While some of may know him as Rebecca Pearson’s less romantic second husband on This Is Us, Jon Huertas — or Miguel Rivas as he’s best known to fans of the NBC hit show — has a long TV career, starring in shows like Castle, Elementary and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. As a matter of fact, in his 23-year career, he’s acted in more than 350 episodes of TV. While on the Emmys red carpet, Huertas told us that while he’s seen the industry become more inclusive in his time, it hasn’t moved as quickly as he’s hoped.
“I’ve seen a lot of changes in the industry, but not enough, not fast enough,” he tells Remezcla. “I’ve done over 350 episodes of television, and I’ve only been directed in television by one adult male Latino, and it’s a lot of episodes to not be directed except for one.”
He hopes that eventually, there’ll be more changes behind the camera, but he’s happy to see that plots are evolving to show Latinos in more than just immigration storylines.
Red carpet reporting by Manuel Betancourt.