via press release:
July 11, 2013 – Mexican telenovela, film, stage actor and musician Andy Zuno has been cast in the recurring role of “Rafael,” onAND THE BEAUTIFUL, broadcast weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.
AND THE BEAUTIFUL is the first and only daytime drama to simulcast in Spanish utilizing SAP (Secondary Audio Program) technology. Zuno will translate his own character into Spanish for AND THE BEAUTIFUL's SAP simulcast.
Zuno began taping on Tuesday, May 7 and his first episode ofAND THE BEAUTIFUL aired on Thursday, June 20, 2013.
“Andy is a talented young actor and is a great addition to our cast,” said Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell. “He brings forward a strong comedic talent that plays perfectly into the hot and ground-breaking story we will begin telling this summer.”
Best known for his portrayal of “Hugo Arango” on the telenovela “Al Diablo con Los Guapos,” for which he won a FAMA Award for Best Supporting Actor, Zuna has also starred on Spanish language programs such as “Pasión,” “Mujer Casos de la Vida,” “Decisiones Extremas,” “Loteria” and “Amar de Nuevo.”
Zuno got his start on the big screen in 2004 when he was cast in the film “Emisario del Odio.” He also has an extensive background in theater, including roles in “The Play About Baby,” “The Goat,” “Te Odio,” “La Luna 100 Watts,” “El Códex Romanoff,” “Unos Cuantos Piquetitos” and “Innana Queen of Heaven and Earth.” He received the Association of Theatre Journalists Award for Best Leading Actor for his performance in “Mentiras.”
In addition to television and film, Zuno is a talented musician. In June of 2010, he released his first single as a solo pop artist, “Suma de Dos,” from his debut album Andy Zuno: Mas de Una Vida.
For more than two decades,AND THE BEAUTIFUL has explored the entangled lives, passionate loves, high-stakes battles, loyalties, tragedies and the inspiring triumphs of the Forrester, Logan, and Spencer families. With sensuality, complex characters and intricate and compelling storylines, B&B is at its core a gripping tale of high-fashion glamour, honor and most importantly family.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which celebrated its 26th anniversary on March 23, 2013, is a Bell-Phillip Television production, broadcast weekdays on the CBS Television Network.
Recently, CBS led all networks with a combined 21 wins at “The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.” CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 27 consecutive years, featuring a lineup that is a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The Network’s daytime lineup includes television’s #1 daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND, as well as , THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.