Steven Michael Quezada
When it comes to show business in the thriving entertainment community of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Steven Michael Quezada is in a class all his own. As a comedian, actor, producer, writer, teacher, and humanitarian, Steven Michael Quezada has not only set the bar for rising talent in the southwest… he IS the bar. A veteran of New Mexico's steadily rising film industry, Steven Michael Quezada currently portrays DEA Agent Steven Gomez on the Emmy Award-winning television series Breaking Bad, which is currently in its fourth season on AMC.
Steven has also recently appeared in television series such as Wildfire, Crash, and In Plain Sight. Quezada's film credits include the action drama Blood Brothers, Bollywood director Anurag Basu's dramatic film Kites, and a featured role in the new indie film Warrior Woman. Steven also appears in Love Ranch alongside Joe Pesci and Helen Mirren, the hit comedy Beerfest alongside the comedy team from Broken Lizard, First Snow with Guy Pierce, and the short film Milagros, which received major acclaim at film festivals worldwide and earned Steven a nomination for Best Actor at the Tenerife International Film Festival in Spain.
In 2010, Steven partnered with executive producer Mark Padilla to host his own late-night talk show, The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada. Now entering its second season, The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada has earned the #1 rating on The CW Network, and the #1 rating on ANY network for its time slot. The show recently signed on with Los Angeles-based worldwide distribution company Film Works Entertainment, and will begin airing internationally in September.
In addition to his successful career as an actor, Steven is one of the most noted comedians out of the southwest, touring comedy clubs across the United States since 1987. He is a five-time recipient of the New Mexico Hispanic Entertainers Association Comedian of the Year Award, and he has been appeared on HBO, Showtime, the Latino comedy feature Que Locos, and was recently hand-selected to open for Saturday Night Live alumnus and movie actor Rob Schneider at his concert in Albuquerque.
Steven Michael Quezada is a life-long resident of New Mexico. He pursued his love for performing by studying Theatre Arts at Eastern New Mexico University, and through the years, has earned the distinction as one of the most charitable celebrities in New Mexico. Steven has raised money for organizations such as Youth Development Incorporated and countless others, taught acting classes to local kids, and even taken part in educating future filmmakers such as students enrolled in the DATA School in Albuquerque. He also is the Vice-President of the Governing Council for the Public Academy for the Performing Arts charter school, Steven is married to Cherise Quezada, has four children, and enjoys playing golf in his spare time…however little time that may be.