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Xolo Mariduena | Victor
For Mariduena, being involved in the entertainment industry runs in the family. Most of his early years were spent in radio studios with his mother. , wWatching other artists perform there piqued his . It was here that his curiosity and interest in the field, peaked and a. At the tender age of nine, Mariduena told his parents, "I want to be on TV. That would be cool."
His natural talent and unique ethnicity (Mexican, Cuban, and Ecuadorian descent) helped him quickly sign with an agent and nail his first audition, a national commercial for Sears. He went on to snag several more national nationwide spots and advertisements for major brands including Target, Verizon, Payless Shoes, and Lowe's. Only a year later, Mariduena is taking Hollywood by storm, starring as Victor on NBC's primetime hit drama "Parenthood," alongside Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, and an all-star ensemble cast. First appearing in the Season 3 finale as the newly adopted son of Julia Braverman (Erika Christensen) and, Joel Graham (Sam Jaeger) and brother of Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae), Mariduena is now a series regular. This season chronicles the new family's adjustment to adoption, and showcases Mariduena's talents as a boy with a rough upbringing deserving of a loving family. Other TV appearances roles include lending his voice on the hit animated series "Family Guy" and an upcoming guest- starring spotring role on the hit TNT drama "Major Crimes."
Mariduena can also be seen on the big screen, with a supporting role in the new film, "Dealin' with Idiots," directed by Jeff Garlin. Based on events in the director's life, "Dealin' with Idiots" tells the tale ofdepicts the antics that occur with parents and their athletically blessed children. Mariduena plays Manny, Playing Manny, team shortstop and the best friend of Jeff Garlin's son, Mariduena and team shortstop. He costars alongside his onscreen mothers Gina Gershon and Kerri Kenney-Silver.
Mariduena has been already recognized for his talent by being named one of Latina Magazine's 50 Brightest Stars under 25. When he's not working, Mariduena enjoys martial arts, video games and tennis. He especially loves music and , spendsing much of his time spinning and listening to and spinning records with his dad. Due to his natural inquisitiveness, he also has a lovese of science and watches as much Discovery Channel as he can.
Mariduena resides in Los Angeles with his parents and sisters, Thalia and Oshun. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.