Narcos’ Famed Actor Gabriel Sloyer’s Wiki, Birthday, Career, Wife & Many More

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: January 22, 2024 | Updated on: January 22, 2024
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Gabriel Sloyer is an American actor famous for his roles in Narcos, Inventing Anna, and Orange Is the New Black. He has lately been in the spotlight following the release of the 2024 TV mini-series Griselda in which he portrayed the character of Diaz with Vanessa Ferlito.

Here, we explore more of his showbiz career including his love life, Net Worth, and many more.

Key Takeaways

  • Gabriel Sloyer is an actor originally from New York.
  • He rose to fame for his work in the 2015 Netflix series Narcos.
  • He is Colombian-American by ethnicity. His father migrated to America before his birth for a better life.
  • Gabriel also does theatre and singing.
  • As far as the media is informed, Sloyer is in a relationship with his girlfriend whose name is not revealed yet.

Is Mexican? His Ethnicity

Well, Gabriel is not Mexican. Since he widely gained fame for his voice role in the Red Dead Redemption 2 Mexican immigrant character Javier, many of his viewers seem to be confused if Sloyer in real is a Mexican too. But, it’s untrue. He is American.

Gabriel is in his late 30s
Young Gabriel with his brother. Source: Facebook

Talking about his ethnic background, Sloyer is Colombian-American. Back in 2014, in an interview, when he was asked about his favorite play, he talked about his Latina background and said,

I am a Colombian American and extremely proud to represent Latinos in the arts.

Gabriel’s Father Was An Immigrant To The United States

His dad Javier II was also one of the Colombian immigrants who came to America for better opportunities. While talking about his character Javier of Red Dead Redemption 2 with Variety magazine, Gabriel connected his dad’s real-life story and said,

“My father came looking for that same thing (better life). “He would always say ‘American family. We want an American family.’

While talking, he also explained the result of being an immigrant and stated

But in so doing, sometimes those people get trapped between two cultures. You know, they don’t really belong anymore with their old country and they’re not fully accepted into the new country

Gabriel's father was immigrants to America
Little Gabriel with his father

Going through his Instagram, it looks like Sloyer grew up really close to his dad. He occasionally shares his dad’s picture on his Instagram page.

Is An Actor; Which Movies Or Series Has He Acted In So Far?

Gabriel is an actor based in New York. He debuted as a mainstream actor in the 2010 short movie Department of Homeland Security. As of now, it’s been more than a decade since Sloyer started his acting career. As per IMDb, he has a total of 37 acting credits to his name. Some of his series and movies we listed here.

TV Shows

  • Parker & Steve (2013)
  • Pushing Dreams (2013)
  • Adrenaline III (2015)
  • Blue Bloods (2022)
  • FBI: Most Wanted (2023)

Movies

  • Christmas with You (2022)
  • Last Ferry (2019)
  • Engaged to Psycho (2018)
  • Alina (2017)

He has also worked as a voice actor for the two computer games Grand Theft Auto V (2013), and Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018). For his contribution to the entertainment sector, he has been honored with several awards.

Sloyer Worked As A Voice Actor In RDR2 For Five Years

In his decades of acting career, his voice work for the character Javier Escuella in the game Red Dead Redemption 2 gained love from a wide range of audiences. He was much appraised for his voice role but it didn’t come easily. He spent five years of his life in the role about which he opened up in an interview with Eurogamer. Talking to Eurogamer, he said,

Rockstar does a great job of keeping things secret. You can’t tell your girlfriend or anyone what you’re working on. And it’s five years! They didn’t tell us anything, but we figured it out pretty soon that this is what we were doing

He also said that despite working for half a decade, he didn’t get frustrated which was due to the good team according to him.

Gabriel Is Also A Theatre Artist And Singer

The one who graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre has an unbreakable connection with theatre. He is a theatre artist who has been in plays like The Assembled Parties on Broadway, Pinkolandia!, Los Valientes, Romeo & Juliet, and, most recently, Bubble Boy the Musical.

Further, he is also on the production team at theatres like American Theater Group, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Yale Repertory Theater,  Abingdon Theater, INTAR Theater, Repertorio Español, Gardzienice in Poland, and many others.

Aside from acting, Gabriel also sings
Gabriel playing guitar. Source: Instagram

Aside from theatre, the Griselda star also sings. Some four years back, he uploaded videos of him singing a song entitled Old Town Road on his official YouTube channel.

Considers His Teacher John Nici Influential In His Art Career

Back in 2014, with the Write teachers, Gabriel talked many things about his journey in the art business, his experience in working in several plays, and some others as well. During a question-answer session, when an interviewer Megan Minutillo asked him about his greatest teacher, he instantly picked the name John Nici, an art historian.

The theatre artist further explained that Nici’s most impressive quality is that he “not only teaches art but also consumes it, who believes, bringing an artistic awareness into his lifestyle.”

Is Married Or In A Relationship?

Well, Gabriel is not married yet. But the voice actor is in a relationship with his girlfriend. Once with Variety, he had told that he and his lady love often make time to play Red Dead Redemption II.

Back in 2018, while promoting RDR, he again mentioned his girlfriend on his Twitter writing, ” When your girlfriend calls you for dinner, but you’ve been riding for days.” But sadly, he hasn’t posted a single photograph of his partner on his social so far.

Active On Social Media Handles

The New York native is highly active on Instagram with 29.9k followers. On his Instagram, he has mostly shared his single pictures. He occasionally posts his professional life moments as well as his family picture. He also has his own YouTube channel that has 1.88k subscribers in total.

How Much Is Sloyer’s Net Worth?

He is reported to have a net worth of $1 million in 2023. He prominently earned a massive amount from his decades-long career in movies and theatre.