Paired with: Cheryl Burke
William was born in Cuba but by age 15 he was living in Miami, Florida, where he attended high school and learned to speak English. He started in acting with a supporting role on Telemundo’sLos Teens, a series about Hispanic teenagers growing up in the United States. Prior to Los Teens, William had appeared in two reality shows, also for Telemundo, and a music video. William’s big break came in 2007, when he landed the role of Vasco Darien inPasion, an epic novela production set in Mexico’s colonial period. He starred as Alejandro Lombardo on Univision’s Sortilegio, Mexico’s highest rated primetime production, and now stars inTriunfo del Amor, the No. 1 rated telenovela on TV. William, now 31, was also featured as Jennifer Lopez’s love interest in the video for her song “I’m Into You.” He enjoys playing all kinds of sports, but is an avid baseball fan.