Writer, actor, producer, director, and all-e-ter, Carlos Moreno Jr. has a creative legacy that runs so deep that as he says, it must be exorcised as in exorcism. A real-life Pepito, he is enthusiastic about life, living, and the pursuit of good authentic, and wholesome stories with some of his best friends playing the parts. Noticeably different, his brilliance comes to light when simply interacting with a wide and diverse group of people be they strangers or friends. With a natural gift to gab and an expressive face Carlos Moreno, Jr. keeps the fires lit and the real-life flow of life to use as a beacon of hope for those who will come after. His 2023 Emmy ballot-nominated short-form comedy-drama series “Pepito’s America” is a tribute to a young Mexican boy named Pepito, a common name in Mexican folklore. Packed full of delightful and comical short stories aka vignettes called “mamadas”, “Pepito’s America” is a well-enacted version of the now-adult “Pepito”, played by Carlos himself a native Texan who grew up around some very colorful characters. Born in McAllen in the southern part of Texas, he has positioned himself amongst the greats because he’s one of them. From the other side of a life of little means and restraint to independent and explosive freedom for truth and exploration, his creative and imaginative juices are in constant need of stimulation. Always progressive in thinking and seemingly a true Sagittarian, the freedom-loving high powered visionary thinks mostly on his feet. Offering fun, joy, fresh perspectives, and laughter within in some cases unscripted lines. With an arsenal of instant characters that appear to be straight out of comic books, “Pepito’s America” is an ode to all of those who have had enough of the imaginative and not-so-real world of Hollywood and choose to embrace the fun-filled, crazy, whacky, and often upside down world of Pepito. For more information on “Pepitos America” and Carlos Moreno, Jr. visit www.carlosmorenojr.com.