Gerardo Mejia

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Birthday
16, 1965
Birthplace
Ecuador
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1965 (age 53)
Birthplace
Ecuador

About

Ecuadorian rapper best known for his lone hit single, 1991's 'Rico Suave.' He later became a successful A&R executive at Interscope Records, helping to sign artists like Enrique Iglesias and Bubba Sparxxx.

Before Fame

He moved with family from Ecuador to Glendale, California when he was 12 years old. Prior to "Rico Suave," he appeared as an actor in the films Can't Buy Me Love and Colors.

Trivia

He appeared on a 2013 episode of the Katie Couric talk show Katie, where he discussed his newfound role as a Christian youth pastor.

Family Life

He married Kathy Eicher in 1994 and has children named Bianca, Nadia and Jaden.

Associated With

His hit "Rico Suave" was parodied by Weird Al Yankovic as "Taco Grande."