Raoul Trujillo: Role of Che ‘Taza’ Romero

Raoul Trujillo
Raoul Trujillo

Raoul  Trujillo stars as “Che ‘Taza’ Romero,” the Vice Presidente of Mayans M.C., Santo Padre Charter. Hence, as a longtime friend of Alvarez, he helped set up the Santo Padre chapter on the border. A mix of Mexican and Apache blood, Taza has been hardened by the deterioration of his hometown but is an infinite source of wisdom to the club.

Raoul Trujillo

Raoul Max Trujillo is an accomplished actor, director, choreographer and dancer, Trujillo has enjoyed a career spanning more than 30 years and five continents.

Trujillo served as an original co-director and choreographer for the American Indian Dance Theatre, a company of 26 dancers formed in 1987 that still tours throughout the globe.

He created, directed and performed in The Shaman’s Journey, originally commissioned by the Asia Society in New York and later adapted for film and television by PBS.

He has directed numerous projects for Native Earth in Toronto, the Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah, and has been a master teacher for the Aboriginal Dance Project in Banff, Alberta for more than 10 years.

Accredited Roles

On television, Trujillo portrayed “Massasoit” in the limited series Saints & Strangers, earning him a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for “Best Supporting Actor.”

He can also be seen in Frontier, opposite Jason Momoa.


Moby Dick, opposite William Hurt and Ethan Hawke.


Da Vinci’s Demons and The Wrong Mans.

Noted Work

Tin Man

His other work includes the epic miniseries Tin Man, opposite Alan Cumming and Zooey Deschanel, which averaged more than 6.3 million viewers for the SyFy Channel.

Additional Television Credits

Largo Winch, La Femme Nikita, The Sentinel, Renegades, JAG, Lonesome Dove.

The Rez, The War of 1812, Sinbad and Witness to Yesterday.

Personal Life

Raoul Max Trujillo, aka Raoul Maximiano Trujillo de Chauvelon, was born in Northern New Mexico. He is a mixed blood descendant of Ute, Apache, Comanche, Pueblo, Tlaxcalan, French, Sephardic Jew and Andalusian Moor.

After high school, he spent three years serving in the military in Germany.

When not on a film set, Trujillo divides his time between London, Los Angeles and his beloved New Mexico desert.

Raoul Max Trujillo and Q’orianka Kilcher at the Mayans M.C. red carpet premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California on August 28, 2018.

When not on a film set, Trujillo divides his time between London, Los Angeles and his beloved New Mexico desert.