Ricardo Hurtado (born August 22, 1999) is a twenty-one-year-old American actor. He played 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 Link Later 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; which 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 as an actor. [1]
  • His best friend is Lance Lim; who co-starred as Zack Kwan, on School of Rock.
  • His favorite sport is Soccer.
  • He even took his School of Rock co-star, Jade Pettyjohn, to see a Soccer game in 2017.
  • He, along with all of his School of Rock co-stars, ship Freddy and Summer.
  • He was a contestant on the third season of Paradise Run with some other School of Rock cast.
  • He and three other cast members appeared on the show twice.
  • He got engaged to his girlfriend, ZuZu Holland, in November 2020.



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