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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 5 December 1977Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Mini Bio (1)

Armando Riesco is a versatile NYC based actor with credits in film, TV, and the stage. He graduated from Northwestern University's theater department and has been working consistently in multiple genres with some of the best directors in the business, including Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, Steven Soderbergh, Jonathan Demme, and many others.

He has appeared in over a dozen films (Garden State, Adult World, Bella, World Trade Center etc.), and regular, recurring, and guest starring spots on television (Power, The Family, Vinyl, Kings). He has voiced and done motion capture for several video games, most recently playing "Mario Frigo" in Avalanche Studios "Just Cause 3". His voice can also be heard in national and international publicity campaigns for major companies such as Macy's, Chase, Garnier, McDonalds, and many others.

On stage he was most notably the title character in the Elliot Trilogy, which includes the Pulitzer Prize winning "Water by the Spoonful" by Quiara Hudes, for which he received a Lucille Lortel nomination for outstanding lead actor in a play. He is sought after for his unique portrayals of characters across the board. From anger fueled Marine, to hilarious trans-sexual, to bored, suburban, and supremely wealthy, Riesco has managed to submerge himself seamlessly into his roles.

As a director and writer/producer, his 1st short "Remember" was an official selection at LA Shorts,The NYHBO Latino Film Festival, LALIFF, and the Soho Film Festival. His second short "The Lost Flowers" (2016) is on the festival circuit having premiered at the Rincón International Film Festival in PR. He is also in development for a film adaptation/translation of Romeo and Juliet starring Ruben Blades.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (6)

Attended Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Received a Lucille Lortel nomination in 2014 for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play" for his work on "The Happiest Song Plays Last" at Second Stage in New York City.
Winner of a 2014 HOLA award for excellence in theater (Outstanding performance by a male actor) for his work in "The Happiest Song Plays Last" in New York City.
Served as US State Department/embassy representative along with former US Marine Elliot Ruiz in High Fest (Yerevan, Armenia) in 2014.
Participated in AITAF (Arts in the Armed Forces) tour in Kuwait alongside founders Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker (and others)in August of 2015.
Originated the role of "Lorenzo" in Steppenwolf Theater Production of "The Fundamentals" by Erika Shaffer in November 2016.

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