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Zeus Mendoza Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Chihuahua, Mexico
Birth NameJesus Mendoza
Nickname Zeus
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A graduate of Santa Clara University, where he received his BA in Theatre Arts, Zeus Mendoza has quickly made an impression on Television and Film audiences across America. He is currently starring as Agent Dylan Wilkins in Univision's edgy and groundbreaking series Ruta 35, which will begin airing in the Spring of 2015 on the UniMás Network. Other recent Feature Film credits include "The Fallen Faithful", and Dreamworks' "Puss in Boots". Mr. Mendoza is also an accomplished Voice Over Actor, and has lent his voice to countless television, film, radio, and multi-million dollar video game projects. He voices a few characters in the hit film "Beverly Hills Chihuahua." Television Series Regular credits include Detective Tony Santiago in the NBC remake series "Hunter",TNT's "Crusade" starring as Trace Miller, Aaron Spelling's "Forbidden Island", filmed on location in New Zealand, "Port Charles", and "Days of Our Lives." Among his other credits are the CBS movie of the week "Murder in the Mirror", playing opposite Jane Seymour and James Farentino, and numerous guest starring roles in Television favorites "CSI", "Perception", "Crash", "CSI: Miami", and many others.

Mr.Mendoza is also no stranger to professional Theatre. He has gained recognition on stage and was nominated for a Garland's Critics Choice Award for his portrayal as Slim in the Pasadena Playhouse production of "Of Mice and Men." He has played leading man to Sanaa Lathan (Love and Basketball) and Amy Brennaman(Judging Amy) in the Los Angeles productions of "Our Town" and "Walking Off the Roof", and gave a memorable turn as Elvis in Steve Martin's hit play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" at the Theatre On the Square in San Francisco. Other theatre credits include "Paint Your Wagon", playing the romantic lead Julio Valveras, and "By the Waters of Babylon" playing Arturo-- both at The Geffen Playhouse.

Other film credits include film festival favorites "The Novice" (Sundance Film Festival), "Ransom", "Asylum Days","Poco Loco" (aka "A Little Crazy"), "Land of Milk and Honey", and "Ballad of a Soldier" (Los Angeles Latino Film Festival).

Mr.Mendoza is also the lead singer for the Los Angeles based rock and roll band simpleworld . Their first single "What You Get" from their debut album "Amplify Your Soul" (POP records) quickly rose on the top 40 charts within weeks of its release and was featured on the Campus Circle CD along with Paolo Alto and The Ataris. simpleworld has recently completed their 2nd studio album "A Rip in the Frame."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Luck Media

Spouse (1)

Cari Shayne (2 November 2002 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

Has a son, Roman, born in January 1992.
Performed with the Mexican Folkloric Ballet for 5 years as a young man
Studied Political Science as well as Theatre Arts at Santa Clara University in Northern California.
Is fluent in Spanish.
An accomplished voice over artist, he has lent his voice to radio and television commercials and has also worked extensively in animation and Cd-rom games.
Known as Zeus to music fans of the band Simpleworld.

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