Wilmer Valderrama has had quite a run. Born in the US, Wilmer’s family later moved to Venezuela and then moved back to the US when he was 13 years old.
When he got back, he didn’t know a lick of English and spoke with an accent thicker then Charo. What does a young kid in this situation do?
Become and actor and get rich of course….
Within 5 years, this non-English speaker was:
- On a hit TV show
- Dating Lindsay Lohan, Mandy Moore and Jennifer Love Hewitt
This non-English speaker has had more success in his first 5 years then Tom Vu did selling infomercial real estate in the 90’s !!
Luckily for him, the character he portrayed on “That 70’s Show” was a foreign exchange student with a very thick accent. Talk about luck!
(Anyone making a movie need a chubby Latino with male pattern baldness????)
Since then, Wilmer has parlayed his success into 3 restaurants and a TV show on MTV.
So what’s next for a mid-20’s Latino heart-throb with a great head of hair and nearly no noticeable accent AND who also has 70’s TV show experience?
DUH! Hit the big screen and portray a mid-20’s Latino heart-throb from the 70’s with a great head of hair and no noticable accent!!
Thats right! Young Wilmer is scheduled to hit the big screen as a 70’s latino icon Francis “Ponch” Poncerello in the upcoming re-make of CHiPS.
Some guys have all the luck…
Anyhoo, looks like the spoils of Hollywood has infact made it to Wilmer’s wrist. Seen here in a night club Wilmer is photographed wearing a Breitling Navitimer – that – doesn’t quite fit him correctly. I wonder is he knows that theses watches are meant to be sized to the individual.