Rafael de la Fuente, born November 11, 1986, is a Venezuelan television actor and singer born in Caracas.
From 2006 to 2009 he studied at the University of Tampa, Florida, obtaining the Bachelor of Arts degree in MUSIC, with his voice as the main instrument. Simultaneously, he ventured into theater, dance and public speaking; participated in the Actor’s Gym with Matilda Corral as an instructor – graduated from the Actor’s Studio NYC – and also in the 5 Week Summer Performance Program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, with an intensive theory, solfege, singing and interpretation, where He managed to be at the highest level and was selected to sing at the closing ceremony.
He started his acting career in 2009 with the role of Jorge Giraldo in the Telemundo telenovela, Más sabe el diablo. In 2011, de la Fuente appeared as Max in the telenovela Aurora. This was followed by the recurring role of Diego Forlán in the Nickelodeon Latin America fantasy series, Grachi, which became a main role in the second season. In 2014, de la Fuente appeared as Coach Julio on Every Witch Way, an English-language remake of Grachi.
In 2015 and 2016, de la Fuente appeared in the recurring role of Michael Sanchez, the boyfriend of Jamal Lyon, in the Fox musical prime time soap opera, Empire. In 2017, he appeared as Cleve Jones’ boyfriend Ricardo Canto in the ABC miniseries When We Rise. In March 2017, de la Fuente was cast in The CW’s Dynasty reboot as Sam Jones, a gay male version of the original series’ Sammy Jo Carrington.
De La Fuente also enjoys music, literature, singing and painting, creative branches that he complemented with the discipline of martial arts and swimming.