Ramirez Returning to His Napoleon Dynamite Roots

He stole the show as the sidekick in the cult classic Napoleon Dynamite… And, now Efren Ramirez is bringing his lovable Pedro Sanchez character back to life…

The 38-year-old Salvadoran and Spanish-American actor will be providing the voice for Pedro, as well as other characters, on Fox’s upcoming Napoleon Dynamite cartoon series.

Efren Ramirez

“It’s awesome, working with the whole gang again,” Ramirez told Access Hollywood. “The minute I got the call, I knew this was going to be good. This is a movie that has appealed to a large audience of all ages.”

Since Ramirez first donned his Pedro garb in Napoleon Dynamite some eight years ago, he’s kept busy with a series of acting roles. He’s appeared in films like Employee of the Month and Nacho Libre, as well as television shows like The George Lopez Show and Eastbound & Down.

In addition to his voice work on the Napoleon animated series, Ramirez will also appear in Will Ferrell’s the upcoming comedy Casa De Mi Padre.

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