Mr. Clayton Cardenas: “Lesser Brother” Angel Reyes

Clayton Cardenas
Clayton Cardenas

This is a biography of Clayton Cardenas, who is currently portraying Angel Reyes on Mayans MC on FX Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m.

Clayton Cardenas (Angel Reyes)

First, Clayton Cardenas is an Actor, Musician, Poet, Writer, Director and Producer, known for Mayans M.C. (2018), American Crime (2015) and Snowfall (2017), S.W.A.T. for CBS (2018) and the upcoming feature East Los. He is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.

Cardenas the Actor

In addition, Cardenas can be seen in the films Nice Guys Finish (2014), House on Lockdown (2015), Actor for Hire (2015), Secret Love (2015), Madaran (2016), The Was (2016), Lowlife (2107), and Khali the Killer (2107).

Cardenas the Writer, Director and Producer

In addition, other Cardenas projects include Out the Box (TV Series)(Writer, Producer and Director) (2015), Wrecking Spot Sessions (TV Mini-Series) (producer) (2015), Secret Love (Short) (Producer) (2015), The Was (Short) (Producer) (2016), and In Varrio We Trust (Short) (Producer) 2016).

Where it all began

Clayton Cardenas boasts a height in excess of 5 feet and 5 inches tall and was born November 24, 1984 in West Covina, CA. As a matter of fact, his mom is Filipino-Mexican, and therefore, he has a mixed ethnicity as Hispanic-American. He was raised alongside his sister, Janae Clayton.


It should be noted, Cardenas shares a special bond with his family. He even posts pictures of them on his social media time and again.


It seems like, Cardenas has the strongest bond with his mom, as he often expresses his love for her through Social Media. Though, he shares beautiful memories with loved ones on social media, Clayton has never posted pictures with his father.

Romantic Life

Comparatively, he has been a secretive person when it comes to his love life. He has kept his personal life out of the public eye and has never opened up about his relationship status in public. By the same token, Cardenas never makes public appearances with female friends who can be given the “partner” tag. His Instagram is filled with only his family and project details. Because of that, it is hard to state if he is single, married or dating someone at the moment. But, most likely, the actor may just be focusing on his budding career, while not actively searching for a mate.

Angel Reyes

As a matter of fact, the older brother of EZ, Angel (Clayton Cardenas) is a fully patched member of the Mayans who has always lived in the shadow of his more successful younger brother.


Cardenas’ Angel is a full patch member of the Mayans M.C., Santo Padre. In the Mayans Motorcycle Club he is under the command of Obispo Losa.  Instead of strictly being a brother in arms, he’s also a brother by blood. Angel loves few, but trusts fewer. Despite their previous difficulties, he has vouched for his younger brother with the Santo Padre charter.


Furthermore, there is a tension between the father, who is a butcher, Felipe (Edward James Olmos) and his son, Angel (Clayton Cardenas). Angel and Ezekial are the sons of Felipe Reyes, the family’s formerly strong patriarch who, after years of being crushed by bullets and labor, struggles to keep his past buried and lead his sons down a lawful and righteous path. Angel was estranged from his family, especially his brother EZ, with whom he has fought. He lives his daily life with the burden of being the “lesser son” in this once proud Mexican family.

Mayans MC

In summary, Angel Reyes is a full-patch member of the Mayans Motorcycle Club, Santo Padre charter on Mayans MC is a spin-off of the FX original series Sons Of Anarchy, which was released in 2008. Angel is portrayed by American actor Clayton Cardenas, Angel made his debut in the series’ premiere episode, “Perro/Oc.”, in the series’ first season.  Mayans MC can be seen on FX Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. Follow this page for weekly recaps.