Born in Honolulu and raised in Orlando, Rique moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to continue working on his craft and passion for performing. He's been at it since childhood. From creating stop motion films with toys and his father's VHS camcorder, to writing plays for his neighborhood friends, to the stage and musical theater days in high school which earned him a Best Actor award and Honor Thespian status. It's in his blood! Since his arrival to La La Land, he's worked on numerous films, television shows, and viral worthy internet content. He's been seen on MTV, Oxygen Network, GQ, PerezHilton, and Out Magazine [to name a few]. He is most notable for being the star in the MVA nominated music video for the chart topping, #1 dance hit single, 'Need U (100%)' from Duke Dumont. The single was #1 in the UK, top of the Billboard dance charts in the US, nominated for a Grammy and can be seen on the internet and music channels globally. He also appeared in the follow up video for Duke Dumont's second Grammy nominated single, 'I Got U' in the starring role once again. The video has over 222 million views on Youtube and was nominated for a 2015 Brit award.