If you’re not familiar with JD Pardo yet, you’re about to be. He’s got a memorable role in November’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” as Nahuel, a 150-year-old venomous human/vampire hybrid. Having starred on “American Dreams,” “Drive,” and “90210,” Pardo iss also known for his groundbreaking role in Lifetime’s “A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story,” as the transgendered young woman who was brutally murdered in 2002.
As the disarmingly endearing Nate on NBC’s new high-concept thriller
“Revolution,” he catches his love interest Charlie (Tracy Spirakados)
off-guard when it’s revealed that he may have some less-than-desirable
alliances. Pardo is a standout in a cast that includes Billy Burke and
Giancarlo Esposito, so it’s no wonder he’s part of Zap2it’s Ones to Watch for Fall 2012.
Get to know Pardo with our Q&A below, and don’t forget to tune in to “Revolution” on Mondays at 10 p.m. on NBC — and follow him on Twitter at @PardoJD.
What’s the most embarrassing song is on your iPod?
Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me.” Wow, I should probably delete that.
Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion?
Zombie apocalypse. If they died once, they can die again.
What was the last white lie you told?
I told a girl that wanted to see me that I was working and I wasn’t. Technically, I was on hold. So…is that really a lie??
Do you have any strange phobias?
I’m terrified of missing my call time. I’ll check my alarm several times before I fall asleep.
Who is your most recent text message from?
My publicist. She is reminding me to send in the answers to these questions.
One thing the general public doesn’t know about me.
I love soccer. My father is from Argentina and my mother is from El Salvador. I grew up watching Argentinean soccer. I get really worked up watching soccer. It’s in my blood.
What do you have to have in your carry-on bag on the plane?
My laptop, headphones, a book, a notepad, and something to write with.
If you could guest star on one other TV show, what would it be and why?
“Glee.” I grew up watching “Grease,” and “Grease 2.” I fantasized about walking through school halls and busting out in a song. At that time, I was too much of a chicken to do so. I’d love the challenge now.
What websites do you check most often?
iTunes or Guitar tabs. Music is a passion of mine. I’m always listening, always learning.
What’s the most random thing in your purse or wallet?
My dad’s “Cop” card…I won’t leave home without it.