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Who Plays Javi Elizonndro In Ozark Season 4, Part 1?

Mild spoilers ahead for "Ozark" Season 4, Part 1

When it comes to a show's final season, you've got to pull out all the stops to end things on a high note. This week Netflix looks to have done just that in the first part of "Ozark" Season 4, one half of is surely a brutal and bleak swan song, particularly with the addition of one of its new characters. After being roped into one last request by Omar Novarro (Felix Solis) to get the crime boss out safely, Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde's (Laura Linney) job is made all the more difficult with the arrival of Omar's younger cousin, Javi Elizonndro.

Nailing the stereotype of the gangster with an itchy trigger finger and sociopathic tendencies, Javi causes major issues with everyone involved in or with the Byrde's undercover operations, and he leaves things in tatters by the end of Part 1. But just who is the actor responsible for bringing this monstrous new character who proves to be an unwelcome thorn in Marty's side to life? Well, the man you're looking for is Alfonso Herrera. He are some highlights from the TV actor's resumé to bring you up to speed.

Alfonso Herrera was once an Exorcist

One of Alfonso Herrera's notable breakout roles in the English-language television realm was starring opposite Ben Daniels ("House of Cards," "Rogue One") in the short-lived Fox TV series "The Exorcist" (via IMDb). Going for two seasons before its cancellation in 2018 (via TVLine). The series has deep links to the original 1971 book written by William Blatty, which inspired William Friedkin's beloved 1973 horror classic. The series sees Herrera play Father Tomas Ortega, a young priest whose eyes are opened to the reality of demonic possessions and is trained by Father Marcus Keane (Daniels) to combat these forces of evil.

Set decades after the original film's events, Herrera's Father Ortega, a man of the cloth who has his faith tested, is forced into battle against an evil one that has taken over a young girl. The show boasted impressive supporting talents like John Cho, Alan Ruck, and Geena Davis. In Season 1, audiences learned Davis' character is a grown-up Regan MacNeil, who appears in Blatty's book and was originally played by Linda Blair in the first two films in "The Exorcist" franchise.

He made up the numbers in Sense8

Among Netflix's many shows that were cut too soon is the notable original entry "Sense8," which comes from the minds of co-creators Lana and Lilly Wachowski. The science-fiction show was also co-created and co-written by comic book writer J. Michael Straczynski and follows eight people from around the globe who discover they are linked mentally, emotionally, and physically. Together, they're able to communicate across vast distances, as well as share each other's skills and talents while being hunted by a shady organization and a man known as Whispers.

In the series, Alfonso Herrera plays Hernando Fuentes, the love interest to one of the gifted eight, Lito Rodriguez (Miguel Silvestre), who struggled to be open about his sexuality. Despite obtaining a cult following soon after its debut, "Sense8" was cancelled by Netflix in 2017 before being brought back for a two-hour special in 2018, thanks to a massive outcry from its audience to resolve its cliffhanger ending (via Wired).

He was a personal bodyguard for the Queen of the South

The short fuse Alfonso Herrera so brilliantly displays in "Ozark" Season 4 could be from whatever was left that burned up during his time in the crime thriller series "Queen of the South," which starred Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza. Making his debut in the show in 2018, Herrera played Javier, the cousin of Boaz Jimenez (JT Campos). Arriving in the Season 3 episode "Justicia" (via IMDb), Javier is the leader of a death squad before eventually being appointed as Teresa's bodyguard and sicario.

The show sees his character go out like an absolute boss in an exit that sits perfectly in the category of "if I'm going down, you're coming with me." It also certainly demonstrated the kind of fiery temper that's been shown so far in his debut in "Ozark" as a short tempered drug lord in the making. We can only see how he handles the fallout of his recent actions in the show when the second part of the final season of "Ozark" premieres later this year.