While his first major TV role came as the unscrupulous Dominic Hughes on the legendary CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless in 2004, Kevin Alejandro had begun his circuit of the crime drama scene a year earlier, when he appeared on an episode of Crossing Jordan. Since then, Alejandro has made stops on almost every major police or government agency show you can think of, including 24, CSI, Law & Order, NCIS, Alias, Knight Rider, Burn Notice, Bones, The Mentalist, and even Psych. As Detective Nate Moretta, he played a major role on the first three seasons of the crime drama Southland, which remains one of his most notable credits. Even when he completed a three-episode stint on Grey’s Anatomy, he still showed up as a cop. So it’s only fitting that he plays homicide detective Dan Espinoza, Chloe Decker’s ex-husband and co-worker, on Lucifer.
Crime shows might be Alejandro’s bread and butter, but he didn’t come to Lucifer with a total lack of experience in the supernatural. He played the lead role of Sherriff Tommy Solano on A&E’s one-season supernatural drama The Returned. Moreover, one of his best-known roles is Jesus Velasquez on True Blood, who is one of the main character’s love interests and is later revealed to be a witch. Alejandro’s career has actually been stained with blood more than once, given his arrival on the DC superhero show Arrow as the villainous Sebastian Blood.