Director and actor who was given the Award for Excellence in Acting in the Provincetown International Film Festival. He played Santiago in the 2006 film Bable, which was nominated for seven film awards. In 2016, he was awarded a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Mozart In The Jungle.
He began starring in telenovelas in his teenage years.
In 1994, he was involved with the Chiapas uprising.
His mother is actress Patricia Bernal and his father is director Jose Angel Garcia. He married Dolores Fonzi in 2009. He has a son named Lazaro and a daughter named Libertad. He has a half-brother named Darío Yazbek Bernal who is also an actor.
He starred in Y Tu Mamá También and Rudo y Cursi with his close friend Diego Luna.