Roberto Alfaro was born in New York City and raised in one of the worst drug and gang infested neighborhoods of the South Bronx. And although living in that type of environment was no easy task, it didn't take away from his desire to live a better more meaningful life.

Shortly after graduating from Morris High School he became the first member in his family to go to college. This marked a huge milestone for him and his family. It turns out this was only the beginning of a long journey ahead of him.

By the time he finished his third year of college he was already married and had one child. He persevered and continued with his education while working and raising a family.

At the age of 23, he fulfilled one of his biggest dreams come true when he became a police officer with the Hartford Police Department in Hartford Connecticut in November of 1979. In doing so, he also became the newest member of a long list of police officers in his family.

Five years into his rewarding career he was selected as one of the members of the newly formed Hartford Police Mounted Unit. Together with his partner Alex "the wonder horse", they brought chasing and apprehending criminals literally to a whole new level.

By January of 2000 after an exemplary career of 20 plus years as one of Hartford's finest, he hung up his saddle for the very last time and retired. And while one career was coming to a close another one was just beginning.

Having worked as a professional model since 1992 and an actor since 1995 on a part time basis, now that he was retired, he would be able to devote more time to these two careers.

As a professional model, he has traveled all over the country and was even selected as a top ten finalist in three national model search competitions: Star Search, Bacardi Limon (televised on the E channel), and Latina Magazine's "Papi Chulo" (sexiest man) contest. He has also been in over two dozen fashion shows, has graced the covers of numerous magazines, and has appeared in over 350 commercial print ads.

As an actor, he has had numerous minor roles on T.V., in shows like Orange Is The New Black, Billions, Blindspot, The Blacklist, The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, Law and Order: SVU, and New York Undercover just to name a few. He has also had bit roles in movies like Arbitrage, The Bourne Ultimatum, Empire, Love the Hard Way, Sessions, and a host of others.

Along with his modeling and acting careers, he also loves dedicating his time to his beautiful family, his health and fitness, dancing salsa, motivational speaking, and now as a published author, promoting his latest memoir, "Fighting Through The Hurdles of My Life."

Finally, as a devoted husband and father of four beautiful children...he takes great pride in crediting his supportive and loving family for so many of his accomplishments in life.