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Diego Fuentes and Ben Affleck at the 2007 premiere of the film Hollywoodland, in which they both appeared

Diego Antonio Fuentes Lopez, known as Diego Fuentes, is a Canadian actor of Chilean descent and Toronto socialite.

MuchMusicEdit

Fuentes was MuchMusic's first ever VJ Search winner in 1995,[1] going on to host the popular Clip Trip show on MuchMusic's sister station, MuchMoreMusic.

ActingEdit

Most notably, Fuentes portrayed real-life actor Natividad Vacio in the 2007 film Hollywoodland.[1] He played fan-favourite Bruno Dias on Global TV's medical drama, Remedy[1] from 2014-15.

In 2011, he appeared in the Drive One Series commercials of Ford Cars, stating the catchphrase "Who wants to stop for gas? I don't."

MusicEdit

Fuentes was a resident DJ on "Terrible Tuesdays" at the then popular Queenshead Pub in Toronto from 2003-2005. He originally performed under his own name, then adopted the moniker "Mexico 2000".

CurlingEdit

Fuentes is a highly skilled curler. In high school, he and his school curling team won OFSAA.

On May 12, 2012, Fuentes was lead skip of a local curling team that won the Gabby's 2012 annual Bonspiel held at the High Park Curling Club. The team completed the tournament with 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 ties.

In January 2016, Fuentes stated in an interview that "curling is an incredible sport because drinking is involved".[1]

Advocacy and public serviceEdit

Fuentes is a known advocate for customer rights in fast food restaurants and taxi services in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as a staunch supporter of water conservation.

Throughout 2015, he championed a campaign to feed the homeless and clean up Toronto city streets known as "Mexico's Children". In early December, there was an incident outside a Toronto Coffee Time where he was reportedly spit on after offering a woman a bagel with cream cheese. The police were called but no charges or arrests were made.

Cultural referencesEdit

On April 10, 2015, Fuentes was the answer to #30 across in the Metro Toronto daily crossword. The clue was "Remedy" on Global TV star, Diego __ (Trivia! He won the first VJ Search for MuchMusic in 1995).[2]

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Fitz-Gerald, Sean (30 January 2016). "Late-night beer league an introductory legion of brooms". thestar.com. The Toronto Star. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ Metro Toronto daily crossword (page 35)
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0476293/fullcredits#cast

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