Pacheco ’02 to Appear on ABC’s ‘Scandal’

By Purnell T. Cropper | February 17, 2015

Juan Pacheco ’02 appeared as a CIA deputy on the Feb. 12 episode of the television drama Scandal and will reprise the role on Feb. 19. Scandal airs on ABC Thursday nights at 9 p.m.

After earning a B.F.A. in Acting, Pacheco performed in various theater productions and won an American College Theater Festival National Certificate of Merit Award for his portrayal of Othello. He has worked as a voice artist on films such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and has appeared in national commercials for Toyota, Best Buy, and McDonald’s, among others.

To prepare for the Scandal role, Pacheco “tapped into his experience of beating Dr. Steven Robbins at pool in the Chat” and “defeating his adviser [Bruce Keller] on the basketball courts of the Kuch Center,” he said.