HOLA ACTOR SPOTLIGHT | Rafael Beato

Rafael Beato was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York City in 2013. He won the New York Latin ACE Award in the category of Best Performance by a Leading Male in a Musical for his role in La canción (written by Cándido Tirado and Vico C. and currently running at New York’s Repertorio Español). Other theatre credits include Godspell, Disney’s Camp Rock, Simon The invisible Boy, and Ybor City. Film credits include Viral, Burguesinha, and Reason. Television credits include “The Hunt with John Walsh, “On The Case with Paula Zahn”, and “Young Deadly Love” (the last […]

HOLA ACTOR SPOTLIGHT | Rubén Roberto Gómez

Rubén Roberto Gómez has spent his entire adult life following his passions. A UCLA alumnus with a Masters in Spanish Literature but also fluent in Italian, he crooned his way through two albums followed by European and South American tours singing romantic ballads in Spanish in the 1980s and 1990s. Now, back to his roots in acting, he’s focusing on a career in TV and film. He is often mistaken for Middle Eastern thanks to his Turkish mother, but still able to appear and do voiceover with an Argentine or Spanish dialect courtesy of his Spanish grandfather. His ambiguous accent […]

HOLA ACTOR SPOTLIGHT | Éric-Dominique Pérez

Éric-Dominique Pérez has appeared Off-Off Broadway in the 2008 revival of the multi-award winning play Réquiem por Yarini, for which he earned a nomination for an 2009 ACE award in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Pérez also earned a nomination in 2013 at the Premios Arte Awards for his smash hit self-penned solo show El Gringuito. Other stage credits include Anna in the Tropics, West Side Story, STRETCH, These Are the Stairs You Got To Watch!, Jekyll & Hyde, Shhh! Don’t Wake the Corpse, and Corretjer the Poet. TV credits: “Caso Cerrado”, “MTV’s The Grind”, “History […]

HOLA ACTOR SPOTLIGHT | Juan Francisco Villa

Juan Francisco Villa is an actor, playwright and teaching artist. He has worked nationally with both his acting and writing being performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Syracuse, and Chicago.