What did you want to become when you were growing up?
I always thought I was going to be a pilot. Fly planes. My father is an Air Traffic Controller so I always wanted to say "Hey Padre, in your airspace."
How did your friends/family react when you told them you wanted to be an actor?
My family and friends have always been so supportive. They love and respect my choices and have always known I work hard, so they were excited to see where it lead.
How long have you been acting for?
I've been in the business for 11 years.
What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?
My biggest accomplishment to date was booking "Days Of Our Lives" and being able to finally say, acting (is) my full-time job.
Who inspires you in the industry?
There are many people who inspire me in the business. Those who take it upon themselves to wear multiple hats and create more work for themselves and others inspire me most. Daniel Dae Kim is someone I admire and respect. Mel Gibson's accomplishments, Brad Pitt... The list goes on
What aspects of your job do you like best/least?
My favorite part of my job is that I make the viewers happy. Take them on a trip for an hour with me and they get lost with me. I don't have a Least favorite part of the gig :)
It seems that fans are now extremely torn as to whom should be with Paul, are you surprised that the character has become such a fan favorite?
I am surprised and also I am not. I read the words that the writers lay down and they have been doing this for many years so I know they know how to make these stories work. I'm very happy with how the fans have embraced Paul's character and I attribute it all the the producers and writers for their foresight.
Describe your style in terms of fashion:
Fashion is a term I know nothing about. Hahaha I just wear what's comfortable.
What makes you happy?
My family, my work, accomplishments, making people happy.
What brings you the greatest satisfaction?
Same as above
What is your favorite song at the moment, and of all time?
Favorite song now is Bruno Mars Uptown Funk. Of all time is tough... I love all kinds of music... So maybe Beethoven, and Mozart, and Eminem.
What is the one thing you wish you had known when you were younger?
That being unique, being different is a gift.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
I love to eat. All foods and my biggest guilty pleasure is "bad" foods.
Describe yourself in 5 words:
Ambitious. Loving. Honest. Loyal. Silly.
Which living person do you admire most?
My family. All (of them) teach me so much.
What do you most value in people?
Being genuine and finding ones love.
Name 2 things people don't know about you:
I love video games, and anime.
What is your motto?
I wish for success in all aspects of life for my friends, family and myself.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Working on the big screen with Daniel Dae Kim, and Keanu Reeves.
Any advice for those wanting to become actors?
It takes time, focus and hard work. Build yourself as a business. Remember to always be kind and make the proper choices with your money.
Any last words?
Be love. To everyone.
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