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Rafael de La Fuente (born November 11, 1986) is a Venezuelan television actor and singer.

Background

In The CW’s new drama “Dynasty,” Rafael De La Fuente plays Sammy Jo Flores (aka Sam), Cristal Flores’ nephew who comes to town, meets Steven Carrington, and decides he needs to find a way to stay in this wealthy world of privilege he has stumbled upon.

De La Fuente hails from Venezuela. He is known for his television roles in “Empire,” “When We Rise,” Latin America’s “Grachi” and “Every Witch Way.”

Previous credits also include “The One I Wrote for You” and the telenovelas “Aurora” and “Màs sabe el diablo.”

De La Fuente currently resides in Los Angeles.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The One I Wrote for You Rafael Amato
2015 Lift Me Up Erik

Television 

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Más Sabe el Diablo Jorge Giraldo
2011 Aurora Max  telenovela on Telemundo
2011–13 Grachi Diego Forlán Recurring role; 202 episodes
2014 Every Witch Way Julio Recurring role; 20 episodes
2015–16 Empire Michael Sanchez Recurring role; 11 episodes (Seasons 1-2)
2015 Chasing LA Himself Episode: "Official Empire Finale Viewing Party"
2017 American Horror Story: Cult Picnic Guy Election Night
2017-present Dynasty Sam Jones Series Regular: Season 1 - Present

Images

Trivia

  • Being Venezuelan and living in the U.S. for so long, he is fluent in English and Spanish.
  • After news broke of Ana Brenda Contreras getting cast on Dynasty, both Ana Brenda and Rafael revealed they have grown close to each other and called themselves the Latin Mafia. [1]

References

  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/BmKKJfdA5vd/?hl=en&taken-by=anabreco