Who is David Del Rio?

If you are a fan of the movie “Pitch Perfect”, you have definitely noticed the actor who portrayed Kolio in this musical romantic drama, and if you were wondering about his name, it’s David Del Rio. He was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on 29 September 1987, in Miami, Florida USA; he holds American nationality although he comes from a family of Columbian and Cuban descent, and thus his ethnicity is Latino-American.

David is a producer, director and actor with over 25 credits to his name, and besides his role as Kolio, he is perhaps known best for his portrayal of Mateo Garcia in the series “The Baker and the Beauty”.

Early life and education

David was raised in Miami, by his parents Franklin and Virginia, he hasn’t spoken about how many siblings he has, but he said that he’s a middle child. He spoke about his family saying that he grew up in ‘a really loving, tight-knit, and hilarious family’, also saying that from an early age he loved to make people laugh, doing things like banging himself into doors or improvising, thus his parents recognized his talent for acting and took him into acting classes.

David wrote his first script at the age of 14, and acted in stage performances of “The Odyssey and Joe: The Musical and Next to the Last Hamlet” and “The Elephant Man”.

He attended New World School of the Arts, a high school specialized in acting and filmmaking, and upon matriculating in 2005, enrolled at the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts, School of Film and Television, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Acting and Filmmaking in 2009.

Roles in series

David made his first appearance on television in 2008, portraying Freddie Ramirez in an episode of the series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, followed by his role as Martin Estrada in “Southland” in 2011, and the same year he was cast to play Matthew Lapaz in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.

David portrayed Paco in “Vanessa & Jan” before he played one of his notable roles as Felix Garcia in “The Troop”, an action adventure comedy starring Gage Golightly, John Marshall Jones, and Nicholas Purcell, which follows the story about a troop of youngsters who are protecting the world from supernatural creatures.

In 2015, David made an appearance as Ian in an episode of the TV mini-series “Resident Advisors” before he was cast to play Mateo Garcia in the 2020 series “The Baker and the Beauty”, which is a spin-off from the eponymous Israeli romantic comedy series, developed for American television by Dean Georgaris.

His most recent television appearance was in an episode of “The Good Doctor” in 2021, while it’s announced that he will be seen in the new series, entitled “Maggie” which is in post-production and should be released in 2022.

Roles in movies

David made his big-screen debut in the 2011 movie “Geek Charming”, and then in the following year, he was cast to play his most significant role so far as Kolio in “Pitch Perfect”, also starring Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and Anna Kendrick; this movie was based on the novel of the same title written by Mickey Rapkin, and had 20 award nominations, winning seven.

In 2015, David was seen as Christian Arcega in “Spare Parts” before his portrayal of Putzie in the 2016 TV movie “Grease Live!” which had 10 award nominations and won seven, including five Primetime Emmys.

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In the same year, David made appearances in “Undrafted” and “The Belko Experiment”, followed by his role as Dustin in “Search and Destroy” in 2019, and then had support roles in movies “A California Christmas” and its sequel “A California Christmas: City Lights”, in 2021.

Other credits

Since 2009, David has also been working as a director on various projects, and some of his most notable are short movies such as “Leave of Absence”, “A 2nd Opinion” and “The Boot”, while in 2018, he directed the movie “Sick for Toys”, which brought him a nomination for Dallas International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Texas Film, and his first win came in 2020. The movie “Road Head” directed by David has won Atlanta Horror Film Festival Award for Best Horror Comedy Feature.

As a producer, he worked for the movies such as “Tau Tau”, “Henry Toy”, and “Solstice Ranch”, among four others, and as a writer, he has three credits to his name, one of them for the movie “The Big Feed”, which he also produced, and which also starred his wife.

David has spoken about shooting this movie, saying that besides a tight budget, he also had a problem with his equipment, as someone stole his truck with the equipment, although luckily police found the perpetrator. The movie is in post-production, and should be released in 2022.

Love life and relationships

There were various rumors both concerning David’s love life and his sexual orientation, but he hasn’t spoken about his previous relationships.

However, he enjoys talking about his now-wife Katherine Del Rio; so let’s start from the beginning. In 2010, Katie Wallace bought tickets to watch one of the hottest Broadway shows “In the Heights”, and one of the show stars was David Del Rio. After the play was over, Katie approached David and asked him for a photo, and she got a hug too, so according to her, that night she fell in love with him.

Three years later, fate or may be coincidence at the birthday party of the “Spy Kids” star, Daryl Sabara, Katie and David bumped into each other. The interesting fact is that David at first wanted to introduce her to his friend, but after he started talking with her, that idea vanished from his head.

They exchanged phone numbers, and the following day David texted Katie, and they continued to communicate over texts since she moved back home to take care of her sick father, then when she returned to Los Angeles, California where they both lived t, David asked her out on a date.

On his 26th birthday, she surprised him with a photo of the two of them from 2010, and he said that it was the best birthday surprise gift, that he had no idea that they’d met before.

David and Katie started living together in 2016, and in March of the same year he proposed to her; the wedding was held on 3 February 2018, at a private villa in Playa del Carmen, in Mexico in the presence of 120 guests, which besides families and friends included Brittany Snow and Graham Rodgers.

After the wedding Katie changed her name to Katherine Del Rio; she‘s an actress and filmmaker, born in Auerbach, Germany but raised in Los Angeles. She’s also a chef, and has worked privately for celebrities such as Jonas Brothers and Sophie Turner.

As of February 2022, the couple is still married, they don’t have children; they lived in Los Angeles, although both dreamed of living in New York City, and it seems that they fulfilled their dream, since some rumors say that they’ve bought a house in the city.

Age, height, and net worth

David’s age is 34, he has curly black hair and brown eyes, weighs around 185lbs (84kgs), and is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall.

His net worth has been estimated at $1.5 million, as of early 2022.

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