Renato was born in Surrey to an English mother and an Italian father and continues to retain strong links with both sides of the family. At a young age, Renato decided he wanted to become an actor and performed in numerous school and local productions. After gaining a Psychology BSc with first class honours and plaguing the lecturers with extensive impersonations, he pursued his passion for acting with enthusiasm and determination, enrolling in numerous classes and courses for the next four years, including two years training with the late West End producer/director Martin Landau.
Very quickly Renato gained representation for acting and presenting and has been doing both professionally for over 15 years. His genuine interest in people and new experiences coupled with his professional ‘can-do’ attitude make him extremely versatile and popular as a presenter. He has worked as a presenter and interviewer for many projects including co-presenting The Tenants Voice on Sky Tv, the Gadget Show Live, Samsung Elect TV – the first programme made especially for a mobile tv format, PointBank, Sandisk, live fashion shows and charity auctions.
He is highly experienced in working with green screen and filming both with and without an autocue. Renato is equally at home working in front of large audiences or with a one-man crew. He prides himself on giving 100% to every project. When he’s not presenting Renato can be found on the dancefloor! He has a strong background in Salsa and Latin dancing, having worked as a choreographer on the film ‘Salsa Guy’ and a performer, reaching the UK Salsa finals. In addition, Renato has worked extensively in the commercial modelling sphere for over 10 years with scores of high profile tv commercial and photographic campaigns to his name.