J.R. Villarreal

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Born in Houston, Texas, JR Villarreal has been working and living in Hollywood since the tender age of 10. A compelling and energetic actor, JR's talent and depth have earned him adulation from both industry professionals and fans alike. As a youngster, JR captivated audiences with his performance in the hit film Akeelah and the Bee starring ... See full bio »

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 2021 The Uncanny (post-production)
 2020 United We Fall (TV Series)
Felix Rodriguez
- Re-Wedding Crashers (2020) ... Felix Rodriguez
- You're Doing It Wrong (2020) ... Felix Rodriguez
- My Favorite Marta (2020) ... Felix Rodriguez
 2020 Dance with Me, Mija (Short)
Javier the Father
 2018 Medal of Honor (TV Series documentary)
Justin Gallegos / Gallegos
- Clint Romesha (2018) ... Justin Gallegos
- Ty M. Carter (2018) ... Gallegos
 2017 High & Mighty (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... Hugo
- Episode #1.7 (2017) ... Hugo
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Hugo
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Hugo
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Hugo
 2017 Whiteblood
 2017 An American in Texas
Paul Villarreal
 2015/I Spare Parts
 2013 The Bridge (TV Series)
- The Beast (2013) ... Mando
 2013 Chamacas (TV Series)
- Bikini Line (2013)
 2013 Ghost Team One
 2011 Magic City Memoirs
Mikey Acosta
 2007 Bobby Z
 2007 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Ben Tavez
- No Man's Land (2007) ... Ben Tavez
 2006 Akeelah and the Bee
Javier (as JR Villarreal)
 2005 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Joseph Borgia
- On the Wings of a Dove (2005) ... Joseph Borgia (as JR Villarreal)
 2005 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Marcos Garcia
- Promising Treatment (2005) ... Marcos Garcia
 2005 House (TV Series)
- Humpty Dumpty (2005) ... Manny (as JR Villarreal)
 2005 Harvest of Redemption
Oscar as a young boy
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series)
Boy #2
- The Plan (2004) ... Boy #2
 2003 Senor White (TV Movie)
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Nelson Rodriguez
- A Tree Falls (2003) ... Nelson Rodriguez (as Juan Villareal Jr.)
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Alternate Names:

Juan Villareal Jr. | JR Villarreal


5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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Most famous for being in Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

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