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Tyler Sage Alvarez (born October 25, 1997)[1] is an American actor, known for his roles as Diego Rueda in Nickelodeon's teen sitcom Every Witch Way and Peter Maldonado in Netflix's mockumentary series American Vandal.

Tyler Alvarez
Tyler Sage Alvarez

(1997-10-25) October 25, 1997 (age 21)
EducationFiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Years active2013–present


Early lifeEdit

Alvarez was born in New York City, to a first generation Cuban American father,[2] and a fourth generation Puerto Rican American mother.[3] His father works for the Drug Enforcement Administration and his mother works as a nurse administrator for a private hospital.[4] He had one older brother, Niko, who passed away in October of 2018.[4] Alvarez's parents divorced when he was a child and both subsequently remarried.[4] He has two younger half-siblings, Alex and Brianna, from his father, and a younger half-sister, Sofia, from his mother.[4]

Alvarez was educated at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City, and at Jericho High School in Jericho, New York. He is fluent in Spanish.[3]


Alvarez's first professional acting job was in a Totino's pizza rolls commercial.[2] In 2014, he began starring as Diego Rueda, a human with magical powers, in Nickelodeon's teen sitcom Every Witch Way.[5] The following year, Alvarez began portraying Benny Mendoza, the eldest son of Litchfield inmate Gloria Mendoza, in Netflix's comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.[6]

In 2017, he began playing the lead role of Peter Maldonado in Netflix's true crime mockumentary series American Vandal.[7] It has been confirmed that he will return for the second season.[8]

Tyler Alvarez also appeared in the YouTube satirical miniseries ¡Me Llamo Alma!, starring as Miguel.



Year Title Role Notes
2013 The House That Jack Built Young Hector
2013 Brothers in Arms Logan Short film
2018 The Pretenders Doug


Year Title Role Notes
2014–2015 Every Witch Way Diego Rueda 85 episodes
2014 Every Witch Way: Spellbound Diego Rueda Television film
2015 Talia in the Kitchen Diego Rueda Episode: "Every Witch Lola's"
2015–2017 Orange Is the New Black Benny Mendoza 5 episodes
2017 High School Lover Larry Television film
2017–2018 American Vandal Peter Maldonado 16 episodes
2017 Fresh Off the Boat Wes Episode: "Slide Effect"
2018 The Fosters Declan Rivers 5 episodes
2019 Veronica Mars Juan-Diego De La Cruz Main role


  1. ^ Alvarez, Tyler [@tyleralvarez] (October 25, 2015). "Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I seriously love every single one of you. You guys had me smiling all day. Can't believe I'm 18" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b Rapp, Ilana (January 31, 2014). "Teen Actors Share Audition Techniques". NYCastings.
  3. ^ a b "Tyler Alvarez Talks Nickelodeon's "Every Witch Way" – Interview". BSCkids. January 10, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Suarez, Ana Luisa (January 17, 2014). "EXCLUSIVE: Introducing New Nickelodeon Telenovela Star Tyler Alvarez!". Latina.
  5. ^ "Tyler Alvarez Height Age Weight Biography Girlfriend & Net Worth - Famed Star". Famed Star. 2017-09-28. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  6. ^ Lindsay, Benjamin (November 22, 2017). "'American Vandal' Star Tyler Alvarez Reveals How to Act in a Mystery Series". Backstage.
  7. ^ Ramps, Dino-Ray (August 3, 2017). "Netflix Announces True Crime Satire 'American Vandal' With Absurdly Straight-Laced Trailer". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ "'American Vandal' Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. October 26, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.

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