Born on March 30, 1979 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, Jose Pablo Cantillo is an actor best known for his role as HRT agent Duff Gonzalez on the series Standoff with Ron Livingston. He grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana and attended Terre Haute South Vigo High School where he was a tennis standout for all four years. He discovered his passion for acting while majoring in business at Indiana University. He took his first acting class to fill a speech requirement, but after graduating found himself headed to New York to further his theatrical training at the prestigious Atlantic Theater Company and Barrow Group Schools.
While in New York, Cantillo performed in numerous off-Broadway plays and soon landed his first television appearance on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. His additional television credits include guest appearances on Bones, Nip/Tuck, ER, Crossing Jordon and CSI: Miami. In late 2003, he and his wife Kristi along with their then seven-year-old daughter moved to California.
Cantillo made his feature film debut in Shackles, starring opposite D.L. Hughley. His other big screen credits include Crank, After Sex, Disturbia, and the independent film Bondage. As for television, he was also in episodes of Monk and The Unit.