Who wouldn’t know Lalo? Even if someone doesn’t, he will probably love to know. After all, there are only a few villains, who despite their cruelty, win the hearts of the audiences. And Lalo is one of them.
Fictional characters, nowadays are becoming more and more famous than the real actors. As a matter of fact, most celebrities are often known by name of the role they once performed. The real magic is in how the writer describes his character, so if the writer has put all his effort in developing the character, so be it a hero or a villain people will love it. Something similar happened to Lalo, the developers made his personality somewhat a Mexican macho type, and that’s the biggest reason why people have fallen head over heels for him, though hating him at the same time.
So let’s take a detailed look at the life and development of Lalo and a bit of an overview of the man who played his role. Let’s begin.
Who is Lalo Salamanca?
Most of you might already know about him, but those who don’t, let me tell you Eduardo “Lalo” Salamanca is a fictional character (not a real person) and the main antagonist of the AMC series Breaking Bad. Though he is not present throughout the series but made his appearances in several seasons.
Lalo is the nephew of one of the great drug smugglers “Hector Salamanca”, who is also one of the antagonists of breaking bad. Though Lalo at first was not an important character, but the moment his uncle suffered from a stroke, Lalo made his entry and arrived in Mexico to help his uncle keep running the old family business. He is a member of Juarez Cartel’s gang. Let’s have a quick look at Lolo’s biography.
Fictional Character’s Quick Bio
- Full Name: Eduardo Salamanca
- Known as: Jorge De Guzman, Lalo
- Birth City: Mexico
- Age: nearly 40 to 50
- Character Played by: Tony Dalton
- Family Members: 6 known
- Profession: Member of Juárez Cartel
- Lives at: Chihuahua House
- Nature: Main Antagonist
- Boss: Juárez Cartel
- Killed by: Gus
Lalo first appeared in season 4 of “Better Call Saul”. He made his second appearance in the 5th season of the same series. After that, he disappeared for w while but came back again to the sequel of “Better Call Saul” which had a rather different name “Breaking Bad”. He appeared in the second season of breaking bad, but died shortly after, killed by Gus.
Detailed Biography of the Character
Done with his role in the series, now let’s talk a bit about Lalo’s personal life, like the characteristics of his personality and his role as a family man. Though Lalo never got married and had any children. However he had another family to talk about other than the wife and children, so let’s get into details.
Though we all are a fan of Lalo Salamanca, but we can’t deny that Lalo was one of the cruelest men in the whole series. Nevertheless, a bit humorous, Lalo is quite a sadistic person who loves to see people in pain. But he never let go of his humorous personality till his death.
Lalo was the cruelest and brutal murderer in the whole series. The way he tortured and murdered Fred is the undeniable evidence and what makes him more brutal than ever is that he was never guilty or felt any remorse in the courtroom, despite Fred’s family being there.
Apart from all the cruelty and humor, Lalo was quite an intelligent person and a really great investigator, one, intelligent enough to easily compete and defeat Sherlock Holmes. Moreover, Lalo was a goal-oriented person who can do anything and can go to any extreme to achieve the goal he once set.
Lalo is quite a good combatant, fighter, and a killer too which is evident from all his action scenes in the series in which he sometimes even killed groups of men single-handedly. So we can say that Lalo is has received great training from a great teacher in fact.
Despite his cruel, brutal, and arrogant personality, Lalo is quite loving and caring towards his family and has great respect for family values. He is a family man and can do anything to protect his family members. As shown in the series, Lalo has a special love for his uncle Hector, which is why he didn’t waste even a minute when he heard about his falling health. Apart from his uncle, Lalo is also caring towards all his friends and servants too and everyone related to him. His love for his loved one is the reason for his continuously growing rage and murders which grew more after their deaths.
His family includes 6 members in total: his grandmother Abuelita, uncle Hector which you already know, cousin Tuco, Marco, Joaquin, and Leonel Salamanca.
About Tony Dalton (who Played the Character)
Now let’s talk about the actor who played this ever rememberable role. Well, the man who played this role is a well-known American actor who appeared in many American and Mexican films.
The Director and other developers of breaking bad chose tony for Lalo’s role as they considered his personality and humorous personality a perfect fit. Tony himself considered him a perfect fit for Lalo as he stated in New York Times “I think once the writers saw that I was playing Lalo with charm, they started writing charm into the scripts”.
Tony even received an award for his role in breaking bad and better call Saul.
So, I hope you enjoyed this in-detailed info about Lalo Salamanca. No doubt, Lalo despite being a negative character was full of mysteries. He made us hate him, and he made us love him. Most of all, he taught us that family is everything and one should always put his family at first priority and that is what he did. That’s why, in my opinion, Lalo, despite being a villain and a bad guy, was a perfect man.