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[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Season 3[edit | edit source]

Season 4[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

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]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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