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Jon Huertas Explains Why He Made ‘White Tiger’

posted Dec 29, 2016, 4:46 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Dec 29, 2016, 6:31 PM ]
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Jon Huertas Explains Why He Made ‘White Tiger’
Umberto Gonzalez | December 29, 2016 @ 1:42 PM

“This is Us” actor tells TheWrap he turned to comic books for guidance when he was growing up, learning to “always fight for the little guy”

Actor Jon Huertas’ inspiration in making the self-financed “White Tiger,” based on the Marvel character, was simple — he wanted to see a superhero he could relate to.

White Tiger, created by Bill Mantlo and George Pérez, was the first Puerto Rican superhero in the history of comics, and Marvel’s first superhero of Hispanic descent. Growing up without a father figure, Huertas looked to film, television and comic books for guidance.


“I saw heroes like that and it made me want to be more like that than the guy slinging dope on the corner or the guy in a gang,” the “This is Us” actor said. “I wanted to be a good guy and make great decisions and be a strong male figure in my own life because of that.”