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"I can't even imagine making this girl mad at me"
—Victor to Penelope just after Elena was born, What Happened
Victor Alvarez is a recurring character on the Netflix Original Series One Day at a Time. He is portrayed by James Martinez.

Character Edit

Victor Alvarez is Penelope's ex-husband and the father of Elena and Alex, who works private security in Afghanistan.[1][2] 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.

Episode Notes and references Edit

Notes and references Edit

  1. This Is It
  2. Hurricane Victor