Diego Amarosa (formerly credited as Diego Calinawan) is an actor best known for his portrayal of Duerson on Criminal Minds.


Amarosa was born of Spanish and Pacific Islander descent. Since childhood, he had been acting in theater. As an adult, he graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in acting. During his career, he played a role in MacBeth at the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Amarosa started his onscreen acting career as a stuntman and very often does scenes involving boxing and fights. In his personal life, he lives in Los Angeles, California; Valencia, Spain; and Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Amarosa portrayed inmate Duerson in the Season Twelve episodes Assistance Is Futile, In the Dark, and Hell's Kitchen.


  • Criminal Minds - 3 episodes (2017) TV episodes - Duerson
  • Fighter's Chance (2012) as Supporter (credited as Diego Calinawan)
  • The Faithful (2011) as Radio Coyote (short, credited as Diego Calinawan)
  • Volcano Girl (2011) as Warfist (short, credited as Diego Calinawan)
  • Nip/Tuck (2007) as Porn Star (credited as Diego Calinawan)


For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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