He gained widespread recognition for his breakout roles on Spanish-speaking shows Cuidad con el Angel, and Triunfo del amor.
He earned a baseball scholarship to St. Thomas University after immigrating to the U.S. at the age of 14.
He competed in the 14th season of Dancing with the Stars, where he finished third with partner Cheryl Burke.
He had a daughter, Keiley, and a son, Christopher, with his former girlfriend of eight years, Elizabeth Gutierrez.
He starred in Jennifer Lopez's music video for the song, I'm Into You, which aired on NBC in May 2011.