Jeremy Ray Valdez

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Jeremy Ray Valdez
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Jeremy Ray Valdez
Born (1980-07-10) July 10, 1980 (age 34)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 2000–present

Jeremy Ray Valdez (born July 10, 1980) is an American actor. He won the 2010 Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film for his role in La Mission.

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His first gigs were national commercials for brands such as Coca Cola, McDonalds, Six Flags, Verizon and Toys R Us. Welcoming the newfound paychecks and a departure from working "almost every crazy job imaginable" Jeremy continued to hone his acting skills, landing his first television role on Brothers Garcia.

Valdez starred the 2010 independent hit, "La Mission". Jeremy has garnered accolades and success from his role as Jesse Rivera in the film. These include a 2010 IMAGEN Award for "Best Supporting Actor". "La Mission" stars Valdez, alongside Benjamin Bratt, and was featured at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Jeremy also starred opposite Charles S. Dutton in the upcoming film, "The Obama Effect". In 2010 he was cast in Allan Ball's newest pilot for HBO, "All Signs of Death". In the spring of 2010, Valdez starred in the feature film "Benavides Born", filmed in South Texas. "Benavides Born" was selected to premier at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, in competition. This will mark the second film in two years that Jeremy has starred in that will be included in the Sundance Film Festival.

Valdez has had recurring roles on television shows including ER, Veronica Mars, Drake & Josh and guest starring roles on The Closer, NCIS, 24, CSI: NY, JAG, The Shield, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, That's So Raven, Medical Investigation, Boston Public and One on One. He also starred in HBO's critically acclaimed TV Movie, Walkout, directed by Edward James Olmos. Valdez portrays Robert Avila, an undercover police officer who poses as a high school student, in the film based on the true story of the 5 Mexican-American East LA high schools that organized a walkout in 1968 to protest poor school conditions. Additionally, Jeremy starred in, Junkyard Saints, a film which was featured on the PBS series, Independent Lens. Valdez currently resides in Los Angeles.

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