I was born in San Francisco. But after getting expelled from elementary school — Mom gave me a one-way ticket to Bolivia, a country known as the biggest grower of coca (the plant needed for cocaine). Nice one, Mom.
I eventually returned and performed in freestyle rap battles, before becoming a baseball and wrestling champion. Then I traveled the U.S. as a Subaru car model, despite being average looking.
When I realized that I loved entertaining others… I studied screenwriting at NYU and acting at The Public Theater. Acting opposite Oscar Winner JK Simmons on TBS’ Men at Work was a particular highlight.
I officially made L.A. my home when I participated in the NHMC's TV Writers Program sponsored by ABC and NBC. Since then, I’ve committed myself to being the next/first Latino Alec Berg.
I wrote & directed When the Bomb Drops starring Golden Globe Winner Rachel Bloom of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. This project was nominated for an Imagen Award for Best Comedy Web Series.
I also wrote for the ABC and CBS Comedy Showcases. I then sold a half-hour pilot to Turner Broadcasting’s Super Deluxe. In addition, I developed a pilot with Jared Stern (LEGO Batman Movie) over at WB.
Writing credits also include Ben 10 for Cartoon Network — and I wrote the pilot episode of Granny, which premiered at HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival.
I have been a finalist for Sundance’s Episodic Lab and their New Voices Lab. Currently, I’m in Sony’s Directing Program.
In my spare time, I mentor teens for Edward James Olmos’ Latino Film Institute, watch UFC, and hang with my lovely wife, a Colombian Feng Shui Consultant.