Actor best known for portraying the role of Oberyn Martell in season 4 of Game of Thrones and as Javier Pena in the Netflix series Narcos.
He was raised in San Antonio, Texas and studied acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
He has made appearances in popular television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Good Wife, and Graceland.
Shortly after he was born in Santiago, Chile, his family was granted political asylum in Denmark. His brother, Lucas Balmaceda, is a fellow actor.
He appeared in the acclaimed Showtime drama Homeland which starred Claire Danes.