Thursday, July 28, 2011

Watch McAllen actor J.d. Mata on HBO's 'True Blood' Sunday, July 31

Nothing Ol' Dallas likes better than local paper  " hometown boy/girl makes good"  articles about True Blood actors UNLESS it's an article about a TEXAS actor !! Go McAllen!

When J.d. Mata stepped into the audition room at HBO studios in Hollywood, the McAllen native was careful not to break character. The producers were in search of the perfect brujo – a medicine man who was solemn and mysterious, and Mata was determined to become him.

“(My agent) said ‘Be the character, do not be J.D.,’” Mata said.

The University of Texas-Pan American graduate followed his agent’s advice, and before he knew it, he was scheduled to star in one of the network’s highest-rated shows. This Sunday, July 31, at 9 p.m. Mata will appear as “Tio Luca” on the HBO drama “True Blood.”

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