Ricardo Chavira is the latin male heartthrob who played Eva Longoria’s husband in the top rated nighttime comedy soap “Desperate Housewives” that was on television for eight years from 2004 to 2012. Since the end of the show he has been keeping busy making guest appearances in several television shows and also becoming a regular cast member of the show “Welcome to the Family.” The careers of some of the cast members from “The Desperate Housewives” may have stalled but Ricardo Chavira is having no difficulty finding work as it seems that he has found his niche.
Ricardo is not only a cast member of the now cancelled “Welcome to the Family” he is also filming a pilot for the show “Bad Teacher” and has performed some voice work for the Dead Space 3 video game. What is interesting about the career of Ricardo Chavira is that he understands that he has this loyal television following and instead of chasing success on the big screen he is willing to let movie producers find him while he focuses on his strength which is television acting.
Many individuals who have success on the small screen sometimes become so enamored of what they don’t have, worldwide recognition on the big screen through movies, that they forget about how they first achieved success. This mistake does not apply to Ricardo Chavira.
Ricardo Chavira is one of the few Latino men who have become Hollywood stars because of one television role. He appreciates the fact that it was a television series “The Desperate Housewives” and his role as Carlos Solis which made his character a household name.
When you understand what made you successful it is easier to recreate the recipe rather than trying to find a new recipe. This is something that all actors should think about when deciding whether to become a full-time movie actor or whether to act on a television series.