TikTok star Nathan Apodaca makes his acting debut in ‘Reservation Dogs’

TikTok star Nathan Apodaca is taking a leap into acting.

Apodaca, also known as “Doggface” on TikTok, recently made his acting debut on the FX show, “Reservation Dogs.”

Apodaca is known for his 2020 TikTok video in which he is seen skateboarding down a highway while drinking cranberry juice and lip-syncing to “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac. At the time of the video, Apodaca’s car had broken down, so he had to skateboard to get to work.

The video, which has since garnered over 86 million views, catapulted Apodaca into the national spotlight, eventually leading him to a guest starring role on “Reservation Dogs,” which premiered its second season on August 2.

It follows the adventures of four Native American teenagers who live on a rural reservation in Oklahoma. The show received critical acclaim for capturing the nuances and issues of Native Americans.

Apodaca, who is Northern Arapaho, is credited as Uncle Charley in three episodes of the show’s final season, according to his IMDb page.

He did not immediately respond to an interview request from NBC News on Wednesday.

In an Instagram post on Aug. 9, Apodaca thanked the “Reservation Dogs” team for “making this experience like no other.”

“It brings me to a fantasy that I’ve always dreamed of, you know, which is awesome,” Apodaca told NBC affiliate KPVI of Pocatello, Idaho. “Getting into an acting career is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

“I’m not done until I pay for my mom and dad’s house,” he added. “I always strive to do that.”

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