Julio macias

Julio macias

Julio macias

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At 6-5, 230 pounds, Julio Macias isn't your normal kicker. He's built more like a tight end. And, it was that frame that intrigued Purdue.

Macias relationship with Biagi, who kicked at Marshall, also was key.

"From what me and Coach Biagi have talked about, it's been mostly kicking," said Macias. "But if we can get in that punting process, I mean, I could do anything. So, whatever is best for the team."

fourth and final season went live on Netflix, I hopped on what would be my last Zoom call with actor Julio Macias about the series. For the past few years, we've talked about the show and his character Oscar aka Spooky at length. And now, here we were, as he said goodbye to the very series that made him a household name.

Julio Macias: I've tried to distract myself so I went to watch Venom: Let There Be Carnage yesterday with a friend. I'm following what everyone's saying on Twitter and Instagram, and it's really rewarding to see how people are reacting. There's a lot of love for [On My Block] and it's hard to say that I knew that fans were going to love this season. But I love seeing the reactions like, "Yo, they did my man wrong. He got his life together." And to have it coupled with, "Great job, Julio Macias. I can't wait to see what you do next," is very rewarding. (Source: www.cosmopolitan.com)

LIGONIER, Ind. (WANE) – Before Tuesday night’s basketball game between East Noble and West Noble Chargers senior Julio Macias announced his college choice for football, as the senior verbally committed to Purdue University. (Source: www.wane.com)

At six-foot-five, 230 pounds Macias has a large frame for a kicker. He is ranked 70th in the country among high school senior kickers by Kohl’s Professional Camps.

Macias played Oscar Diaz — the ill-tempered, neck-tatted, East Los Angeles cholo, also known as “Spooky,” who’s devoted to protecting his younger brother — on the Netflix comedy-drama “On My Block.” After four seasons following the storylines of a diverse group of inner-city youth, the series reached its finale in October. As a result, Macias said farewell to the character that changed not only his life, but also the lives of countless young Chicano fans who saw themselves in Oscar. (Source: latina.com)

As a Mexican-born, Los Angeles-raised actor, Macias decided early in his career that he didn’t want to be typecast as the stereotypical gang member whose sole purpose is to portray violence and inflict fear. But he saw more in Oscar. He knew from the get-go that there would be around 50 other men auditioning for the role that could “hit ‘Spooky’ heavy, and just be heavy with that ‘Spooky.’” To stand out, Macias was willing to be vulnerable, to be scared and to depict Oscar’s toughness as coming from a flight-or-fight instinct

Once he booked the role, Macias brought historical context to every line he went through. By working with intentionality, he leveraged an intimate understanding of the East Los Angeles community and its plight to give it the emotional intelligence it deserved. If he was going to play this, he was going to play the role as if it were Hamlet—something deep and tragic, but also full. (Source: latina.com)

Macias also drew from previous acting experience. In 2016 he was cast in the Latino Theater Co.’s production of “A Mexican Trilogy,” written by Evelina Fernandez and directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela. The play follows one family through decades of the Mexican-American experience: from a remote mining town in Arizona during World War II; to their Phoenix family home during the Cuban Missile Crisis; to, finally, Los Angeles following the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005.

As a member of the Latino Theater Co.’s predominantly Chicano players, Macias continued to explore this part of his culture, something he had not learned about growing up. Born in Mexico City, the now-31 year-old migrated to Los Angeles with his family in 1992, when he was 8. They moved right back to Mexico City a year after, but came back almost every summer to Los Angeles before finally settling in 1998, when his father successfully expanded his voiceover dubbing business to the U.S. Macias’ father’s industry made him acutely aware of his accent. “If you’re going to speak English, speak like this,” his father used to say. So he would have Macias watch Disney movies.

Although he was never bullied, Macias says there were many moments where he felt he didn’t quite fit into his new American life. Living as a pre-teen in the San Fernando Valley, a suburban neighborhood with moderate racial diversity, he was determined to learn how to talk like Blink-182, the “So-Cal bro-ey, surf dialect.” “In retrospect, I look at it and I’m like, wow, the community as a whole wasn’t diverse enough for me to feel comfortable easing into it,” Macias says. “It was very much, adapt or be an outsider.” (Source: latina.com)

As Macias learned more about his character’s cultural background, he learned more about his own identity. “I consider myself part of the Chicano culture,” Macias says. “I want to teach it, I want to be a part of it and hold it truthfully. And even though I’ve never necessarily felt like an outsider, I understand that people still see me as an outsider, so how can I bridge that gap?”

Macias understands that, although he only left Mexico at 8 years old, he’s not considered fully Mexican when he goes back. And in the U.S., after his roles in “On My Block” and “Selena: The Series,”, he’s been embraced by a Chicano culture to which he still feels like an outsider. After all, given the negative stereotypes assigned at the time to cholos and Chicano culture in general, his mother felt a need to protect him from those interactions. (Source: latina.com)

But studying the culture to which he ultimately belongs has helped Macias define his identity. With the role of Oscar shaping his growth as both an actor and a Chicano, he hopes that his character will also give others the opportunity to ask questions, appreciate and sympathize with his character. “My biggest takeaway is that change, evolution and opportunity exist because I was part of it, that even if I never work in this industry, again, if my career for some reason stops tomorrow, that in 20 years, there will be a body of work, you know, 40 or so episodes, where you can see that character, that he encapsulates positively.” (Source: latina.com Like many others, Julio Macias is adjusting to a new version of life. (Source:www.abqjournal.com))

Macias is also looking forward to the fourth and final season of the Netflix series “On My Block.” (Source: www.abqjournal.com)

During the first two seasons, Macias has a recurring role. In the third season, his character was bumped up to a series regular.

Macias says Diaz is trying to do the best despite the odds being stacked against him. (Source: www.abqjournal.com Macias says the new season finds Diaz making changes in his life. (Source:www.abqjournal.com))“It’s very

That’s partly why Macias enjoys being in the cast of the series. (Source: www.abqjournal.com) rewarding for me,” Macias says of playing the character. “Embodying somebody like Oscar is amazing. In his Spooky mode, that’s his armor, but I know who Oscar was on the inside.” (Source:w.abqjournal.com))))

Macias says the final season about redemption for Diaz. (Source: www.abqjournal.com Macias says the final season about redemption for Diaz. (Source:www.abqjournal.com))




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