Mexican telenovela, film, stage actor and musician Andy Zuno has been cast in the recurring role of Rafael, on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, broadcast weekdays (1:30-2:00 p.m. ET; 12:30-1:00 p.m. PT) on CBS.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is the first and only daytime drama to simulcast in Spanish utilizing SAP (Secondary Audio Program) technology. Zuno will translate his own character into Spanish for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL's SAP simulcast.
Zuno began taping on Tuesday, May 7 and his first episode of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL aired on Thursday, June 20, 2013.
"Andy is a talented young actor and is a great addition to our cast," said Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell. "He brings forward a strong comedic talent that plays perfectly into the hot and ground-breaking story we will begin telling this summer."
Best known for his portrayal of Hugo Arango on the telenovela AL DIABLO CON LOS GUAPOS for which he won a FAMA Award for Best Supporting Actor, Zuna has also starred on Spanish language programs such as PASION, MUJER CASOS DE LA VIDA, DECISIONES EXTREMAS, LOTERIA and AMAR DE NUEVO.
Zuno got his start on the big screen in 2004 when he was cast in the film Emisario del Odio. He also has an extensive background in theater, including roles in "The Play About Baby," "The Goat," "Te Odio," "La Luna 100 Watts," "El Códex Romanoff," "Unos Cuantos Piquetitos" and "Innana Queen of Heaven and Earth." He received the Association of Theatre Journalists Award for Best Leading Actor for his performance in "Mentiras."
In addition to television and film, Zuno is a talented musician. In June of 2010, he released his first single as a solo pop artist, "Suma de Dos," from his debut album Andy Zuno: Mas de Una Vida.