Taking a cue from his That 70s Show co-star Ashton Kutcher, Wilmer Valderrama has already expanded his skill set to producing and hosting duties of (quite possibly be the worst show in TV history) Yo Momma. He's also poised to make his big screen debut as Ponch in the movie adaptation of CHiPs, still listed as "in development" by StudioSystem.com, but sure to be greenlit any second by a fired Warner Bros. executive in an outgoing act of defiance. And now, as the Franklin Avenue blog points out, a press release reveals the Venezuelan actor has been getting his paws into even more Hollywood pots:
WILMER VALDERRAMA MAKES SINGING AND DIRECTORIAL DEBUT WITH MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW DISNEY CHANNEL ANIMATED SERIES, "HANDY MANNY"
— Valderrama's Six Year Old Brother, Christian Valderrama Makes Acting Debut in the Video —
BURBANK, August 8, 2006 — Wilmer Valderrama makes his singing and directorial debut in a music video for Disney Channel's new multicultural animated series "Handy Manny" which stars Valderrama in the title role of Manny Garcia, a cheerful handyman, who, along with his eccentric team of trusty tools, is always available to help others. Valderrama's six- year-old brother, Christian Valderrama, makes his acting debut alongside his big brother in the music video, which is set to premiere on THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 during Disney Channel's learning-focused Playhouse Disney programming block (6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET/PT).
It's a testament to Valderrama's viability as a versatile, one-man brand that he can now add to his ever-lengthening resume, right beneath "Latin-stereotype sitcom sidekick" and "Latin-stereotype action star (pending)," the impressive credit of "Latin-stereotype childrens' music video star/director," managing to boldy dip a toe into Hollywood's nepotism-friendly waters while he was at it.