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Felicity Huffman’s former Desperate Housewives castmate SLAMS 14-day sentence as ‘white privilege’, Ricardo Chavira Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Career and Much More About Him

Ricardo Chavira Biography and Early Life

Ricardo Antonio Chavira (born September 1, 1971) is an American actor, known for his role as Carlos Solis in the ABC comedy-drama series, Desperate Housewives (2004–12).

Chavira was born in Austin, Texas, the son of a Bexar County judge, Juan Antonio Chavira. Raised in San Antonio, he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and the University of the Incarnate Word.[1] He is a ’00 UC San Diego Alumnus and received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of California San Diego’s Professional Actor Training Program in 2000, and moved to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. Since then, he has worked in film, television and theatre.

Ricardo Chavira Age

Ricardo Chavira is currently 48 Years Old.

Ricardo Chavira Personal Life

Chavira is a supporter of breast cancer research as his mother, Elizabeth Ries Chavira, died of breast and ovarian cancer when she was 43 years old. Chavira is San Antonio’s honorary spokesman for the charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and last June served as the National Team Captain for the Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C. Chavira and James Denton were the 2005 spokespeople for the Lee National Denim Day breast cancer fundraiser.[5][6]

Ricardo Chavira Career

From 2004 to 2012, Chavira starred in the ABC series Desperate Housewives. He played Carlos Solis, the husband of Eva Longoria’s character, Gabrielle Solis.

Television credits prior to Desperate Housewives include a series regular role on The Grubbs, recurring roles on Six Feet Under and The Division, and guest-starring roles on Joan of ArcadiaKingpinMonk24 and JAG, as well as NYPD Blue and two other Steven Bochco series, Philly and City of Angels. He also guest starred on ABC’s George Lopez. Following Desperate Housewives, Chavira guest-starred on two Season 7 episodes of Burn Notice in 2013, playing crime leader Rafael Serrano.

Chavira starred in a production of Tracers at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, and also starred in a co-production of Living Out. He played Stanley Kowalski in the Guthrie Theater’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, from July 3 to August 21 of 2010 in Minneapolis.[2] His film credits include The Alamo and Piranha 3D. He also had voice roles as Alejandro Borges in the film Dead Space: Aftermath and as John Carver in the video game Dead Space 3.

In 2013, Chavira starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Welcome to the Family.[3] The series was canceled after three episodes.

Chavira guest starred in the Castle episode “At Close Range.” He played Alex Lopez.

From 2016 to 2017, Chavira had recurring roles on ABC’s Scandal during the fifth and sixth seasons as Governor Franciso “Frankie” Vargas and on The CW’s Jane the Virgin during the third season as Bruce.

In 2017, Chavira recurred in the Netflix horror-comedy Santa Clarita Diet alongside Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore.[4]


News Key Points About Ricardo Chavira

  • Chavira blasted ‘white privilege’ and the actress’ ‘slap on the wrist’ sentencing
  • He also claimed to have experienced discrimination on set of the show in tweets 
  • Chavira played the husband of Eva Longoria’s character on the hit ABC show 
  • Longoria wrote Huffman a letter of support for her sentencing memorandum
  • Huffman paid admissions consultant Rick Singer $15,000 to forge daughter Sophia’s SAT answers in the college admissions cheating scandal 
  • The actress, 56, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in the scheme and was sentenced to 14 days behind bars and $30,000 in fines 
  • She shares two daughters with actor husband William H. Macy


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