Rio Mangini is an American actor, musician, and composer known for his role as 'Ace McFumbles' in Nickelodeon's Bella and the Bulldogs (2015---2016), and 'McQuaid' in Netlfix's comedy-drama web series Everything Sucks! (2018).
But then, even before these career-turning roles, he was already a proven artist in the music industry. He won many appraisals and awards showcasing his incredible talent over the piano: coming first in the Cypress College Competition in 2011.
The same year, he received an honorable mention in the American Protege International Piano Strings Competition; followed by the Young Artist Awards for "Outstanding Instrumentalist" in 2012.
Rio Mangini's Bio: Age / Birthday, Ethnicity
Rio was born on the 6th of October 2002 in Los Angeles, California as the son of Mark A. Mangini, the Oscars-winning sound designer.
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His father's side of the family is Italian while his mother, Ann Mangini's descendants are the blend of Maori, German, Scottish, English, Swiss-German as well as Irish.
Further, Rio has two half brothers Matt Mangini and Joey Mangini from his father’s first marriage with Annette McCarthy.
Rio's father, Mark, born in the suburbs of Boston, dropped out of college when he was nineteen. He then relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film.
For over 25 years, he served as an owner and operator of the successful Post Production Sound Company, Weddington Productions Inc. His studio is branched with the Formosa Group, in Hollywood.
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So far, he worked in a series of notable films, sharing the 2015's Academy Award for "Best Sound Editing" with David White for their work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Movies / TV Shows
Rio appeared in a number of TV shows including the diverse roles on MTV's Teen Wolf (2016), ABC's General Hospital (2017), and FOX's Lethal Weapon (2018).
Rio Mangini with the cast members of Everything Sucks! on 17 March 2018 (Photo: Rio Mangini's Instagram)
Also, he can be seen in short films and television movies like Six Letter Word (2012), Finders Keepers (2014), Ho Ho Holiday Special (2015), amongst a few others.
Quick Facts On Rio Mangini
He is slim and stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.70 meters).
He normally keeps his hair long.
In order to save some time, Rio oftentimes did his school work in the car when stuck in traffic.
He composed three musical themes to accompany his character in the Spectrevision feature Bitch (2017).
He signed on to play the lead 'Sam Emerson' in The CW’s series adaptation of a 1987 American horror film, The Lost Boys.
He was a classically trained child prodigy on the piano. He made his Carnegie Hall debut when he was nine.