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Net Worth:
$4 Million
Oct 2, 1973 (50 years old)
Los Angeles
5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Actor, Disc jockey
United States of America
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Efren Ramírez is an American actor who has a net worth of $4 million. Efren Ramírez is best known for playing Pedro Sánchez in the 2004 independent comedy film "Napoleon Dynamite," and in 2012, he voiced the character on the animated Fox series of the same name. Efren has more than 70 acting credits to his name, including the films "Jury Duty" (1995), "Kazaam" (1996), "Crank" (2006), "Employee of the Month" (2006), "Gamer" (2009), "Casa de Mi Padre" (2012), and "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life" (2016) and the television series "Boston Public" (2000–2001), "Even Stevens" (2000–2001), "Eastbound & Down" (2010), "Ice" (2018), and "Perpetual Grace, LTD" (2019). Ramírez voiced Airman Díaz in the 2022 Disney Pixar film "Lightyear," and he has also lent his voice to the TV shows "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera" (2007–2008), "American Dad!" (2007), "Bordertown" (2016), and "The Casagrandes" (2021). Efren produced the 2006 TV short "Sundance 2006" as well as the short films "Territorial" (2013) and "It Began Without Warning" (2017), and he published the 2008 book "Direct Your Own Life: How To Be A Star In Any Field You Choose," which he co-wrote with filmmaker Chris Barrett.

Early Life

Efren Ramírez was born Efrain Antonio Ramírez on October 2, 1973, in Los Angeles, California. Efren's parents came from El Salvador. Ramírez is one of five brothers, and his identical twin, Carlos, has appeared in more than 40 film and television projects, such as the 2021 Matt Damon film "Stillwater." Efren began taking theatre classes when he was in elementary school, and he kept up with it while attending an all-boys high school so he could meet girls who attended the all-girls high school.


Ramírez made his film debut in 1994's "Tammy and the T-Rex," then he co-starred with Pauly Shore, Tia Carrere, Brian Doyle-Murray, Stanley Tucci, and Abe Vigoda in 1995's "Jury Duty" and with Shaquille O'Neal in 1996's "Kazaam." He then guest-starred on "Relativity" (1996), "Dangerous Minds" (1997), "Nothing Sacred" (1997), "Ryan Caulfield: Year One" (1999), "Chicken Soup for the Soul" (1999), "Boston Public" (2000–2001), "Even Stevens" (2000–2001), "Judging Amy" (2003), and "ER" (2003) and appeared in the films "Melting Pot" (1998), "King Cobra" (1999), "Rave" (2000), and "Delivering Milo" (2001) and the TV movie "Missing Pieces" (2000).

In 2004, Efren played Pedro Sánchez in the indie comedy "Napoleon Dynamite" alongside Jon Heder. The film grossed $46.1 million against a $400,000 budget and won several awards, including an MTV Movie Award for Best Movie, a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Comedy, and a US Comedy Arts Festival Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Feature. The movie led to an animated series of the same name that aired six episodes on Fox in 2012.

After "Napoleon Dynamite," Ramírez guest-starred on "The District" (2004), "George Lopez" (2005), "MADtv" (2006), and "Scrubs" (2007) and appeared in the TV movies "Walkout" (2006) and "All You've Got" (2006) and the films "Just Hustle" (2004), "Tomorrow's Yesterday" (2006), "Gettin' Some Jail Time" (2006), "Moola" (2007),  "Crossing the Heart" (2007), "American Summer" (2009), and "Gamer" (2009). He starred in the title role in "National Lampoon's Ratko: The Dictator's Son" (2009), and he co-starred with Jason Statham and Amy Smart in "Crank" (2006) and "Crank: High Voltage" (2009) and with Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, and Dax Shepard in "Employee of the Month" (2006). In 2007, he competed on the MTV reality show "Celebrity Rap Superstar" and was eliminated in the third episode. The following year, Ramírez starred in a series of Sierra Mist commercials. In 2010, he played Catuey in the second season of the HBO series "Eastbound & Down," and he had an uncredited role in the Kristen Bell romantic comedy "When in Rome."

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Next, Efren appeared in the films "The Pool Boys" (2011), "School Dance" (2014), "Endgame" (2015), "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life" (2016), "Trafficked" (2017), "Varsity Punks" (2017), and "Mad Families" (2017) and co-starred with Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, and Diego Luna in the 2012 Spanish-language Western comedy "Casa de Mi Padre." Ramírez guest-starred on "Constantine" (2015), "The Grinder" (2016), "Deadbeat" (2016), "Ice" (2018), "The Insiders" (2020), "Made for Love" (2022), and "FBI: Most Wanted" (2022), and he had a recurring role as Felipe Guillermo Usted on the Epix series "Perpetual Grace, LTD" in 2019. In 2022, he appeared in the horror anthology "Satanic Hispanics," and he voiced Airman Díaz in the computer-animated movie "Lightyear," which earned a  GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film – Wide Release, a Saturn Award nomination for Best Animated Film, and a Kids' Choice Award nomination for Favorite Animated Movie.

Personal Life

Ramírez married actress Iyari Pérez Limón on October 21, 1998. They annulled the marriage the following year. Efren and Iyari appeared together in the 1999 film "King Cobra." Ramírez is a DJ, and he has performed all over the world and toured more than 50 cities. In 2000, he co-founded a collective of musicians known as Nocturnal Rampage with filmmaker Chris Barrett, and according to a 2019 "Looper" article, the collective "has a long and wild history of throwing raves and parties based in Austin, TX." Ramírez and Barrett also co-wrote the 2008 book "Direct Your Own Life: How To Be A Star in Any Field You Choose."

Award Nominations

In 2005, Ramírez and Jon Heder earned a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice Movie Chemistry for "Napoleon Dynamite." In 2009, Efren received an ALMA Award nomination for Actor in Film for "Crank: High Voltage."

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