Michael Trevino was born on January 25, 1985 in Montebello, California and raised in Valencia, California. He was born to Mexican parents was raised in East Los Angeles. His mother was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and his father was born near Fresno, California. Once Michael Trevino discovered his passion for acting, he enrolled at Playhouse West for theater studies. One of his first jobs was an Old Navy Commercial. His first lead role was on Cow Belles. He is an avid surfer, snowboarder, and deep sea fisherman. He is also currently dating glee star Jenna Ushkowitz. Although he was absent for most of the last half of Season 4, he will be returning as a regular in Season 5 as he is still under contract.