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Tyler Alvarez


Tyler Alvarez is a popular American actor. Tyler Alvarez is best known for his series-leading role as Peter Maldonado in Netflix’s mockumentary series “American Vandal.”

Early Life

Tyler Alvarez was born on the 25th of October, 1997, in the Bronx, New York City, New York, the United States of America. As of 2022, Tyler is 25 years old and holds American nationality. In addition, he has a birth sign of Scorpio and practices Christianity religion. Similarly, he is of Cuban-Puerto Rican descent.

Tyler Alvarez

Caption: Tyler Alvarez’s childhood photo with his brother (Source: Instagram)

His father is a Cuban American while his mother is a Puerto Rican–American. Professionally, his mother worked at a local private hospital, while his father worked for the ‘Drug Enforcement Administration,’ or the ‘DEA.’ However, his parents’ names are still unknown at the moment. He grew up with his elder brother Nico.

Education and Early Career

From his childhood days, Alvarez had a keen interest in acting. Due to his interest, his mother got him enrolled at an acting school. During that time, he spent his years performing on stage, in school productions, and this helped him hone his skills.

Moreover, he used to watch films and mimic his favorite actors. Besides acting, he was also interested in music and salsa. He took salsa classes also. He learned the Spanish language from his parents.

In the beginning, his Latino appearance made it difficult for him to land good acting jobs. He landed a pizza commercial after some initial difficulty. He studied at ‘Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York at the same time. While still in high school, he began his acting career.

Professional Career

Tyler Alvarez made his film debut in the 2013 low-budget film “The House That Jack Built.” The film was an indie film that failed to get enough attention. He played a minor role in another indie film “Brothers in Arms” that same year.

He made his television debut in the 2014 fantasy sitcom “Every Witch Way” which was telecast from 2014 to 2015. The sitcom was inspired by ‘Grachi,’ the Latin–American version of the sitcom and Alvarez played the role of Diego Rueda in the sitcom.

However, the series was badly criticized for its cheap special effects and lack of chemistry between the characters. Apart from abysmal reviews, the sitcom ran for four seasons before being taken off the air.  In addition, he reprised his role in the special episode “Every Witch Way: Spellbound,” which was presented as a TV film.

Again, he reprised the role of Diego in an episode of the 2015 series “Talia in the Kitchen.” He appeared in the highly acclaimed ‘Netflix’ series “Orange Is the New Black” playing the role of Benny Mendoza. He appeared in the 5 episodes, in the third, fourth, and fifth seasons of the series.

Other movie and television appearances

Tyler Alvarez

Caption: Tyler Alvarez as Peter Maldonado in Netflix’s mockumentary series, American Vandal (Source: Paper Mag)

In the year 2017, he appeared in the romantic thriller television film “High School Lover” in which he played Larry, one of the major characters. That same year, he turned to documentary filmmaking and showcased another aspect of the all-rounder artist that he was to his fans with the ‘Netflix’ series “American Vandal.”

In the series, he played Peter Maldonado. And, the series was praised by critics for being a stylish and unique take on the genre. Later, the series was renewed for a second season, which is to premiere in 2018.

He featured in a guest role in a single episode of the 2017 sitcom “Fresh off the Boat.” Moreover, he portrayed the recurring role of Declan Rivers in the 2018 series “The Fosters.”

H played the role of Doug in the 2018 drama film “The Pretenders.” That same year, he appeared as Declan Rivers appearing in 5 episodes of the family drama television series “The Fosters.” He made his recurring role as Juan-Diego De La Cruz in the 2019 teen noir mystery drama television series “Veronica Mars.”

Recent Works

In addition, he played the role of Oscar in the 2020 thriller drama film “John Henry.” He made his off-Broadway debut with the Roundabout Theatre Company’s play 72 Miles to Go in the year 2020.
Afterward, he made his recurring role as Malcolm Stone in the season second of the 2021 romance comedy-drama television series “Never Have I Ever.” In addition, he appeared as Wes Blankenship in the episode of ‘The Cloak of Duplication’ in the 2021 mockumentary comedy horror television series “What We Do in the Shadows.”
In the 2022 coming-of-age romantic comedy film “Crush” he played the role of Dillon. He was cast as the main role of Carlos Herrera in the 2022 workplace comedy television “Blockbuster.” He will be a part of the upcoming films “Pools” and “Sid Is Dead” which are currently in post-production.

Tyler Alvarez – Net Worth 2023

From his acting career, he earned a good sum of money for his living. In addition, his net worth is estimated at around $1 million as of 2022 while his earnings and salary are still yet to be disclosed. Mainly, he earns money from his television series, films, and brand promotions.

Relationship Status

Talking about his personal life, Tyler Alvarez seems to be unmarried and single. In addition, he has not yet shared his relationship status in public. Like other celebrities, Alvarez also likes to keep his personal life away from the media and the public.

He publicly came out as gay on social media on the 11th of June 2021.  Mainly, the actor is fully focused on his career has not been a part of the controversy, and stay away from such thing that might harm his career.

Body Measurements

Tyler Alvarez

Caption: Tyler Alvarez posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

In addition, he stands 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters) and weighs around 65 kg (143 lbs). Moreover, he has dark brown hair with brown eyes and wears a shoe size of 6 UK. The actor has a body type, Mesomorph.

Tyler Alvarez – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@tyleralvarez’ there are over 180k followers. There are over 30.6k followers of ‘@tyleralvarez’ and 4k followers on his Facebook page.