Claudio Charles Schneider
- Claudio Charles Schneider
October 12, 1995 (age 25)
Claudio Charles Schneider, (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈklauðjo]; born 12 October 1995) is a Dominican-born American photographer and actor of English descent. He played young Rafael Trujillo in the drama film based on the true story of the Dominican Republic's historic Mirabal sisters Tropico de Sangre.
Schneider was born on October 12, 1995 in El Cercado, San Juan Province, Dominican Republic to an American mother and a Dominican father. His mother named him Claudio after she saw a spisode of the BBC Television TV series I, Claudius. He was raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. Scouted by an agent in Santo Domingo, Claudio began work on commercial modeling and acting at the age of ten. He is a student of Florida International University graduating in 2014 with a degree in International Relations. He later relocated to Los Angeles, California to continue his acting career.
Schneider scored his first major television role at the age of 15, playing young Rafael Trujillo in the drama film based on the true story of the Dominican Republic's historic Mirabal sisters Tropico de Sangre (2010).
In 2010, he also appeared in the American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Laeta Kalogridis Shutter Island (2010), based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name. In 2010, he also made a cameo in the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska. In 2013, he also appeared in an episode of the popular Nickelodeon show, Sam & Cat.