Omar Rivera
Character Profile
Portrayed By
Eddie J. Fernandez
First Appearance
Those Kinds of Things
Last Appearance
Those Kinds of Things
Full Name
Omar Rivera

Manner of Death
Killed by Travis Marshall
34 or 41 (at death)
Personal Status
Professional Status
Fruit Vendor

Omar Rivera is a character in DEXTER. An ex-convict who used to work for Brother Sam at his body shop, and then ran a fruit stand beside a freeway in Miami.

According to his license, he was born on August 21, 1977 and he lives on 2209 W. Hillside Blvd.


Omar is a man of Hispanic descent with dark black hair and a mustache with beard. He wears silk orange patterned shirt and a pair of tan pants with black shoes. He also appears to have a tattoo on his right upper arm.


Omar when he's shown alive doesn't say a whole lot, but according to Brother Sam he was a man "who got rid of his demons" and was starting out anew. Omar had links to a drug cartel and was likely arrested on possession, eventually going clean as he came out of jail. This suggests that Brother Sam helped him reform and become a normal citizen in society rather than a man dwindling back into a life of crime. Sam is convinced that Omar did not have his death coming, that he didn't deserve to go out that way.

Early life

According to Sergeant Angel Batista, Omar Rivera had links to the Salaz Cartel and was likely arrested related to drugs. After he got out of jail, he went to work for Brother Sam before going on to be a fruit vendor and was last seen by Sam a few months before needing new breaks for his pickup truck.


Omar Rivera is seen working with his stalk of fruits and vegetables at a stand beside a busy street in Miami. Little does he realize that nearby, Travis Marshall and "Professor Gellar" are observing him from a distance. Travis makes his way over to Omar, introducing himself with a verse from the Revelations in the bible: "In the midst of the street was the tree of life, which bares twelve manner of fruit and yielded her fruit every month". Omar didn't really respond to this and instead asked if he needed anything fruit wise, to which Travis replied with a need for oranges. Omar nodded and repeated the term in Spanish, bending over facing away from Travis to get some oranges for him. While doing this, Travis prepared a large blade from his bag and approached Omar, striking him in the back of the head. He was then dragged down behind the fruit stand and stabbed with the blade, thus ending his life...and from there he was dissected, having his intestines removed and placed on a scale at the stand while they were replaced with 7 baby snakes sewn in by the Greek pattern for Alpha and Omega.

His body was later dumped some time after, to wash up on shore from the ocean on a beach. A nearby jogger screams and calls in the body, where Dexter Morgan and team arrive to investigate. Upon lifting his shirt, they find the strange etching of where he was cut open and pulling out his wallet reveals his name as well as other information. His stomach begins to move and Dexter cuts open some of the sewing, revealing the baby snakes slithering out from the open wound. Omar becomes the first major victim of Travis Marshall and Professor Gellar, though for what purpose he was chosen may have been personal or just because he owned a fruit stand (as the quote Travis told him related to their very location).


  • In a newspaper article that "Professor Gellar" reads during Episode 605: The Angel of Death, Omar's name can be read as "Omar Gonzalez" rather than Omar Rivera.[1]
  • There is debate over how old Omar was when he died. His license says he was 34 but according to the Dexter Kill Room he is actually 41.[2]