In 2012, Rafael V. DeLeon relocated to New York City to pursue his passion for theater, television, and film. Since relocating, he has worked on various award-winning television shows such as: House of Cards (Netflix), Daredevil (Netflix), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (FX), The Breaks (VH1), and The Americans (FX).

Rafael has been recurring as Manny Garciela on Spike Lee's television series, She's Gotta Have It (Netflix). Season 2 is currently in production.

He has performed on-stage at The Berkshire Fringe Festival, The People's Improv Theater (The PIT), Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and the Black Box Theater.

Rafael has worked for commercial clients including: Levi's, Cole Haan, Lyft, Seagram's Gin, S'well, Samsung, Nordstrom, Kmart, Nike, Betty Crocker, and Modelo Especial

Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, Rafael enjoys going to the movies, playing chess, and day-trading equities.