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Paul Renteria

Actor | Producer | Writer
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KNOWN FOR 
Due Date (2010) | Anger Management (2003) | Harsh Times (2005)
NICKNAME  
"El Rey"
BORN 
May 24, 1959 (age 58)
HEIGHT 
6' 2" (1.88m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 40-60
GUILDS *
SAG-AFTRA
ETHNICITY *
Latin/Hispanic | Native American
HAIR *
Salt/Pepper (Short)
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
275 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Heavyset
ATHLETICS *
Martial Arts
ACCENTS *
Spanish
LANGUAGES *
Spanish
INSTRUMENTS *
Accordion | Rubboard
VANITY URL *
http://www.imdb.me/paulrenteria
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (21 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (24 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Motel CaliforniaMotel California (TV Series) Executive Producer (10 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015 10
    • Immortals (Dec 7, 2015) Executive Producer  Less
    • The Blame Game (Nov 30, 2015) Executive Producer  Less
    • Laying Low (Nov 16, 2015) Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for CollegeHumor OriginalsCollegeHumor Originals (TV Series) Bartender (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for East Los HighEast Los High (TV Series) El Super (2012)  Less 2013– 
  • Primary photo for New GirlNew Girl (TV Series) Pawn Shop Owner (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Kryptonite (Sep 27, 2011) Pawn Shop Owner  Less
  • Primary photo for JailBaitJailBait (TV Series) El Rey (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for The CleanerThe Cleaner (TV Series) Gangster #1 (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for General HospitalGeneral Hospital (TV Series) Man (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for SouthlandSouthland (TV Series) Impound Yard Guy (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Two Gangs (May 7, 2009) Impound Yard Guy  Less
  • Primary photo for The Young and the RestlessThe Young and the Restless (TV Series) Mexican Official (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Untitled Dave Caplan PilotUntitled Dave Caplan Pilot (TV Movie) Hispanic Guy  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for American Body ShopAmerican Body Shop (TV Series) Mexican Man (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for Big DayBig Day (TV Series) Diego (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for The UnitThe Unit (TV Series) Deliveryman (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Stress (Mar 14, 2006) Deliveryman  Less
  • Primary photo for WantedWanted (TV Series) Federale #2 (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Sleeper CellSleeper Cell (TV Series) Mexican Cop (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • Money (Dec 6, 2005) Mexican Cop  Less
  • Primary photo for Head CasesHead Cases (TV Series) Fisherman (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • Pilot (Sep 14, 2005) Fisherman  Less
  • Primary photo for American FamilyAmerican Family (TV Series) Man Not Wanting Haircut (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
    • Victory (May 30, 2004) Man Not Wanting Haircut  Less
  • Primary photo for The Bold and the BeautifulThe Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series) Cantina Bartender (3 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003 3
  • Primary photo for ERER (TV Series) Custodian (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Arrest & TrialArrest & Trial (TV Series) Detective Gil Carrillo (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
    • Nightstalker (Nov 21, 2000) Detective Gil Carrillo  Less
  • Primary photo for The Near FutureThe Near Future (TV Movie) Angry Neighbor  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The PretenderThe Pretender (TV Series) Detail Guard (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Air AmericaAir America (TV Series) Diego (1 episode)  Less 1998–1999 1
  • Primary photo for The Incredible HulkThe Incredible Hulk (TV Series) On-set Security (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
    • Jake (Nov 2, 1979) On-set Security (uncredited)  Less
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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Union * – Supporting Micky Levy, Dir.
  • American Dream * – Supporting Janusz Kaminski, Dir.
  • Water & Power * – Supporting Richard Montoya, Dir.
  • Harlistas: An American Journey * – Credit Only Alfredo de Villa, Dir.
  • Due Date * – Supporting Todd Phillips, Dir.
  • Expecting Mary * – Supporting Dan Gordon, Dir.
  • Lone Star Trixie * – Supporting Laura Cayouette, Dir.
  • Donna on Demand * – Supprting Corbin Bernsen, Dir.
  • Ladron que roba a ladron * – Supporting Joe Menedez, Dir.
  • Broken * – Supporting David Wendlemen, Dir.
  • Shattered * – Supporting Joseph Rassulo, Dir.
  • I'm Through with White Girls * – Supporting Jennifer Sharp, Dir.
  • Harsh Times * – Supporting David Ayer, Dir.
  • Anger Management * – Supporting Peter Segal, Dir.
  • Hollywood.com * – Supporting James Bruner, Dir.
  • My Brother The Pig * – Supporting Erik Fleming, Dir.
  • Tequila Body Shots * – Supporting Tony Shyu, Dir.
  • Por Vida * – Supporting Alex Munoz, Dir.
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • College Humor Originals~"Dora the Explorer" * – Co-Star Matthew Pollock, Dir.
  • East Los High * – Co-Star Carlos Portugal, Dir.
  • New Girl * – Co-Star Jake Kasdan, Dir.
  • JailBait * – Series Regular Nancy Hower, Dir.
  • The Cleaner * – Co-Star Leon Ichaso, Dir.
  • General Hospital * – Co-Star Phideaux Xavier, Dir.
  • Southland * – Co-Star Nelson McCormick, Dir.
  • Untitled Dave Caplan Pilot * – Co-Star Ted Wass, Dir.
  • The Young and The Restless * – Co-Star Dean Lamont, Dir.
  • Big Day * – Co-Star Michael Spiller, Dir.
  • The Unit * – Co-Star Guy Ferland, Dir.
  • Head Cases * – Co-Star Andrew Fleming, Dir.
  • Wanted * – Co-Star Guy Norman Bee, Dir.
  • Sleeper Cell * – Co-Star Leon Ichaso, Dir.
  • American Body Shop * – Co-Star Sam Greene, Dir.
  • ER * – Co-Star David Nutter, Dir.
  • Rock N' Roll Volvo * – Series Regular Rainn Wilson, Dir.
  • American Family * – Co-Star Gregory Nava, Dir.
  • The Bold and The Beautiful * – Co-Star Cynthia J. Popp, Dir.
  • Arrest & Trial~"The Nightstalker Case" * – Starring Hollywood Heard, Dir.
  • The Near Future * – Co-Star Bob Odenkirk, Dir.
  • The Pretender * – Co-Star Chuck Bowman, Dir.
  • Air America * – Co-Star Dimitri Logothetis, Dir.
CommercialsCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Miller Lite, "Man Laws" (You Poke it, You Own it) * – www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh9OmUDY05I Peter Farrelly, Dir.
  • Toyota Tundra "Roadies" * – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow4FItMMHL8 Conill Advertising
  • Miller Lite, "Man Laws" (Don't Fruit the Beer) * – www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAXk8h1iHAw Peter Farrelly, Dir.
  • Miller Lite, "Man Laws" (High 5) * – www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1hZGe-TfDQ Peter Farrelly, Dir.
  • Miller Lite, "Man Laws" (Crushing Cans) * – www.youtube.com/watch?v=soyzbyHbzFQ Peter Farrelly, Dir.
  • Miller Lite, "Man Laws" (Wireless Headset) * – www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcIJMHbeHmo Peter Farrelly, Dir.
  • Texas Department of Transportation "Lucha Libre" * – www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ4u7AvdqEU Greg Popp, Dir.
  • Texas DOT, "Lucha Libre" (Spanish) * – www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvd4koj3trU Greg Popp, Dir.
  • FedEX "Tejano Rock" * – The Mucho Gusto Band~Accordion BBDO Advertising Company
  • Comcast "Latino Heritage Month" * – Pancho Villa Alfredo de Villa, Dir.
  • Chevy "Keychains" * – Hipster Mexican Man Bruce St. Clair, Dir.
  • Tidy Cats * – Cat Owner Patrik Bergh, Dir.
  • United States Postal Service * – Postal Worker Leo Burnett Agency
  • Kellog's, "Eggo's" * – Cashier Bennett Miller, Dir.
  • Kellog's, "Rice Krispie Bars" * – Cashier Bennett Miller, Dir.
  • Kellog's, "Apple Jacks" * – Cashier Bennett Miller, Dir.
  • California "Scratchers" Lottery (Spanish) * – Store Customer Winner Sacramento CA
  • Drive Time "Gut to be Gone" (Spanish) * – Customer Marcus McCollum, Dir.
  • Pac Bell "Poker" (Spanish) * – Charro~Poker Playing Mexican Man Headquarters Advertising~Miami FL
  • California "Super" Lottery (Spanish) * – Mexican Cowboy Winner Los Angeles CA
TheaterCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Lake * – Trooper 1 FRIDA KAHLO THEATRE, Los Angeles, CA, Alex Angeles, Dir.
  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (2009) * – Toro http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/01/review-the-wond.html FREMONT CENTER THEATRE, South Pasadena, CA, Allen Hubbs, Dir.
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest * – Chief Bromden AMERICAN LEGION, Hollywood, CA, Allan Hunt, Dir.
  • **Summer and Smoke * – Gonzales FOUNTAIN THEATRE, Hollywood, CA, Simon Levy, Dir.
  • *The Impostor * – Salas NOSOTROS, Hollywood, CA, Luis Avalos, Dir.
  • Sculptors * – Frank NOSOTROS, Hollywood, CA, Julia Vera, Dir.
  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1996) * – Toro NOSOTROS, Hollywood, CA, Julia Vera, Dir.
  • The Mercedes * – Big Lalo NOSOTROS, Hollywood, CA, Julia Vera, Dir.
  • *The Chicken Mole Trial * – Malo Man NOSOTROS, Hollywood, CA, Julia Vera, Dir.
  • The Silver Dollar * – El Gallo SILVER DOLLAR BAR, East Los Angeles, Ricardo Lopez, Dir.
  • Beto's Dream * – Father TEATRO URBANO, Victorville, CA, Rene Rodriquez, Dir.
  • **OVATION AWARD * – BEST PLAY
  • *PICK OF THE WEEK * – LA WEEKLY
ComedyCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • "Komics for Kids" December 23, 2015 * – www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZAqZH9XwdU The Ice House, Pasadena CA
  • Rudy Moreno's Comedy Show * – www.youtube.com/watch?v=25mK-3IKq20 The Ice House, Pasadena CA
HostingCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Pancho Villa's Last Son * – Host - Himself Larry Costales, Dir.
MusicCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • "THE MUCHO GUSTO BAND" * – Accordion & Rubboard The Mucho Gusto Band on FB
PrintCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Humulin * – Father Pat Molnar, Gravy Productions
  • Toyota Japan Show 2015 * – Owner Toyota USA
  • Mondo Uomo Magazine * – Mexican & American Cowboy Wear Italy
VideoCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Demo Reel * – www.imdb.com/video/demo_reel/vi951426329/ Paul Renteria Productions

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

Biography
  • * At age 7, Paul was first inspired to act, ride motorcycles & horses when he met Actor/Martial Artist Bruce Lee working out on a trampoline in the back yard of his neighbor, Martial Artist Bob Bremer & his brother Freddy on Elm Street in Alhambra CA (Bob a welder, who liked to wear a fedora, made a Steel hand for Halloween, which coincidentally & conceptually appeared in "Enter the Dragon", "Nightmare on Elm Street" & "Edward Scissorhands"). Bob's other friends included the late Motorcyclist Bill Laidlaw of the Laidlaw Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Family, who would bring over a different motorcycle every weekend and tell the kids to dream about growing up and exchanging their sting-ray bicycles for Harleys. Predominately a Chicano Neighborhood, this Elm Street attracted the 1960s avant-garde crowd of the San Gabriel Valley, which included many future celebrities & athletes. Another neighbor, Ben Rizzio had horses in a field back then and was friends with many Cowboys & Actors. The networking, camaraderie and visits by so many well-known people were a surreal experience absorbed by a young Paul.

    At Emery Park Elementary School in Alhambra, Paul was Student Body President and a City Football All-Star and was usually picked to be in plays and presentations.

    Later when in high school, he rode his horse across the set of the Television show, "The Incredible Hulk" filming a rodeo scene at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena/Charro Lienzo in Pico Rivera, California and was encouraged by the producers & director to pursue acting utilizing his great horsemanship abilities. He was hired for a few days to help keep the locals safely away from Lou Ferrigno between takes; meanwhile, his parents persuaded him to return to his studies.

    Though he didn't know it at the time, the business continued to pursue Paul. As a junior college engineering student he worked for a summer as a draftsman, unknowingly, for Robert Redford's then brother-in-law Gary Van Wagenen for Cooperative Education College Units.

    As a Santa Fe Railroad Surveyor and Engineering Inspector, Paul was called upon to protect several Production Companies filming on or around railroad property & in between train movements, and was again approached & advised by various producers and directors to consider Acting.

    Paul's late girlfriend, Marjorie Volk Saccio ("La Mariquita"-RIP), a Nurse & Mariachi Violinist from San Diego, California who had studied in Santa Fe, New Mexico and had visited the set of "The Milagro Beanfield War" (Paul & Margie's favorite movie), also encouraged him to act.

    Finally recognizing the message behind all of these "coincidences" and taking heed, Paul then in his early thirties started Acting. Paul's 1st film, "Por Vida" (USC), screened at the Sundance Film Festival; his 2nd film, "Pancho Villa" (LMU), was helmed by, coincidentally, Robert Redford's & Gary Van Wagenen's nephew Matthew Van Wagenen, future Music Video Guru Dave Meyers, and David King.

    Paul wrote to the CEO's of All The American Beer Companies about Chicanos being the largest group of beer drinkers that he had seen, yet were invisible in their advertising. Miller Lite responded by casting Paul in 8 "Men of the Square Table" Man Laws National Commercials. Paul also wrote to The Harley-Davidson Motor Company & Chevy, who cast him as well.

    Though often assumed by many to be a street hoodlum while growing up, Paul was a straight "A" student, who only played that role when necessary, as he was too busy studying, riding horses & motorcycles and dreaming. Paul contributes to various Charities and participates in many Motorcycle Charity Events and Children's Toy Runs.

    In 2013 & 2014, Paul took a sabbatical from Hollywood to travel to North Dakota, Montana, New Mexico & Texas on a great journey, researching and working on unique railroad construction projects as a Construction Project Engineer for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. Paul built up his railroad pension and has since retired after 36 years with the railroad.

    Paul is back in Hollywood, studying and reacquainting himself with Casting Directors with his best work to date. Paul is a young Chicano Morgan Freeman in training, ready to transcend ALL Roles when given the opportunity!

    In addition to being the State of California's 1st ever Railroad Bridge Inspector, Paul also serves on the Casa0101 Theatre Board of Directors in Boyle Heights CA to help ensure that future Actors, Directors, Producers & Writers have a home to be trained and taught to Dream! (Visit: www.Casa0101.org)
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