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On My Block Actor Julio Macias Joins Netflix's Upcoming Series Selena: Seven Facts to Know About the Mexican-American Actor

Dahlia Published On Fri May 08 2020   Modified On Fri May 08 2020
On My Block Actor Julio Macias Joins Netflix's Upcoming Series Selena: Seven Facts to Know About the Mexican-American Actor

Generally, when the show achieves an unprecedented success, the lead characters are thrust into the limelight. However, there are few who remain audience favorite despite their limited appearance. Julio Macias is undoubtedly among the beloved cast member of Netflix's On My Block, thanks to his performance as the gang leader Oscar 'Spooky' Diaz. 

Macias has worked as a director, producer, and screenwriter in numerous short films. His television and movie credit include La Vida es Como el Cine, The Last Boat to Alcatraz, Jane the Virgin, and Game Shakers. Here are seven facts to know about Julio. 

7. Julio Macias: Age and Height

Born on March 20, 1990, Macias is 30 years old as of 2020. He stands 6 feet and 1 inch tall (1.85 m). 

Julio Macias
Julio Macias has 1.4 million followers on Instagram. Source: Instagram

He is active on Instagram and Twitter. You can follow Macias on Instagram at @ajuliomacia and on Twitter at @AJulioMacias.

6. Where is Julio Macias from?

The 30 years old actor comes from Mexico City, Mexico. He currently resides in Los Angeles, US. Julio Macias is repped by Corner Booth Entertainment. 

His mother studied anthropology in college, because of which their conversations go 'on for hours and hours on end about how everything is not black and white.' 

5. Macias Upcoming Projects

The 30 years old actor will appear in Netflix's upcoming series, Selena, which chronicles the life of Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez

Macias will play as Pete Astudillo, according to People en Español. Astudillo was initially a backup vocalist and later a member of the Tejano band, Selena y Los Dinos, formed by Selena. He has also co-written some of her number one hits, including Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. 

Since Macias grew up listening to Selena's music, he thinks of the show as 'a beautiful homage' to the late singer. He further added, 

"In Mexico, people still talk about Selena like she is alive, like she is part of our community, maybe because we celebrate El Día de Los Muertos and know that there is life in the afterlife."

4. Shares a Common Trait With Selena's Character

Given his role in the upcoming Netflix's series, there must be something Macias shares in common with the real Pete Astudillo, who is a award-winning songwriter. 

Julio Macias
Julio Macias at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles. Source: Zimbio

It turns out, the 30 years old actor is also passionate about music but prefers to keep it to himself. With People en Español, Macias exclaimed, "I write music, but I don't share it. I keep it to myself; it's my own de-stressing thing."

3. Macias Has Worked in Numerous Short Films

Macias' work in the entertainment industry has led him to experience life both behind and in front of the camera. He was the director and producer of the short comedy Blazed to the Future II and thriller The Visit.

Moreover, Macias also co-wrote the horror short Obsidian, in addition to playing the lead character. Besides, the 30 years old has starred in various music videos and short films. 

2. Is Julio Macias Single?

Julio is extremely reticent about his private life and has not mentioned anything about his relationship status in any of his interviews. Even Macias' Instagram feed is limited to his on-set and endorsement pictures. No hint of past and possible relationship!

Julio Macias and Shannon Shodder
Julio Macias and Shannon Shodder at the Mercedez-Benz USA's Official Awards Viewing Party. Source: Pinterest

Nevertheless, as per Distractify, he is occasionally photographed in red carpet events with Shannon Shodder, who is cited to be a make-up artist. However, despite the romance rumor, neither of them has made anything official. 

1. Appears as the Series Regular in Netflix's On My Block

Julio Macias plays as Oscar 'Spooky' Diaz in the Netflix's teen comedy-drama web television series, On My Block

His character, Spooky, is introduced as the older brother of another main character, Cesar Diaz. He is also the leader of Santos gang. For the first two seasons, Macias' appeared as a recurring cast; however, in the third season, he was promoted to series regular. 

The show features actors  Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco, Jessica Marie Garcia, Ronni Hawk, Emilio Rivera, Peggy Blow, in prominent roles.