Giving ‘Julio’ his voice: Actor Tony Rodriguez on landing ‘Simpsons’ role

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Representation in Hollywood has been a hot topic, and “The Simpsons” is one show pushing to diversify its cast to better represent the characters being played.

The latest recasting is Marge’s gay Cuban hairdresser, Julio, who had been voiced by longtime “Simpsons” star Hank Azaria for years. Now, the character is being voiced by actor Tony Rodriguez, who is a gay Cuban man in real life.

Rodriguez’s take on Julio made its debut a few weeks ago and Thursday, he chatted with PIX11’s Marysol Castro about landing the role on the iconic series and why representation matters.

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