Kent Avenido is an actor. On Glee, he had a recurring role as Howard Bamboo.

Personal life

He studied acting at Yale University School of Drama in New Haven, Connecticut.


Avenido had a recurring role on Glee for three years, on and off, between 2009 and 2011. He appeared in 50 First Dates in 2004, Raising Hope in 2011, and Just Go with It.


Year Title Role Notes
2004 What Should You Do? Peter ("High School Shooting")
50 First Dates Cook's Helper
2005 ER Hong ("Cañon City")
2008 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Eskimo uncredited ("Episode #6.156")
Notes from the Underbelly Ukulele Player ("The List")
2009 Lost & Found Ashok TV movie
Glee Howard Bamboo 2009 - 2011 ("Pilot," "Acafellas," "Vitamin D," "Funk," "Funeral")
2010 iCarly Blow-Far Nerd ("iStart a Fan War")
2011 Raising Hope Chester ("The Cultish Personality")
Just Go with It Guy at Dive Restaurant
2012 The Mentalist Luis ("Something Rotten in Redmund")
Stevie TV Inuit Ice Fisher ("Episode #2.4")
Southland Dok ("Identity")
2013 We Are Men Uncle Ray ("We Are One Night Stands")
Wedding Band Nude Taco Chef ("99 Problems")
2014 The Gambler Gambling Den Owner
Lucky Stiff Boy Hardwick
Drunk History Hawaiian ("Hawaii")
2015 The Boy Next Door Mr. Avenido completed


  • He appeared in 50 First Dates, alongside former Glee guest star, Amy Hill.
  • He initially auditioned for the role of Ken Tanaka.


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