JD Pardo is getting a first look… Deal, that is.
The 43-year-old Argentine & Salvadoran American Emmy-nominated actor, who starred in five successful season of Mayans M.C., has signed a first-look deal with FX Productions to develop new television programming for FX.
On-screen, Pardo’s EZ went from prospect to influential member of the M.C. to leader of it all by series end.
Pardo also grew professionally and creatively, he began his journey as the show’s lead actor, later adding producer to his credits to making his directorial debut in the Season 5 episode titled, “I See The Black Light.”
Additionally, Pardo was also recently seen starring in Prime Video’s action-thriller series The Terminal List, alongside Chris Pratt.
He will next be in Prime Video’s reimagining of the 1989 MGM film Road House, starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. Directed by Doug Liman, the film will premiere in early 2024.
Born and raised in Panorama City, CA, Pardo the son of an Argentinean father and El Salvadorian mother, found his love for acting while taking a high school theater class. He began his career with recurring arcs on NBC’s 2004 musical series, American Dream and in the CBS series Clubhouse. Two years later, Pardo starred in the Lifetime movie A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, which chronicles the true story of the titular transgender teen (played by Pardo) who was murdered by four male acquaintances. The movie was honored with the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Movie for Television in 2006.
Additional film credits also include F9: The Fast Saga (2021), Guillermo Arriaga’s The Burning Plain (2008), Snitch (2013) and Summit’s final installment of the Twilight Series Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012).
In 2016, Pardo was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for his work on Hulu’s East Los High. His additional television credits include starring roles in JJ Abram’s NBC drama Revolution and CW’s The Messengers, among others.