BI-CULTURAL, BI-LINGUAL, MULTI-TALENTED.
JULIO CESAR CEDILLO IS A RARE BREED OF ACTOR – BENEATH HIS ENGAGING CHARM AND EASY HUMOR IS A KEEN INTELLIGENCE AND A DEDICATED APPROACH.
JULIO BRINGS THESE GIFTS, AS WELL AS CREATIVITY AND HIGH-ENERGY, TO EVERY PROJECT HE’S A PART OF.
Raised between Texas and Mexico, Julio César Cedillo is best known for his showcase performance as the title character in THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA, which marked Tommy Lee Jones' directorial debut and went on to win two Palme d'Or awards at the 58th Cannes Film Festival. The TORONTO SUN describes Julio as "Significantly, charismatic as the title character and the DALLAS MORNING NEWS hails him as giving a "sensitive nuanced performance as a lonely northern Mexico Vaquero."
More recently Julio wrapped production as Franco, in a four episode guest role on FX's THE BRIDGE for season two, an intensely relevant show focusing on border and immigration issues. He will soon be seen in theaters this September as Ramon, Eva Longoria's kidnapper and tormentor, in FRONTERA, a Magnolia Pictures feature starring Ed Harris, Michael Peña and Amy Madigan.
Other selected film roles include COWBOYS & ALIENS where he was hand picked to play Bronc by Jon Favreau opposite a star studded cast with Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Sam Rockwell, also as Cholo Manelli in the film IN THE ELECTRIC MIST directed by renowned French director Bertrand Tavernier where Julio joins John Goodman and reuniting him with Tommy Lee Jones. Another career highlight lands Julio at the Sundance Film Festival for his efforts as Coach Chapa in the feature film titled Benavides Born. The film set in South Texas was chosen to compete in the Dramatic Competition joining a select group of notable actors and films. It later gained wide distribution and was released as ALL SHE CAN. It made a temporary stop on HBO LATINO.
In addition to his strong feature film work, Julio César Cedillo is also proud of his work on the small screen. Among his extensive television credits some of his favorites include: his guest appearance on THE WALKING DEAD as Lt. Welles, FOX's cop comedy THE GOOD GUYS as Carson, Lifetime's DROP DEAD DIVA as Aaron Sanchez, L.A.'s overtly confident district attorney battling it out with the show's star Brooke Elliott on the courtroom floor, on FOX's PRISON BREAK guest starring in three episodes as General Mestas , on the BBC hit series WIRE IN THE BLOOD as Luis Borgos, TNT's TWO FOR TEXAS opposite Kris Kristofferson, ABC'S FINDING THE WAY HOME co-starring opposite George C. Scott and as Carlos Aguilar on EXPOSED, a web series thriller by executive producer, McG (Charlie's Angels, Terminator Salvation), shot exclusively for the Warner Bros. website.
These accomplishments come on the heels of his more personal project THE FINDING, a short film he penned with Alonso Alvarez Barreda and shot entirely in Mexico. The film explores the relationship between a father and his son who are forced to cope with life after the death of the mother. The film made it's way around the world in more than 20 international film festivals, winning 5 international awards including the Humanitarian Award, ALZA LA VOZ CONTRA LA VIOLENCIA DOMÉSTICA (Raise Your Voice Against Domestic Violence), given by the Expresión en Corto Film Festival. It aired in Mexico on national television and in the metro buses throughout Mexico City. The proudest moment came when the film was chosen to participate in the Short Film Corner category at the Cannes Film Festival.
Julio César Cedillo is probably best summed up by a quote from August King, in the LATINO REVIEW: … "He’s a hot commodity with potential beyond that of any Latin actor this side of the border."