The TikToker who gained popularity for skating, sipping cranberry juice, and lip-syncing to Fleetwood Mac landed a role on a well-known Hulu show thanks to his celebrity.
A TikToker named Nathan Apodaca gained fame in 2020 for a video of him skating to work.
In it, Apodaca drinks cranberry juice while lip-syncing to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”
Apodaca has now used his online reputation to land a cameo role in “Reservation Dogs” on Hulu.
In the fall of 2020, Nathan Apodaca is best known for sending a lighthearted, carefree wave through TikTok. Apodaca posted a video of himself skateboarding calmly while lip-syncing to the 1977 Fleetwood Mac song “Dreams” and drinking Ocean Spray cranberry juice straight from the bottle. He has now been cast in the well-liked Hulu series “Reservation Dogs.”
Apodaca’s skateboarding TikTok video in September 2020 had millions of views within a week of its publication. According to Billboard, Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” achieved its most successful streaming week ever the next week.
In a sense, Apodaca’s fame resulted from adversity.
When his worn-out 2005 Dodge Durango wouldn’t start, the 37-year-old started skating to work, he told The New York Times in 2020.
Apodaca, who goes by the Twitter handle @420doggface208 and has 7.1 million followers, has now used his online stardom to land a cameo appearance in the Peabody Award-winning series “Reservation Dogs.”
In the comedy-drama “Reservation Dogs,” four Native American teens in a small Oklahoma town deal with the loss of a friend. According to Apodaca’s IMDb page, Uncle Charley appears in at least two episodes of season two. Apodaca’s mother is Northern Arapaho.
The show’s creator, Sterlin Harjo, said in an interview with Time that he wanted to utilise “Reservation Dogs” not for awards (though it has received several nominations), but rather to present “genuine tales” and provide opportunities for success to other Native filmmakers. I was the one for whom no one opened doors, Harjo remarked. I must therefore do my job and open those doors.