Actor Luis Chavez got his start in acting in the late 1990s, when he appeared as a guest in an episode of the short-lived medical drama L.A. Doctors. In 1999, he made his film debut, playing a supporting role in the independent drama release Bellyfruit. Most of his work is in television, with guest roles in programs such as Angel, Monk, Malcolm in the Middle, ER, Sleeper Cell, and most recently, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, where he played the recurring role of Morris, the high school best friend of John Connor (Thomas Dekker).
Chavez has also starred in several high-profile films. He played two roles in the crime thriller Ocean’s Thirteen, and also appeared alongside Larry the Cable Guy in the war comedy Delta Farce. His work in the short film A Day’s Work earned him several awards, including Best Actor honors at the Gen Art Film Festival in 2008. His first regular television role is in the ensemble drama Crash, a remake of the Oscar-winning film of the same name. There, he plays the role of Cesar Uman, a poor Guatemalan who attempts to break (illegally) to the United States through its border with Mexico.