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Rick Najera


California born Rick Najera started his artistic career as an actor. He is an award-winning actor-writer-director-producer with credits in film, television, theatre and Broadway. Early in his career, he was inspired and mentored by Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, Keenen Ivory Wayans and comedian Cheech Marin. Realizing there were few roles ... See full bio »

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Pledge This! Buford Gomez
(2006)
MADtv
MADtv Writer
(2003-2005)
Latinologues Volume 2
(2005)

Filmography

Jump to: Writer | Actor | Producer | Director | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (16 credits)
 2018 Taco Shop (screenplay) (completed)
  East Los High (TV Series) (21 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (written by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Mexican Wedding (2016)
 2015 The Blexicans (TV Series)
 2013 American Girl Trapped on a Telenovela (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pilot ... (written by)
 2013 Viva America (Short) (contributing writer)
 2008 Nothing Like the Holidays (screenplay)
 2008 Loco Comedy Jam Volume 1 (Video)
 2007 Ceasar and Chuy (TV Series)
 2007 The Pain of the Macho (Short) (written by)
 2007 The Homies Hip Hop Show (TV Series)
 2006 BBQ Bill (Video short)
 2003-2005 MADtv (TV Series) (writer - 47 episodes)
- Episode #10.23 (2005) ... (writer)
- Episode #10.22 (2005) ... (writer)
- Episode #10.21 (2005) ... (writer)
- Episode #10.20 (2005) ... (writer)
- Episode #10.18 (2005) ... (writer)
 1998 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happily Ever After (1998) ... (writer)
 1993 Townsend Television (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.9 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.8 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.7 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... (writer)
  In Living Color (TV Series) (3 episodes) (writer - 27 episodes, 1992 - 1993)
- Undigable Hosts (1993) ... (writer)
- In Living Color's Feedback Line (1993) ... (writer)
- Stacy Koon's Police Academy (1993) ... (writer)
- Bunny Clive (1993) ... (writer)
- Thelma and Louise Jefferson (1993) ... (writer)
Show Show Actor (29 credits)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)

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Other Works:

: Performs in "Latinologues" play he also wrote (Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, New York, USA).

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 24 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Personal Quote:

In the end, perhaps it will be the power of the people and art, not politicians and politics that will redefine the Latino American dream. See more »

Trivia:

Najera made his Broadway debut in 2005 with his award-winning sketch comedy show, Latinologues(TM) and was directed by comic legend Cheech Marin. The show triumphed on Broadway at the historic Helen Hayes Theatre on W. 44th Street for a four-month run, 137 performances with an extension, a historical achievement for a Latino oriented show. With more than a 15 year history of performances, ... See more »

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Latinologues

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