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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 January 1980Miami, Florida, USA
Birth NameWilmer Eduardo Valderrama
Nickname Will
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Wilmer Valderrama has amassed an extensive acting resume in film and television that solidified him in Hollywood as a sought after leading man. Valderrama stars in FOX's sci-fi series Minority Report (2015) as 'Will Blake,' a new police detective on the force. The series, which also stars Meagan Good and Stark Sands, is a sequel to the Steven Spielberg-directed movie set 10 years after the end of Pre-crime in D.C. Valderrama also stars as 'Carlos Madrigal', the main villain in 'Robert Rodriguez' & Quentin Tarantino's first original series From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014) on El Rey Network. Valderrama will voice 'Prince Charming' in the 'John H. Williams' animated film Charming (2017), opposite Ashley Tisdale, Avril Lavigne and Demi Lovato. Valderrama starred in the indie dramas To Whom It May Concern (2015) from French director Manu Boyer and The Adderall Diaries (2015), opposite Amber Heard and James Franco, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. His other film credits include Larry Crowne (2011), From Prada to Nada (2011) and Summer Catch (2001). Most recognized for his role as 'Fez' on FOX's Emmy-nominated series That '70s Show (1998), a role that garnered him numerous Teen Choice Awards and an ALMA Award nomination. Valderrama also lent his voice to the character 'Manny' on the Disney Channels animated children's program Handy Manny (2006). His other television credits include Awake (2012), Raising Hope (2010), Suburgatory (2011), Royal Pains (2009) and Wizards of Waverly Place (2007). Behind the camera, Valderrama created and produced the MTV series Yo Momma (2006), also serving as the host for all three seasons, in addition to producing other MTV series such as Punk'd (2003), Blowin' Up (2006) and Trippin (2005). As for his philanthropic efforts, Valderrama has directed several PSA's for multiple organizations such as Voto Latino, where he stands as co-chair, and the Environmental Media Association, where he is an executive board member. Valderrama is the spokesperson for CHCI, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and is the founder of their Ready 2 Lead program, which educates and empowers the Latino youth. He also works with President Barack Obama's Organizing for Action campaign on future efforts involving immigration reform and education. Born in Miami, Valderrama moved to Venezuela with his family at the age of three. Valderrama is fluent in both Spanish and English. When Valderrama was 13, his family relocated to Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ML

Trivia (16)

Graduated from William Howard Taft High School in 1999.
Was born in Miami, but moved to Venezuela when he was 3.
One of People Magazine's "Top 50 Bachelors" (2002)
Is of Colombian and Venezuelan descent.
Best friends with Ashton Kutcher.
Was a guest at Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's wedding.
Has been a victim on Punk'd (2003) more often than anyone else.
In December 2005, he signed on for a role in the remake of the television show CHiPs (1977). In November 2002, he and That '70s Show (1998) costar Danny Masterson portrayed "Ponch" and "Jon" (respectively) in a MADtv (1995) skit parodying CHiPs (1977).
Favorite Love Song is "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin from the film Top Gun (1986).
Resides in Los Angeles, California.
Is fluent in Spanish.
Ex-boyfriend of Lindsay Lohan.
Close friend of Gia Mantegna.
Ex-boyfriend of Mandy Moore.
After the production of That '70s Show (1998) ended, he purchased the '69 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser used in the show for $500.
He and Cassandra Scerbo are god-parents of Kenneth Carney (b.2012), son of Tiffany Thornton and her husband Christopher Carney.

Personal Quotes (8)

I play opposite Beverly D'Angelo, and that was definitely a great time.
I got hit twice in the face, and that was not fun.
Honestly, I've been very blessed. Yes, I am cursed with this gift.
Because I had an accent, people had this impression that I was dumb.
As an actor, you should be willing to take challenges.
When I first came to this country, I didn't know how to speak English.
The sex with Mandy [Moore] was good, but it wasn't like warm apple pie.
Mandy [Moore] because that was the most meaningful relationship.

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