Jon Huertas’ career spans television, film and music, having been recognized for his work on ABC’s “Castle” with a 2012 ALMA Award nomination. He also starred as the outspoken and gritty Sgt. Antonio Poke Espera in the highly acclaimed, Emmy nominated miniseries Generation Kill, as well as in a number of other TV series, including Prison Break, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, NCIS, CSI and Without a Trace.
Before joining the 12th precinct as a homicide detective, Huertas’ character Detective Esposito served in the Special Forces and was an officer in the Organized Crime Task Force at the 54th precinct. Alongside his partner Detective Ryan, they work tirelessly with Detective Beckett to solve murders and bring killers to justice. Always ready with a sardonic comment, Esposito is a loyal partner and a dedicated cop. Even in the face of adversity, he’s got his game face on and nothing can break him. He may have a bit of a bromance with Ryan but he considers himself quite the ladies man. Despite his constant wise cracks, Esposito is very intuitive and has always recognized the romantic tension between Beckett and Castle.
Huertas recently made a transition from working in front of the camera to working behind it, producing and directing film and music videos, as well as web-based media. One of his first ventures was co-producing The Insatiable, starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Michael Biehn and distributed through THINKFilm. Since then Huertas has built an impressive catalog of projects, from Neil LaBute’s After School Special to the feature documentary Ricky, currently in production.
Actor Jon Huertas, Javier Esposito on ABC’s Castle was the guest tonight and he was busting my chops throughout much of the interview! He has a really good sense of humor and reveled in talking about a great practical joke he played on on Castle co-star Seamus Dever. We did manage to talk quite a bit about acting on Castle, and indie films. The viewers were asking great questions tonight including one about Huertas’ take on Esposito’s relationship with Lanie. Jon does some great charity work with the organization puppies behind bars and he was able to touch on that as well.