JD Pardo stars as “Ezekiel ‘EZ’ Reyes,” a prospect in the Mayans M.C., Santo Padre. EZ is the gifted son of a proud Latino family whose American dream was snuffed out by border violence. Now, his need for vengeance drives him toward a life he never intended and can never escape.
Pardo first came to critics’ and audiences’ attention for his starring role in A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, which chronicles the true story of slain transgendered teen, Gwen Araujo. Hailed as “heartbreaking and thoroughly brilliant” by Marilyn Moss of The Hollywood Reporter, Pardo’s performance did not go unnoticed. He was nominated for an Imagen Foundation Award, which honors positive portrayal of Latinos in the media. Pardo then joined Emma Stone, Nathan Fillion and Melanie Lynskey in the FOX series Drive created by Tim Minear and Ben Queen. The following year he was cast in Guillermo Arriaga’s film The Burning Plain, starring alongside Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence.
In 2012, Pardo was featured in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and was cast as one of the stars in J.J. Abrams’ NBC series Revolution.
Pardo currently resides in Los Angeles.