Gabriel Morales (born June 22, 1995) is an actor and freestyle dancer born in Hialeah, Florida (USA). He is best known for his role as Ricardo Trevino in the 2009 Hollywood movie, The Perfect Game. He is also currently in the boyband IM5 founded by Perez Hilton. He played Julio in Three's a Crowd It Up.
Life and Career
Gabriel's career first began when he was cast in the variety TV show, Sabado Gigante. For several years, Gabriel attended The Music, Dance & Acting Academy (MDA) owned by Maiten Montenegro, a Chilean producer and actress. At age 9, Gabriel was chosen to compete in the fourth installment of Código F.A.M.A., a reality t.v. show for children, in which he represented United States and finished as a semi-finalist.
Starting in 2003, Gabriel became a dance member for the Miami Heat Junior Dance Team and was an active member for four years. At the same time, he expanded on his acting career, appearing in numerous commercials and playing various roles in soap operas, such as El Cuerpo del Deseo and Olvidarte Jamas. Gabriel also became part of a trio hip-hop group, called The Power of Three (PO3). The group is currently disbanded to allow its members to pursue their solo careers.
In July 2007, Gabriel played the role of Ricardo Trevino for the Hollywood movie, The Perfect Game alongside Patricia Manterola, Cheech Marin, Clifton Collins Jr. and Louis Gossett. In late 2009, he was selected to be part of the five-member Air Band for Sears Arrive Lounge, a show hosted by Selena Gomez as part of Sear's Back-to-School fashion ad campaign.
Gabriel Morales made guest appearances in several TV series during 2010, including ABC's Make It or Break It and It Takes a Village, as well as CBS' Medium. He also appears as one of the dancers for the game Just Dance Kids, released in November 2010.
Gabriel has explored a wide array of performance skills, including theatre, voice-overs, show-hosting and comedy improvisations. In addition to acting and dancing, he is also currently pursuing his career as a singer. On February 15, 2011 he released his first single on iTunes called "Let It Go." He is also currently a member of the boyband IM5 brought together by show business veterans Simon Fuller, Jamie King and Perez Hilton.