A native of California, Rawley Valverde was born on
January 1, 1966 and raised in the city of Ontario. He worked his way
through UCLA as a mobile disc jockey and did such a sound job that he was
recruited by the U.S. Olympic Committee to act as official deejay in the
athletes village during the 1984 Olympic Games. He graduated from UCLA
with a BA in psychology.
Rawley began his acting career with guest appearances on
such television programs as Married with Children, Just the Ten of Us and
Paradise. Before landing the role of Amado on Santa Barbara,
he appeared on the show as a day player in 1989. He was also seen in the
feature films Nightmare Beach and Made in America, and had a
guest spot on JAG.
In later years, Rawley was able to travel the world
reporting for Channel One News. He then became a producer and host for