Diego Boneta was a famous Mexican singer, actor and musician. He gained worldwide popularity for his performances in Rock of Ages, Dona nobra, and La Vida. His career spanned four decades and he won six Academy Awards.
Diego Boneta was born in Huancayo, Mexico, the son of poor peasant farmers. He was arrested as a minor for his part in a bomb plot and spent two years in prison. During this time, he started learning music and took guitar lessons from a young age, playing an instrument in the church and in clubs. His talent for playing the guitar was discovered when he was asked to play on a demo for a telenovela, which is an exaggerated soap opera.
It was this audition that would transform him into the Mexican actor and musician Diego Boneta. The telenovela fame came at a time when many other Mexican actors and musicians were starting to make their mark in Hollywood. Boneta’s first album, “Canto de la Vida”, was not a huge hit, but it did help him secure film and TV roles. Later this fame would lead to his first break in Hollywood as a performer, playing the role of Jesus in the Mexican soap opera, telenovela “Hector”.
Diego Boneta also had a role in the first season of Vinyl’s High School Musical. He played the role of Danny Zuko, the lovable dimwit of the show. After the series ended, Diego went onto bigger and better roles, playing various different characters throughout the rest of his career. He also played the father on the popular series Scream Queens, and the son of a Mexican judge who featured in the second season. The role of the judge was particularly well known for its long running joke between him and the actress who played his daughter, Summer.
Diego Boneta has also made a few movies in the United States. One of these is called “Puerto Rican Fever”, which was made in 1980. The movie was about the growing popularity of Puerto Rican and Chicano music, with its loud and sassy sound. The movie itself was not exactly a success, but the role of Boneta as Puerto Rican flamenco dancer brought a respectful audience to the movie. In the movie he played the role of Mario, a Puerto Rican born American who moved to New York City.
Diego Boneta continues to work today, working on various projects that touch the lives of countless people in the United States and beyond. His efforts have helped make Mexico city a more colorful and welcoming place to live. While many other actors have fallen on hard times, Boneta looks on the bright side of life, despite his current circumstances. Perhaps his greatest joy may lie in the fact that he continues to be shown in movies by the major studios. If you would like to see a great film that depicts the Spanish culture of the old times, make sure to check out “Puerto Rican Fever” with Diego Boneta.