Antonio Celestino Ramos is an American Instagrammer, former Viner, and social media influencer. He is more popular by the pseudonym Tonio Skits. A native of the Bronx, Ramos developed a deep passion for the performing arts quite early in his life. His first exposure to dance and theatre occurred in high school. Several years later, he moved to Miami and enrolled at Miami-Dade College from where he earned his associate's degree in Mass Communication and bachelor's degree in Film Production. Tonio began his journey towards fame on Twitter. In March 2015, he started posting on his Vine account and at the height of the app’s popularity, he had over 800,000 followers on it. He subsequently set up an Instagram account on which he has accumulated over two million subscribers. He is also active on Facebook and YouTube. His online fame transcended into mainstream popularity when he became a cast member of MTV’s hit television show ‘Wild N’ Out’. As an actor, he has appeared in various films and TV shows, including ‘Wild Sunflowers’ and ‘Cringeworthy’. He is presently signed to Kevin Hart's social media platform HartBeat Digital.
Tonio started off his journey towards social media stardom on Twitter. He created his account on the platform in September 2011. About four years later, in March 2015, he posted his first short video on Vine. He worked hard and as his content was better than most of what others were producing, his account soon gained traction. By early-to-mid 2016, he had garnered more than 600,000 followers. Vine shut down for good in early 2017, but by then Tonio had begun landing opportunities that would transform his social media popularity into mainstream fame.
He has over two million followers on Instagram, 2.3 million followers on Facebook, and about 11 thousand followers on Twitter. Furthermore, he created his YouTube channel in May 2013 and uploaded his first video exactly a year later, in May 2014. As of 2018, he has accumulated 63 thousand subscribers and 4.6 million views on the channel.
In 2016, this self-proclaimed Latin King of Social Media Comedy became the first Latin cast member of MTV’s sketch comedy and improv television series ‘Wild N’ Out’. First appearing in the season eight episode that featured Timbaland, Jay Leno, Lyfe Jennings, Kehlani, and Les Twins, Tonio was featured in the eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh seasons of the show.
Tonio made his debut as an actor in the 2008 drama film ‘Wild Sunflowers’, portraying the character Joe, a limo driver, and was credited as Tony Ray. In 2016, he appeared in the pilot episode of the web series ‘Cringeworthy’. That year, he also appeared in Nicolle M. Whalen’s short film ‘Gooned’.
In 2017, he was featured in the fantasy short film ‘Little Red Riding Hood's Untold Story’. In 2018, he portrayed small roles in the short film ‘If Only!’ and comedy film ‘I Hate LA’. He is set to star as a character named Ryder in the upcoming horror film ‘Slasher Party’.
At present, Tonio has a contract with Kevin Hart’s HARTBeat Digital Productions. He has collaborated with several global brands, including Budlight, COMPLEX, Adidas, Vidcon, The Walking Dead, and Transformers. He serves as the host of HBO Latino’s comedy special ‘Entre Nos’. Tonio was ranked at the third position in Forbes June 2017 list of 15 Top Instagram Influencers to follow.
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Antonio Ramos was born on February 17, 1986 in the Bronx, New York, the United States of America. Little is known about his family. His love for the performing arts blossomed when he was a child. He grew up participating in dance and drama programs in his high school. After graduating, he moved to Miami, Florida where he started attending Miami-Dade College. Ramos eventually graduated with a 3.8 GPA for his associate’s degree in Mass Communication and bachelor’s degree in Film Production. In 2015, he relocated to Los Angeles, California.
Tonio has two children, a son, Antonio Ramos Jr., and a daughter, Ayanna.