(Ricky Ricardo) has performed in theaters around the country in a variety of new plays, classics and musicals.  He starred as Ricky Ricardo in I Love Lucy Live On Stage in its original production in Los Angeles and received a Broadway World ‘Best Actor’ award for his work.  A few more of his favorite roles have been Sydney Trefusis in Smash, Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet in Hamlet.  Mr. Mendieta recently completed filming on the feature, Dead Border as Anthony Francesco, an ex-priest/vampire hunter.  Other film credits include Soldier of God (a film about the Crusades which gained numerous Best Picture awards in film festivals in the US and Europe), A Night at the Roosevelt, The Callback Machine, Tres, Grok, Till You Get to Baraboo, and two roles in the animated feature, Race.  He has enjoyed many commercial appearances, did a few episodes of Days of Our Lives, and stars in the web series The Sanctum as the mysterious super villain.  Mr. Mendieta also directed the comedy web series, Mob Boss Associate, which he co-created and produced, and he has directed a number of plays including the world premieres of Beauty, Brains and Personality and recently, Pray To Ball.  He also works with his sister’s music and dance show, Tango del Cielo, and with the production company, WSR Creative, creating media content for commercials, television, film and the web.