Ricardo Diaz Mendoza was born in Naucalpan in Mexico, and currently lives in Mexico City. He began working in the circus at the age of 14. Around the same time he also started to concentrate on artistic gymnastics at the Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. ( UNAM ) He now works at Humanicorp Co. in theatre and aerodancing. His speciality is performing on stilts, at 2 and 4 points ( on hands and feet ), mimicking the movements of animals. Apocalypto was his first acting role.