|Efren Ramirez as Jorge
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.
Most recently, Ramirez was seen in the major motion picture Crank, from Lionsgate, in which Ramirez appears opposite Jason Statham, and Amy Smart. In this film, Ramirez played 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.