Ruperto Vanderpool

Ruperto Vanderpool

 New York City, New York, USA


Comedian-Actor Ruperto Vanderpool is on the cusp of
greatness. The native New Yorker of Dominican extraction is a
natural comedian with a national fan base and an international
appeal and flair. As a stand-up comic, the boisterous Ruperto
Vanderpool has appeared on Martin Lawrence Presents The 1st
Amendment Stand Up on The STARZ Network, BET’s Comic View, It’s ShowTime at the Apollo, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen and was personally selected by P. Diddy to be the only Hispanic to perform for the Bad Boys of Comedy 2nd Season that aired on HBO May 2007.
His film credits include: co-starring in the Lions Gate Film The Cookout, Carlito’s Way (Rise to Power), Granpa
playing the supporting role of Pablo with Music Legend Ruben
Blades, Johnny Pacheco and El General, a memorable role in the
Latino cult-classic EL Vacilon: The Movie, and The Hector Lavoe
Biopic The Singer which he plays the famous seminal Salsa
recording artist Ismael Rivera.
Ruperto Vanderpool also recently won the 1st Annual American
Latino Award for Favorite American Latino Comedian after
going up against comedic powerhouses George Lopez and
Carlos Mencia. Some of his other awards and accolades
include The Hispanic Culture Award, Outstanding Entertainer
for Operation Iraqi Freedom II and The Dominican Times
Magazine’s Entertainer of the Year Award.
Ruperto Vanderpool is a tireless entertainer with a work ethic
that is a testament to his blue collar Dominican upbringing.
More than just an actor or a comedian, Ruperto Vanderpool will
one day be remembered and recognized as a cultural icon that
opened doors and crashed through barriers for Dominicans
and Latinos alike.


“The Cookout” produced by Queen Latifah / LionsGate
• HBO presents The Bad Boys of Comedy
• Martin Lawrence Presents The 1st Amendment
• Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power - Universal Pictures
• NBC’s Law & Order special victims unit
• Comics Unleashed / With Byron Allen
• BET’s Comic View
• El Vacilón - The Movie with Luis Jimenez La Mega 97.9FM
• Showtime at the Apollo
• CBS Urban Latino TV
• SiTV: Latino Laugh Festival “The TV Show”
• Galavison’s Que Locos!
• Hosted Post Oscar Party for “Prince” - Beverly Hills, CA

American Latino TV Awards 2007 – Favorite American
Latino Comedian (Aired On My Network)
Recipient of the 2007 “EL Awards” – Presented by
“EL Diario La Prensa”
Latin Pride National Awards 2007 – Excellence in Comedy (Boston)
Hispanic Culture Award 2005 - Repertorio Español
Theatre (NYC)
Outstanding Entertainer for Operation Iraqi Freedom II 2005 -
U.S Army (Fort Hood, Texas)
Entertainer of the Year Award 2004 – DTM Magazine

• Headline Carolines on Broadway (NYC)
• Aventura K.O.B Live @ MSG - Anthony Santos Spoof
• American Airline Arena (Miami) - Host Freestyle Extravaganza
• Mohegan Sun (Conn.) - Host Freestyle Extravaganza
• Madison Square Garden (NYC) - Host Freestyle Extravaganza