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Born: January 30, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Miami, Florida, USA Profession: actor

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Actor Wilmer Valderrama first came to national attention as the odd yet lovable foreign exchange student Fez on the long-running sitcom, "That 70's Show" (Fox, 1998-2006). Appearing seemingly out of nowhere alongside future stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Valderrama's quirky portrayal endeared him to his co-stars and fans alike. Clearly ambitious, the actor soon branched out with supporting turns in such films as "Summer Catch" (2001) and "Party Monster" (2003). An aspiring entrepreneur, he also invested in a pair of tony Los Angeles-based restaurants, Dolce and Geisha House. Handsome and charming, it soon became apparent that his aspirations were not limited merely to acting and business when Valderrama was frequently seen in the company of several of Hollywood's prettiest ingénues, including Lindsay Lohan. Less appealing was his tendency to divulge intimate details about the relationships on such public venues as "The Howard Stern Show." Valderrama's earnest voicing of the helpful "Handy Manny" (Disney Channel, 2006- ) on the popular preschooler cartoon may have been an attempt at image repair. Whether playing the role of actor, businessman or lothario, Valderrama's evolution continued to...

Actor Wilmer Valderrama first came to national attention as the odd yet lovable foreign exchange student Fez on the long-running sitcom, "That 70's Show" (Fox, 1998-2006). Appearing seemingly out of nowhere alongside future stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Valderrama's quirky portrayal endeared him to his co-stars and fans alike. Clearly ambitious, the actor soon branched out with supporting turns in such films as "Summer Catch" (2001) and "Party Monster" (2003). An aspiring entrepreneur, he also invested in a pair of tony Los Angeles-based restaurants, Dolce and Geisha House. Handsome and charming, it soon became apparent that his aspirations were not limited merely to acting and business when Valderrama was frequently seen in the company of several of Hollywood's prettiest ingénues, including Lindsay Lohan. Less appealing was his tendency to divulge intimate details about the relationships on such public venues as "The Howard Stern Show." Valderrama's earnest voicing of the helpful "Handy Manny" (Disney Channel, 2006- ) on the popular preschooler cartoon may have been an attempt at image repair. Whether playing the role of actor, businessman or lothario, Valderrama's evolution continued to play out on film television screens, and the occasional tabloid column.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 School Dance (2014)
3.
 Larry Crowne (2011)
4.
5.
 Dry Land, The (2010)
6.
 Columbus Day (2009)
7.
 El Muerto (2007)
8.
 Days of Wrath (2007)
9.
 Darwin Awards (2006)
10.
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Born in Miami, FL
1983:
With family, returned to their native Venezuela
1994:
Moved to Los Angeles with family
1998:
Appeared on The Disney Channel series "Omba Makomba"
1998:
Landed breakthrough role as foreign exchange student Fez on "That '70s Show" (Fox)
2001:
Feature film acting debut, "Summer Catch"
2003:
With "That '70s Show" co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, opened hip Los Angeles hot spot Dolce
2003:
Played DJ Keoki opposite Macaulay Culkin in crime drama "Party Monster"
2005:
Reportedly cast as motorcycle cop Ponch in a big-screen version of "CHiPs"
2006:
Hosted the MTV series "Yo Momma," a trash-talking competition where comics competed for bragging rights and a cash prize
2006:
Played a Mexican immigrant in Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation"
2006:
Played an airport official in the teen comedy "Unaccompanied Minors"
2006:
Voiced the title character on Disney Channel's animated family series "Handy Manny"
2010:
Produced the Discovery Science Channel series "Bugging Out"
2011:
Landed minor role in "Larry Crowne" opposite writer and director Tom Hanks
2012:
Cast as Detective Efrem Vega on NBC's "Awake"
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Education

William Howard Taft High School: Woodland Hills , California - 1999

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companion:
Jennifer Love Hewitt. Actor, singer. Dated briefly.
companion:
Mandy Moore. Singer, actor. Met at a photo shoot; dated from July 25, 2000 to early 2002.

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father:
Balvino Valderrama. Businessman. Venezuelan; owns a farm equipment rental firm; moved to L.A. in 1994.
mother:
Sobeida Valderrama.
sister:
Marilyn Valderrama. Born c. 1981.
sister:
Stephanie Valderrama. Born c. 1988.
brother:
Christian Valderrama. Born c. 2000.
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