Taylor Zakhar Perez has stolen Netflix fans’ hearts as Marco in The Kissing Booth 2 but what do we know about him? What’s his age, who are his parents?

The Kissing Booth was one of Netflix’s surprise hits when it released in 2018.

A sequel to the teen rom-com was quickly planned and in July 2020, it arrived on the streaming service at long last.

The second film in the Kissing Booth series continues the story of Elle and Noah’s relationship but this time a spanner is thrown well and truly into the works in the form of new student Marco.

Marco is played in The Kissing Booth 2 by actor Taylor Zakhar Perez but just what do we know about the Netflix heartthrob. What’s his age and who are his parents?

The Kissing Booth 2 | Official Sequel Trailer | Netflix

The Kissing Booth 2 | Official Sequel Trailer | Netflix

The Kissing Booth 2 on Netflix

The Kissing Booth 2 arrived on Netflix on July 24th, 2020.

Based on The Kissing Booth 2 book by Beth Reekles, the film continues the story of Elle and Noah as their relationship is put through the ultimate test after he leaves for Harvard.

Elle is worried about what Noah might get up to while away at college while a new heartthrob arrival at school, in the form of Marco, catches many an eye, including Elle’s.


Introducing Taylor Zakhar Perez as Marco

  • Taking on the role of Marco is Chicago-born actor Taylor Zakhar Perez.

Born on December 25th, 1991, the 28-year-old actor has been performing from a young age.

Taylor originally began in musical theatre but that interest quickly developed into a TV and film career which saw him move to Los Angeles.

While he was born in Chicago, Taylor is of Mexican heritage as shown in his dreamy Spanish singing we hear in the film.

In terms of his parents, Taylor Zakhar Perez’s mother is Antoinette Zakhar, however, the identity of his dad is unknown.

Zakhar Perez is one of eight siblings in his family. He has five sisters and two brothers (Kaie, Koehn, Kristy, Jenna, Maria, Ron and Grant). Taylor’s full family, including his father, are pictured on edailybuzz.

Despite being the heartthrob of the entire school in The Kissing Booth 2, Taylor Zakhar Perez is currently understood to be single.

Away from acting, Taylor is highly active on social media, most notably Instagram where he has a following of 2.4 million fans.

Following the launch of The Kissing Booth 2, Taylor shared his phone number via his Instagram story and has been connecting with some of the film’s fans.

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Taylor Zakhar Perez: Films and TV

Taylor Zakhar Perez made his acting debut back in 2008, in the short film Hush.

This has since been followed by a host of notable roles, including appearances in iCarly, Young & Hungry and the series Embeds.

While Taylor has appeared in just 15 acting roles to date, according to IMDb, his popularity following The Kissing Booth 2 will surely mean that we’ll see him on our screens again before too long, potentially in the already announced Kissing Booth 3 film which is slated for release in 2021.

Until then, The Kissing Booth 2, featuring Taylor Zakhar Perez as Marco, is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on July 24th, 2020.