J.W. Cortes

J.W. Cortés is an award-winning actor, Marine combat veteran, singer, filmmaker and philanthropist. Born and raised in Sunset Park Brooklyn, to inspiring Puerto Rican parents, he developed an interest in the arts along with a desire to serve his community and country. Recognized for his drive, talent and positive attitude, Cortés has become one of the most respected prime-time Puerto Rican actors on television today.Currently Cortés plays the recurring role of "Detective Carlos Alvarez" on FOX's hit prime-time series "Gotham." Cortés is the first actor in history to portray the iconic comic book character in television and film. Detective Alvarez was originally created by Judd Winick's for his hit DC Comics' The New 52 Catwomanseries. In addition to "Gotham," he has had various roles on: STARZ's "Power," NBC's "The Blacklist," "The Mysteries of Laura" and CBS' "Blue Bloods."Previously, Cortés starred as an "Operative" on NBC's reality television show, "Stars Earn Strips." On the show h

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