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Efren Ramirez

Since his breakthrough performance as Pedro in NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, Efren Ramirez has established himself within the Film and Television industry, working nonstop in numerous projects being released over the coming months.

Ramirez has been acting for over ten years, playing many diverse roles in television shows including ER, Judging Amy, The District, and Boston Public. However, it was his iconic portrayal of Pedro that has made him an international superstar. Pictures of Ramirez in character can be found on T-shirts being worn by people of all ages everywhere around the world. Simply by appearing at events on college campuses ensures that thousands of students will converge for a glimpse of their hero.

Moving on from Pedro has been effortless for this gifted young actor. He recently appeared on HBO with Edward James Olmos in Walk Out opposite Michael Pena and Alexa Vega. In this gripping drama, Ramirez plays Bobby Verdugo, a Chicano student from east LA who struggles for better education in public schools throughout the Chicano movement in 1968.

Next up he will be seen in MTV Film's ALL YOU GOT. Starring Faizone Love, and Ciara Harris, which is to be released in May. This romantic comedy is about the rivalry of high school volleyball teams.

This September, two major films will be released in which Ramirez appears in lead roles. The first is CRANK, from Lions Gate Picture's, in which Ramirez appears opposite Jason Statham, and Amy Smart. In this film, Ramirez plays a transvestite, which may be a bit of a surprise for Pedro fans.

Efren Ramirez currently resides in Los Angeles. When he isn't filming, he spends his time practicing his love of spinning records, appearing as a guest DJ in clubs all across the country.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Efren Ramirez Facts

Birth Name Efrain Antonion Ramirez
BirthdayOctober 2, 1973 (50)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Efren Ramirez compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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