It seems NCIS’ Wilmer Valderrama knows exactly how to pump himself up for the day. And, the star also knows the perfect way to then wind down at night.
Recently, Wilmer Valderrama discussed some things most people may not know about him. Among these things, were the NCIS star’s choice of pick-me-up music, as well as the unique way he chooses to wind down at the end of the day.
“The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is turn on salsa music!” the actor says.
Maybe it’s the infectious beat, or maybe it’s the always cheery sounds of salsa music that draw the actor to play it each morning.
Whatever it is, we can definitely see why the former That 70s Show actor would choose this genre to start his day.
Wilmer Valderrama was born in Miami, Florida. His mother is from Colombia and his father is Venezuelan. While he was born in Miami, Valderrama and his family lived in South America for a number of years.
“I think I have a fusion of both Colombia and Venezuela,” the NCIS star has said about his heritage. “I was raised in Venezuela, but I also spent half of my life in Colombia.”
Of course, salsa music is rich in those parts of the world, so maybe it’s just a way for the actor to connect with some good memories.
“You know this really gave me perspective, and I was able to come to America with both perspectives,” says Valderrama.
“It helped me to work as hard as I have been since I got here,” the star adds. “There are little differences.”
While Valderrama turns to the exuberant sounds of salsa songs when he begins his day, the NCIS actor goes a very different route when he is looking to relax at night.
“The last thing I do before I go to sleep is turn on rain sounds,” says Valderrama of his relaxing nighttime routine.
‘NCIS’ Star Finds A Way To Relax After A Busy Schedule
For a long time, people have been turning to sounds like these to lull them to sleep at night. Even if it’s not to sleep, listening to the soft sounds of calming rain is a great way to relax at the end of a long, busy day.
Which, we have no doubt, the actor who plays Nick Torres on NCIS likely has while filming some of his intense on-screen moments!
While Wilmer Valderrama is certainly keeping busy with his NCIS role, the actor has added yet another project to his list.
The NCIS star is voicing a character in the upcoming Disney feature, Encanto.
This new film is set to be released on November 24, just in time for Thanksgiving weekend.
The upcoming movie is about the Madrigal family who lives in an enchanted village within the mountains of Colombia.
Each one of the Madrigal family members possesses a superpower. Well, each member except for Mirabel. Valderrama voices Mirabel’s father, Augustin, in the film.