Who is Julio Macias?

Julio Luis Diego Macias was born on 20 March 1990 under the sign of Pisces, in Mexico City, Mexico, and is 30-year-old Mexican-American producer, director, writer and actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Poncho in the TV comedy mini-series “La Vida Es Como El Cine” (2014), and featuring as Oscar ‘Spooky’ Diaz in the Netflix teen comedy-drama series “On My Block” (2018-2020).

How rich is he, as of now? Julio Macias Net Worth

As of mid-2020, Julio Macias’ net worth is close to $1 million, acquired through his successful involvement in the film industry, working on more than 20 TV and film titles since his career started in the early 2010s.

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Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity

Julio Macias spent his early years in his hometown of Mexico City, where he was raised by his father, whose name is unknown, and his mother named Aida Lourdes Macias. He developed his love for acting very early, since his parents are co-owners of a dubbing company for TV series and films. Julio is Mexican by nationality and is of Caucasian ethnicity. At the age of seven, he moved with his mother to the United States, settling down in Miami, Florida.

Educational Background

Upon matriculation, Julio moved to enroll in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); however, he changed his mind and moved to New York to study Acting at the Circle in the Square Theatre School, which is attached to the Broadway Theater.

Thereafter, he returned to Los Angeles to pursue his career as a professional actor. Julio is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Career Beginnings

Julio Macias started his acting career in 2011, when he made appearances in two short comedy film titles – “Crazy Bastard” and “Hypermetropia” – both of which were written and directed by Naresh Kumar Kc. During the same year, he landed small roles in Carlo Ballauri’s short drama “The Strange Case Of La Blanca Mujer”, Alfredo Ibarra’s short thriller “The Show Must Go On”, and Santos Paoletti-Boville’s short romance “Keep The Hate Forever”.

In 2012, Julio starred as John in the short family drama “Blind Alley”, followed by his portrayals of Luca in the short romance “The Universe Of The Little Things You Live In”, and Matt in the short drama “Tempo”, both in 2013.

Rise to Fame

Julio made his debut as a writer and executive producer with the 2013 short comedy “Cupid Is Full Of Shit”, after which he wrote, produced, and starred as Mikey in the short action “Blazed To The Future” (2013), and its sequel “Blazed To The Future II” (2014), for which he also served as a director and editor.

He then wrote, produced and featured as Robbie Diaz, in the short drama romance “The Lonely Walk”, and co-wrote and produced the short horror thriller “Visit”, also in 2013. Julio’s big break came in the following year, when he made his television debut chosen to portray Poncho in the TV comedy mini-series “La Vida Es Como El Cine”. It was followed by his work as a writer and producer on the 2014 short drama “Processing”, and in the same year wrote, produced and played Chacho in the short comedy “Baby Talk”, then ever busy, wrote, produced and appeared in the role of a creature in the short horror thriller “Obsidian”.

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Continued Success

Julio’s next project came in 2016, when he made an appearance in Jeff Blank’s short drama “No Summer For You”, for which he also served as an executive producer. During the same year, he guest-starred as Canz in the episode “The Diss Track” of the Nickelodeon comedy series “Game Shakers”, and made his debut full-length film appearance in the role of Luis, in the drama “Por Sofia”, written and directed by Alfredo Ibarra; he also an executive producer for the film. In the same year, Julio landed the role of Billetin in the comedy “SinVerguenzas”, next to Adan Allende and Fernando Allende.

Worldwide Recognition

After guest-starring as a student in an episode of The CW’s romantic dramedy and satirical telenovela “Jane The Virgin”, Julio served as a co-producer for Yeniffer Behrens’ short drama “Mi Amor” in 2018. He then joined the cast of the Netflix teen comedy-drama series “On My Block” (2018-2020) – the role of Oscar ‘Spooky’ Diaz gained him recognition all over the world, and earned him an Imagen Foundation Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor – Television in 2019. Most recently, he guest-starred as Hector in the episode “Fallen” of the CBS crime drama series “S.W.A.T.” in 2019.

Upcoming Projects

Julio Macias is currently working as a producer for the upcoming short comedy-drama film “Little Goose”, in which he will also play Marco; the film is under post-production. It is also announced that Julio will be featured as Mike Silva in Mario Pece’s upcoming horror thriller “The Last Boat To Alcatraz”, next to Riley Bodenstab and Patrick Boll. He was also chosen to appear as Pete Astudillo in the upcoming biographical drama web series “Selena: The Series”, based on the life of famous musician Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, better known as the Queen of Tejano music, which is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2020.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Julio Macias has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 1in (1.85m), while he weighs around 181lbs (82kgs); his vital statistics are 42-32-40, and his biceps size 16ins. His shoe size is 9 (US).

Personal Life and Hobbies

Julio Macias became romantically involved in a relationship with Shannon Shodder, a professional make-up artist, back in 2015. After dating for three years, Julio and Shannon eventually tied the knot on 15 June 2018. Their current residence is in Los Angeles, California. In his spare time, Julio enjoys working out, singing, writing music, and playing the guitar.

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