money while it's in Otto's possession.

At the end of Season 1, Otto hires a hitman to kill him so his family can collect on his insurance money. Instead, the hitman gets himself killed. During Season 2, the hitman's son, Colin (Michael Oberholtzer), pursues Otto for revenge, and hires Awayamat for help.