Joe Minjares

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Was born in Minneapolis Minnesota to Guadalupe and Benjamin Minjares. Served in Military from 1964 to 1968 with the U.S. Army intelligence corps. Founder of Pepitos Mexican Foods inc. 1971. Began acting career in 1982 in the movie Patty Rocks. Won the 1984 Minneapolis Comedy invitational as a stand-up. Worked on Stage in several productions at the... See full bio »

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Known For

Nothing to Lose Security Guard
The Truman Show Bartender
Signs and Wonders Agent Santamaria


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 2016 Domestics (completed)
Mr. Hernandez
 2017/I Wilson
Taxi Driver
 2015 Studio Luma (TV Series)
 2015 In an Instant (TV Series documentary)
- Flying Blind (2015) ... Ernie
 2011 Thin Ice
Hotel Manager
 2006 The Horrible Flowers
 2004 Justice
 2002 Last Seen
 1998 A Chance of Snow (TV Movie)
 1998 The Truman Show
 1997 Nothing to Lose
Security Guard
 1997 McHale's Navy
Pharmacist / Barber
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Father Ramos
- Hollie and the Blowfish (1996) ... Father Ramos
 1995 Strange Luck (TV Series)
- Angie's Turn (1995)
 1995 Nothing But the Truth (TV Movie)
Sam Mitchell
 1995 Virus (TV Movie)
Dr. Newman
 1995 Sleep, Baby, Sleep (TV Movie)
Detective Rivera
 1995 ER (TV Series)
- Sleepless in Chicago (1995) ... Phil
 1995 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (TV Movie)
 1995 Signs and Wonders (TV Series)
Agent Santamaria
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Agent Santamaria
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Agent Santamaria
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Agent Santamaria
 1994 Next Door (TV Movie)
 1994 Tom (TV Series)
Mr. Wilson
- The Acorn Fell Far, Far from the Tree (1994) ... Mr. Wilson
 1993 Roseanne (TV Series)
Cop #1 / Cop
- The Driver's Seat (1993) ... Cop #1
- Lanford Daze (1993) ... Cop
 1993 Untamed Heart
 1992 The Jackie Thomas Show (TV Series)
- The Joke (1992) ... Alphonso
 1990 The Last of the Finest
Contra #3
 1988 Patti Rocks
Chicano mechanic
Show Show Writer (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(1993 Summer) His play, "The King of the Kosher Grocers," was performed in the Old Globe Theatre production at the Cassius Carter Centre Stage in San Diego, California. Craig Noel was director and company director. Jack O'Brien was artistic director.

Alternate Names:

W.J. Senkyr


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I've made a lot of stupid mistakes in my life.......Thank God. See more »


Sold his beloved and restored Parkway Cinema and restaurant, Pepitos on Chicago Ave (Minneapolis) in 2018. See more »

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