Raphael Alejandro stole the hearts of audiences across the world in his starring role of ‘Hugo’ in “How to be a Latin Lover” with Salma Hayek and Eugenio Derbez. He can now be seen sharing his comedic excellence in Disney Channel’s comedy series “Bunk’d.” Raphael portrays ‘Matteo,’ a cautious kid who is learning to face his fears while at Camp Kikiwaka.
Upcoming for Raphael is Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” (July 2021) where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element. Playing opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, Raphael will portray the character ‘Zaqueu.’
Proud son of a Brazilian mother and a Panamanian father, Raphael is the youngest of three siblings. the Canadian native loves to play sports with his family, watch television and movies and travel. He is fluent in Portuguese, French, Spanish and English. Causes near and dear to his heart include environmental issues such as pollution of our oceans and global warming. He also hopes to raise awareness for breast cancer research as his mother is a survivor. Alongside acting, Raphael is a huge lover of education and can see himself one day being an environmental lawyer or paleontologist. He loves acting because every day is a big adventure and he never knows who he may be playing next.
Here’s 5 fast facts about Raphael!
Working has provided some great experiences.
My most memorable experience from working on Bunk’d is learning ASL for one of the episodes (“My Fairy Lady”) on Season 4. The funnest moment on Jungle Cruise was singing “Happy Birthday” to Paul Giamatti on set in Hawaii.
He’s not afraid to experiment with food — but sometimes its a major fail.
I like to make wacky food creations. One day I made a sandwich with peanut butter, cheddar cheese, mustard, ketchup, mayo and strawberry jam with a fried egg. I thought that it would be a nice combination of flavors, but I was wrong…
He’s got a bad habit that drives most parents crazy.
I sometimes forget to put my iPhone to charge and when I really need it, it has no battery, so I really need to improve upon that.
He’s a gamer.
I think that one thing that people would be surprised to know about me is that I love the Legends of Zelda franchise. My favorite game is Majora’s Mask.
His tastebuds definitely have a Latin influence!
One food that I could eat at least once a week is rice and black beans.
Can we please get a selfie of whatever you are doing right now to keep it real for the fans? : )