Elvis Dino Esquivel was born in Santa Ana, California. After graduating from Foothill High School in Orange County, California, Esquivel enlisted in the United States Navy. After being deployed to the Middle East in support of the Iraq War, Esquivel was honorably discharged. Shortly after, Esquivel enrolled in Santa Ana College and published his first poetry book, "Solo lloré en otoño", which includes various poems he wrote during his military service. After receiving his Associate of Arts degree from SAC, Esquivel transferred to California State University, Fullerton. During his first semester at CSUF, Esquivel published his second poetry book, "Llantos del silencio", and began his acting career. Esquivel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from CSUF. Some of his poems have been published in numerous anthologies from Spain, Mexico, USA, Argentina, and Chile.

His first supporting role was as Edwin in "A Broken Code", directed by Josh Abraham Webber. He is best known for the role of Night in the film, "The Insomniac", starring Eddy Salazar, John Heard, and Danny Trejo. He also played a small role in the film, "This Is Our Time", starring Golden Globe and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts and Erik Estrada. His most recent project is "Ted 2" starring Mark Wahlberg, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, and directed by Seth MacFarlane.

Elvis Dino Esquivel is still finding his place in the film industry and his goal is to write and direct both short and feature films with philosophical messages that embrace the human spirit.