Ricardo Chavira

Actor
Best known for his role on the long-running melodrama "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-2012), actor Ricardo Chavira carved out a comfortable niche for himself as a versatile character actor. Early television guest ... Read more »
Born: 09/01/1971 in Austin, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Being Charlie 2016 (Movie)

Drake (Actor)

Scandal 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Telenovela 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bad Teacher 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Warehouse 13 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Welcome to the Family 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2004 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing 3000 2010 (Movie)

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Piranha 3-D 2010 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Don't Let Me Drown 2009 (Movie)

Dionisio (Actor)

Ball Don't Lie 2007 (Movie)

Ruben (Actor)

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Monk 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

2006 Alma Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2000 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosmic Radio 2005 (Movie)

Vasquez (Actor)

The Alamo 2004 (Movie)

Private Gregorio Esparza (Actor)

JAG 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Philly 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Feet Under 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kings of South Beach (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Best known for his role on the long-running melodrama "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-2012), actor Ricardo Chavira carved out a comfortable niche for himself as a versatile character actor. Early television guest spots on popular series like "NYPD Blue" (1993-2005) and "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) led to a recurring role on the critically-acclaimed drama "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05). Things seemed ready to break for the Texas native when he landed a supporting role in the epic historical drama "The Alamo" (2004), starring Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton. Although the feature film failed to generate big box office, it did pave the way for Chavira to be cast as the mercurial Carlos Solis on the hit primetime soap "Desperate Housewives." For seven seasons, opposite femme fatale Eva Longoria, he endured prison, his wife's infidelities, temporary blindness and various other humiliations. No saint himself, the constantly scheming Carlos engaged in extra-marital affairs of his own, not to mention several explosive acts of violence. Enjoying the opportunities that came with being a cast member on one of the decade's most enduring series, Chavira took on the occasional feature film supporting role - as he did in the bikini-clad, blood-soaked "Piranha" (2010) - while he positioned himself for what his post-Wisteria Lane days might have in store.

Relationships

Juan Chavira

Father
Bexar County judge

Elizabeth Chavira

Mother
Died of breast and ovarian cancer at age 43

Belen Chavira

Daughter
Born July 28, 2008; mother, Marcea Dietzel

Tomas Chavira

Son
Born in 2003; mother, Marcea Dietzel

Marcea Dietzel

Wife
Married Sept. 22, 2007

EDUCATION

Robert E. Lee High School

San Antonio, Texas
Now the Performing Arts School

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas 1996
A private Catholic university

University of California, San Diego

San Diego, California 2000

Milestones

2007

Featured in the independent drama "Rockaway"

2007

Co-starred in the A&E movie, "Kings of South Beach"

2005

Cast as wealthy businessman and Gaby's (Eva Longoria) husband, Carlos Solis on ABC's "Desperate Housewives"

2004

as Private Gregorio Esparza in Disney's "The Alamo"

2002

Appeared in two episodes of Lifetime's legal drama, "The Division"

2002

Cast as Ramon on four episodes of HBO's "Six Feet Under"

2002

First TV role as a series regular, playing a high school sports coach in FOX's "The Grubbs" (episodes never aired)

2001

Made TV debut on a pair of Steven Bochco dramas, ABC's cop drama "NYPD Blue" and ABC's legal drama "Philly"

2001

Film debut in the independent feature comedy "Barstow 2008"

2000

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting

1996

First stage role, playing King Macbeth of Scotland in a school production of "Macbeth"

Starred in a production of "Tracers" at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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Chavira was the 2005 co-spokesperson for the Lee National Denim Day breast cancer fundraiser.

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Chavira was the 2007 National Team Captain for the Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C.

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Website: http://www.ricardoantoniochavira.com/

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On the morning of May 3, 2011, Chavira was arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles.

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