When asked about his daughter’s introduction to “That 70s Show” actor Wilmer Valderrama in an interview with E! News shared his views on the question.
Valderrama who along with fiancee Amanda Pacheco welcomed a daughter Nakama Oceana Valderrama in February said that “I think I’m going to introduce her to ‘Handy Manny’ first, If you remember, I did ‘Handy Manny’ on the Disney Channel for a long time, and it was an amazing show—really funny. So, I think that will be the first thing I introduce her to will be ‘Handy Manny’ .”
The actor played Manny on Handy Manny from 2006 to 2013 after portraying Fez on That ’70s Show from 1998 to 2006. Wilmer is also set to star in Disney’s animated movie ‘Encanto’ and hosts ‘Essential Voices with Wilmer Valderrama’, a weekly podcast that is part of iHeartMedia’s My Cultura network.
The actor also very charmingly stated that he is very responsible for the characters he had portrayed and shares that “I also feel indebted and very responsible for how my community, the Latino community, and the immigrant community is portrayed on screen. So, I’ve said no to a lot of the things that perhaps doesn’t further our reframing of who we are.”
The inspiration regarding his weekly podcast ‘Essential Voices with Wilmer Valderrama’, started from Valderrama’s “Six Feet Apart” Instagram Live chats, where health care workers share important facts and news regarding COVID-19.
The actor also said that behind this noble work his mission is to elevate communities “I think my mission statement is to—and all communities, not just Latinos—is to elevate these communities and rewrite us back in the book of history, man.”