The Latino stand up comedian and actor has been cast as a series regular on ABC’sThe Gospel of Kevin, an hourlong drama pilot from ABC Studios.
The project is a light one-hour about Kevin (Jason Ritter), a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world. Kevin is a cluelessly self-serving jerk who’s on a dangerous path to despair. After a failed suicide attempt, he’s going home to stay with his widowed twin sister and niece for a time, only to be met with a crisis in the person Yvette (Cristela Alonso).
Ybarra, who has had a recurring role on ABC’s The Goldbergs, will play Tyler.
Ybarra’s other credits include recurring roles on Fox’sGothamand CBS’ Battle Creek. He’s repped by ATA Management, CAA and Hanson.
The Latino actor and stand-up comedian has landed a role in Fox’s Friends & Family pilot, which was written by David Rosen.
Based on Gavin & Stacey, a popular UK series, the project revolves around the key life moments for Gavin (portrayed by Jason Ritter) and Stacey, who try to sustain their relationship while combining their polarizing families’ lives.
Ybarra will portray Smithy, Gavin’s roommate and friend, who lives with him in their Big Apple apartment.
Ybarra’s credits include guest starring roles on Showtime’s Californication and a role in the Matt Damon-starrring film We Bought a Zoo.
The network is now moving forward with plans to shoot a new pilot after securing virtually the entire team from the original, including the entire cast and director Ted Wass.
The ABC Studios-produced Kings of Van Nuys chronicles the misadventures of two streetwise brothers, Del (Leguizamo) and Rodney (Dustin Ybarra), and their aging grandfather (Christopher Lloyd) as they concoct outrageous, morally questionable get-rich-quick schemes in their quest to become millionaires.
Following his scene-stealing role in Matt Damon’s We Bought A Zoo, Dustin Ybarra could soon be heading to television opposite another Hollywood icon.
The Latino stand-up comedian/actor has landed the lead opposite John Leguizamo in ABC’s comedy pilotOnly Fools And Horses.
Based on the British series of the same name, the multi-camera comedy chronicles the misadventures of two streetwise brothers, Del (Leguizamo) and Rodney (Ybarra), and their aging grandfather as they concoct outrageous, morally questionable get-rich-quick schemes in their quest to become millionaires.
Ybarra has previously starred in Comedy Central’s Live at the Gotham.