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William Armando is a Salvadoran-American actor from Richmond, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. William is known for his dominating presence and tough demeanor, portraying imposing characters in films such as Fruitvale Station (2013) and Fist 2 Fist 2: Weapon of Choice (2014). William was born in the poverty stricken country of El Salvador. His parents Alma Solano, a caretaker, and father Juan Solano, a cook, fled the country during its deadly civil war of the 1980's, and came to the city of San Francisco, California. Read more... comedy. In school, he would mimic comedic actors such as John Ritter, Mario Moreno (Cantinflas), Eddie Murphy and Jim Carrey, which would get him into trouble, usually serving detention at least once a week. It was not until his junior year of high school that he performed on stage when a classmate persuaded him to audition for a school play. He would play the role of Cléante, in Molière's The Imaginary Invalid. He would later receive praise from parents and fellow students, and it was there that he knew he wanted to pursue acting. But it would take another 10 years before he would make the leap. Having served in the United States Marine Corps, William still felt unfulfilled in the direction his life was taking. It wasn't until the birth of his son, Antonio that he decided to pursue a dream he practically gave up years prior, with hopes to inspire his son to chase any dream he desires. He enrolled at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, studying the Meisner Technique, under Laura Henry, Peter Lewis and Jim Jarrett. Since enrolling, he has been a part of several student and major motion pictures shot in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he plans to continue improving his craft when he moves to Los Angeles. With skills ranging in improvisation and physical acting, William has all the potential to become a new face in Hollywood.