Celebrities galore at GG Strawberry Festival

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The 59th annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival to be held Memorial Day weekend will have in its May 27 parade some rising young celebrities. 

After they ride in the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. at 9th and Chapman in Garden Grove, they will be available for autographs at noon outside the festival’s Courtyard Center. 

The 59th annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival to be held Memorial Day weekend will have in its May 27 parade some rising young celebrities. 

After they ride in the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. at 9th and Chapman in Garden Grove, they will be available for autographs at noon outside the festival’s Courtyard Center. 

Raphael Alejandro has an impressive resume which includes the leading role in "How to Be a Latin Lover" produced by Lionsgate and starring Salma Hayak, Rob Lowe, and Kristin Bell. Another leading role was in "Kindergarten Cop 2," and has been a series regular on ABC’s "Nerd Herd."  He has also been seen regularly on NBC’s "Olympus," as well as on "Once Upon a Time," which airs on ABC.

Joining him in the parade will be his sister, Dalila Belawho, who is a series regular on Netflix’s "Anne" and on PBS’s "Odd Squad." She has also had a leading role on" Adventure Club," and has been a guest star on "Once Upon a Time." Dalila is fluent in Spanish, French, English and Portuguese.

The third talented member of the family, Bruce Salomon, joining them in the parade, also has an extensive acting resume.  He’s had recurring roles on "Psych," "Supernatural," "Emily Owens," "MD," and "Odd Squad." And he has performed in supporting roles in the films "Tomorrowland" by Disney Pictures, and "Jingle All the Way 2" by Fox Films.

Another talented family group, the Ochoa Boyz, (also known as Boyz You Like), will ride in the parade, be available for autograph signings, and then their band will perform in the festival’s 550-seat amphitheater.

Rick (age 24), Ryan (age 21), Robert (age 18) and Raymond (age 15) first began their journey in the entertainment business through acting. 

Ryan is best known for his series regular role as Lanny on Disney's "Pair of Kings." He just wrapped his role of Eli in the feature film, "The Samuel Project," due out in 2018. He’s had recurring roles on "iCarly" and "Mr. Young," as well a guest starred on "Zeke & Luther" and "Hit The Floor." His lead or supporting roles in many feature films include "A Christmas Carol," "The Perfect Game," "Mars Needs Moms," "Del Playa," "Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend," and "Another Day in Paradise." "Bodied" and "Adi Shankar's Gods & Secrets" will both be released this year. Next up, he will be appearing alongside his brothers in a feature film titled "Triumph."

Rickhas had roles in the movies "Made in California," "Bloody Mary" and "The Sidelines." Robert performed in the movies "Mars Needs Moms" and with Will Smith in "Seven Pounds." Raymond’s voice has been heard in many outstanding films including "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," "Independence Day: Resurgence," and "The Good Dinosaur." 

In addition to acting, the Ochoa brothers created their own band, OCHOA BOYZ, which performs throughout the Los Angeles area.  Their unique style is hip-hop, mixed with rap and dance. When they added dance, they got help from the best dance icon, Shane Sparks. The brothers also write their own music and have headlined in multiple venues, including traveling the states on “The Pop Explosion Tour.”

The festival will be held on Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29 at the Village Green between Main Street and Euclid Avenue in downtown Garden Grove. Last year’s attendance was more than 300,000.

For more information, visit www.strawberryfestival.org.

Editor's note: Pictured is Bruce Salomon, who's had roles in "MD" and "Odd Squad."