With his whole career ahead of him, newcomer and Sacramento, CA native, Joey Chacho has made a name for himself by Co-Starring in the highly anticipated Selena Gomez Netflix Original Series: 13 REASONS WHY. As the intriguingly played compulsive instigator, Ramón Ordoñez; his character is side by side the main antagonists who threaten the girl from Liberty High School that gives her 13 reasons why she wants to take her own life away.
Before Chacho’s speaking role was written in Season 2; 13 Reasons Why (Season 1) came to him a year after he graduated High School. He then snagged the background role of a High School Basketball Jock, appearing in all 13 episodes in the first season of the show. In Season 2 we are introduced to his character as: Ramón Ordoñez, a 16 year old baseball player. He is featured in a total of 19 episodes throughout the whole series, including 6 Co-Star episodes in Season 2.
Chacho has worked alongside Academy Award winning Director Tom McCarthy, Golden Globe nominee Katherine Langford, and veteran actors: Derek Luke, Kate Walsh, and Executive Producer of 13 Reasons Why, Selena Gomez.
Prior to appearing on the controversial Netflix Original, Chacho came from a Theatre background, involved in plays at his High School and Community Theatre. The most recent training on his resume was in the fall of 2020 as he trained in an Audition Class, working with veteran coach, actor and director, Stan Roth, at The San Francisco Acting Academy. His coach taught in Los Angeles for over 30 years and has a resume of successful acting students, most notably: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey McGuire, and Jeremy Davies.
Chacho stays in athletic shape, as his image and experience in sports have served him well in his career so far. His basketball and baseball experience were attributes that helped him obtain his role on 13 Reasons Why. Other experiences include: football, wrestling, soccer and weight lifting. Something else that is worth mentioning is that he is bilingual and is fluent in English/Spanish (able to read and write in Spanish, as well).
Joey Chacho is moving to Los Angeles in 2021.