Ricardo Hoyos (born November 27, 1995) is a Canadian actor. He joined the cast of Degrassi for the eleventh season as Zig Novak and currently stars in Degrassi: Next Class. He has also starred in the children's television series Dino Dan.


2007–09The Jon Dore Television ShowYoung JonRecurring role, 10 episodes
2008Toronto StoriesJacobFilm
2010HavenBobby MuellerGuest role, "Butterfly"
2011R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourBillGuest role, "Black Mask"
2010–11Dino DanRicardo SanchezRecurring role, 16 episodes
2012–15DegrassiZig NovakMain role (seasons 11–14), 88 episodes
2013Life with BoysWyattGuest role, "Chasing Rats With Boys"
2015Degrassi: MinisZig NovakWeb series, 10 episodes
2016Degrassi: Next ClassZig NovakMain role (seasons 1-present)
2016Raising ExpectationsLou1 Episode
2016Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the BudKenny LipinskiTV Movie
2017Sadie's Last Days on EarthJack

Awards and nominations

2010Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Short Film - Young ActorNominatedThe Armoire
2011Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 14-17NominatedHaven
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young ActorNominatedDino Dan
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series (shared with Jason Spevack, Sydney Kuhne, Isaac Durnford, Jaclyn Forbes)WonDino Dan
2012Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 14-17NominatedR.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour