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Short Info

Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthOctober 2, 1973
SpouseIyari Limon
FactWas to appear in a 2007 remake of Revenge of the Nerds (1984) starring Adam Brody but after three weeks of filming the project was canceled.

Efren Ramirez is an American actor, best known for his role as Pedro in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite.

Ramirez was born on October 2, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, to Mexican immigrants. He has two older sisters. His father worked as a janitor and his mother was a homemaker.

Ramirez was raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. He attended Theodore Roosevelt High School, where he was active in the drama club. After graduation, he studied acting at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles.

Ramirez’s first acting role was in the 1995 film A Walk in the Clouds, in which he had a small part. He has also appeared in the films Traffic (2000), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Crank (2006).

In 2004, Ramirez had his breakout role as Pedro Sánchez in Napoleon Dynamite. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Ramirez’s performance was praised by critics.

Ramirez has also appeared on television, guest-starring on shows such as ER, CSI: Miami, and Without a Trace. In 2009, he had a recurring role on the ABC Family series Lincoln Heights.

Ramirez’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his acting career. His salary for Napoleon Dynamite was $1,000 per week.

Ramirez has been married to actress Angela Rodriguez since 2002. The couple has two children together.

General Info

Full NameEfren Ramirez
Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthOctober 2, 1973
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Disc jockey


SpouseIyari Limon
SiblingsCarlos Ramirez


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor
MoviesNapoleon Dynamite, Crank: High Voltage, Crank, Employee of the Month, Casa de Mi Padre, The Pool Boys, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, All You've Got, Walkout, Gamer, Ratko: The Dictator's Son, Mad Families, Compadres, Super Sex, King Cobra, Delivering Milo, Jury Duty, Rave, Melting Pot, ...
TV ShowsBordertown, Napoleon Dynamite, I Love the New Millennium

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1In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king.


1Was to appear in a 2007 remake of Revenge of the Nerds (1984) starring Adam Brody but after three weeks of filming the project was canceled.
2Co-author of the book Direct Your Own Life: How To Be A Star In Any Field You Choose with filmmaker Chris Barrett published June 2008.
3Is of Salvadoran and Mexican descent.
4Aside from acting, Ramirez also has another passion - DJing. He co-helms Nocturnal Rampage, a Southern California party crew that formed in 2001. He favors spinning Hard House and Techno.
5His identical twin brother is named Carlos Ramirez and was a dance instructor in Nashville, Tennessee and was also highly involved in the EDM Scene. He is now an actor in Los Angeles.
6His mother put him in theatre classes in elementary school, and he continued with it at his all boys high school in order to meet the girls at the all girls school.
7Has four brothers.
8With his earnings from Napoleon Dynamite (2004) he bought his parents a house.




The Art of Living2018pre-productionFabio
Monsters of God2017TV Movie pre-productionJerome
Brothers of Justice2017pre-productionHumberto 'Hero' Guizar
Varsity Punks2017completedCoach Menlo
Mad Families2017Rolando
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life2016Gus
TripTank2016TV SeriesPaco / Manny
Bordertown2016TV Series
Deadbeat2016TV SeriesManny
Super Sex2016ShortBodega Guy / Donut Guy / Street 'John'
The Grinder2016TV SeriesAndre
All Stars2015TV MovieJose Luis
Endgame2015/IMr. Alvarado
Constantine2015TV SeriesJulio
Do It Yourself2014TV MovieJavier
School Dance2014El Matador
Bizarre Bracket Behavior2013Video short
Captain Planet 32012ShortMa-Ti
Captain Planet 22012ShortMa-Ti
Casa de mi Padre2012Esteban
Napoleon Dynamite2012TV SeriesPedro
Eastbound & Down2010-2012TV SeriesCatuey
Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet2011ShortMa-Ti
When in Rome2010Juan (uncredited)
Crank: High Voltage2009Venus
Ratko: The Dictator's Son2009Ratko Volvic
The Pool Boys2009Hector
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera2007-2008TV SeriesEl Cucharan El Cucharon
Scrubs2007TV SeriesRicky
Crossing the Heart2007ShortJesus
American Dad!2007TV SeriesPaco
Employee of the Month2006Jorge
MADtv2006TV SeriesVarious
All You've Got2006Carlos
Gettin' Some Jail Time2006ShortPico
Potheads: The Movie2006Tito
Walkout2006TV MovieBobby Verdugo
Tomorrow's Yesterday2006ShortRon
Robot Chicken2005TV SeriesPedro Sanchez / Domino's Pizzaman / Teen
George Lopez2005TV SeriesThe New Class Treasurer
The District2004TV SeriesFernando Guttierez
Just Hustle2004Street Connection
Napoleon Dynamite2004Pedro
ER2003TV SeriesJimmy
Judging Amy2003TV SeriesRicky Diaz
Even Stevens2000-2001TV SeriesScrub Patrol
Boston Public2000-2001TV SeriesAmaad Wilkens
Delivering Milo2001Street Hustler (uncredited)
Missing Pieces2000TV MovieRenaldo
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999TV SeriesPaco
Ryan Caulfield: Year One1999TV SeriesJuan
King Cobra1999VideoTeen Boy
Race1998Miguel Álvarez
Nothing Sacred1997TV SeriesGuillermo
Dangerous Minds1997TV SeriesNutty
Relativity1996TV SeriesJavier
Jury Duty1995Pirate Pete's Employee
Tammy and the T-Rex1994Pizza Boy


Territorial2013Short producer
Sundance 20062006TV Short documentary producer




Inside Salvia2008Documentary special thanks
Timmy2006Short special thanks


Noches con Platanito2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Fashion News Live2007-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Filmnut2012TV SeriesHimself
Latino 1012010-2011TV SeriesHimself
2009 Alma Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Tits Against the Glass: Making 'Crank 2'2009Video documentaryHimself
The BackStage Pass2009VideoHimself
Mother Goose Parade2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The John Kerwin Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Pants on Fire2008Himself
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
XM Underground2008TV SeriesHimself
Mother Goose Parade2007TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Rap Superstar2007TV SeriesHimself
America's Next Top Model2007TV SeriesHimself
Fuse Celebrity Playlist2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Downtown Film Fest2006TV MovieHimself
I Love Toys2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Sundance 20062006TV Short documentaryHimself
2005 MTV Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
MTV Movie Awards 2005 Pre-Show2005TV SpecialHimself
MTV Presents: Xbox, the Next Generation Revealed2005TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Napoleon Dynamite: Still Gallery2004Video documentary shortHimself
Making the Video1999TV Series documentaryHimself


Nominated Awards

2009ALMA AwardALMA AwardsActor in FilmCrank: High Voltage (2009)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie ChemistryNapoleon Dynamite (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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