Hometown: Miami, Florida
Birthday: January 30
Wilmer Valderrama is perhaps most recognized for his role as ‘Fez’ in the comedy “That 70s Show,” for which he garnered several Teen Choice Awards and an ALMA nomination.
Valderrama’s additional television credits include starring roles in “Minority Report,” “From Dusk Till Dawn” and “Awake,” and guest roles in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Raising Hope,” “Suburgatory,” “Royal Pains” and “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Also, he voiced the character ‘Manny’ in the animated children’s program, “Handy Mandy.”
Valderrama will be the voice of ‘Prince Charming’ in the upcoming animated film “Charming,” due for release in 2017. Most recently, he starred in the indie films “The Girl is in Trouble,” “To Whom it May Concern” and “The Adderall Diaries.” His additional film credits include “Larry Crowne,” “From Prada to Nada” and “Fast Food Nation.”
Valderrama created and produced the series “Yo Momma,” in addition to hosting the show for three seasons. Also, he produced “Punk’d,” “Blowin’ Up” and “Trippin.’”
Valderrama is active in several philanthropic agencies. He is co-chair for the civic media organization Voto Latino and is an executive board member for Environmental Media Association, a nonprofit organization educating and mobilizing the entertainment community regarding environmental issues. He is the spokesperson for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and is the founder of their Ready 2 Lead program, which educates and empowers Latino youth. Also, he is working with President Obama’s Organizing for Action campaign on future efforts involving immigration reform and education.
Born in Miami and raised in Venezuela from 3 to 13, Valderrama is fluent in Spanish and English. His family relocated to Los Angeles, where he currently resides. His birthday is Jan. 30. Follow him on Twitter @WValderrama and on Instagram@wilmervalderrama.