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Ricardo Antonio Hoyos is a Canadian actor who portrayed Zig Novak on Degrassi and Degrassi: Next Class. He was on the Nickelodeon/TVOntario kids' series Dino Dan and was also on Hub's RL Stine's The Haunting Hour as Bill. He also appeared in an episode of Haven called "Butterfly". He is good friends on set with Cristine Prosperi, Olivia Scriven, Alex Steele, Munro Chambers, and Luke Bilyk.


  • Ricardo is a Sagittarius.
  • He is of Peruvian, Ecuadorian, and Irish descent.
  • He has a brother and a sister.
  • His favorite color is green.
  • Ricardo has dual citizenship in the USA and Canada.
  • If he could work with one old Degrassi cast member, it would be Shane Kippel.
  • He ships Zimogen (Zig and Imogen).
  • His celebrity crush is Cara Delevigne.
  • His dream career after Degrassi is antiquing. Source
  • He ships Zaya (Zig and Maya).
  • His brother, Lucius Hoyos (b. 2001), is also an actor.
  • His mom is his best friend.
  • He's a big fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • He was dating former Degrassi star Annie Clark. It is assumed they broke up after the two stopped following and stopped posting about each other on Instagram.
  • In 2022, he had a brief recurring role on Riverdale as Heraldo.


Year Title Role Type
2007 Good Morning World Jimmy TV Series
2007 'Til Death Do Us Part Johnny TV Series
2007 Back in '93 Tino Short Film
2007 The Secret of the Nutcracker Sasha TV Movie
2008 Toronto Stories Jacob Short Film
2008 What You Eat Young Robert Short Film
2007 - 2009 The Jon Dore Television Show Young Jon TV Series
2009 The Armoire Tony Short Film
2009 Super Why! Ugly Duckling Brother 1 (voice) TV Series
2010 Haven Bobby Mueller TV Series
2010 Dino Dan Ricardo TV Series
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Bill TV Series
2012 RedaKai Apex TV Series
2013 Life with Boys Wyatt TV Series
2012-2015 Degrassi Zig Novak TV Series
2014 Billy the Kid William McCarty Short
2014 Gramps James Short
2016-2017 Degrassi: Next Class Zig Novak TV Series
2016 Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud Kenny Lipinski TV Movie
2016 Killjoys Olan TV Series
2016 Sadie's Last Days on Earth Jack Movie
2018 Bumblebee Tripp Summers Movie