In recent years there has been much discussion regarding diversity in Hollywood, and representation in general in the entertainment industry. Over the past decade, Latino actors and entertainers in particular have been vocal proponents in advocating for better representation in Hollywood, even as a national discussion about diversity and access in film continues. Among this crowd of innovating entertainers is David Fernandez Jr., who over the past several years has made a name for himself in Hollywood as one of the industries go-to actors for his portrayal of tough-guy roles and characters. Since embarking on his acting career in 2008, the forty-four-year-old San Diego born actor has been cast in a variety of different projects from doing voiceover work on the hit video game Grand Theft Auto V, acting in hit movies such as The Hollow Point, Lowriders, and End Of Watch. And even appearing in various television series such as FX’s Sons of Anarchy and Justified, the Showtime series Weeds and AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead, as well as Netflix’s hit new Selena: The series. In our latest installment of Step Off! Radio, we sat down David to discuss his latest role in Selena: The Series, his unorthodox journey becoming an actor, as well as diversity, and the current state of Latino representation in Hollywood. With that said, we here at Step Off! Radio hope that you all enjoy our discussion with actor David Fernandez Jr. You can read more about David Fernandez Jr. in our interview from 2017.
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