Tyler Alvarez

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Tyler Alvarez
Born
Tyler Sage Alvarez

(1997-10-25) October 25, 1997 (age 21)
EducationFiorello H. LaGuardia High School
OccupationActor
Years active2013–present

Tyler Sage Alvarez (born October 25, 1997)[1] is an American actor, known for his roles as Diego Rueda in Nickelodeon's teen sitcom Every Witch Way and Peter Maldonado in Netflix's mockumentary series American Vandal.

Early life[edit]

Alvarez was born in New York City, to a first generation Cuban American father,[2] and a fourth generation Puerto Rican American mother.[3] His father works for the Drug Enforcement Administration and his mother works as a nurse administrator for a private hospital.[4] He had one older brother, Niko, who passed away in October of 2018.[4] Alvarez's parents divorced when he was a child and both subsequently remarried.[4] He has two younger half-siblings, Alex and Brianna, from his father, and a younger half-sister, Sofia, from his mother.[4]

Alvarez was educated at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City, and at Jericho High School in Jericho, New York. He is fluent in Spanish.[3]

Career[edit]

Alvarez's first professional acting job was in a Totino's pizza rolls commercial.[2] In 2014, he began starring as Diego Rueda, a human with magical powers, in Nickelodeon's teen sitcom Every Witch Way.[5] The following year, Alvarez began portraying Benny Mendoza, the eldest son of Litchfield inmate Gloria Mendoza, in Netflix's comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.[6]

In 2017, he began playing the lead role of Peter Maldonado in Netflix's true crime mockumentary series American Vandal.[7] It has been confirmed that he will return for the second season.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The House That Jack Built Young Hector
2013 Brothers in Arms Logan Short film
2018 The Pretenders Doug

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014–2015 Every Witch Way Diego Rueda 85 episodes
2014 Every Witch Way: Spellbound Diego Rueda Television film
2015 Talia in the Kitchen Diego Rueda Episode: "Every Witch Lola's"
2015–2017 Orange Is the New Black Benny Mendoza 5 episodes
2017 High School Lover Larry Television film
2017–2018 American Vandal Peter Maldonado 16 episodes
2017 Fresh Off the Boat Wes Episode: "Slide Effect"
2018 The Fosters Declan Rivers 5 episodes
2019 Veronica Mars Juan-Diego De La Cruz Main role,pre-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alvarez, Tyler [@tyleralvarez] (October 25, 2015). "Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I seriously love every single one of you. You guys had me smiling all day. Can't believe I'm 18" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b Rapp, Ilana (January 31, 2014). "Teen Actors Share Audition Techniques". NYCastings.
  3. ^ a b "Tyler Alvarez Talks Nickelodeon's "Every Witch Way" – Interview". BSCkids. January 10, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Suarez, Ana Luisa (January 17, 2014). "EXCLUSIVE: Introducing New Nickelodeon Telenovela Star Tyler Alvarez!". Latina.
  5. ^ "Tyler Alvarez Height Age Weight Biography Girlfriend & Net Worth - Famed Star". Famed Star. 2017-09-28. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  6. ^ Lindsay, Benjamin (November 22, 2017). "'American Vandal' Star Tyler Alvarez Reveals How to Act in a Mystery Series". Backstage.
  7. ^ Ramps, Dino-Ray (August 3, 2017). "Netflix Announces True Crime Satire 'American Vandal' With Absurdly Straight-Laced Trailer". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ "'American Vandal' Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. October 26, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.

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