Xolo Maridueña is an American actor identified for his position as Miguel in Cobra Kai on Netflix. Maridueña acquired into appearing professionally in 2011. He had a pure expertise for it, touchdown dozens of roles inside his first yr.
Before Cobra Kai Maridueña may very well be seen performing smaller roles on quite a lot of TV reveals, similar to Twin Peaks and Major Crimes. His most important position earlier than he was cast as Miguel on Cobra Kai was as Victor Graham on Parenthood, certainly one of the predominant characters in the comedy-drama collection from 2012-2015.
Here’s all the stats and background you should find out about Xolo Maridueña.
Maridueña is a Los Angeles native
Maridueña was born on June 9, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. The 19 yr old stands 5’8″ and has a comparatively slim construct. His determine suited him nicely for the position of Miguel on Cobra Kai, as his character develops from a bullied “loser,” as his sensei Johnny Lawrence would name him, right into a champion fighter.
In an interview with Tell-Tale TV Maridueña talked about his determination to get into appearing. Maridueña thought of appearing as a result of “most younger individuals have that thought cross their minds, proper? The distinction, maybe, was after I advised my mother,” he says. “She acquired on the telephone with an agent who had reached out to her a number of years again after we lived in Vegas, and that agent was nonetheless enthusiastic about representing me. I believe I appreciated the thought of seeing individuals who seem like me on TV. I nonetheless like that concept.”
Maridueña’s distinctive look is a results of his heritage. According to his page on IMDB.com, he’s of Mexican, Cuban and Ecuadorian heritage. His identify, Xolo, interprets to “Dog Star” in the indigenous Nahuatl language. It is derived from the identify of a Nahuatl Lord, Xolotl, the god of fireplace and lightning. He was generally depicted as a dog-headed man, and was meant to be the darkish personification of the planet Venus, often known as “the night star.”
What does Maridueña do for enjoyable?
Maridueña enjoys just about all of the hobbies you’ll anticipate of a 19 yr old. According to the similar interview with Tell-Tale TV, Maridueña mentioned that in his free time “I like to remain busy, so I play tennis on my college’s group, I prefer to play basketball, I like report buying with my dad, taking part in video video games, and writing.” Additionally, he added “I play Dungeons and Dragons,” one thing that he shares along with his Cobra Kai co-stars Jacob Bertrand, who portrays Hawk, and Gianni Decenzo, who portrays Demetri.
As talked about above, Maridueña is a fan of video video games. He truly has his personal Twitch channel, known as Xolocrunch, the place he could be discovered streaming video games a number of days every week. His channel has amassed over 85 thousand followers.
According to an interview with Latina.com, Maridueña is a fan of “90s hip-hop like Camp Lo, Nas, 2Pac, N.W.A. and A Tribe Called Quest.” He added that his mother and father are additionally avid music followers, with a set of “virtually 40,000 data.” He says that his mom grew up in the music business and was an on-air radio persona since she was 16 years old.