|Date of Birth||2 April 1981, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA|
|Height||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Rafael Zubizarreta Jr.(known affectionately by his friends as "Raf") is of Cuban and Mexican descent. Rafael's father (born and raised in Cuba) spent over 20 years in the United States army and is a Vietnam Veteran. The military life gave Rafael and his family the opportunity to travel around the world a great deal. Among all his travels, Rafael most enjoyed spending several years in Germany.
Like most successful actors, Rafael was bit by the acting bug when he was very young. Throughout his childhood, he and his friends would put on skits for anyone who would watch. At the age of 19, Rafael began seriously studying acting in local community theaters as well as studying under several acting teachers, including established acting coach Susan Grace Cohen of the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. Being cast in major stage roles quickly followed. Rafael has taken on a wide range of roles on various stages around the country. Some shows which include: "The King and I", "Over the River and Through the Woods", "Halfway There", "Oklahoma", "A Perfect Wedding", "Nice Guys Finish", and "Barefoot In The Park" among many others. Rafael made his west coast stage debut in 2011 when he appeared in North Hollywood as Joe Connelly in the zombie horror show of "The Revenants".
While continuing his acting career on major stages, Rafael has been recruited by Hollywood. He has appeared on television in critically-acclaimed shows as well as blockbuster and indie films, with starring roles in the 2013 Indie Fest USA award winning feature "Mobster", as well as the 2013 Directors Guild of America award winning short "For The Birds".
Although success in Hollywood is coming quickly for Rafael, it has been based on a lot of time paying his dues and honing his acting skills in the theater all across the country, including Off Broadway in New York City. This experience is what gives his performances such depth. Rafael lives near Los Angeles with his wife, young son, and daughter.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Andy Crash Kelly