Born and raised in Colima, Mexico to actor parents, Fernando found his passion for the arts at a young age. He attended Fullerton College in California where he earned an associate’s degree in Theatre Arts, before becoming the first transfer student in six years accepted into UCLA’s Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program. His UCLA productions included: Lainie’s Cabaret: Movie Musicals, CAMP SONG: A New Musical, Rebel Genius, and Lydia. Serendipitously, Fernando booked “Acapulco” marking his television debut, six months following his graduation from UCLA. Fernando is passionate about sharing his journey as an immigrant, and spreading a message of body positivity, especially for the plus size community. When he isn’t on set, Fernando is likely dancing to Britney Spears, who he considers one of his inspirations who taught him how to speak English and live more authentically.
Fernando will next be seen in the Paramount+ feature film “At Midnight” alongside Monica Barbaro and Diego Boneta. Slated for release in early 2023, the romantic comedy tells the story of two people who have made the “safe” choice not to fall in love.
Tells the story of twenty-something Máximo Gallardo (Enrique Arrizon), whose dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime as a cabana boy at the hottest resort in Acapulco. He soon realizes the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined and in order to succeed, he must learn to navigate a demanding clientele, a mercurial mentor, and a complicated home life, without losing his way to shortcuts or temptations.