Ernie Rivera (born May 23, 1985) is an Americanactor best known for his work on various Nickelodeon shows, and the Sum 41 music video “Underclass Hero“. Rivera is in the 2010 film Suicide Dolls, starring Christy Carlson Romano and LaQuita Cleare.
Rivera was born in Los Angeles, California to mother, Irma Becerra. He is of Mexican descent. Rivera was raised in the city of Covina, California, with his Mother and brother. He graduated from Covina High School, and went on to receive his associate degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Citrus College in Glendora, California.
Rivera attended AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts, in acting, on October 13 of 2012.
Ernie Rivera’s film career includes the starring role (opposite actress Linda Wang) in the Indie film Red Betta, directed by Allena Rennee. Rivera is set to co-star in the documentary “A Glimpse of GOD’S Hand at Work”, directed by Kacee DeMasi. The documentary takes you into the lives of people who have been miraculously saved from life-threatening situations. The documentary currently has a 2014 release date. Other projects include the lead in Briton Saxton’s “Dia De Los Muertos”, and featured rolls as “Stage Rusher” in Sympathy for Delicious, and as “Goth Guy” in the 2010 film Suicide Dolls. 
Since 2004, Rivera has had cameos in various Nickelodeon programs. Most notable of the cameos include that of the “Juice Employee” in several episodes of Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous“, “Ticket Vendor/Student” in Drake & Josh/Merry Christmas Drake & Josh, and Widow’s “Goth Friend” in the show Just Jordan. Rivera was also featured in several episodes of Zoey 101, including “Basketball player” in the pilot episode, and “Prom Goer” in the finale “Chasing Zoey.”
He is to be featured in a yet unnamed HBO program.