Christian Barillas will appear in a two-episode character arc beginning Wednesday, July 16th. He will play Raul Quintana, aka Yusanda, a mysterious and alluring Mexican drag queen serving as the first lead in an investigation headed by Frye (Matthew Lillard) and Adriana (Emily Rios). Barillas recurs on Modern Family as Ronaldo opposite Emmy nominee Nathan Lane and is represented by Darlene Kaplan and SDB Partners. The second season of the critically acclaimed The Bridge premiered July 9th.
A crime thriller set on the border between El Paso, TX and Juárez, Mexico, The Bridge explores a world of drug cartels, police corruption and cultural divide. After it's first season, the series was recognized with a Peabody Award for its "powerful translation for American audiences, spotlighting issues along the border that are rarely seen on mainstream U.S. television." The Bridge was also lauded as the "Most Exciting New Series" by the Broadcast Television Critics Association, a recognition fx enjoyed with its smash hits Louie, Justified and The Americans.