How Old Is Tonatiuh Elizarraraz? Is He Gay? More On Family, Career, And Dating Life

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American actor Tonatiuh Elizarraraz is queer

Tonatiuh Elizarraraz is an American actor whose age is 31 Years. Openly queer with more than 20 acting credits, he is best known for portraying gay characters Marcos in Vida (2018-20) and Antonio Sandoval in Promised Land (2022).

The California native, who goes professionally as “Tonatiuh,” created a media buzz again after landing the role of a queer character Luis Molina, in the upcoming film Kiss of the Spider Woman, opposite Diego Luna and Jennifer Lopez.

Elizarraraz hails from an immigrant Mexican family but prefers curtains over his personal life (family and relationship). This article covers deep insights into Tonatiuh’s parents, dating, and career, so stay tight.

Quick Facts

Name Tonatiuh Elizarraraz
NicknameTonatiuh, Telizarr
Meaning of NameSunshine (in Aztec origin)
Pronunciation of Nameton-AH-thew
Date of BirthJanuary 3, 1993
Place of BirthBoyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
ProfessionActor
GenderMale
Sexual OrientationQueer
Career Active2014- present
Social MediaInstagram, Facebook, Twitter

What Is Tonatiuh Elizarraraz’s Age? Height And Physical Attributes

Tonatiuh was born in 1993. His birthday falls on January 3, so his zodiac sign is Capricorn. People with his horoscope are said to be creative, hardworking, protective, and sensitive. As of this writing, Elizarraraz is 31 Years old.

Actor Tonatiuh is currently in his 30s
Actor Tonatiuh is currently in his 30s (Source: Instagram)

The Stargate Origins actor’s height is 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) and weighs around 62 Kg (136 lbs). He has an athletic body with black hair and brown eyes.

Ageage dob=”01/03/1993″] Old
BirthdayJanuary 3
ZodiacCapricorn
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)
Weight136 lbs (62 Kg)

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Where Is Tonatiuh Elizarraraz’s From? Nationality And Ethnicity

Elizarraraz hails from Southern California; he was born in Boyle Heights and grew up in West Covina, California. Tonatiuh is an American by nationality and comes from a Latin family.

In February 2022, during his interview with Multicultural TV Talk, he stated that he comes from a family of undocumented Mexican immigrants who have all naturalized.

Moreover, Tonatiuh addressed that the immigrant storyline of Promised Land made him inclined to the TV series, where he could also bring his identity and experience to the role of an openly gay man.

NationalityAmerican
EthnicityLatin (Mexican roots)
ReligionChristian

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Who Are Tonatiuh’s Parents? Details On Family

The Chicago Med guest actor is the youngest of two sons of his Mexican parents, who are now divorced.

Nothing much about his father is out. On Father’s Day of 2018, Tonatiuh shared a throwback picture with his dad and captioned, “Happy Father’s Day, Pops! You are always there when I need you.”

Childhood picture of Tonatiuh with his father
Childhood picture of Tonatiuh with his father (Source: Instagram)

The American actor also shares pictures of his mother on his Instagram. His mom’s name is Lupita Canchola; she worked at a beauty salon before she remarried. Elizarraraz’s mom resides in West Covina, California, with her second husband (Tonatiuh’s stepdad), Frank Castillo.

According to her Facebook post, she and Frank married in October 2000 and wished her hubby on their 16th wedding anniversary.

Tonatiuh's mom, Lupita, and her second husband, Frank
Tonatiuh’s mom, Lupita, and her second husband, Frank (Source: Facebook)

During one of his interviews, Elizarraraz stated that he comes from a matriarch family. His grandmother was the head of his huge family; his mom was seven out of 13 children.

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‘Vida’ Actor Has Two Brothers

Tonatiuh Elizarraraz is the youngest of two sons of his biological parents. His older brother is Omar Elizarraraz, whom their mother, Lupita, often features on her Facebook. Omar’s birthday falls on July 29.

Tonatiuh Elizarraraz with his mom and brothers
Tonatiuh Elizarraraz with his mom and brothers (Source: Facebook)

From his mother’s second marriage, the Hidden Canyons actor has a younger half-brother, Isaac Castillo. Born on September 11, 2001, Isaac is 22 Years old now. He attended West Covina High School and graduated in 2020.

FatherN/A
StepfatherFrank Castillo
MotherLupita Canchola
SiblingsOmar Elizarraraz, Isaac Castillo

Tonatiuh Elizarraraz Is Openly Queer: Who Is He Dating?

Elizarrraz is proud of sexuality and identifies himself as queer. During his interview with The Advocate in May 2020, Tonatiuh gave a brief insight into the discovery of his sexuality; he reportedly used to wear his mom’s clothes as a kid.

Also, debunking the stereotype thoughts on the LGBTQ+ community, he said, “Being gay, being queer is not homogenous. There’s not one way of doing it.”

Tonatiuh is openly queer and brings his LGBTQ characters to life in his on-screen projects
Tonatiuh is openly queer and brings his LGBTQ characters to life in his on-screen projects (Source: Instagram)

The American actor even gave life to the Latinx queer character Marcus in the series Vida, which showcases a spectrum of LGBTQ identities and gender presentations. Then, it would follow his roles as gay characters in the series Promised Land and the film Kiss of the Spider Woman.

As for his dating life, Elizarraraz has yet to speak about his partner. So far, no reports of his relationship are out. Online sources allege that this potent actor is currently single and focusing on his acting career.

Marital StatusNot married
Relationship StatusSingle
Children No
Boyfriend/Girlfriend’s NameN/A

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How Did Elizarraraz’s Fell For Acting?

Tonatiuh grew up listening to stories of people in his mother’s beauty salon as they took the service. As a child, while playing with his toys, he made up his own story, which led to his fascination with stories from TV series and films.

Also, his struggle with bullying and eagerness for acceptance as a means of survival propelled him to an acting career. After graduating from West Covina High School in 2011, he enrolled at the University of Southern California and obtained a degree in theater and film in 2014.

Having worked in stage productions at USC, Elizarraraz explored and honed his acting prowess with theater works in The House That Jake Built, Species Native to California, and The Echo Theater Company.

Breakthrough From ‘Vida’ And ‘Promised Land’

In 2014, Tonatiuh made his on-screen debut in the short film No Extras, which followed TV roles in Jane The Virgin, Danny the Manny, Famous in Love, and Stargate Origins. In 2018, he got mainstream fame after portraying Marcus, a queer character, in the series Vida, through 2020 (8 episodes).

As reported, Marcus was not part of the original character for the series. So, how did he get the role?

Tonatiuh as Marcus in the TV series Vida
Tonatiuh as Marcus in the TV series Vida (Source: ET)

During an interview with The Advocate, Tonatiuh stated that after discovering the series Vida and its storyline, he auditioned for many other roles but didn’t land in any. At that time, he worked in a theater company in LA where Adrian Gonzalez (who played Rudy in Vida) also worked.

When the series creator, Tanya Saracho, came to watch their stage production, she saw Tonatiuh’s acting and later approached him with a DM on Instagram. And the rest is history.

In 2022, the Boyle Heights native actor got hands in another notable gay role—he played Antonio Sandoval in the family drama series Promised Land (10 episodes).

His character, Antonio, got kicked out of the house after his dad discovered that he was gay, and he made a name for himself with a successful liquor line.

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What Does Tonatiuh Portray In ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’?

Tonatiuh marked a notable career milestone after landing the role of Luis Molina in the upcoming musical drama film Kiss of the Spider Woman alongside Diego Luna and Jennifer Lopez.

In the plot set in 1981 during the Dirty War, Luis is a gay hairdresser who faces jail time for allegedly corrupting a minor. As an escape route to mental trauma, he imagines a film starring an actress, Aurora, who kills her prey with a kiss.

The film is based on the 1976 novel of the same name and the second film adaptation since the 1985 film, in which Luis’ sexual orientation was a trans woman portrayed by William Hurt, which won him an Academy Award.

Here are the upcoming projects of the actor:

Upcoming ProjectsRole
Roses on the VineCosmo
Carry On

Is Tonatiuh Active On Instagram?

The Angelyne actor is an avid user of Instagram. Also, he is active on other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Check out his profiles:

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