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Born in San Jose, California, USA
Birth NameVal Joe Galindo

Mini Bio (1)

Rudy Galindo was born on September 7, 1969 in San Jose, California, USA as Val Joe Galindo. He is an actor, known for Nutcracker on Ice (2009), The Great Skate Debate II (1998) and Will & Grace (1998).

Trivia (25)

Gold Medal, 1996 US National Figure Skating Championships
Bronze Medal, 1996 World Figure Skating Championships
Skated pairs with Kristi Yamaguchi
Is of Mexican descent
Sister Laura Galindo-Black was his coach
Placed 2nd at the 2000 World Professional Championships
Currently resides in Reno, Nevada.
1982 Novice U.S. National champ.
1986 Junior pairs U.S. National champ.
1989 Junior pairs U.S. National champ.
1990 Junior pairs U.S. National champ.
1985 & 1986 Junior U.S. bronze medalist
1987 Junior World champ.
1988 Junior Worlds pairs champ.
1986 Junior silver medalist
1985 Junior bronze medalist
1987 Junior Worlds pairs bronze medalist
only man to win 2 medals at the Junior Worlds, which he accomplished in 1987
won 5 Pacific Coast Senior Championships from 1992-1996
placed 2nd at Skate America in 1989
placed 2nd twice at the 1987 & 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival
turned pro on September 11, 1996
He & Olympic gymnast Amy Chow were honored by the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 as Amateur Athletes of the Year
First Mexican-American figure skater to win the national skating championship
His mother is Italian and his father was Mexican

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