When Rene was still a baby, his family fled to the U.S. from El Salvador, escaping civil war and distress, ultimately settling in Orlando, Florida where he spent most of his life. In his early 20s he packed up his bags, moved to Los Angeles where he accidentally started his acting career.
Rene is best known for his role as “Amo Cortez” in the 20th Century Fox feature film STUBER. Prior to that, he was known for his standout performance as “Ben Carter” on Shonda Rhimes ABC hit show, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (2018) and portrayed “Nacho” on ABC Family’s top hit series SWITCHED AT BIRTH (2015).
Rene had a recurring role as “Oscar Pineto” on Amazon Prime’s top-rated show BOSCH (2019) and first gained any notoriety recurring as “Jairo” on season four of SHOWTIME’s award winning comedy-drama series SHAMELESS. Most recently, Rene starred in the highly anticipated, indie-thriller, THE TAX COLLECTOR alongside Shia LeBeouf, Bobby Soto, Cinthya Carmona, George Lopez, and Lana Parrilla.