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Rick Najera

California born Rick Najera started his artistic career as an actor. He is an award-winning actor-writer-director-producer with credits in film, television, theatre and Broadway. Early in his career, he was inspired and mentored by Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, Keenen Ivory Wayans and comedian Cheech Marin. Realizing there were few roles for him to play, he took matters into his own hands and started writing his way into Hollywood, and landed his first big writing gig on In Living Color. Rick Najera is one of three Latinos in the history of Broadway to write and star in his own show. Najera made his Broadway debut in 2005 with his award-winning sketch comedy show, Latinologues (TM), the longest running and only showcase of its kind for Latinos in America. Najera penned the holiday film Nothing Like the Holidays starring Debra Messing, Alfred Molina and John Leguizamo, which won him an Alma Award. He was also honored with two WGA nominations for his writing on MADtv. Najera has been honored twice as 100 Most Influential Latinos in America along with several other awards. Rick Najera's fourth book was released in 2013, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood garnering a press tour and five-star reviews on Amazon.com. Rick Najera is the director of the annual CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase going on 12 years. Rick Najera is a regular contributor to NPR radio and is also a professional speaker (The World Bank, Google, Harvard Law School, Wellesley College, Stanford, CBS, CNN, Al Jazeera, UCLA and more). He is the writer of the multi-Emmy nominated Hulu original series, East Los High and producer of talk show, Latino Thought Makers.


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Born:
Movie/TV Credits:
12
First Appeared:
In the series Falcon Crest 1981-12-04
Latest Project:
Movie Feliz NaviDAD 2020-11-21
Known For
Poster of Legally Brown
Poster of The West Wing
Poster of China Beach
Poster of Falcon Crest
Filmography
Movie Feliz NaviDAD Minister 2020-11-21
Movie Habla Men Self 2014-03-18
Movie Legally Brown Bubba Gomez 2011-05-26
Movie Loco Comedy Jam Volume 1 Unknown 2008-05-06
Movie Universal Remote Beta Max 2007-01-01
Movie Pledge This! Buford Gomez 2006-12-01
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Series Spicy City Unknown 1997-07-11
Series Bakersfield P.D. Unknown 1993-09-14
Movie Red Surf Calavera 1990-01-01
Series China Beach Unknown 1988-04-26
Series Falcon Crest Paco 1981-12-04