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Arturo Padilla is a recurring character in 13 Reasons Why. He is Tony Padilla's father. He's portrayed by Gary Perez.

Throughout the Series

Season 1

Arturo was first seen when Clay went to the Padilla Residence to get something to play the tapes on. Arturo was working on Tony's car and teaching Tony how to do it. When Clay and Tony talked about the school sending an e-mail regarding Hannah's suicide, Arturo asked if she left a note. He then told Tony that if he'd ever do something like that to his mother, he will "kill him death".[1]

Arturo attended a parents meeting at school about how you know if your child is depressed. He told Lainie, who was next to him taking notes, that she makes him look like a bad parent as he wasn't taking notes.[2]

Season 3

In the third season, Arturo and his family were taken by ICE and separated from each other. When he was at a detention centre, he called Tony. He and his family were later deported to Mexico.[3]

During Thanksgiving, he and his wife facetimed with Tony from Mexico. Tony introduced them to his boyfriend Caleb. Arturo told Caleb to call him by his first name and that he's family.[4]

Season 4

After Tony had gotten a college offer to pursue boxing, Tony didn't want to take it because he'd have to leave his dad's garage behind. Caleb facetimed Arturo and explained the situation. Arturo told Tony to think about himself sometimes and to sell the shop. When Tony claimed that the garage was Arturo's dream, Arturo denied this. He said that Tony is his dream and wanted him to have a better life.[5]

Appearances

Season 1

Season 3

Season 4

Quotes

Arturo: "Did she leave a note? Girl who killed herself?"
Clay: "Uh, I don't know."
Tony (speaks low in Spanish to his father): ""
Arturo: "(to Tony) Well, you listen to me. You ever do anything like that to your mother, I will kill you, you understand me? I'll kill you dead. Clean this shit up. "
Tony: " No sense of irony in that comment. None. He's, uh...he's a simple man."
Clay: "(smiles) Yep."
―  Tony and Arturo[src]


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Trivia

  • Arturo and his wife Rosa came to the United States in 1999. [6]

References

  1. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & McCarthy, Tom (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 1, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 1. Netflix.
  2. Higgins, Thomas (writer) & Shaver, Helen (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 2, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 4. Netflix.
  3. Udofia, Mfoniso (writer) & Hughes, Bronwen (director). (August 23, 2019). "You Can Tell the Heart of a Man by How He Grieves". 13 Reasons Why. Season 3. Episode 6.
  4. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & Kretchmer, John T. (director). (August 23, 2019). "Let the Dead Bury the Dead". 13 Reasons Why. Season 3. Episode 13.
  5. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & Yorkey, Brian (director). (June 5, 2020). "Graduation". 13 Reasons Why. Season 4. Episode 10.
  6. Udofia, Mfoniso (writer) & Hughes, Bronwen (director). (August 23, 2019). "You Can Tell the Heart of a Man by How He Grieves". 13 Reasons Why. Season 3. Episode 6.

See Also

List of Characters Navigation
Characters in bold joined in that Season
Season 1


Clay JensenHannah BakerTony PadillaZach DempseyJessica DavisJustin FoleyOlivia BakerBryce WalkerAlex StandallTyler DownLainie JensenKevin PorterAndrew BakerMontgomery de la CruzMatt JensenCourtney CrimsenSheri HollandMarcus ColeRyan ShaverGreg DavisDennis VasquezGary BolanSkye MillerDeputy Bill StandallKaren DempseyMrs. BradleyJeff AtkinsMr. DownAmber FoleyBrad
Minor Characters
PrattersMrs. AntillyJane ChildsMr. CantrellMrs. CantrellLauraJamie GarrisonTodd and Steve CrimsenRobert WellsMason PorterHarris AtkinsMrs. AtkinsJaven ReynoldsNoelle DavisPeter StandallMrs. DownSeth MasseyTracy Porter

Season 2


Clay JensenHannah BakerTony PadillaZach DempseyJessica DavisJustin FoleyOlivia BakerBryce WalkerAlex StandallTyler DownLainie JensenKevin PorterAndrew BakerMontgomery de la CruzMatt JensenCourtney CrimsenSheri HollandMarcus ColeRyan ShaverGreg DavisDennis VasquezChlöe RiceGary BolanSonya StruhlNina JonesCyrusSkye MillerBill StandallJackieScott ReedCalebKaren DempseyMackenzieNora WalkerMrs. BradleyJeff AtkinsMr. DownRick WlodimierzAmber FoleyNoelle DavisMrs. DownBarry Walker
Minor Characters
Peter StandallThe PriestJudge Franklin PurdyErica CharlesTommy ShusterChad MooreSeth MasseyTracy PorterTamikaLuke Holliday

Season 3


Clay JensenAni AcholaTony PadillaZach DempseyJessica DavisJustin FoleyOlivia BakerBryce WalkerAlex StandallTyler DownLainie JensenKevin PorterMontgomery de la CruzNora WalkerMatt JensenCourtney CrimsenAmara Josephine AcholaGreg DavisCasey FordCharlie St. GeorgeDennis VasquezChlöe RiceGary BolanCyrusSheriff DiazBill StandallCalebKaren DempseyMackenzieMr. DownCoach KerbaMrs. DownBarry WalkerSeth MasseyWinston WilliamsDr. Priya SinghMr. de la Cruz
Minor Characters
Graciella PadillaMelody ScottDean HolbrookHarrison ChathamTim PozziLuke Holliday

Season 4


Clay JensenAni AcholaTony PadillaZach DempseyJessica DavisJustin FoleyBryce WalkerAlex StandallTyler DownCharlie St. GeorgeZach DempseyLainie JensenMontgomery de la CruzNora WalkerDr. Robert EllmanDiego TorresChlöe RiceGary BolanMatt JensenWinston WilliamsLuke HollidayDeputy StandallCalebEstela de la CruzSheriff Diaz

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