American actor Raul Castillo is well-known for his performance in the movie as Amexicano and Cold Weather. Castillo has also appeared in television series Looking, Gotham, Riverdale, and many more. Let's look into seven exciting facts of the actor in this article.
Raul Castillo, born on August 30, 1977, is currently 42 years old. He stands 5 feet and 11 inches tall (1.80 m).
The 42 years old actor has 77.9k followers on Instagram. His Instagram handle is @raulcastillo.Though there are numerous fan page accounts dedicated to Castillo on Twitter, there isn't a official Twitter account of Raul Castillo.
Raul Castillo is of Latin American descent. Growing up in McAllen, Texas, Castillo considers himself a 'bicultural.' His father, Raul H. Castillo Sr., and mother, Adela Rodriguez de Castillo, were Mexican emigrants from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Since Castillo lived in the immediate vicinity of the US-Mexican border, he, along with his parents, would often visit family members staying in Reynosa. In an interview with The New York Times, Castillo exclaimed,
"When you grow up on a border, you are constantly performing. You are one person on one side of the border, you are another person on the other side of the border. You are too Mexican for the US and too American for Mexico.”
Raul Castillo played as Oscar Castillo in the Archie Comics's based teen drama series Riverdale. Castillo appeared in the fifth episode of the first season, Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness, that premiered on February 23, 2017.
His character is seen as a songwriter and musical mentor, who goes on to assist Archie Andrews in his music.
Raul Castillo's net worth is estimated to be $100,000 as of 2020. Having studied playwriting at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, the 42 years old actor moved to Austin, Texas, where he acted in the occasional short film.
He eventually moved to New York and became a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company. Castillo joined the theatre as a writer and is a resident writer for LAByrinth. As a playwright, the 42 years old actor has written plays as Knives and Other Sharp Objects, and Between You, Me, and the Lampshade.
Raul made his film debut with the short film Immaculate Perception in 2006. After that, Castillo acted in several other short films until garnering significant recognition with his performance in the independent film, Americano.
Castillo has also appeared in various television series, including shows such as Nurse Jackie, Blue Bloods, and Law & Order. The 42 years old actor became the main cast of HBO's Looking, which went to be his breakout role. All of these has helped the 42 years old actor in amassing the net worth of $100,000.
Castillo became a nation heartthrob after his breakthrough role as Ricardo "Richie" Donado Ventura, a barber and a romantic interest of Patrick Murray, portrayed by Jonathan Groff, in the television series Looking.
Castillo became a sort of a symbol in the LGBTQ community. While his meteoric success definitely ensued fortune, it did not prepare him to deal with flirtatious male admirers. Nevertheless, Castillo is pretty serious of his character and hopes to "both enlighten and educate straight audiences, as well as shed light on some of the experiences of the gay Latino community" through his character.
Also, Castillo is straight despite his popularity among the gay audience. He lives in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan with his girlfriend, Alexis Forte, who is a costume designer. Castillo's male admirers often follow him around the Hell’s Kitchen, the obvious downside of popularity. At times, it does get hard for him to cope with the adulation of the fans; nevertheless, Forte has no problem with Castillo's character and his reputation in the LGBTQ community.
Castillo plays as Nick in Netflix's coming-of-age television series Atypical. He appeared in season one and two of the show.
Along with Castillo, the show features actors like Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Amy Okuda, Michael Rapaport, Fivel Stewart, Nik Dodani, and Graham Rogers in prominent roles.