Born in Lima, Peru, Jaime Zevallos moved to New York at the age of three and grew up in both Queens and Great Neck, Long Island, before moving to Los Angeles. He started his acting career in New York, while studying acting at HB Studio and film at C.W. Post Long Island University, and got his first break in Spike Lee’s “Summer of Sam.”
While on vacation in Los Angeles, Zevallos auditioned for Michael Eisner and ended up booking a series regular role on the show “Sam Has 7 Friends.” His vacation turned into an official relocation as he continued to book roles in films and various television shows, including “House M.D.,” “Leverage,” “Southland,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “American Horror Story,” “The Bridge,” “Animal Kingdom” and “Beauty & the Baller.”
Zevallos also wrote, directed and starred in “Me You and Five Bucks,” which had a limited theatrical run and won numerous film festival awards. Zevallos was named “one of the 25 most influential Latinos in Los Angeles” by Latino Leaders Magazine. He spends his time between New York and Los Angeles.