Who is Eugene Cordero?
Eugene was born in Detroit, Michigan USA, on 12 May 1986 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, he holds American nationality, and is of Filipino descent. He’s an actor, film writer and producer, who has appeared in more than 100 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of Reles in the 2017 action adventure fantasy movie “Kong: Skull Island”. It was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, starred Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson, and follows a group of scientists who are exploring an uncharted Pacific island; the movie won one of the 22 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
Eugene is also known for having portrayed Casey and Hunter K-5E in three episodes of the hit 2021 action adventure fantasy series “Loki”, which has aired only 12 episodes, but has already won three of the 27 awards for which it has been nominated.
Early life and education
Eugene was raised in Detroit alongside his sister, by their parents about whom little is known, as Eugene respects their privacy, but it’s said that his father Rupert was a gardener, and that his mother was a high school teacher.
Eugene became interested in acting while attending a local elementary school, and upon noticing his passion, his parents began taking him to auditions; he launched his career aged 12, with his appearance in the 1986 comedy series “Cage Match”, and Eugene then continued acting throughout his entire education.
Eugene studied at Brother Rice High School, and was interested in various activities during his four years there, including playing soccer, practicing creative writing, and dancing. Upon matriculating in 2004, he moved to New York City and enrolled at Marymount Manhattan College, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2008.
Roles in TV series
Eugene appeared in the 1998 episode “Power Marketing” of the comedy “Upright Citizens Brigade”, and gained recognition in 2005, when cast to star as Rosalie in the short comedy “My Wife, the Ghost”.
In 2010, he starred alongside Adam Pally and Ervin Gibson in the short comedy “The Indigenous Flowers of Southern California”, created by Mitch Magee, and which follows Campbell Ellis whose favorite thing in the world is to soak in his bathtub filled with indigenous flowers.
Eugene was then invited to make a guest appearance in an episode or two of various comedy series, including “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “The Back Room” and “Improv Everywhere Originals”.
In 2014, he portrayed Everett in the critically acclaimed comedy drama “House of Lies”, created by Matthew Carnahan, and which starred Don Cheadle, Ben Schwartz and Kristen Bell. It follows Marty Kaan and his team of management consultants as they’re talking wealthy CEOs into working with them; the series won seven awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 33 other awards. Eugene could then have been seen appearing in an episode of various hit series, such as the action crime drama “Hawaii Five-0”, the comedy “Silicon Valley” and the comedy “Playing House”.
Between 2017 and 2019, he starred as DJ Rosedragon in the comedy “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”, created by Kulap Vilaysack, and which also starred Dan Ahdoot and Tim Baltz. It follows the realtors working at the premiere realty group Platinum Realty, and who are competing to become the next partner at the company; it was nominated for a Casting Society of America Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Short Form or Web Series.
Three of Eugene’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2021 episode “Beef’s Craig Beef Adventure” of the animated comedy “The Great North” (voice role), 36 episodes of the comedy “Tacoma FD” between 2019 and 2021, and 30 episodes of the animated action adventure “Star Trek: Lower Decks” (voice role) between 2020 and 2022.
Roles in movies
Eugene made his debut film appearance in the 2005 comedy “The Adventures of Elton Bridge”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 2006 comedy “Fucked”, the 2010 romantic comedy “When in Rome”, and the 2010 family comedy “Furry Vengeance”.
Eugene played Colin in the hit 2013 adventure comedy drama “The Kings of Summer”, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and which starred Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias. It follows three friends who are spending their summer building a house in the forest; the movie won five of the 15 awards for which it was nominated. The following year Eugene voice could be heard as Scientist in the 2014 animated action comedy “Our RoboCop Remake”, then in 2015 he starred in three shorts: “Steven Universe: Unboxing”, “Everybody Does It”, and “Sounds We Have No Letters For”.
Eugene appeared in the critically acclaimed 2016 action fantasy comedy “Ghostbusters”, written and directed by Paul Feig, and which starred Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. It follows four women who have teamed up to stop a ghost invasion of Manhattan; the movie won five of the 29 awards for which it was nominated.
Three of Eugene’s most recent film roles have been in the 2019 short drama “The Patients”, and in 2020 the award-winning romantic musical “The High Note” and the comedy “Golden Arm”.
Eugene has seven writing credits, including an episode of the short comedy “UCB Comedy Originals”, the comedy “Before You Were Enemy” and the comedy “The UCB Show”; he wrote and produced the 2017 short comedy “Aswang Next Door”.
Eugene Cordero of truTV's Tacoma FD attends the WarnerMedia Upfront.
Eugene has received special thanks for the 2010 short comedy film “Hannah Mantegna”, the 2012 short comedy movie “The Sappity Tappity Show” and the 2018 documentary film “Origin Story”.
Eugene has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “The Rotten Tomatoes Show”, “Doughboys” and “The Ready Room”.
Wife and children
Eugene prefers to keeps the details of his love life to himself, but it’s still widely known that he’s today a married man. He exchanged vows with the American actress and film writer Tricia McAlpin on 19 June 2011, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; Tricia has 10 acting and four writing credits, and is probably known best for having written 40 episodes of the hit crime comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, which aired between 2013 and 2021, and won 16 awards, including two Primetime Emmys.
On 22 December 2016, Tricia gave birth to their son whose name remains undisclosed.
Neither Eugene nor Tricia have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, so as of February 2022, Eugene’s married to Tricia McAlpin, and they have a son together.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Eugene enjoys being active on Instagram, and apparently likes the attention which he’s receiving from his more than 20,000 followers; he’s uploaded over 500 pictures onto the network, most of which feature him spending time with his friends and family. Eugene has revealed several things about himself on Instagram, including that his wife and son are more important to him than anyone, and anything else in the world.
Eugene’s into travelling, and his acting career has taken him to many US states, as well as to a couple of Asian and European countries; his dream travel destination is Paris in France.
Eugene’s interested in politics, and voted in the 2020 presidential election, but hasn’t revealed for whom, though most people believe it was for Joe Biden.
Eugene has his own favorite actor and actress, Eddie Redmayne and Helena Bonham Carter, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, “Fight Club”, and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”.
Age, height and net worth
Eugene’s age is 35. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of February 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $1 million.