Hector Maio is one of the antagonists in Need for Speed: Undercover. He's the brother of Zack Maio.

Hector says that he races for adrenaline with his two-tone black and green Nissan 370Z, but is seen driving a silver Nissan 370Z in cutscenes. He drives a green Volkswagen Golf GTI in the PSP release, In the PlayStation 2 and Wii release, he is driving a silver Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition.

Hector is first seen in the mission Palm Harbor Rally and is possibly the race organizer. He is described by the player's federal handler - Chase Linh - to have a small band of car thieves in the Palm Harbor Area.

He congratulates the player for winning the Palm Harbor Rally and offers them a choice of pink slips for the other racers' cars.

The player later completes two Jobs - Mystery Job and Versus for Hector before bringing him to custody in the job - Kingpin.

The Maio brothers stole a BMW M6 from Chinese crime boss Chau Wu. It contains a PDA with information regarding Chau's criminal background.

Hector's FBI file

  • Name: Hector Maio
  • Date of birth: December 15, 1982
  • Nicknames/Aliases: Smiley
  • Last known location: Palm Harbor
  • Known acquaintances: Zack Maio, Caleb Reece & Isabel "Izzy" Diaz
  • Offenses:
    • Grand theft auto (8 counts)
    • Excessive speeding (6 counts)
    • Reckless driving (3 counts)
  • Comments:
    • Served a 2-year sentence for Grand Theft Auto
    • Known in prison as "Smiley" for his optimistic/grand plans when released
    • Organized a small crew made up of neighbors and family who deal in stolen cars
    • Demands respect and loyalty from his crew
    • Known as a local up and comer with a "big" future ahead of him.



Hector is portrayed by actor Kurt Caceres.



  1. Prima Official Game Guide - Need for Speed: Undercover (Hector's FBI file)
  2. Prima Official Game Guide - Need for Speed: Undercover (Hector's FBI file)
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