Born in Los Angeles, by age 13 he began training at "The Theatre of Arts" where he thus performed at "The Hollywood Bowl", "The Complex Theatre", and "The Tiffany Theatre" on Sunset Blvd, while working on films such as Touchstone's Kazaam (1996). He continued training at The Whole Theatre Comp. Performing improv at "The Whitefire Theatre", and "The Icehouse" in Pasadena. After finishing up a two year Meisner conservatory program, he then starred in "Missing Pieces", (opposite the late James Coburn), "The Race" with Cliff Robertson, C.C.H. Pounder, and Paul Rodriguez, directed by Tom Musca, and "Delivering Milo", with Albert Finney, directed by Nick Castle. Other films include, "Welcome to L.A.", Night Crew (2000), Swallow (2003), "Dance", Rave (2000), Crank (2006), Employee of the Month (2006), and Crank: High Voltage (2009). Collectively his films have grossed over $100 million to date.
Accomplished as an actor, his other major passion is dj’ing. He favors spinning electro and house music, but can play multiple genres and was using turntables long before the digital dj revolution. You can rest assured that you’re at a fun party when Efren is behind the decks... Don’t vote against him!