9 Fun Facts About "The Kissing Booth 2" Heartthrob Taylor Zakhar Perez Who Brought Marco to Life

Tamara Fuentes

From Seventeen

New movie usually means new love interests and The Kissing Booth 2 certainly did not disappoint when it introduced newcomer Taylor Zakhar Perez. The actor, who played Marco Valentin Peña in the sequel, had fans swooning thanks to his amazing dance and singing skills. Whether you were totally excited to see him shake things up with Elle or were just happy to have a brand new fictional crush, trust us when we say that you'll also be falling in love with Taylor IRL.

Here's everything you need to know about The Kissing Booth 2 star Taylor Zakhar Perez.

He was born on Christmas Day.

The 28-year-old actor was born on the special holiday in 1991, which makes him a Capricorn.

He is currently single.

Just like his character Marco, Taylor is currently not seeing anyone and he even opened up to Glamour about who he's looking for.

"I love adventurous people, someone that says yes all the time. I paddle board and hike and surf, so I feel like my friends are my type. I’m a huge proponent of dating friends or people you’ve had heart-to-hearts with before you become intimate. Emotional intimacy is way more important to me than sexual intimacy," he said.

He loves to ride his motorcycle.

The actor has a BMW bike that he loves to ride around for hours, especially on the weekends.

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On Saturday we ride

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He loves to travel.

His Insta is definitely not lacking in pretty vacation photos that will make you wish you can meet up with him on your next trip.

He also knows how to sail a boat.

He hasn't been letting quarantine from stop him getting back out in the water.

You can text him right now.

The Kissing Booth star shared his phone number on his Instagram story and yes, he's totally responding back!

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Photo credit: taylorzakharperez - Instagram

You probably recognize him from some of your other favorite shows.

While it's pretty easy to say that The Kissing Booth 2 is his breakout film, Taylor had smaller guest starring roles on iCarly, Awkward, and Young & Hungry.

He has the cutest dog ever.

His dog Jack is the more adorable pup you've ever seen and will leaving you wishing he posted more photos of them on his profile.

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The only one I trust RN #socialdistancing

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He had to learn guitar for The Kissing Booth 2.

While talking to PopSugar, Taylor revealed that while he has a background in musical theater, he had a voice double for the film and had to learn how to play the instrument before his big scene.

"Looking at those strings, I was very confused the first couple of weeks," he said. "And then it just kind of became like muscle memory."

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