Reynaldo Valentin (known as Rey) (born February 3, 1979) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in Generation Kill as Cpl. Gabe Garza, One Tree Hill as Nicholas "Nick" Chavez and in The Bedford Diaries as Chris Hernandez.
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Rey Valentin is best known as Cpl. Gabe Garza in the HBO Emmy nominated miniseries "Generation Kill." He also starred in the Weinstein Company's immigration drama "Crossing Over" opposite Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd. Rey also starred opposite Thomas C. Howell in the psychological thriller "The Jailhouse."
On the small screen Valentin has guest starred on numerous shows including: Human Target, Law, & Order,The Bedford Diaries, Numbers,CSI: NY, One Tree Hill, The Unit, N.C.I.S. & CSI:NY.
Valentin, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, decided to pursue acting at the young age of 14. He began working alongside mentor Donna Sue De Guzman, mounting original productions in his hometown, which lead to their collaborative musical production of "Peacocks & Peanuts, which won a spot at the Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival.
He went on to train at the SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory under the direction of the late Joan Potter. Valentin later traveled to Burgos Spain to co-produce and star in Jose Triana's Spanish language play, "La Noche De Los Asenios."
Upon graduation, he joined the New York City theatre community and performed in the Soho Rep's highly praised "Everything will be Different." He followed that by joining the cast of "Much Ado About Nothing" for the 50th year celebration of Shakespeare in Central Park.
Valentin is also a producer and director. He co-produced "Get Home Safe", which, Showtime bought and aired during their Black History Month Special. He also produced and directed "The Son" which won a screening at NYC's Urban World film festival.
Valentin has been featured in People Magazine Espanol, Tempo Magazine, The New York Post, Daily News Espanol, Daily News Latino, Parlour Magazine, Ocean Drive Espanol and Insider Magazine. He has appeared on The Gregory Mantell Show, and Current TV. He also has been a radio guest on KKUU Palms Srings, KQCH Omaha, KTEG Alburquerqe, & WSKS Syracuse.
Valentin currently resides in Los Angeles and enjoys teaching, cooking, his Puerto Rican culture, classic cars, photography, African safaris and deep sea diving.
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SUNY Purchase College Bachelor's Degree, Acting 2000 â€“ 2004
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Michelle Gauvin-Performers Management, Nick Terzian- NTA Talent Agency (Commercial), Portia Scott-Hicks Coast to Coast Talent (Voice Over)
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