Biography

Gerardo Davila was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and grew up in Garland, Tx. He's 1st generation, the oldest of five children and the first of his family to become an actor in the United States. In his late teens he applied his music background and formed a rap group called Latin Royalty that performed in and around the Dallas scene. He later attended the University of North Texas studying Radio-TV-Film, subsequently giving up his musical aspirations as a young adult and began his acting career at the age of 29 jumping right into theatre at Teatro Dallas. In 2004 he joined acting group Class Act Dallas, Trained there weekly for 16 years under the tutelage of his late mentor Daniel Foster. He attributes his success to being bilingual, consistent training, persistence, patience and dedication. In the Fall of 2019, he was accepted and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Over the last 17 years through present he consistently books film and television roles, national and regional commercials, spokes roles, print ads and voiceover for video games and anime. He has appeared in many network television shows such as Walker, The Purge, Queen of The South and The Vampire Diaries. In 2021 he landed his first recurring role in Paramount's upcoming television drama Long Slow Exhale. Among recent feature films he's starred in include The Suicide Squad by director James Gunn, Adam The First and Ghoster. Gerardo is in pre-production for his directorial debut.