5 Fast Facts about 'On My Block' Actor Diego Tinoco
Here are the significant facts related to the 'On My Block' actor Diego Tinoco.
'Cesar Diaz's life, as shown in 'On My Block' may not be what you would expect for a typical American teen, but the series actually portrays the exact picture of the current state of young people in the modern society. The gang life, family challenges, and substance abuse are some of major problems youths in high school face today, the reality of which the Netflix series is trying to depict in its story.
Diego Tinoco is well recognized from his role in 'On My Block.'
The fans of the show 'On My Block' may be familiar with the intelligent, defiant, and determined personality of Cesar. Apart from the dating rumors with co-star Sierra Capri, people know very little about the actor who plays him, Diego Tinoco. So let's take some time to know a bit more about the life of the 22-year-old actor.
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Diego Tinoco Appeared in 'Teen Wolf' Prior to His Role in 'On My Block'
Before Diego starred on 'On My Block,' he appeared on the supernatural drama series 'Teen Wolf,' in 2016. He featured on the show as the character 'Mateo' in season 6's first episode 'Memory Lost.'
Diego made an appearance in 'Teen Wolf' before his part in 'On My Block.'
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From his role in 'Teen Wolf,' he was able to showcase his skills to the entertainment industry. From there onward, he succeeded in landing a starring role in the 'On My Block' series.
Diego Inherits Latino Heritage
Diego's mother is from Ecuador, and his father is Mexican. His parents came to the United States as immigrants by crossing the border from Mexico.
Diego has Latino roots.
Tinoco is very proud of his Latino roots, and he grew up speaking Spanish as his first language.
Diego Started His Acting Career Through Minor Roles
Diego, like any other prominent actors, entered into the film and television industry, by beginning at smaller roles in minor projects. One of his significant minor roles was that of Mateo in 'Teen Wolf,' in the season 6 premiere episode 'Memory Lost.'
His entry into entertainment industry was through minor roles in movies and series.
Diego's involvement during his early career also includes parts in 'Welcome to Valhalla' and 'Drizzle of Hope.' With these minor roles, he learned many things on and off the set, gained experience, and developed his own skill of portraying a character, which became useful in his selection for the 'Cesar Diaz' role in 'On My Block.' Currently possessing an estimated net worth of $850,000, the actor still has a long way to go, with many opportunities in the way.
Diego Was Nominated for Two Awards in 2019
Diego's talent and his impressive performance in 'On My Block' started drawing the attention of the Award organizations. His ability to flawlessly play out 'Cesar Diaz' and his skill to bring the character to life was the subject of admiration for many critics and viewers alike.
Diego was nominated for two awards for his role in 'On My Block.'
His skills got him nominated for two awards in 2019. Diego earned nominations for Imagen Foundation Awards' 'Best Television Actor' and Teen Choice Award for 'Choice Summer TV Star: Male', both for his involvement in 'On My Block.'
Diego Doesn't Know How To Dance Despite His Latino Roots
You may have expected Diego to possess some unique moves as he is of Mexican descent. But the actor admits that he doesn't know how to dance as much as he knows how to act.
Diego admitted that he does not know how to dance.
Diego's parents, however, do create special dance partners as he once told in an interview, "My parents kill it on the dance floor, but they haven't taught me any of the moves yet."
The 22-year-old has to go through a few auditions for the dance scenes because of his lack of moves. Hope his parents will one day certainly pass their 'killing moves' to him.
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