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Raúl Castillo Bio, Class Of 09, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Salary, Net Worth

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Raúl Castillo Biography

Raúl Castillo is an American of Mexican ancestry in the acting and playwrighting professions best known for his roles in Amexicano, Cold Weather, and HBO’s series Looking. He stars in the upcoming drama miniseries, Class Of 09 as Amos. The show premieres on FX on Hulu on 10th May 2023

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Raúl Castillo Height

Castillo stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 9 inches.

Raúl Castillo Age

Castillo is 34 years old. He was born on 30th August 1977 in McAllen, Texas, United States.

Personal Life

Raúl Castillo Family and Relatives

Castillo was born to Mexican emigrants from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Raúl H Castillo Sr, and Adela Rodriguez de Castillo. They had two sons and a daughter counting Castillo. They raised them in McAllen, Texas. Further, they would frequently visit family members as they lived in really the Mexico–United States border.

After his brother starred in the school’s The Wizard of Oz as the Tin Woodman, Casillo became interested in acting when he was in 3rd grade. Also, Tony played the guitar and was a musician. While in 6th grade, he met future Mutemath bass guitarist, Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas and became friends with him. In high school, he and Roy alongside Nick Trevino and Robert Vleck started the underground punk rock band, IPM(Influential Phecal Material).

Raúl Castillo Spouse and Children

Castillo is in a relationship with his fiance, Alexis Forte. He asked the big question in August 2022 in Portugal. The pair began dating in 2013. She works as a costume designer and lives in New York. Further, she celebrates her birthday on the 14th January annually. Nonetheless, we will update this information when its details are available.

Raúl Castillo Education

Castillo studied at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School and McAllen High School. While in high school, he joined there and was deeply involved with the school’s drama department. Further, he attended and studied playwriting as an undergraduate at Boston University College of Fine Arts. In 1999, he graduated from the college.

Professional Life

Raúl Castillo Net Worth

Castillo has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful career as an actor.

Raúl Castillo Career

Castillo stars in the upcoming drama miniseries, Class Of 09 as Amos. The show premieres on FX on Hulu on 10th May 2023. He started acting at the age of 14 and singing at the age of 11. Before acting, he thought of being a rock musician. His initial acting role was in his high school’s production of The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild. Also, he starred in school’s I Remember Mama.

His notable written plays include Border Stories and Between Me, You, and the Lampshade. His works are associated with the LAByrinth Theater Company and the Atlantic Theater Company.

Stage

He has a broad Broadway theatre career. After graduating college, he performed in a 2000 production of “Santos & Santos” in Austin, Texas. In 2002, he moved to New York and joined the LAByrinth Theater Company as a writer. In 2006, he had his on-stage debut starring in LAByrinth Theater’s production of the play, School of the Americas at New York’s Public Theater.

He starred as n the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 2008 production of José Rivera’s Flowers. In 2009, he starred in the Off-Broadway premiere of Cusi Cram’s A Lifetime Burning at Premiere Stages. He starred in Goodman Theater’s production of the play, Fish Men as Rey Reyes. Also, he starred in the 2012 BareBones production of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train in Pittsburgh.

Further, he appeared at the Lark Theater in the BareBones reading of The Way West. Castillo appeared as Ismael in INTAR Theater’s production of Adoration of the Old Woman in 2014. Alongside Sandra Oh, he starred in Victory Gardens Theater’s production of Death and the Maiden in 2014.

Playwright

As a playwright, Castillo has written plays for student-run playwright’s festivals. Border Stories, his college play, shows life on the U.S.-Mexican border in Reynosa. Further, he is a resident writer for LAByrinth. His other play, Knives, and Other Sharp Objects has themes of class, race, and assimilation in South Texas.

It premiered at the Public Theater as part of LAByrinth’s works in development in 2009. His play, Between You, Me, and the Lampshade debuted in 2015 with the Chicago-based Teatro Vista at the Richard Christiansen Theater at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre. The play surveys a family’s life on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Film

In 2005, he starred in the film, Immaculate Perception. Also, he starred in a number of other short films will his feature film debut role in Amexicano. Castillo still appeared in short films and independent films like My Best Day, and Bless Me, Ultima. For his performance in My Best Day, he received a special mention at the Ashland Independent Film Festival in 2012.

In 2012, he starred as Hector in the short film Narcocorrido. For his performance as Hector, he received an Honorable Mention for Performance at AFI Fest 2012. Further, he starred in El Chicano. For his performance, he received praise from The Hollywood Reporter. He received the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male nomination for his portrayal in We the Animals.

Raúl Castillo Class Of 09

Castillo stars in the upcoming drama miniseries, Class Of 09 as Amos. The show premieres on FX on Hulu on 10th May 2023. The film follows the FBI agents who reunite after the demise of a mutual friend. They graduated from Quantico in 2009. Castillo stars alongside his fellow actors and actresses;

  • Brian Tyree Henry playing the role of Tayo Miller
  • Kate Mara playing the role of Amy Poet
  • Brooke Smith playing the role of Gwen
  • Jake McDorman playing the role of Murphy
  • Jon Jon Briones playing the role of Gabriel
  • Sepideh Moafi playing the role of Hour
  • Brian J. Smith playing the role of Lennix
  • Rosalind Eleazar playing the role of Vivienne

Raúl Castillo Gay

Rumors and speculations of Castillo being gay arose after starring in a gay role in HBO’s Looking in 2014. He is not gay and is engaged to his fiance, Alexis.

Notable Works

Raúl Castillo-Looking

Castillo starred as Ricardo “Richie” Donado Ventura in HBO’s Looking in 2014. Ventura is Patrick’s lover and an openly gay Mexican-American man. Michael Lannan, Looking‘s creator based the series’ pilot episode on the 2011 film, Lormier which Castillo had starred. Further, Castillo auditioned for Agustín and Richie before attaining the recurring role.

For his role, he watched Andrew Haigh’s 2011 film, Weekend. In the show’s 2nd season, he starred as a regular cast member. In 2014, he attained the Lupe Award from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers for his role. He is the second person to receive the award since its debut. Also, he received Best Performance – Comedy at the NAMIC Vision Awards.

Several times, he received nominations for his role counting the 2016 NAMIC Vision Awards and the 2015 and 2016 Imagen Foundation Awards. Before shooting the show’s pilot episode, he wrote to his family to explain his role and inform them of the explicit scenes in the film.

Raúl Castillo-Cold Weather

Castillo starred as Carlos in the mystery film, Cold Weather in 2010. Carlos is Doug’s co-worker and a DJ. The film follows Doug as he investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend, Rachel. Doug is a previous forensic science student. Critic Roger Eber gave him praise and favorable reviews for his portrayal.

Raúl Castillo -Amexicano

Castillo starred as Ignacio in the drama film, Amexicano in 2007.

Raúl Castillo Other Films and TV Shows

During his long-tenured career, Castillo has starred in a number of films and TV shows such as

  • Immaculate Perception(2005)
  • The Negative(2007)
  • Law & Order(2009)
  • Blue Bloods(2013)
  • Staring in the Sun(2015)
  • Gotham(2015)
  • Riverdale(2017)
  • Seven Seconds(2018)
  • We the Animals(2018)

Raúl Castillo Social Media

Castillo has active social media platforms i.e. Instagram. He has a following of 100K on Instagram.