Actor. Model. Artist. "Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.” - Academy Award Winner Will Smith

  • About Me

    A young storyteller hailing from Houston, Texas, Xavier moved to L.A to pursue his dream of Acting. On scholarship at the illustrious American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), he graduated with Honors and earned his B.F.A. Furthermore, he signed with Avalon Artists Group and Myrna Lieberman Management to tackle the industry full force! Recently, you can catch him as series regular Ziyad Taylor on AMC ALLBLK's hit new dramedy "A La Carte." But he's also appeared on CBS network's "All Rise," "S.W.A.T," Peacock's reboot of "Saved By the Bell" and more. A strong commercial actor as well, he's booked Nationals for companies such as: Wendy's, Jersey Mike's, Credit Karma, Powerade, Samsung, Google, Ford, etc. Additionally, he's even landed lead roles on two web series: Pretty Dudes & Brother Husbands, winning the NYPS network award for Best Supporting Ally. He thanks God, his family, and aims to always create with purpose from the heART.

  • Read All About It!

    Making Headlines! 

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    Feature 1

    "Avila will play the role of Ziyad, a smart young lawyer at a large Los Angeles law firm..."

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    Feature 2

    " ...In addition to [Billy] Porter’s narration, the film stars Xavier Avila as Alex" 

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    Feature 3

     ...Of Avila, Deondray says he captured both the naiveté and confidence required to play the lead character, Alex. 

    “It's two complete contradictions, but this person sort of had to walk with that. And that's Xavier,” Deondray says.  

  • Featured

    Just a few projects I've been involved with:

     "A La Carte" 

     Official trailor for AMC ALLBLK's hit new dramedy!

    "TIDL Sport" V.O Commercial

     Some pretty great narration goin' on over here!

    "Reversal" - OUT NOW (Amazon)

    Is life really different on the other side of the tracks? This indie film looks through the lens of an alternate reality to find that answer.

    "Rent Money" - OUT NOW (YouTube)

    Things aren't going great for Seth. Unemployment has forced his girlfriend Tori to reach out for financial help in the form of a new roommate. Are things innocent, or is the new guy hiding something?

    My Reel!

     Quick compilation of some work! (Old & New)

  • Education & Training

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    American Musical and Dramatic Academy

    Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) 


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    John Rosenfeld Studio

    Class: Toolshop, Practicum, OnGoing*

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    Howard Fine Acting Studio

    Class: The Process

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    The Groundlings School

    Class: Advanced

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    Killian's Workshop

    Class: Commercial 

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