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Javier Vázquez Jr.

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Javier is the oldest of nine. He was the first in his family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, he pursued a career in education, working for The Buffalo Public Schools and the Gainesville City School system. Javier holds elementary, middle grades, and high school certifications in several states.  He moved to the Atlanta area and, in 2012, booked his first movie role in an independent production directed by Michael McClendon. After securing an agent, he landed roles on network television and major motion pictures such as Venom, starring Tom Hardy, and Clint Eastwood’s The Mule with Bradley Cooper and Michael Pena. He has had dozens of speaking roles on TV and film and countless appearances in commercials and print work. Javier is represented by Atlanta Models & Talent and continues building his resume in acting, writing, and production.

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JJ’s Audition Adventure

JJ wants to be an actor! What happens when he tries out for his first film? JJ has always loved putting on shows for his friends and family. But when he sees his uncle, Rolando, on TV, he’s inspired to explore the world of acting for himself! There’s so much to learn—headshots, backdrops, and lines—but his uncle is there to guide him through it all. Javier Vázquez Jr. and Ekaterina Soyuznova’s picture book is a practical guide to creating a self-tape audition video. This story of resilience is perfect for kids who want to explore their creativity through acting. Complete with a set of must-know acting terms for kids.

Works by Javier Vázquez Jr.

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