Ruben James Hernandez is a native of the Yakima Valley. After Graduating from Sunnyside High School he joined the Army as an airborne dental specialist. Stationed in Germany for two years, he had his first acting experience landing the lead role of the King in the King and I at the base performing arts center.After his discharge from the Army, Ruben pursued acting first in Seattle and then in Los Angeles where he lived for twenty years before moving back to the Yakima Valley in 2014.
While in LA , Ruben appeared in film, television, and on the stage, but perhaps was best known for appearances on Comedy Central’s Beat the Geeks, UPN’s Blind Date, the Syndicated program “the Dating Game” (Bachelor #2 and yes he was chosen for the date) Ruben also appeared on season #2 of NBC’s Biggest Loser where as a contestant he lost a total of 81 lbs and became a certified personal trainer in 2005. In 2015 he made a career change into TV and digital media and has been with KAPP/KVEW ever since.