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Ernie Rivera

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Born (1985-05-23) May 23, 1985 (age 34)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
OccupationActor, Producer
Years active  2003–present

Ernie Rivera (born May 23, 1985) is an American actor best known for his work on various Nickelodeon shows, and the Sum 41 music video "Underclass Hero". Rivera is in the 2010 film Suicide Dolls, starring Christy Carlson Romano and LaQuita Cleare.

Early life and education[edit]

Rivera was born in Los Angeles, California to mother, Irma Becerra. He is of Mexican descent. Rivera was raised in the city of Covina, California, with his Mother and brother. He graduated from Covina High School, and went on to receive his Associates degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Citrus College in Glendora, California.

Rivera attended AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts, in acting, on October 13 of 2012.[2][3]



Ernie Rivera's film career includes the starring role (opposite actress Linda Wang) in the Indie film Red Betta, directed by Allena Rennee.[4] Rivera is set to co-star in the documentary "A Glimpse of GOD'S Hand at Work", directed by Kacee DeMasi. The documentary takes you into the lives of people who have been miraculously saved from life threatening situations. The documentary currently has a 2014 release date. Other projects include the lead in Briton Saxton's "Dia De Los Muertos", and featured rolls as "Stage Rusher" in Sympathy for Delicious, and as "Goth Guy" in the 2010 film Suicide Dolls. [5]

Rivera is set to star in the scifi/thriller Greymen: A Contactee's Tale. [6]


Since 2004, Rivera has had cameos in various Nickelodeon programs. Most notable of the cameos include that of the "Juice Employee" in several episodes of Nickelodeon's "Unfabulous", "Ticket Vendor/Student" in Drake & Josh/Merry Christmas Drake & Josh, and Widow's "Goth Friend" in the show Just Jordan. Rivera was also featured in several episodes of Zoey 101, including "Basketball player" in the pilot episode, and "Prom Goer" in the finale "Chasing Zoey."

Other Nickelodeon programs include Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, The Fresh Beat Band, and School Gyrls (directed by Nick Cannon).


Rivera has appeared twice at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, an annual fringe theatre festival in Hollywood, California. The first time in 2014, playing Kyle in the original play, "The Green Fairy." The second time in 2016 portraying Laertes, in a 1940's, mafia inspired adaptation of Hamlet. [7] Rivera has also appeared twice at Whittier Theater in Whittier, California. The first time in 2013 playing Frank Lubey in a production of the Arthur Miller classic, All My Sons. The second time in 2015 playing Bernstien in the Howard Ashman and Alan Menken musical Little Shop of Horrors. [8]

Other roles include Five Witts in Everyman, J. Jonah Jameson in the Mosaic Lizard Theater production of "Spider-Man: Turn on the Lights!" and Aegeus in the Boundless Artists Theatre Company's production of Medea. [9]

Music Videos[edit]

In 2007 Rivera was featured as the Crazy Football Player Sum 41 music video "Underclass Hero". Other music video appearances include the Papa Roach video "...To Be Loved", and Disturbed's 2008 video "Indestructible."


In 2006, Rivera worked with director Kevin Kerslake, as a Gothic Model in a music video for the band Anti-Flag. Although this version of the music video never aired, it led to a cameo in the Papa Roach video "...To Be Loved", also directed by Kerslake.

In 2009, Rivera modeled clothing for "King Street Studios - Mens & Womens Apparel."[citation needed] In 2010, he modeled one of a kind pieces for "Masquerade Wear" / "Dug the Costume Guy."[citation needed]


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