Ricardo Hurtado Biography


Birthday: August 22, 1999 (Leo)

Born In: Miami, Florida, United States

Ricardo Javier Hurtado is an American television actor who has gained popularity for portraying the role of Freddy in the 2016 Nickelodeon television series ‘School of Rock’. He is also a singer who is currently signed with Heard Well record label. Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Hurtado was deeply influenced by the city’s musical tradition. He was also inspired by his father, who is also a singer and musician. When he was 13 years old, Hurtado made his acting debut on stage in a production of ‘Seussical, the Musical’. In 2016, he debuted on the small screen with the TV special ‘Ultimate Halloween Haunted House’. Subsequently, he was cast in various roles in other Nickelodeon projects, including ‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn’, ‘Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp Special’, and ‘School of Rock ‘. He has appeared in shows on other networks as well, such as Fox’s ‘The Mick’ and ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’. Hurtado started off his music career by doing covers and posting them on his YouTube channel. In December 2017, he released his debut album, ‘Sun Tunes’.
Quick Facts

Also Known As: Ricardo Javier Hurtado

Age: 24 Years, 24 Year Old Males


father: Ricardo Hurtado Sr.

mother: Ofelia Ramirez

Actors American Men

Height: 5'6" (168 cm), 5'6" Males

Ancestry: Nicaraguan American

U.S. State: Florida

City: Miami, Florida

Rise to Fame
At the age of 13, Ricardo Hurtado got his first taste of acting when he was cast as one of the Wickersham Brothers in his school’s production of ‘Seussical, the Musical’. In 2016, he made his television debut in a television special called ‘Ultimate Halloween Haunted House’, portraying a character credited as Party City Accomplice. He then was cast as Joey Montagelli in the season three episode ‘Not-So-Sweet Charity’ of Nickelodeon’s comedy series ‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn’. In 2017, he starred in his second television special, Jonathan Judge’s directorial venture ‘Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp Special’.
Hurtado appeared as Nico in a season two episode titled ‘The Graduate’ in the series ‘The Mick,’ a situational comedy that aired on Fox between January 2017 and April 2018. The show was created by Dave Chernin and John Chernin and starred Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Carla Jimenez, and Thomas Barbusca. Fox announced its cancellation in May 2018 after airing two seasons. In 2018, he made a guest appearance in an episode of ABC’s period sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’.
Hurtado played Freddy Huerta, a character that had been based on Freddy "Spazzy McGee" Jones (Kevin Clark) in Nickelodeon’s musical comedy ‘School of Rock’ that was based on the 2003 film of the same name that starred Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, and Sarah Silverman. The show aired from March 12, 2016, to April 8, 2018, and was nominated for the Outstanding Children’s Program Emmy in 2016 and 2017.
He set up his YouTube channel in March 2016 and posted his first video within a couple of weeks. Initially, he posted covers of songs by various artists, including Green Day’s ‘Time of Your Life’, Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’, and Joel Adams’ ‘Please Don’t Go’. As of 2018, he has over 170 thousand subscribers and more than eight million views.
After signing with Heard Well record label, Hurtado released his Latin pop debut album, ‘Sun Tunes’, on December 15, 2017. It is comprised of 11 tracks, among which, ‘Sun Sets’ and ‘Sun Sets’ (Spanish version) are sung by him. The rest of the songs have been contributed by other artists. On 17 December, he posted the music video for ‘Sun Sets’ on his YouTube channel’.
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Personal Life
Ricardo Hurtado was born on August 22, 1999, in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents are Ricardo Hurtado, Sr. and Ofelia Ramirez. Ricardo, Sr. is a singer and musician himself and currently affiliated with the Argentine tango group Athens Tango Project. Ricardo, Sr. and Ofelia are from Nicaragua. As a result, Hurtado is fluent in Spanish.
The thriving musical tradition of Atlanta deeply impacted Hurtado. He can sing and play the drums and the guitar. In his free time, he loves to make music, swim, watch Netflix, and play video games.
He has previously dated actress and singer Jada Facer. In May 2017, they performed a cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ together. After their split, Hurtado reportedly dated his ‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn!’ co-star Lizzy Greene.

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