"I can't even imagine making this girl mad at me"Victor Alvarez is a recurring character on the Netflix Original Series One Day at a Time. He is portrayed by James Martinez.
—Victor to Penelope just after Elena was born, What Happened
Victor Alvarez is Penelope's ex-husband and the father of Elena and Alex, who works private security in Afghanistan. As a result of PTSD from serving in the war in Afghanistan, Victor has developed an addiction to alcohol and drugs. Afghanistan left him with bad knees, a bad back, and traumatic brain injury. He appears homophobic and rejects Elena when she comes out to him, leaving her stranded for the father-daughter dance at her own Quinceañera. After Penelope and Alex have a talk with him, it looks like he's willing to try to accept Elena being gay.