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Cástulo Guerra (born 24 August 1945; age 75) is the Argentinian actor who played Mendoza in the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode "The Price".

Guerra may best be known for his recurring role as Cesar Ortega on the prime-time soap opera Falcon Crest, on which he worked with the likes of Daniel Benzali, Robert Foxworth, Bruce Gray, Robert Ito, Barry Jenner, Thomas Knickerbocker, and Eric Menyuk. He also replaced Henry Darrow in the role of Rafael Castillo for the final season of Santa Barbara, working with Nicholas Coster. In addition, he appeared in three episodes of ER (one in 1998 with Robert DoQui, Stefan Gierasch, and Kieran Mulroney, and two more in 2001 with Tom Wright) and has lent his voice to several episodes of FOX TV's King of the Hill. He also appeared in two episodes of Prison Break (with Wade Andrew Williams, Robert Knepper, Leon Russom, and F.J. Rio).

Guerra's other television credits include guest spots on The A-Team (starring Dwight Schultz), L.A. Law (starring Corbin Bernsen and Larry Drake, in an episode with John Hancock, Anne Haney, Jennifer Hetrick, Diana Muldaur, and Paul Winfield), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (starring Teri Hatcher and K Callan, with Patrick Kilpatrick), The John Larroquette Show (with Time Winters), Touched by an Angel, and J.J. Abrams' Alias. He more recently appeared on The West Wing (in an episode with Michael Reilly Burke and Ray Wise), Numb3rs (with Bill Smitrovich), and two episodes of CSI: Miami. Guerra also has a number of feature films to his credit, including supporting roles in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, with Earl Boen, Nikki Cox, Jenette Goldstein, Terrence Evans, and Abdul Salaam El Razzac), The Usual Suspects (1995, co-starring Jack Shearer), Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996, co-starring Kevin Conway and Matt Frewer), Amistad (1997, with Harry Groener), The Mexican (2001, with Jeremy Roberts and Daniel Zacapa), and 2004's The Alamo (with Leon Rippy).

His character of Sarah Connor's friend Enrique Salceda in Terminator 2 turned up in the series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (which also starred Thomas Dekker) with Tony Amendola taking over the role.

Other Trek connections

Additional projects in which Guerra worked with other Star Trek alumni include:

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