Matt Cedeño

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Matt Cedeño
Born (1974-11-14) November 14, 1974 (age 44)
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Spouse(s)Erica Franco (m. 2009)

Matt Cedeño (born November 14, 1974)[1] is an American actor and former male fashion model, best known for his roles as Brandon Walker on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives (1999-2005), and as Alejandro Rubio in the Lifetime primetime comedy-drama Devious Maids (2013-2014).


Cedeño was born in Moses Lake, Washington, to an Afro-Cuban father and an Irish-English mother,[2] he became a model doing gigs in Milan, Spain, New York and Los Angeles, which Cedeno juggled, along with academics, until he finished school.[3] Cedeño married Erica Franco on July 31, 2009, and their son, Jaxson Cruz, was born on August 7, 2013.[1][4]


Cedeño is known for his role as Brandon Walker on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1999 to 2005, he has been nominated three years in a row for an ALMA award as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama for his work as Walker on Days of our Lives.[3] He played a young boxer in the 2000 feature film Price of Glory (Jimmy Smits plays the same character years later), he guest-starred on Boy Meets World, CSI: Miami, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Mentalist.

Cedeño appeared on the one hundredth episode of ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives as Umberto Rothwell, the gay husband of Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan). In 2013, he had a recurring role in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids during season 1 and part of season 2, playing another gay character called Alejandro Rubio;[5][6] however his character was killed off in season 2.

He has also starred in the Syfy television series Z Nation.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Life with Roger Kyle Episode: "The Boxer Rebellion"
1997 Boy Meets World Sergio Episode: "Last Tango in Philly"
1999 The Suburbans Tito Film
2000 28 Days Bob Ramirez Uncredited
2000 Price of Glory Young Arturo Ortega Film
2000 Days of Innocence Michael Moreno Uncredited
1999-2005 Days of Our Lives Brandon Walker Series regular
2005 CSI: Miami Gary Episode: "10-7"
2005 Romancing the Bride Carlos TV Movie
2006 Half & Half Franco Episode: "The Big My Funny Valentine Episode"
2006 Shut Up Hitchhiker Film
2006 Hot Tamale Caesar Lopez Film
2006 That '70s Show Indian Episode: "We Will Rock You"
2006 The War at Home Police Officer Episode: "Love Is Blind"
2007 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Rico Episode: "The Gang Gets Whacked: Part 1"
2008 Psych Jorge Gama-Lobo Episode: "Lights, Camera... Homicidio"
2009 Desperate Housewives Umberto Rothwell Episode: "The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened"
2009 Brothers Jesus Episode: "Mike's Comeback"
2009 The Mentalist Narcisco Rubrero Episode: "Throwing Fire"
2011 Melissa & Joey Gustavo Carvallho Episode: "Joe Versus the Reunion"
2012 Common Law Tango Phil Episode: "Soul Mates"
2012 Retribution Ray Martinez TV Movie
2012 K-11 Booking Sergeant Film
2013 Anger Management Gonzalo Episode: "Charlie's Dad Breaks Bad"
2013-2014 Devious Maids Alejandro Rubio Recurring role, 13 episodes
2014 Baby Daddy Javier One Episode: Strip or Treat
2015-2016 Z Nation Javier Vasquez Main cast (season 2)
Guest (season 3): 16 episodes
2016 The Originals Gaspar Cortez Episode: "An Old Friend Calls"
2015–Present Power Cristobal Guest (Season 2)
Recurring (Season 3)
Main (Season 4)
Unknown (Season 5)
2017 The Personal Trainer Adam Film


  1. ^ a b "POP CULTURE". Soap Opera Digest. August 5, 2013. p. 65.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2014-04-19. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Matt Cedeño Biography". Retrieved 2014-04-19. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  4. ^ Matt Cedeno Welcomes Baby Boy
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Melinda Page Hamilton & Matt Cedeno Join Lifetime's 'Devious Maids'". Retrieved 2014-04-19. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  6. ^ "Matt Cedeño as Alejandro Rubio - Devious Maids Cast". Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2014-04-19. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Cite web requires |website= (help)

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