Ricardo Hoyos

Ricardo Hoyos
Born (1995-11-27) November 27, 1995 (age 25)
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present
Parent(s) Ricardo Hoyos, Sr.
Eileen Hoyos

Ricardo Hoyos, Jr. (born November 27, 1995) is a Canadian actor. He joined the cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation for the eleventh season as Zig Novak and starred in the sequel series Degrassi: Next Class on Netflix.[1] He has also starred in the children's television series Dino Dan.[1]

Hoyos was born in Alliston, Ontario. His paternal grandparents were from Peru and Ecuador.[2] His mother has Irish ancestry.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2007–09 The Jon Dore Television Show Young Jon Recurring role, 10 episodes
2008 Toronto Stories Jacob
2010 Haven Bobby Mueller Guest role, "Butterfly"
2011 The Haunting Hour: The Series Bill Guest role, "Black Mask"
2010–11 Dino Dan Ricardo Sanchez Recurring role, 16 episodes
2012–15 Degrassi: The Next Generation Zig Novak Main role (seasons 11–14), 70 episodes
2013 Life with Boys Wyatt Guest role, "Chasing Rats With Boys"
2016–17 Degrassi: Next Class Zig Novak Main role (seasons 1-4), 35 episodes
2016 Raising Expectations Lou 1 Episode
2016 Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud Kenny Lipinski Television film
2017 Sadie's Last Days on Earth[4] Jack Diaz
2017 The Wrong Crush Jake Jericho Television film
2017 Truth or Dare Luke Wyler Television film
2018 Bumblebee Trip

Music Videos

Year Title Artist
2019 "Die From A Broken Heart" Maddie & Tae

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Work
2010 Young Artist Awards[5] Best Performance in a Short Film - Young Actor Nominated The Armoire
2011 Young Artist Awards[6] Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 14-17 Nominated Haven
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor Nominated Dino Dan
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series (shared with Jason Spevack, Sydney Kuhne, Isaac Durnford, Jaclyn Forbes) Won Dino Dan
2012 Young Artist Awards[7] Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 14-17 Nominated R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour


  1. ^ a b Seidman, Robert (January 12, 2012). "TeenNick's 'Degrassi' Returns with New Episodes Monday, February 20". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 15, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  2. ^ @RicardoHoyos2 (March 5, 2012). "my dads parents are from Peru and Ecuador. They speak Spanish, but I do not" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ @RicardoHoyos2 (September 27, 2011). "@CMsingact ecuadorian and Irish canadian" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Sadie's Last Days on Earth|Indiegogo Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "Thirty-first Young Artist Awards". Nominations. Young Artist Awards. April 11, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "Thirty-second Young Artist Awards". Nominations. Young Artist Awards. March 13, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "33rd Young Artist Awards". Nominations. Young Artist Awards. May 6, 2012. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012.

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