As a child, he had no plans to become an actor
Like many performers, José Solano had little interest in becoming an actor as a child. His first television appearance was on “Baywatch” when he was 25 years old after graduating from high school. Manny Gutierrez made history as the program’s first Hispanic regular when he appeared on the show.
Despite being one of the team’s youngest players, Gutierrez lacked professionalism. Mitch Buchannon saw Gutierrez’s influence and promise, and he was not disappointed.