Ricardo Zamudio Biography
Wiki Biography: Ricardo Zamudio born in Bogota - Colombia. He began his acting career studying in the "Escuela de Artes y Ciencias Escenicas" with Jorge Emilio Salazar, Edgardo Roman, Oscar de Moya and Esther Farfan. When he came to New York he studied at the "HB Studio" with Uta Hagen and Gene Kaplan. He attended "the Singers Forum" with Andy Anselmo and John Albert Harris. He also collaborated with the actors Mauricio Figueroa and Yolanda Garcia in numerous Spanish productions at "the Charles Chaplin School Theatre". While he was working in roofing and construction to pay for his acting classes he joined "The Tomorrow Talent Agency" as a model for Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin. 1992 "Univision" hired him as an escort for the beauty pageant contestants in "Nuestra Belleza Latina" with actor Fernando Allende and Matty. "Univision" would have him representing the City of New York in the weekly variety show "Sabado Gigante" in Miami in a segment "El Hombre de la Semana" where he would take 1st place and the prize was awarded by Univision host "Don Francisco". He returned to New York to continue his modeling campaigns and realized that modeling was a good source of money but not challenging like his true desire of becoming an actor. 1995-96 He returned to Colombia to work on one of the most popular television series at the time "Padres e Hijos" (Fathers and Sons) as "Gino" the Italian school principle. Directed by Roberto Reyes with the original cast and joining actor Manolo Cardona . He also worked on "El Dia es Hoy" (The Day is Today) as "Danilo" the corrupt boyfriend of actress Lorna Paz directed by Daniel Bautista with Dana Garcia, Jose Luis Paniaqua, Pedro Redon. 1996 He walked away with his doors already opened in the Colombian television industry knowing that he needed to continue his acting studies and to pursue his dream of working on the stage. In New York he attended "The Actors Conservatory" with Lily Lodge and a member of "The Actors Studio" and teacher from "The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute" Elaine Aiken. While in New York he worked on the TV reality series "The Diary" as "Ricardo" directed by Yanni Stamas on the "Time Warner Channel". 1997 He formed a Real Estate and development company with his brothers that would give him the opportunity to design and develop his own projects. 1999 He joined "The Obie Award Winning Spanish Repertory Theatre" in New York City. For the last 11 years Ricardo has found his passion in theatre. His credits include "Yerma" as "Victor" by Federico Garcia Lorca and directed by Obie Award Winning director Rene Bush. One of the most successful Spanish plays in the history of the Spanish Repertory and has traveled to different theatres in the United States is "Cronica de Una Muerte Anunciada" (Chronicle of a Death Foretold) as "Bayardo San Roman'' adapted for the stage by Fabio Rubiano from the original writer and Nobel Prize recipient Gabriel Garcia Marquez, directed by Ace Award Winning Theatre, and TV/Movie Winner director Jorge Ali Triana. He also joined the Greenville Co. Theatre performing "Hot Line" as "Delivery Man" directed by Bruce Bloom "A Nite of Mime, Music, Masks and Madness" as "Lorenzo" directed by Christopher Arena. Other Theatre credits include, "Of Mice and Men" as "Lenny" "The Time of Your Life" as "Harry" "A Hatful of Rain" as "Johnny" also, he became part of the Habiscus Theatre Company and was cast in his first musical production for Broadway "Tropicana the Musical" as "Chorus Boys" Preparing for the lead role was Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera. This musical was written and produced by Emmy Award Winner Chuck Gomez. In 2002 Ricardo worked with Golden globe Winner and Oscar nominated actor Alec Baldwin in the "Master Theatre Workshop" in South Hampton and achieving the highest score for his work in the "Golden Boy" as "Joe" by Clifford Odets.In the same year he worked in a movie musical "Isabella Rico" as "drug lord Bobby" This multi -award film which appeared in 33 festivals world wide and Won Best director and Special Achievement Award for Elizabeth Lucas. Festivals including: The Hampton's International Film Festival, The Palm Beach Film Festival, The Rain Dance International Festival in London, and The San Diego Film Festival. Other film credits include: 2005 "Molotov Samba" as "Arturo" directed by Todd Morris, 2007 "Runaway" as "Julian" directed by John Esposito, 2009-2010 "The Hit" as "Frank Lupo" directed by Michael Norton. Once a year Ricardo donates his time and work to help upcoming directors from the colleges in the New York State area to develop their films. "Del Fuego" as "Javier" written and directed by John Dean Alfone - Columbia University/City College "Papaya Lyrics" as "Ricardo" written and directed by Jaime Zevallos - Long Island University "Take me out Tonight" as "Angel" written and directed by Emily Rosdeitcher - NYU Film. Her master's thesis film, won NYU's awards for screenwriting, production and cinematography. This film was screened in over a dozen festivals in the U.S. and abroad. "Expiation" as "Adam" written and directed by Gabriel Flores - City College.
Ricardo ZamudioPhotos & Pictures
|Movies Title||Appeared As||Year||Genre|
|Molotov Samba||Arturo||2005||Crime, Drama, Romance|