Diego Fuentes (full name: Diego Antonio Fuentes Lopez) is a Canadian actor of Chilean descent and Toronto socialite. He was MuchMusic's first ever VJ Search winner in 1995, going on to host the popular Clip Trip show on MuchMusic's sister station, MuchMoreMusic.
He has an extensive resume of film, TV, and stage performances. Most notably, he portrayed the character of Natividad Vacio in the 2007 film Hollywoodland. He played fan-favourite Bruno Dias on Global TV's medical drama, Remedy from 2014-15.
He was a resident DJ on "Terrible Tuesdays" at the then popular Queenshead Pub in Toronto from 2003-2005. While originally performing as 'Diego Fuentes', he adopted the moniker 'Mexico 2000' to the delight of his fans.
He is a known advocate for customer rights in fast food restaurants and taxi services in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as a staunch supporter of water conservation. He enjoys roller skating.
In 2011, he appeared in the Drive One Series commercials of Ford Cars coining the catchy phrase "Who wants to stop for gas? I don't."
On May 12, 2012, Fuentes was lead skip of a local curling team that went on to win the Gabby's 2012 annual Bonspiel held at the High Park Curling Club. With the game on the line, just before taking the final shot he turned to his team members and reminded them that he won OFSAA with his high school curling team. The shot was made and victory was sealed. The team completed the tournament with 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 ties.
On April 10, 2015, Fuentes was the answer to #30 across in the Metro Toronto daily crossword. The clue was "Remedy" on Global TV star, Diego __ (Trivia! He won the first VJ Search for MuchMusic in 1995).
On May 1, 2015, in a lesser publicized incident than the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, Fuentes' personal email account was compromised and his contact list was spammed. Within minutes of the violation, Fuentes proactively alerted his followers that the email was not authored by himself and not to open any attachments contained in the message. It is unknown if any computer virus or malware was spread as a result of the rogue communication.
Throughout 2015, he championed a campaign to feed the homeless and clean up Toronto city streets known as "Mexico's Children". In early December, there was an incident outside a Toronto Coffee Time where he was reportedly spit on after offering a woman a bagel with cream cheese. The police were called but no charges or arrests were made.
In January 2016, Fuentes was interviewed by a local newspaper which was doing a feature on a curling night held at the High Park Curling Club. While it is common knowledge that Fuentes is a highly skilled curler, the article included tidbits of information on how and why he came to love the sport. His enthusiasm for the sport is highlighted in his quote that "curling is an incredible sport because drinking is involved".
- Fitz-Gerald, Sean (30 January 2016). "Late-night beer league an introductory legion of brooms | Toronto Star". thestar.com. The Toronto Star. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
- Metro Toronto daily crossword (page 35) http://reader.metronews.ca/digital_launch.aspx?id=ae45d194-e887-4f4e-bfc7-62a403de57df
- Toronto Star http://www.thestar.com/sports/curling/2016/01/30/late-night-beer-league-an-introductory-legion-of-brooms.html)