'Sneakerheads': Meet Allen Maldonado, King Bach, Jearnest Corchado and rest of the cast of Netflix's comedy
'Sneakerheads' involves a fanatic kind of craze for the sneakers that lead characters in a topsy-turvy journey to earn quick money
Sneakers remind us of being sporty, snazzy and effortlessly cool after one dons them. But who could have thought that the statement shoewear could be a muse for making a show on it where people want to grab it like it’s gold and diamonds! Netflix’s ‘Sneakerheads' is a show that portrays a fanatic kind of craze for the sneakers that lead characters in a topsy-turvy journey to earn quick money.
Devin (Allen Maldonado), a former sneakerhead turned stay-at-home dad, finds himself deep in the hole after falling for one of old friend Bobby's (King Bach) crazy money-making schemes. He invests some money which does not lead up to desired results after which he decides to get his money back. But that ain't an easy task.
This makes the at-odds duo go on the hunt for the most elusive kicks in the game with another sneakerhead Nori (Jearnest Corchado). The edgy six-episode new comedy premieres on September 25 on Netflix. Here’s what you need to know about the stellar cast:
Born in 1983 and belonging to African American and Puerto Rican descent, Maldonado is a native of Rialto in Los Angeles. He was brought up by his single mother, having lost his father to cancer at a very young age. Inspired by his mother's passion and determination, Maldonado wanted to make it big in the industry and landed his first role at the age of 21 in the daytime series ‘The Young & The Restless’.
The actor has been a rising star since then. He has starred in prominent and critically acclaimed shows like the sitcom ‘Black-ish’ (2014) and wrote on the hit series, ‘Survivors Remorse’ (2014). He has appeared for three seasons on the sitcom ‘You're The Worst’ (2014) and has also starred in comedy series ‘The Last OG’ (2018).
Furthermore, the actor developed an app in 2017 called ‘Everybody Digital’ that shows award-winning and original short films culled from the most prestigious film festivals. The revered actor has acted in several blockbuster films including action thriller 'The Equalizer' (2014), drama film 'Cake' (2014) and crime drama 'Straight Outta Compton' (2015). Maldonado has also garnered fame with memorable appearances on shows like 'Major Crimes', 'Rosewood' and 'NCIS'.
Apart from movies, the multifaceted personality has also been into entrepreneurship. He reportedly runs a record company called Get It Done Records, a production company called Only Son Productions and a T-shirt line called Vineyards Phinest.The actor is an advocate for higher education, community service and encouraging youth to pursue the arts. He founded Demo Nerds, a foundation that provides free acting classes, tools and services for at-risk youth and foster children in Los Angeles marking him as a true philanthropist.
The Toronto-born Andrew Bachelor, popular as King Bach, has quickly parlayed from one of the most influential names on the internet to being an in-demand actor, producer and content creator. The actor had graduated from Florida State University with a degree in business in 2010 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his ambition as an actor.
He also took up classes at the prestigious New York Film Academy in LA and set up his own production company, Bach Enterprises. There he produced, directed, and performed in several projects including the short film 'Agent Steele' (2012).
However, the actor had a meteoric rise when he became a social media influencer. In 2015. Business Insider reported how he had 11.3 million followers on video app Vine and became the platform's most popular user, after toppling internet tycoon Nash Grier. Owing to social media fame, the actor won Streamy Award for Viner of the Year in 2015, and in 2017 he was nominated for the Streamy Award for Storyteller of the Year.
Since then, Bachelor's Vine stardom led to landing a recurring role in Television series ‘House of Lies’. Further, he has starred in the films ‘Fifty Shades of Black’ (2016), ‘Meet the Blacks’ (2016), ‘The Babysitter (2017), and ‘Where's the Money’ (2017), ‘To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)’. His television credits include ‘Dead House’ (2017), ‘Easy’ (2016), ‘Resident Advisors’ (2015) to name some.
The 24-year-old Puerto Rican actress is a refreshing, new face that is going to star in 'Sneakerheads'. The young actress who defines herself as a "future badass filmmaker" is known for her role as the incredible Mexican squash player, Marisol Rosado on Apple TV's show 'Little America' (2020).
She was also seen as the teenage assassin Anna Gracia Duerte on NBC's show ‘The Blacklist’(2013) and as Sofia Martin in the movie ‘Cucuy: The Boogeyman’(2018). So far, she’s embracing the journey as an actor as she chases her childhood dream of becoming an actress and relates to humanistic roles.