At 42 years old, Wilmer Valderrama has this physical status:
Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama ( VAHL-də-RAH-mə, Spanish: [baldeˈrama]; born January 30, 1980) is an American actor, producer and television personality. He is known for his role as Fez in the sitcom That '70s Show (1998–2006), Agustín Madrigal in Encanto, and as Carlos Madrigal in From Dusk till Dawn: The Series (2014–2016). He was also host of the MTV series Yo Momma (2006–07), the voice of Manny in the children's show Handy Manny (2006–2013) and has had recurring roles on Grey's Anatomy as well as The Ranch (both in 2016). He is currently part of the main cast of NCIS, portraying Special Agent Nick Torres.
Valderrama has further performed in several prominent feature films, including Party Monster (2003), Beauty Shop (2005), Fast Food Nation (2006), Unaccompanied Minors (2006), Larry Crowne (2011), and The Adderall Diaries (2015). He voiced the character of Prince Philippe Charming in the family animated film Charming (2018).
In addition to his acting career, Valderrama tours extensively as Global Ambassador for the USO, works with the voting rights organization Voto Latino, and co-founded the non-profit Harness.
Valderrama was born in 1980 in Miami, Florida, to Balbino A. and Sobeida Valderrama. His father is Venezuelan and his mother is Colombian.
Valderrama got his start performing in numerous plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream and Rumors. He made his professional debut in a Spanish-language Pacific Bell commercial. At his drama teacher's suggestion, he got an agent and was cast in the CBS miniseries Four Corners and in Omba Mokomba on the Disney Channel. He made his big-screen debut in the film Summer Catch.
Valderrama played Fez on That '70s Show from 1998 to 2006; he was a senior in high school when the pilot episode was filmed. He played DJ Keoki in the 2003 film Party Monster. He produced and hosted the MTV series Yo Momma from 2006 to 2007, and appeared three times on Punk'd, hosted by fellow That '70s Show alumnus Ashton Kutcher.
In April and May 2003, Valderrama appeared in the Los Angeles Times critic's choice play Blackout, an adaptation of the feature film Drunks, and on April 4, 2004, starred in the Actors' Fund of America one-performance only reading of Sunset Boulevard. He filmed the short film La torcedura in which he played the lead, and appeared in The Darwin Awards, an independent film directed by Finn Taylor.
In animation work, Valderrama voiced Rodrigo in Clifford's Really Big Movie. He also voices the main character, Manny, in Disney Channel's Handy Manny series for preschoolers. He had a starring role in El Muerto, an indie film directed by Brian Cox and based on the comic book created by Javier Hernandez. In January 2007, Valderrama launched his own men's fashion label called "Calavena". His production company is WV Entertainment.
In 2010, Valderrama guest-starred on Disney Channel's series Wizards of Waverly Place playing the role of Theresa Russo's brother, Ernesto. In 2011, he appeared in three episodes of USA Network's Royal Pains as Eric Kassabian, an art dealer. In 2012, Valderrama co-hosted Premios Juventud as a superhero on July 19, 2012. In August 2012, he appeared in house music group Nomads' music video of "Addicted to Love".
On September 27, 2013, Valderrama won an ALMA Award for Outstanding Social Activism. By late November 2013, Valderrama had joined the cast of From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.
On June 16, 2016, Valderrama joined NCIS in its fourteenth season. He is a series regular as NCIS Special Agent Nicholas Torres. This led to crossover appearances on spin-offs NCIS: New Orleans and NCIS: Hawaiʻi.
Wilmer also voiced Gaxton in the 2020 Disney/Pixar animated feature film, Onward. In 2021 he lent his voice to the Disney animated film Encanto. In December 2021, Wilmer was set to executive produce and star in an untitled Zorro series for Disney Branded Television. On April 30, 2022, it was announced that Valderrama would have a guest appearance in the follow-up sitcom, That '90s Show.
On May 11, 2011, Valderrama released the song "The Way I Fiesta," which he performed as his alter ego, Eduardo Fresco. The video was directed by Akiva Schaffer from the group The Lonely Island. Danny Masterson, Valderrama's co-star from That '70s Show, has a cameo appearance in the video. Valderrama appeared in the 2009 music video for Wisin & Yandel's song "Imagínate". He also appeared in and produced the 2011 video for LMFAO's song "Sexy and I Know It." At the Billboard Latin Music Awards, he said that he is making music which he will release in Spanish and English. On July 27, 2012, he interviewed Latina and said that he is recording tracks and is working with great artists/producers from both the English and the Spanish side. He said he was hoping to release more music in 2013. On March 10, 2014, Valderrama revealed that a Salud Part 2 is in the works and that he has his music coming out towards the end of the summer of 2014.
Valderrama met Mandy Moore when she was 15, and they dated when she was "16 or 17." Valderrama, who is four years older than Moore, stated in 2006 that he took Moore's virginity, which she denied. In 2004, Valderrama dated Lindsay Lohan, who was 18 at the time; he was 24. From 2010 to 2016, he dated Demi Lovato off and on. The couple met when Lovato was 17 and Valderrama was 29, though they didn't begin dating until Lovato turned 18. Lovato would later release the single "29" from her 2022 album Holy Fvck, which was widely interpreted as a condemnation of Valderrama now that she herself was 29, although Lovato did not directly confirm the inspiration and simply said "I feel like the song says it all".
In January 2020, Valderrama got engaged to Amanda Pacheco, who is 11 years younger than Valderrama. In December 2020, the couple announced they were expecting their first child. Their daughter was born on February 15, 2021.
Valderrama is a car collector. He has retained the original model 1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser used in That '70s Show, purchased for $500 upon learning that the show was going to cease production.
Wilmer Valderrama Reportedly 'Spends Hours' Every Day With Demi Lovato As She Recovers From Apparent Overdose
Thank you deadline As a community, it is vital that we see ourselves on screen – it shapes both how we see ourselves and how others see us. However, the reality is that there’s an undeniable void of authentic stories being told by Latino voices and through the perspective of our creators. I am so excited to partner with John and the rest of the AMG team. Together we will discover and cultivate new voices, and help our talent deliver fresh, authentic Latino storytelling to audiences in the US and around the globe. “Former NBCUniversal executive John Pollak and actor, producer, and activist Wilmer Valderrama have launched Allied Management Group (alliedmgmtgroup ), which focuses on partnering with, collaborating, and representing new and existing Latino voices across traditional and digital media. Pollak and Valderrama are co-founders and co-owners of L.A.-based AMG.” Via deadline (gracias socialrosy 😌)
Fathers Day, I will remember as the day where my papa and I got another go at it. Last Sunday, my dad suffered a major heart attack.. while driving him to the ER, and keeping responsive and alert one thought came through my mind, if this is our last day together.. have I loved him hard enough, have I hugged him and told him that he did it.. that he gave his family everything.. that I saw him sacrifice it all, JUST to give us the American Dream.. you taught me to love people and never give up on them. To be of service, to give all of you knowing that some times it will leave you almost empty.. then understanding that serendipitously made room for more blessings and light.. light that you share endlessly.. thank you god for letting us all have him for one more run, and to the hospitals that saved him.. I am beyond grateful and in awe of your care and the miracles you help god deliver. Te amo papi, and thank you for fighting to stay. To those of you who still have your fathers or father figures, let them know.. don’t let them go without giving them the peace of knowing they will live in your heart forever. And for you who now have them as your guardian Angel, don’t forget to speak to them.. their voice will be with you for the rest of your days.