Juan Camilo Gonzalez commonly referred to as JC Gonzalez is a Colombian born actor and musician currently based in the United States of America. At the moment he is a notable figure in the film industry appearing in several web series and currently resides in Los Angeles California.
JC Gonzalez was born in 1990 in Bogota, Colombia where he was the eldest in a family of three. He spent some time in Colombia which provided a good foundation for his Spanish culture. As a kid, he was noted to be playful and hyperactive having him get the nickname, 'terremoto' which is Spanish for nickname. He attended school in Bogota until he moved to the United States. Move To The United States
When JC Gonzalez was 7 years of age, his younger brother suffered a rare medical condition, AMC. For specialized medical treatment, JC and his family had to relocate to the United States. The move to the United States marked the second culturally significant phase in JC Gonzalez’s life. His family settled in Houston, Texas where he began schooling against a backdrop of financial difficulties that his family faced. This early challenges coupled with his brother’s medical condition are the push factors and serve as his form of encouragement. Later on, his mother secured an architectural job and his father got into the business hence lifting them out of the face of poverty. JC Gonzalez was fascinated with the performing arts and had a strong desire to be an actor.
Once he was done with high school at Clements High school, Texas, JC made the move to begin his acting career and headed to Los Angeles to try out his luck. He landed a few roles in series and commercials. He has featured in commercials for Honda, Ford and AT and T. In the dawn of 2007, he auditioned for a role in the project, Making Menudo. He failed to make the cut and hence moved to Dallas and ventured into dancing. He tried auditioning again and was selected by the Puerto Rica singer Luis Fonsi and radio announcer Daniel Luna among twenty-five participants who headed to New York to shoot the Road to Menudo series. JC finally made the cut and was selected to be part of the new version of the Latino pop band, Menudo. As part of the training, they were taken to Florida where together with fourteen other contestants he received singing and dancing lessons. The singing sessions would form a strong foundation to kick start his now budding musical career.
Over time, JC has participated in many projects most of which are web series. Among the web series that he has features include Los Americans, a Parks, and Recreation episode and Locked Up Abroad. Others include Parenthood, Hardtimes and How to Rock. JC has also featured in an episode in the high profile military and police procedural drama NCIS: New Orleans.
The musical career of JC can be traced to his early beginnings when he used to take part in singing Christmas carols when still in Colombia. His multicultural upbringing in both Spanish and English cultures have worked to his advantage as he can sing in both languages. He is also a good songwriter with several compositions under his name.
JC has diversified his musical delivery and brings together a lot of genres such as pop, rap, reggaeton delivered both in English and Latino. He cites Justin Timberlake and Lil Wayne as his musical idols but he insists that he does not want to be like them rather carve his own distinct path inspired by his idols.
As of 2016, JC was set to release his debut album, AwakIn featuring songs in both Spanish and English.
JC Gonzalez currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
JC Gonzalez has immersed himself in charity work that supports the fight against prostate cancer, from which his father is a survivor. Also, form a young age he has taken part in movements that seek to create awareness of AMC, the condition that his younger brother ailed from when young. He is also against domestic violence and is a supporter and member of gatherings that support victims and survivors of domestic violence. The song ‘Safe Passage’ is a message to everyone going through difficult times especially victims of domestic violence. It encourages them that they are not alone in the struggle.
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