|This article's content is marked as Mature|
The page Mature contains mature content that may include coarse language, sexual references, and/or graphic violent images which may be disturbing to some. Mature pages are recommended for those who are 18 years of age and older.
If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page.
|“||You were messing with him? The way they said? Why would you do that shit? To a boy? You some kind of f--got?||„|
|~ Mr. de la Cruz to his son about raping Tyler.|
|“|| Mr. de la Cruz: You a f--got?|
Mr. de la Cruz: [Spits on Monty's face]
|~ Mr. de la Cruz asking Monty if he's gay, which he affirms before his the former cruelly spits on his face.|
Mr. de la Cruz is a minor antagonist in season 3 of 13 Reasons Why. He is the abusive father of Montgomery de la Cruz and the one who is likely responsible for shaping his son who he is.
He is portrayed by Marcus DeAnda.
Most of his background is unknown and why he is the way he is. The only things we know about him outside of his treatment of Monty is that he is homophobic.
He is mentioned in "The Box of Polaroids" by Monty telling Scott that his father attacked him with a hammer. In "Bye", after the groups' efforts to destroy Bryce and the jocks, Monty talks to Bryce about doing something to Tyler, but Bryce tells him that his father hasn't beat him hard enough.
In "Nobody's Clean", while Clay and Ani investigate Monty, they wake up at night to see a drunk Mr. de la Cruz looking for Monty. He takes notice of Clay and Ani but passes out before he can do anything else, Monty walks up to him and angrily mocks him, but also spots Clay and Ani. Clay asks Monty if the blood on his nightstick is Bryce's blood, but he tells her it is his and his father's.
In "There Are a Few Things I Haven't Told You", Monty wakes up from bed and his father asks him about where he was after the homecoming night. Monty tells him he was his friend's house, Charlie St. George.
In "Let the Dead Bury the Dead", Monty is seen in prison for raping Tyler. His father visits Monty in prison and chastises him over it (albeit more angry that he assaulted a male, and not angry over the crime itself). He warns Monty that he will get beaten down by the other inmates for what he did. He then asks Monty if he is gay, and when he admits he is, he spits on him and takes his leave.