Born in Guatemala, but raised in the mean streets of the San Fernando Valley, Emilio is a Los Angeleno through and through. This is made abundantly evident by his year-round orange complexion, constant use of the word "like," and strict adherence to his gluten-free, carb-free, flavor-free, Kosher paleo-vegan diet.
After a disastrous reading of a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream in front of his 9th grade English class, a career in show business was the last thing on Emilio's mind.
In the spring of 2006, however, something happened in Emilio's brain that made him snap and drop out of art school. Maybe he'd been forced to sketch one too many nude octogenarians, maybe he'd had it with the never-ending Mountain Dew-fueled all-nighters he'd have to pull trying to make a CGI ball bounce realistically in a 3-D space, or maybe he just wanted to get laid at some point in his life. Whatever the case, he dropped out to pursue a career in acting, despite the strong objections of his Theatre teacher. Yeah, that's right - suck it, Mr. Blakemore!
Emilio soon landed a commercial agent and has since appeared in national commercials for Honda, Chevy, and McDonald's, among others.
His film/TV credits include the award-winning short film The Gift (directed by Stuart Altman), a co-starring role on General Hospital on ABC, and "that one guy with the awkward close-up" on Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
He's also appeared in numerous web series on Funny or Die and YouTube, as well as a ton of improv shows around Los Angeles, including the famed Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City theatres.
Most recently, Emilio has been in production of his first starring role in a feature film, entitled Bank Roll, which is sure to bring him one step closer to fulfilling his dream of being an indie darling...or selling out, whichever comes first.