Popularly known for his acting skills, Wilmer Valderrama has also played perfectly as a producer, music artist and a media personality. He is amongst the many actors and actresses who grew up on the screen as he started acting way back from his high school days. Ever since he landed his break big in 2011, he has gotten a lot more roles. Here is an inside look on his life, his career, and family.
Wilmer Valderrama’s Bio (Age and Ethnicity)
The Colombian-Venezuelan American actor was born in Miami, Florida on the 30th of January 1980 and was named Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama. He was born to Balbino A. Valderrama – his father, who made ends meet from renting farm equipment and Sobeida Valderrama, his mother. At the age of three, Wilmer moved with his family to Venezuela, before moving back to the United States of America when he was 17. He was raised in the US with his three siblings; Christian, Marilyn, and Stephaine. As regarding his educational pursuit, Wilmer Valderrama schooled at William Howard Taft Charter High School.
There are no records showing that the actor was interested in acting while he was a growing lad but records have it that he started acting while in high school. During those days at high school, he made an open display in the live play A Midsummer Night’s Dream and also in another play titled Rumor. Later on, he appeared for the first time on TV taking the part of an actor in the Spanish Language Pacific Bell Commercial.
As a senior at high school, Wilmer Valderrama got the role to play Fez in the That ’70 Show aired on Fox TV from 1998 till 2006 when it was canceled. In 2003, he appeared as DJ Keoki in the movie, Party Monster, and also had a role in the play, Drunks that same year. He also filmed the short film, La Torcedura and played a role in the film, The Darwin Awards (2006).
As a producer, Wilmer Valderrama has worked on a few movies and has also been credited for most of them. He produced and served as a host on MTV series, Yo Momma aired from 2006 to 2007 and was featured thrice on the show, Punk’d.
Wilmer has contributed immensely to Disney Channel. He voiced as Rodrigo in the movie, Clifford’s Really Big (2004) and as Manny in the Disney Channel series, Handy Mandy. He had a starring role in El Muerto – a comic based movie and was guest-starred on Disney Channel’s series, Wizards of Waverly Place in 2010. In 2011, he appeared in three episodes of USA Network’s Royal Pains as Eric Kassabian, an art dealer.
Besides acting, Wilmer has also made a name for himself in the music world. Sometime in 2011, he released his first single titled The Way I Fiesta where he performed with Eduardo Fresco. Wilmer Valderrama also made an appearance and also produced the music video Sexy and I Know It, a song sang by LMFAO. The music artist is not limited to producing and singing of English songs alone, he has also made a few music gigs in Spanish.
Apart from his credits in the world of arts, Wilmer has trodden the path as a businessman. He founded a men fashion label known as Calavena in 2010. The actor is also a philanthropist who has directed several Prostate-specific antigen awareness for different organizations. Wilmer is also a spokesman for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and is the founder of their Ready 2 Lead program.
Relationship – Dating, Gay, Girlfriend or Wife?
Wilmer Valderrama is one of the eligible bachelors in the entertainment industry. He has a straight sexual orientation and has been in a lot of relationships with women. When he was 18, he dated the singer, Christina Milian for three months before dating the American actress, Ariana Richards in 1999.
After his tragic breakup with Ariana, Wilmer fell in love with Jennifer Love Hewitt who he dated for about two years before dating Mandy Moore. He barely dated Mandy and went ahead to date Lindsay Lohan. He was said to have dated Ashely Simpson, Rihanna, Avril Lavigne, Minka Kelly, and Chantel Jeffries in the past. Currently, Wilmer is in a relationship with Demi Lovato.
Body Stats – Height
Wilmer Eduardo stands at 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 74 kg. He possesses black hair and dark brown eyes. Other details involving his other body measurements are not yet available.