Spanish actor Itzan Escamilla has gained global recognition with his performance as Samuel García Domínguez in the Netflix thriller teen drama television series Élite. The series, which premiered on October 8, 2018, has been renewed for a fourth and fifth season.
While playing Samuel undoubtedly catapulted Itzan to international renown, he has been a familiar face in Spain with works in television series as Cable Girls. Here's what you need to know about Escamilla if you are a die-hard fan of Samuel and the show itself.
7. How old is Itzan Escamilla?
Itzan Escamilla is 22 years old as of now. He was born on October 31, 1997, and his star sign is Scorpio.
Itzan is cited to be 5 feet and 9 inches tall (1.79m).
6. Where is Itzan Escamilla from?
Escamilla is from Madrid, Spain. He grew up in Spain's central capital like many of his co-stars from the Elite.
Escamilla is Bilingual. In addition to his native language, which is Spanish, he is also fluent in English.
5. He is Active in Social Media
The 22 years old actor has 6.9m followers on Instagram. He frequently posts snaps with his fellow co-stars. Also, Escamilla seems like he is quite a fan of James Dean. As a matter of fact, when the casts of Elite were placed together to watch each other's audition, Itzan was compared to James Dean for his appearance.
He joined Twitter in September 2018. As of now, 23.6k people follow him on Twitter. You, too, can follow the 22 years old actor at @itzan.escamilla.
4. Garay Talent Agency represents Itzan
Escamilla is represented by the Madrid based talent agency, Garay Talent. Interestingly, it's not just Escamilla who has chosen the agency as his representative.
In fact, his Elite co-star Omar Ayuso, Miguel Herrán, and Arón Piper are also being promoted by the talent agency. Moreover, the agency is also the representative of Money Heist actress Ursula Corbero.
3. Played a Mini-Olympiad for Esquire Magazine
In September 2019, along with other Elite members: Arón Piper, Álvaro Rico, and Omar Ayuso, Itzan participated in a sports competition.
The quadrathlon-themed game tested participant endurance in speed, basketball, soccer, and pull-ups. Not only did the actors sweat for the victory, but they also talked about the transformation of their character in the second series, post-competition.
2. Appeared in an Episodic Role in The Ministry of Time
The 22 years old actor portrayed Simon Bolívar in the Spanish fantasy television series El ministerio del tiempo, also known as The Ministry of Time. He was introduced in season two of the series and made an appearance in season three as well.
The show premiered on February 24, 2015, on RTVE's main channel La 1. However, Netflix acquired the rights to broadcast the third series internationally on December 29, 2016.
Additionally, Escamilla also appeared in Spanish period drama television series Cable Girls that premiered on Netflix worldwide on April 28, 2017.
1. A Main Character of Netflix Teen Drama
Itzan Escamilla played as Samuel García Domínguez in the Spanish thriller teen drama web television series Elite.
Samuel is introduced as one of the three new scholarship students at Las Encinas. Shortly, he becomes the love-interest of Marina, a student at Las Encinas as well. Always a hard-working and kind-hearted person, he can go to any length to ensure everyone gets what they deserve. After the death of Marina, Samuel later begins a relationship with Carla Rosón Caleruega.