Rafael de La Fuente (born November 11, 1986) is a Venezuelan television actor and singer.
In The CW’s new drama “Dynasty,” Rafael De La Fuente plays Sammy Jo Flores (aka Sam), Cristal Flores’ nephew who comes to town, meets Steven Carrington, and decides he needs to find a way to stay in this wealthy world of privilege he has stumbled upon.
De La Fuente hails from Venezuela. He is known for his television roles in “Empire,” “When We Rise,” Latin America’s “Grachi” and “Every Witch Way.”
Previous credits also include “The One I Wrote for You” and the telenovelas “Aurora” and “Màs sabe el diablo.”
De La Fuente currently resides in Los Angeles.
|2014||The One I Wrote for You||Rafael Amato|
|2015||Lift Me Up||Erik|
|2009||Más Sabe el Diablo||Jorge Giraldo|
|2011||Aurora||Max||telenovela on Telemundo|
|2011–13||Grachi||Diego Forlán||Recurring role; 202 episodes|
|2014||Every Witch Way||Julio||Recurring role; 20 episodes|
|2015–16||Empire||Michael Sanchez||Recurring role; 11 episodes (Seasons 1-2)|
|2015||Chasing LA||Himself||Episode: "Official Empire Finale Viewing Party"|
|2017||American Horror Story: Cult||Picnic Guy||Election Night|
|2017-present||Dynasty||Sam Jones||Series Regular: Season 1 - Present|
- Being Venezuelan and living in the U.S. for so long, he is fluent in English and Spanish.
- After news broke of Ana Brenda Contreras getting cast on Dynasty, both Ana Brenda and Rafael revealed they have grown close to each other and called themselves the Latin Mafia. 
- In celebration of Pride Month, Rafael said in in an Instagram post on June 28, 2019 that he was a proud queer man. 
- On March 29, 2020 Rafael posted several pictures of some of the wardrobe fittings he has had across all three seasons while being quarantined due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.