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San Jose Native Plays Gay Hunk on NBC Sitcom "Telenovela"



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    TELENOVELA -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Jencarlos Canela as Camilo Amante de la Rosa, Eva Longoria as Pasion Bustamante, Jose Moreno Brooks as Cesar Rojo Roberto Ramirez Ruiz Casagrande -- (Photo by: Danny Feld/NBC)

    NBC's forthcoming sitcom 'Telenovela' features San Jose native Jose Moreno Brooks as star Eva Longoria's hunky gay sidekick.

    Longoria stars as a leading telenovela star who doesn't speak or understand a lick of Spanish. Brooks is one of her co-stars on the soap, a body-builder who Observer said has a tendency to "rip his shirt open at the slightest provocation, both on camera and off."

    San Jose Mercury News reported that Brooks is a graduate of Bellarmine College Preparatory school in San Jose. According to his biography on IMDB, Brooks went on to get a degree in economics and philopsophy at UCLA and had enrolled in law school before taking an acting class and changing the course of his career.

    'Telenovela' premieres Jan. 4 on NBC, but you can "binge-watch" the first three episodes now in the video clips below, or visit the show's official page.