Rudy got his start in TV as a recurring host on "Disney 365," a beloved interstitial program on The Disney Channel, as well as roles on "iCarly" and "Good Luck Charlie". A windfall career move came when he was cast as Marty on the NBC medical drama "Heartbeat." Along the way he spent four seasons on The CW's "Jane The Virgin" and had a recurring role the hit Netflix show "Dear White People." He's also had a recurring role on ABC's "Speechless" and guest starred on the latest season of "Veronica Mars" on Hulu.
Rudy was born and raised in South Pasadena, California and began exploring the arts at a young age, immersing himself in plays and musicals, clowning, and puppetry. He attended UC Santa Barbara and was accepted into the conservatory style acting program where he received a research grant to study physical theater. Inspired by vivid theatrical experiences like those created by Julie Taymor, he took an interest in hyper-theatrical, multi-disciplinary story-telling.
After college, Rudy began working with renowned theater companies like South Coast Repertory, East West Players, and Independent Shakespeare Company. His performance in "Angel of the Desert" at Studio SCR (produced by Breath of Fire; Latina Theater Ensemble) was called "sensitive and emotionally raw" by the OC Examiner and he won a Best Supporting Actor award for that role. He is also part of the Ovation Award Nominated cast of "Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them" produced by Artists At Play.
When he's not acting Rudy enjoys painting, playing his ukulele, and writing