The Twilight Saga

jd pardoJorge Daniel “J.D.” Pardo will be the newest edition to The Twilight Saga cast as the half-vampire Nahuel in Breaking Dawn Part II. Get to know the actor with these ten fun facts!

1. Raised in California
J.D. was born in Panorama City, California on Spetember 7, 1980, which makes him 32 years old.

2. Started off as a model
J.D. started out as a model with the Ford Modeling Agency before he made his way into Hollywood.

3. Can be seen on Monday nights on NBC
He portrays Nate Walker, a soldier of the militia, on the new NBC science-fiction dramatic television series Revolution, which airs on Mondays at 10 p.m./9 p.m. CT.

4. Best known for being murdered
His most remembered character was on the Lifetime Network’s A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story as murdered transgender teen Gwen Amber Rose Araujo.

5. Acting credits on various TV shows
J.D. has made appearances in various shows over the years such as CSI: Miami, The O.C., Standoff, Clubhouse, American Dream and 90210.

6. Nominated for acting award
He was nominated for Best Actor-Television for an Imagen Foundation Award, which honors Latinos with a positive portrayal in media, in 2007 for his leading role in A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story.

7. Main cast in action film
J.D. will be featured alongside Dayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon in the 2013 action flick Snitch.

8. Played a musketeer
He starred in A Cinderella Story as one of Austin’s (Chad Michael Murray) best friends. In one scene, J.D.’s character is dressed up as one of the three musketeers and ends up angry that Austin wore a Prince Charming costume, while both friends look like “two wimps in wigs.”

9. He’s billingual
Not only is J.D. of hispanic descent and can speak Spanish, he also starred in a short Spanish television movie called ¿Cuanto cuesta la admisión?

10. He was part of the Comic-Con panel for The Revolution
“This is my first Comic-Con so it’s a little bit crazy and a little bit of a blur but at the same time, it’s such an honor to be here and to represent The Revolution is just really cool,” said J.D. in an interview.

Check out J.D. playing a half vampire in the last Twilight installment, Breaking Dawn Part II, opening in theaters on November 16. 2012.  

Ivetta Babadjanian