Ricardo Gutierrez is an actor, director and teacher. He starred as Alderman Mata on the Starz Network drama series "Boss".
Gutierrez studied at Illinois State University. Gutierrez has appeared in numerous plays, films, television programs, and commercials.
Gutierrez has acted in performances at The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and Denver Center Theater. He is the former Artistic director of Glass Onion Theater, Nosotros in Los Angeles and the Canterbury Theatre in Indiana. He is set to take over as artistic director of Teatro Vista the largest Latino Equity theater company in Illinois.
He is upcoming directorial projects include "How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence" at Steppenwolf Theater, and the world premiere of Tony Award-winner Quiara Alegria Hudes’s "The Happiest Song Plays Last" at the Goodman Theatre. He was recently attached to direct Kenny D’Aquila’s new play, "Unorganized Crime," starring Chazz Palminteri.
Gutierrez has appeared in various television shows including Hill Street Blues, Knots Landing, Max Headroom, Hunter, and Wiseguy. In 2012 he starred as Alderman Lalo Mata on the Starz Network original drama series "Boss".
Gutierrez was previously married to actress Judith Ivey.