Ricardo Chavira
Ricardo Antonio Chavira
Biographical Information
Date of Birth: September 1, 1971
Birth Place: Austin, Texas, United States
Full Name: Ricardo Antonio Chavira
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Dark Brown
Appearance Information
Portrays: Frankie Vargas
First appearance: "The Candidate"
Final appearance: "A Stomach for Blood"
Appearance Count: 14

Ricardo Antonio Chavira - born September 1, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas - is an American actor who portrayed the recurring character Francisco Vargas in season 5 and 6 of ABC's Scandal.


He is an actor, known for Desperate Housewives (2004), Piranha 3D (2010) and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009). He has been married to Marcea Dietzel since September 22, 2007. They have two children.


From 2004 to 2012, Chavira starred in Desperate Housewives. He played Carlos Solis, husband of Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria). Television credits prior to Desperate Housewives include a series regular role on The Grubbs, recurring roles on Six Feet Under and The Division, and guest-starring roles on Joan of Arcadia, Kingpin, Monk, 24 and JAG, as well as NYPD Blue and two other Steven Bochco series, Philly and City of Angels. He also guest starred on ABC's George Lopez. Following Desperate Housewives, Chavira guest starred on two Season 7 episodes of Burn Notice (2013), playing crime leader Rafael Serrano.

Chavira starred in a production of Tracers at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, and also starred in a co-production of Living Out. He played Stanley Kowalski in the Guthrie Theater's production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, from July 3 to August 21 of 2010 in Minneapolis. His film credits include The Alamo and Piranha 3D. He also had voice roles as Alejandro Borges in the film Dead Space: Aftermath and as John Carver in the video game Dead Space 3.

In 2013, Chavira starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Welcome to the Family. The series was canceled after three episodes.

Chavira guest starred in the Castle episode "At Close Range". He played Alex Lopez.

Chavira returned to ABC with a recurring role on Scandal. He plays the role of Governor Vargas. Chavira plays Xiomara's ex-fiancé Bruce on The CW's Jane the Virgin.

In 2017, Chavira starred in the Netflix horror-comedy Santa Clarita Diet alongside Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore.


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