Ricardo Hurtado (born August 22, 1999) is a eighteen-year-old American actor. He plays Freddy Huerta in the Nickelodeon series, School of Rock.


Ricardo is a Nickelodeon personality who booked his first major role as Freddy Huerta, the drummer in the television spin-off of the Richard Linklater film School of Rock. The show includes other actors and actresses such as Jade Pettyjohn, Breanna Yde, Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, and Tony Cavalero.

Before Fame

When he was first venturing into professional acting, he got callbacks, with the help of Actors, Models and Talent for Christ; they helped him get set up with a management.


His mother's name is Ofelia Ramirez. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but taped School of Rock in Los Angeles, California.


  • He booked School of Rock in the same week that he was sent out for his first auditions. [1]
  • His girlfriend is Jada Facer.


RC Cast
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