Esai Manuel Morales Jr. is an American actor who has had notable roles in 1987's La Bamba, the PBS drama American Family, and the Showtime series Resurrection Blvd. Morales also appeared as Lt. Tony Rodriguez on NYPD Blue, Joseph Adama in the science fiction television series Caprica, and Camino del Rio in the Netflix original series Ozark. Morales portrayed Francisco d'Anconia in Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012). He then portrayed the DC Comics villain Deathstroke/Slade Wilson in the superhero television series Titans (2018) which earned him acclaim among comic book fans worldwide. Morales will appear as the main antagonist in the spy action film Mission: Impossible 7 (2022) opposite Tom Cruise, a role which he will reprise in the sequel, Mission: Impossible 8 (2023).