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Chuy Bravo stars in E! Entertainment's "Chelsea Lately" and "After Lately" as the personal assistant to TV hostess Chelsea Handler. He is the first Latino talk show sidekick ever, and his one-liners have become a favorite staple on the hit show he now calls home. He is also one of the celebrities featured in ABC's reality diving competition series "Splash."

Chuy Bravo's path to Hollywood stardom was long and arduous — mainly because he has little nugget legs, so it takes him twice as long to get anywhere.

Born Jesus Melgoza as the youngest of seven brothers and sisters, Chuy's first exposure to Hollywood was as a young man, when the production of "The Three Amigos" rolled into his tiny Mexican village, which led to a temporary job arranging nightly hookers for the production crew.

Bitten by the Hollywood bug — and a poisonous tarantula, but that's another story — Chuy was determined to make it to Los Angeles and pursue his dream of big-screen stardom. He has now, more appropriately, settled for the small screen.

Armed with nothing more than a condom full of cocaine that a local drug lord paid him to swallow and smuggle, Chuy hopped aboard a little horsey and proceeded on an eight-month trail ride to the United States.

After years of odd jobs that most notably included stints as the stunt double for "Fantasy Island" star Hervé Villechaize and "The Hulk's" Lou Ferrigno, Chuy has settled into what he hopes is a lifelong position as the assistant to one of cable TV's fastest-rising stars. In his spare time, Chuy moonlights as an actor and can be seen in "The Rundown," starring The Rock, and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

And he can now add author to his list of desirable traits. His very first book is called "Little Nuggets of Wisdom: Big Advice from the Small Star of Chelsea Lately." Released in April 2010, the book has shown how anyone can live and love the Chuy Bravo way thanks to his bite sized advice covering family, finances, friendship, fashion, travel, food, fitness and more.

His next adventures are the launch of his national comedy tour in April 2013, a signature line of chips and salsa in fall 2013, and a new line of merchandise. He also decided to take his health seriously, and on a $10k bet with Chelsea, is hoping to shed those extra pounds. He has hired a nutritionist to help with this task. If he is successful, he will donate the money to various charities and hopes to motivate others.

Chuy is single. He has no children (that he publicly acknowledges), lives in the prestigious San Fernando Valley and drives a Toyota Corolla. Watch out, ladies!

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How tall is Chuy Bravo? Where does Chuy Bravo live? Find out here.

Height: 4' 3"
Full Name / Real Name: Jesus Melgoza
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA

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