EFREN ANTONIO RAMIREZ
Efren Ramirez has been a professional actor for 16 years. Initially, his career consisted of guest star appearances on television, as he appeared in diverse roles on "E.R"., "AMERICAN DAD", "JUDGING AMY", "THE DISTRICT", "MAD TV", and "SCRUBS".
However, it was his iconic portrayal of “PEDRO” in the feature film "NAPOLEON DYNAMITE" that elevated Ramirez to celebrity status. To this day, pictures of Ramirez can be found on "VOTE FOR PEDRO" t-shirts being worn by people of all ages everywhere around the world. Whenever Efren appears at public events, legions of Pedro fans converge for a glimpse of their hero.
Moving on from Pedro was effortless for this gifted young character actor. In the years since that film was released, Efren Ramirez has appeared in scores of films and television shows, including leading roles in the HBO film "WALKOUT", with Edward James Olmos, "EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH" opposite Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson, "CRANK" and "CRANK ll HIGH VOLTAGE", opposite Jason Statham, (playing his own twin brother in the sequel). He has also appeared in "GAMER" with Gerard Butler, "WHEN IN ROME" with Kristen Bell and the indie two-character drama “CROSSING THE HEART” opposite Kris Kristofferson.
Most recently, he was seen last season as a member of the cast of the HBO hit series “EASTBOUND AND DOWN” with Danny McBride.
Efren next will be seen starring opposite Will Ferrell in the film "HOUSE OF MY FATHER", which will be released in Fall 2011.
Finally, for all of those "NAPOLEON DYNAMITE" fans who have refused to let go, Efren has reunited with the full cast from the original film to voice the role of "PEDRO" in the soon to be seen FOX TELEVISION animated series "NAPOLEON DYNAMITE".
Efren Ramirez currently resides in Los Angeles. When he isn’t filming, he is spinning records as a guest D.J. in clubs all across the country. He has just published his first book DIRECT YOUR OWN LIFE. Efren recently returned from a USO Tour visiting our troops in Bahrain, UAE, Dubai, and Africa. He frequently speaks to students at high schools and universities and is very involved with charitable organizations including UNICEF, THE RED CROSS, THE MAKE A WISH FOUNDTION and AIDS RESEARCH.