464 Guillermo Diaz rolls from Weeds to Scandal! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Guillermo Diaz, actor, “Weeds,” “Mercy,” “Scandal”

Actor Guillermo Diaz, star of "Weeds," "Mercy" and "Scandal", Mr. Media Interviews

Actor Guillermo Diaz, star of “Weeds,” “Mercy” and “Scandal”

I’m gonna be honest with you—I’m far more interested in talking with Guillermo Diaz about his last role—as, curiously, “Guillermo”—in “Weeds,” in which he played Mary Louise Parker’s drug dealer, teacher, friend, antagonist, protector—hey, it was complicated.

That Guillermo was one scary mofo.

This Guillermo is starring as Nurse Angel Lopez on the new NBC drama “Mercy,” which airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. It’s funny and awkward at times—just like “Weeds,” in some ways—but I think this show demonstrates how much range Diaz actually has.

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From the Season 3 premiere of “Scandal,” it’s actor Guillermo Diaz. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

GUILLERMO DIAZ podcast excerpt: “I would hope that Guillermo would really like Angel and have a little bit of a snicker with him… I’m coming back to ‘Weeds.’ It’s gonna work out; it’s going to be interesting to see what they do with me.”

He came to national attention after starring as Scarface in the cult film ​Half Baked, opposite Dave Chappelle and Jim Breuer. He joined Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones in ​ The Terminal​ for renowned director/producer Steven Spielberg. His varied resume also includes feature roles in indie hits such as ​Party Girl​ opposite Parker Posey, ​Stonewall​, ​I’m Not Rappaport​ with Walter Matthau, ​200 Cigarettes​ with Christina Ricci, ​ High School High​ and ​ Chelsea Walls​, directed by Ethan Hawke.

In addition to his feature film credits, Diaz is known for his three seasons on the award-winning Showtime series “Weeds” where he plays Guillermo, Mary Louise Parker’s drug dealer. He has also been seen in “ER,” “Law & Order” “Chappelle’s Show,” “The Shield,” “Without a Trace” and “The Closer.”

Diaz most recently wrapped the indie feature ​ Peep World​ with Rainn Wilson and Sarah Silverman and the USA series “Royal Pains.” He will next be seen opposite Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan in Kevin Smith’s feature ​ A Couple of Dicks.

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