Wilmer Valderrama (Actor) - That '70s Show
 
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Updated: 2/29/12

Name: Wilmer Valderrama

Born: January 30, 1980, Miami, Florida

Claim To Fame: He is best known for playing foreign-exchange student Fez on the sitcom That '70s Show.

Family Life: He is the son of Sobeida (n?e Arias) and Balbino A. Valderrama, who owned a farm equipment rental company, He has two sisters, Marylin and Stephanie, and a brother named Christian.

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Info: Valderrama began his career performing in numerous plays including A Midsummer Night's Dream and Rumors. His first professional role was in a Spanish-language Pacific Bell commercial.

He hooked up with an agent and was quickly cast in the CBS miniseries Four Corners and in Omba Makamba on the Disney Channel. His first big screen role was an appearance in the Warner Brothers film Summer Catch, which starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Brittany Murphy, Matthew Lillard and Jessica Biel.

From 1998-2006, he played foreign-exchange student Fez on That '70s Show. In 2003, he played DJ Keoki in the film Party Monster, and from 2006-2007 he produced and hosted the MTV series Yo Momma.

Valderrama was the voice of the main character, Manny, in Disney Channel's Handy Manny series for preschoolers. He also voiced Rodrigo in Clifford's Really Big Movie, playing alongside John Ritter, Wayne Brady and Jenna Elfman. In January 2007, Valderrama launched his own men's fashion label called "Calavena".

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Trivia: Graduated from William Howard Taft High School in 1999.

Was born in Miami, but moved to Venezuela when he was 3.

One of People Magazine's "Top 50 Bachelors" (2002)

Is of Colombian and Venezuelan descent.

Best friends with Ashton Kutcher

Was a guest at Demi Moore's and Ashton Kutcher's wedding.

Has been a victim on "Punk'd" (2003) more often than anyone else.

In December 2005, he signed on for a role in the remake of the television show "CHiPs" (1977). In November 2002, he and "That '70s Show" (1998) costar Danny Masterson portrayed "Ponch" and "Jon" (respectively) in a "MADtv" (1995) skit parodying "CHiPs" (1977).

Favorite Love Song is "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin from the film Top Gun (1986).

Resides in Los Angeles, California.

Is fluent in Spanish.

Ex-boyfriend of Lindsay Lohan.

Close friend of Gia Mantegna.

Ex-boyfriend of Mandy Moore.

In 2008 he used his celebrity status to endorse a New York rescue workers detoxification project charity event held at Geisha House.

Appeared (involuntarily) as many as three times on another MTV mainstay, Punk'd, hosted by fellow That '70s alum Ashton Kutcher.

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Where Are They Now: Valderrama has made appearances on a number of shows over the recent years, including a role as Theresa Russo's brother, Ernesto on the Disney Channel's series Wizards of Waverly Place in 2010. In 2011, he appeared in three episodes of USA Network's Royal Pains as art dealer Eric Kassabian.

He is currently working on a new sitcom that he created for Nickelodeon called Earth to Pablo, about a family that receives a teenage space alien instead of the foreign exchange student they were expecting.

Valderrama has also started up a music career. He released his song "The Way I Fiesta," on May 11, 2011, which he performed as his alter ego Eduardo Fresco.He appeared in the 2009 music video for Wisin y Yandel's song "Imag?nate". He also appeared in 2011 video for LMFAO's song "Sexy and I Know It".

He has recently signed up to co-star as a police detective alongside Jason Isaacs in NBC's high-concept cop drama, "Awake."

Write To Wilmer Valderrama:
Wilmer Valderrama
c/o UTA
9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Videos: That 70?s Show - Get Fooled http://www.evtv1.com/player.aspx?itemnum=7921





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