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BRONX TIMES REPORTER, A 8 PRIL 19-25, 2019 BTR
Hit sensation from
TV’s Riverdale hails
from ‘the Neck’
Nico Bustamante. Courtesy of Ian Redd
BY ALEX MITCHELL
One of Hollywood’s newest, biggest
little stars proudly hails from Throggs
He’s 13-year-old Nico Bustamante
and he’s currently the most interesting
plot twist on the CW’s show Riverdale
as the lost boy.
In addition he has stolen the spotlight
in many other movies and fi lms.
Nico grew up like any other seventh
grade kid in ‘the Neck’, he loves
playing basketball in St. Theresa’s
hoops league and football in Pelham
Bay Park, is an avid Jets fan, and has
an overwhelming admiration for Jennifer
Growing up on Stadium Avenue
was the perfect near-waterfront home
for the rising star.
He was fi rst noticed by Manhattan
talent agents who realized that Nico
could read like a true actor some years
ago when he was nine-years-old.
Things took off for the young actor
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He found a spot on the popular
FOX TV show and Batman prequel,
‘Gotham’, playing the orphan in the
season four fi nale, and getting rubbed
out in the Kevin Connolly fi lm ‘Gotti’.
While on the set of Riverdale in
Vancouver, Canada, the cast simply
couldn’t get enough of Nico.
“They were so great to me. I learned
so much from them,” Nico said stateside
in his Bronx home, mentioning
that his character is one of the more interesting
ones to appear on the show.
While he wasn’t allowed to elaborate
much on the four plot twists, Nico
did say “they never really fi nd an end
to me,” in Season 3 where his character
fi rst appears.
Of course, now that he’s home Nico
has a good amount of schoolwork to
catch up on at I.S.192.
“It wasn’t until Riverdale that the
other kids really payed attention to
me,” Nico joked around.
“Sure they knew I was on TV and in
movies but then it was like, ‘Oh wow,
that’s the kid from Riverdale!’” he
said, describing an ‘average’ day as a
Speaking of averages, Nico proudly
maintains all 90 and above grades in
“I have very supportive teachers,”
While fi lming on location, Nico
works with tutor arranged by the SAG
Union...that’s also why he only fl ies
business class as well.
As far as his development goes as a
performer, Nico is also being mentored
by a well known, seasoned actor.
Now playing the role of a sensei
more than a karate kid, Ralph Macchio
has taken Nico under his wing.
“Ralph loves me,” Nico joked. The
two had worked together on a Broadway
show called ‘A Room of My Own.’ It was
there that Nico would memorize Macchio’s
lines and feed it to the veteran actor
as the two grew fond of each other.
Macchio has since invited Nico and
his family out to his vacation home
and does whatever he can to propel the
young actor’s career forward.
Being an avid Rangers fan, of
course Macchio sent Nico his own New
York Islanders bobble-head in good humor.
To learn more about Nico Bustamante’s
extensive resume and recourring
Riverdale role, visit his IMDb