Taylor Zakhar Perez Facts

This newcomer is on the rise.

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To start, Taylor Zakhar Perez plays a dreamboat named Marco in the second and third installments of The Kissing Booth.

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He got his very first on-screen role in a 2012 episode of iCarly.

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He’s also had guest spots on Young & Hungry, Scandal and Awkward.

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The actor portrayed Noah Torres on 2017’s Embeds, one of his longest recurring TV roles to date.

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Although he was born in Chicago, he spent his childhood in Indiana.

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Did you know Taylor learned how to play guitar for his role in The Kissing Booth 2.

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Taylor initially got his start by working as a model.

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He was previously a competitive swimmer on a nationally ranked team. He even earned a scholarship to Fordham University, but he ultimately turned it down to focus on his acting career.

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More than 4 million people follow him on Instagram. He often posts behind-the-scenes photos from set, breathtaking travel snapshots and more.

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Taylor has a close friendship with his co-star Joey King despite many believing they were dating at one point.

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He loves spending time outdoors and knows how to sail.

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Taylor attended UCLA where he studied Spanish, Culture and Community while minoring in TV and Film.

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When he’s not on set, Taylor’s an avid traveler and has shared an array of photos from his exciting adventures around the globe.

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He’s absolutely team Marco when it comes to The Kissing Booth universe.

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Finally, he wants to continue taking on roles that “depict the Latinx community in a positive light” to help shed any existing stereotypes in Hollywood.

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