Chavira, Ricardo Antonio 1971–

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Chavira, Ricardo Antonio 1971–

(Ricardo Chavira, Ricardo A. Chavira, Ricardo S. Chavira)


Born September 1, 1971, in Austin, TX; son of Juan Antonio (a judge) and Elizabeth (a health care professional; maiden name, Ries) Chavira; children: (with Marcia Dietzel) Tomas Antonio. Education: Attended the University of Colorado; University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, bachelor's degree, 1996; University of California, San Diego, M.F.A., 2000; also attended Robert E. Lee High School (now the Performing Arts School). Avocational Interests: Spending time with family and friends, shopping at thrift stores.


Agent—Steven Muller, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.


Actor. Distinguished guest speaker at the graduation ceremony for Warren College at the University of California, San Diego, 2005. Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, honorary spokesperson for San Antonio, TX, honorary chair of National Race for the Cure, named a national team captain for the organization, and involved in the foundation's efforts to celebrate Lee National Denim Day (a fund–raiser).


Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

ILKA Award, Latino Commission on AIDS, 2005; Screen Actors Guild awards (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 2005 and 2006, both for Desperate Housewives; honored at the Fiesta de las Estrellas, University of California, San Diego Hispanic Scholarship Council, 2006.


Television Appearances; Series:

Carlos Solis, Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004—.

While billed as Ricardo Chavira, appeared as Coach Garra in the unaired series The Grubbs, Fox.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Ricardo Chavira) Enrique, Kings of South Beach, Arts and Entertainment, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Los 50 mas bellos de People en Espanol, 2005.

Himself, Comic Relief 2006, HBO and TBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, 2006 ALMA Awards, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Assistant district attorney Eddie Price, "Blown Away," Philly, ABC, 2001.

Customs officer Kenny Sotomayor, "Thumb Enchanted Evening," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2001.

(As Ricardo A. Chavira) "Liberty," JAG, CBS, 2001.

Bernard, "Spin Dry," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2002.

Bernard, "Welcome Home," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2002.

Bundy, "12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.," 24 (also known as Twenty Four and 24 Hours), Fox, 2002.

Ramon, "Back to the Garden," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.

Ramon, "In Place of Anger," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.

Ramon, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.

Ramon, "Out, Out, Brief Candle," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.

Captain Rapaport, "The Boast," JAG, CBS, 2003.

Sergeant Eddie Fosberg, "The Boat," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2003.

Kingpin, NBC, 2003.

Contestant, "Tournament 7 Game 1," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2005.

(As Ricardo Chavira) Victor, "George's Extreme Makeover: Holmes Edition," George Lopez (also known as The George Lopez Show), ABC, 2005.

Himself, Martha, syndicated, 2005.

Himself, Movie Club with John Ridley, American Movie Classics, 2005.

Himself, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2005.

Himself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005 (multiple episodes).

Cohost, The View, ABC, 2005.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2005, 2006.

Himself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2006.

Himself, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2006.

Himself, The Megan Mullally Show (also known as Untitled Megan Mullally Project), syndicated, 2006.

Appeared in other programs.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Carlos Solis, Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004.

Appeared as Carlos Solis in the unaired pilot of Desperate Housewives, ABC. While billed as Ricardo Chavira, appeared as Coach Garra in the unaired pilot for The Grubbs, Fox.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Video de rock, [Mexico], 1987.

Asi sucede en los pueblos (short film), Sistema Michoacano de Radio y Television, 1987.

De vaqueros, aventuras y mas cosas (short film), Sistema Michoacano de Radio y Television, 1987.

(As Ricardo Chavira) Guaco, Barstow 2008, Firebuilder Pictures/Monkeyfactory, 2001.

(As Ricardo Chavira) Frank, Boris (short film), American Film Institute, 2002.

(As Ricardo S. Chavira) Private Gregorio Esparza, The Alamo (also known as Bowie), Buena Vista, 2004.

(As Ricardo Chavira) Dr. Boogie, Chasing 3000, Pretty Dangerous Films, 2006.

(As Ricardo Chavira) Dave, Rockaway, Off Hollywood Pictures, 2007.

(As Ricardo Chavira) Vaszquez, Cosmic Radio, Cosmic Productions, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Dogeaters, La Jolla Playhouse, Mandell Weiss Forum, La Jolla, CA, 1998.

Living Out, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, and Missouri Repertory Theatre (also known as Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Kansas City, MO, both 2004.

Appeared in other productions, including Bandidol, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego, CA; Jack and Jill, Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN; and Tracers, Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles.



Catalina, May/June, 2005.

Cult Times Special, March, 2005, pp. 78–82.

People Weekly, June 6, 2005, p. 107.

TV Guide, January 23, 2005, p. 25; March 13, 2005, p. 40.

Woman's Day, November 6, 2005, pp. 130–31.


The Official Website of Ricardo Antonio Chavira,, October 28, 2006.

Word Online,, November 2, 2006.

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