The producers of Sugarfields today announced that in a casting coup J.W. Cortés
will be playing the part of Detective Nico Lawson in the epic fable. J.W. comes hot off the hit Fox show Gotham. The producers are thrilled with the acquisition and have described it as "a puzzle piece of paramount importance in the telling of the story".
J.W. Cortés is an award-winning Marine-combat-veteran-turned-actor-singer-filmmaker. He is currently originating the recurring role of "Detective Carlos Alvarez" on FOX’s prime-time series GOTHAM.
Previously, Cortés starred as an “Operative” on NBC's reality television show, "STARS EARN STRIPES” with other military operatives to include Chris Kyle (American Sniper). He can be seen in a range of projects including: NBC's "THE BLACKLIST", "THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA", CBS's "BLUE BLOODS," and “AS GOOD AS DEAD ” and the Sundance Film Festival premiered films “BLUE CAPRICE" & "STOP".
Cortés helps raise awareness and funding for various charities and organizations including Autism Speaks, Got Your 6, and the Gary Sinise Foundation. A United States Marine Corps Combat Veteran, Cortés served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom earning the Combat Action Ribbon and Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
Cortés studied acting at the renowned William Esper Studio, under Terry Knickerbocker, while he still worked as a Police Officer in New York City. He is the proud father of two boys, a lucky husband and loving owner of an American-Bulldog named "Blue."