Winning a scholarship to attend Cardinal Hayes High School, where he studied alongside many notable alumni including Martin Scorsese, Alvarado grew up in the East Village, and set his sights on attending NYU. His dream came true, and there he developed his craft and became a professional actor.
Recruited by the Shakespearean group The Frog and Peach Theater Company, Alvarado also worked as a DJ for the New York Bowlmor Lanes where he spun records for many celebrity clients including Conan O'Brien and Adam Sandler.
In 2000, Alvarado moved to Hollywood where he worked his way up as a regular on Fox's Boston Public, after which he got his big break when he was cast in the role of Caesar, the short order cook at Luke's Diner on The Gilmore Girls. Then, in 2004, he earned a guest star role on CBS's Cold Case and the year after he landed several national commercials. In 2006, he guest starred on NCIS, playing Thomas Zepeda, a Salvadorian gang leader, and today he is concentrating on gaining more roles on the big screen.
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