Check out these pictures of Alex Meraz from his MySpace page. The one on the top right is from today’s New Moon set pictures and the one on the bottom right is from Alex Meraz’s MySpace page. I think, given these pictures, we can say with some certainty that Alex Meraz is one of the members of the wolf pack in New Moon alongside Taylor Lautner. Check out the Mystery Hottie’s resume–he’ll be giving Taylor Lautner a run for his money!
Alex Meraz, of the Purepecha (Tarasco) First Nation of Michoacan, Mexico was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. There he taught at schools and community centers throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area in all aspects of art from mask-making to break dance. As a graduate of the New School for the Arts, Alex has since further developed as a multi-faceted performer and artist. For 12 years Alex studied mixed martial arts, winning numerous tournaments in karate and capoeira, which led him to train with Andy Cheng as a stuntman. Highly sought after in the indigenous dance world, Alex has worked as a lead dancer with renowned choreographers Raoul Trujillo, Rulan Tangen, and Santee Smith, to name a few. Among his many accomplishments, he is also a founding member of Dancing Earth, directed by Rulan Tangen. His notoriety with Dancing Earth earned him the honor of being hand-picked for a troupe selected to represent the U.S. in a performance for the Royal Jordanian family in Amman, Jordan. With a vast range of talents, Alex’s skill in acting and the performing arts has allowed him to work alongside Colin Farrell, Christian Bale, and Director Terrence Malick.
Maybe, instead of after-hours guitar jams, they’re going to start a New Moon fight club with Taylor and Alex–that I would love to see!
UPDATE: I’ve tracked down the original detective on this as yellowgumdrop from IMDB. Good work!
Photo of Alex Meraz by Mihio Manus