30 Guy Stars You Never Knew Were Latino

These guys have managed to fool many entertainment lovers about their backgrounds, including us! We've rounded up 30 guy stars you never knew were Latino. Tell us which ones suprise you the most.

1. Guys You Never Knew: Jake T. Austin

Jake T. Austin

The 18-year-old star of ABC Family’s new show The Fosters not only plays a Latino named Jesus on the show, but he’s also Latino in real life. For those who don’t know, Austin is Puerto Rican, Argentine and Spanish. No wonder he’s so precioso!

2. Guys You Never Knew: Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi

“Day and Night” singer and rapper Kid Cudi was born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi. We’re not sure what might you surprise you more – the fact that the rapper's real name is Scott or that he’s the product of an African American mother and Mexican father.

3. Guys You Never Knew: David Archuleta

David Archuleta

The 22-year-old who gained fame for being on the seventh season of American Idol was born to a Honduran mother and Spanish father.

4. Guys You Never Knew: Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt

With a last name like Bratt, one wouldn’t automatically think that the actor is Latino, but indeed he is. His mother is from Peru and his father was an American of German and New Zealand English descent.

5. Guys You Never Knew: David Gallagher

David Gallagher

The blonde haired, blue-eyed cutie played Simon Camden for ten seasons on the critically-acclaimed family drama, 7th Heaven.  Although he’s never had a role as a Latino, Gallagher was actually born to a Cuban mother named Elena Lopez.

6. Guys You Never Knew: Harry Shum, Jr.

Harry Shum Jr.

Glee’s Shum Jr. can speak Spanish and Chinese in real life. This could probably be accredited to the fact that he was born in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica to China native parents.

7. Guys You Never Knew: Michael Trevino

Michael Trevino

You may know him best for his roles on The CW’s 90210 and The Vampire Diaries, but did you also know that Trevino is 100 percent Mexican? “I'm a full-blooded Mexican,” Trevino told us. “My mother was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and my father—the son of Mexican immigrants—was born near Fresno, California.”

8. Guys You Never Knew: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

We remember when the Jersey Shore first premiered back in 2009. It was supposed to be a show about six Italian kids heading to the shore for a good time. Funny enough three of the cast members, including Magro who is part Puerto Rican, are also Latino.

9. Guys You Never Knew: Nick Krause

Nick Krause

You might recognize Krause as Sid from the Oscar nominated movie The Descendants, but did you know that the 21-year-old star was of Mexican descent? It's true!

10. Guys You Never Knew: Tyler Posey

Tyler Posey

He may play Scott McCall on the MTV hit series Teen Wolf, but in real life, señorito Posey is half-Mexican and proud!

11. Guys You Never Knew: Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery

The season 10 American Idol winner has actually shared a bit of history about his Latin roots during an interview in 2011. “My grandmother is from Old San Juan, and my grandfather was over in Puerto Rico for the air force and so they met and they had my dad in Aguadilla,” he said.

12. Guys You Never Knew: Tristan Wilds

Tristan Wilds

Wilds has a hard time convincing Hollywood that he’s Latino, but believe it or not mi gente, the 90210 star is actually half-Dominican. “I get offered a lot of black roles, because apparently I don’t look Latino enough,” Wilds said in a 2008 interview with the New York Daily News.

13. Guys You Never Knew: Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte

The Olympic gold medalist from upstate New York was born to a Cuban mother and German-Irish father on August 3, 1984.

14. Guys You Never Knew: Andrew Keegan

Andrew Keegan

Keegan has appeared in popular hits such as, 7th Heaven and 10 Things I Hate About You. The former 90s teen star is not only fluent in español, but he’s also Latino! Keegan’s mother is a Colombian hairdresser named Lana O’Campo.

15. Guys You Never Knew: Frankie Muniz

Frankie Muniz

Muniz is known best for his role on FOX’s Malcolm in the Middle. His father is Puerto Rican and his mother is of Irish and Italian descent.

16. Guys You Never Knew: Louis CK

Louis CK

The father of two girls and star of FX’s comedy series Louie was born to a Mexican father and American mother of Irish ancestry.

17. Guys You Never Knew: Howie Dorough

Howie Dorough

The 39-year-old Backstreet Boys member was born in Orlando, FL to a Puerto Rican mother named Paula Flores and an Irish father named Hoke Dorough.

18. Guys You Never Knew: Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

He’s a Hawaii native, but Mars' background includes a half Puerto Rican father and Filipino mother.

19. Guys You Never Knew: Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

The 37-year-old teen Hollywood heartthrob is the son of deceased actor and comedian Freddie Prinze, who was of Puerto Rican descent.

20. Guys You Never Knew: Henry Ian Cusick

Henry Ian Cusick

We first came to know Cusick as Desmond Hume in ABC’s Emmy Award winning show Lost, but we would’ve never guessed that the actor is Latino. Cusick was born in Trujillo, Peru to a Peruvian mother named Esperanza Chavez and a Scottish father named Henry Joseph Cusick.

21. Guys You Never Knew: Mark Ballas

Mark Ballas

The Dancing with the Stars professional dancer, who dated Latina beauty Sabrina Bryan, is of Mexican, Spanish and Greek descent.

22. Guys You Never Knew: Stefano Langone

Stefano Langone

When the Italian American Idol season 10 contestant first appeared on the screen, we thought he looked as though he had a little Latino spunk to him. We were right! “My mother is Mexican and Spanish," Stefano told us.

23. Guys You Never Knew: Alex Meraz

Alex Meraz

This papi chulo played wolf Paul in The Twilight Saga films, and being half-Mexican he was also one of the handfuls of Latinos in the franchise.

24. Guys You Never Knew: Fabolous


He’s popular with all the Latinas and we think we know why that might be. The 35-year-old Brooklyn-born rapper is half Dominican thanks to his papa.

25. Guys You Never Knew: Maxwell


Oye, Boricua! That’s right, singer Maxwell is half Bori. He was born to a Haitian mother and Puerto Rican father.

26. Guys You Never Knew: Taboo


Fergie isn’t the only Latin counterpart in The Black Eyed Peas. Taboo, whose real name is Jaime Luis Gómez, is also Mexican. His father is from Mexico and his mother is of Shoshone Indian descent.

27. Guys You Never Knew: Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz

He said he’d only break our hearts, but the singer/songwriter actually made our hearts skip a beat when we found out his sexy mix. The British native was born in London to a Nigerian dad and Brazilian mom.

28. Guys You Never Knew: Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz

Everyone knows him for producing rap hits and songs for numerous people in the music industry, including Beyonce, but not everyone is aware that he’s Latino. Born Kasseem Dean, the Bronx native is Jamaican and Puerto Rican

29. Guys You Never Knew: Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong

He was the young boy in 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day and although he’s never hidden his Latino side, not many people know that he was born to a Mexican woman named Eleanor Tafoya Torres.

30. Guys You Never Knew: Faizon Love

Faizon Love

The 45-year-old comedian from BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood was born Langston Faizon Santisima in Santiago de Cuba – the second largest city in Cuba.