Jeremy Ray Valdez Biography

Birthday: 1980-07-10
Place of Birth: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: Jeremy Ray Valdez is a talented and successful actor who enhances each of his roles with an apparent passion and natural charm. Having nearly two-dozen roles on some of the hottest shows on television and several exciting film projects, he easily engages audiences with his abilities. Valdez stars in the 24 web spin-off on Fox.com called The Rookie, a role that came to him following his appearances in two Emmy Award-winning episodes during season five of 24. In this series of short online films that follows the adventures of the newest member of CTU, Valdez stars as Jason Blaine (a young Jack Bauer) in the unique action drama, which is in its 3rd season. Sponsored by Degree, this series captures a vast and devoted fan following and is produced in collaboration with many key contributors on 24. Taking his skills to the big screen, Valdez is currently (2008) filming Mission Street Rhapsody (a.k.a. La Mission). He stars opposite Benjamin Bratt who plays his father in the dramatic story about a single father and son living in the mission district of San Francisco. Valdez's character is hard-edged on the exterior, yet an all around good kid who works hard to get himself out of the Mission, and to hide his homosexuality from his ex-convict father. Written, directed and produced by Benjamin's brother, Award-winning director Peter Bratt, the film explores dynamic father/son and cultural issues. Valdez is also no stranger to primetime television, and has had recurring roles on hit shows including ER, Veronica Mars, Drake & Josh and guest starring roles on 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 Emmy award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens. Airing weekly, each episode in this season hosted by Don Cheadle introduces new documentaries and dramas made by independent thinkers. Jeremy's talents extend beyond the realms of film and television and are showcased in his musical abilities. He was raised in a family of musicians and began studying music at the age of 10. Jeremy studied at the Musician's Institute and currently plays guitar for artists Austin Hanks and Travis Howard. Austin Hanks is a country/blues rock band that recently toured with Lynyrd Skynyd and has opened up for several additional acts across the country. The first album released was "Salt of the Earth," and they are currently (2008) in studio recording a second album. Travis Howard is a singer/songwriter with a couple Grammy nominations under his belt for songs he wrote for country music star Miranda Lambert. Ever anxious to pursue his dreams and develop his talents, Jeremy Ray Valdez who was born in New Mexico and attended school in Arizona, came to Los Angeles and began working almost immediately. 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 currently resides and remains busy in Los Angeles.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Americas Worst Tattoos Jaime Abarca 2012 Reality Tv
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Walkout 2006 Drama
All She Can Raynaldo 2011
Land of 1,000 Dances Frankie Cannibal 2011
Dreamer Joe 2013 Drama
Mission Park Bobby 2013 Action, Crime, Drama
Blaze You Out Adan 2013 Action, Drama, Thriller
Bad Asses Manny Parkes 2014 Action
The Fluffy Movie Jesus Martin 2014 Comedy