ACTOR. WRITER. MOSTLY HUMAN.
Yamil Piedra is a Cuban-born, Miami-raised actor and Emmy Award winning writer. He graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in Theatre. With almost 3 decades of experience, Yamil has had roles on Boston Legal, Las Vegas, Burn Notice, and Graceland, to name a few. He has also been featured in commercials for Ford, Toyota, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s, amongst others. Along with his acting work, Yamil has also toured colleges, military bases, comedy clubs, and festivals across the nation performing with his former sketch comedy duo A Pair of Nuts, who were featured on Last Call with Carson Daly and Tosh.0.
As one of the first content creators out of Miami to start posting videos online in 2006, Yamil is a pioneer in the South Florida community. Garnering millions of views, his videos include “Gayo,” “Chonga Chat,” and the hit telenovela parody “Bodega de Pasión,” created for the EOP Comedy Show on Facebook Watch. His work as a content creator steered him to star in and write for the Spanish language sketch comedy show on MegaTV, El Vacilon. During his time on the show, Yamil worked with some of the biggest Latin celebrities including Wilmer Valderrama, Luis Guzman, Steven Bauer, Tony Plana, Elvis Crespo, and Jose Luis Rodriguez “El Puma.“ His work on the show earned him an Emmy Award for writing.
In 2018, Yamil wrote and starred in his first screenplay “Trico Tri,” a Halloween family comedy released in theaters nationwide. His second feature film “Santa in Training," a Christmas family comedy, is available for streaming internationally on Netflix. Paramount Pictures acquired the international television distribution rights for both films.
Most recently, Yamil won a Gold Telly Award for his work on a 2020 U.S. Census commercial he wrote and starred in alongside Carlos Ponce for John Leguizamo's NGL Studios. He is currently developing a number of projects with NGL Studios in which he'll both write and star in.
“Hilarious, diversely talented, and utterly shameless.”
-Miami New Times
“Yamil Piedra is something of a comedic giant.”
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