How Old Is ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ Star Taylor Zakhar Perez?

After fans fell in love with Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi) and Elle Evans (Joey King) on The Kissing Booth, a new intriguing character challenges Elle in The Kissing Booth 2. That character is Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez), the new kid at Elle’s school. In The Kissing Booth 2, Marco is a senior in high school, but how old is he in real life? Is Perez close to his character’s age in the Netflix film, or is he much older?

Marco on 'The Kissing Booth 2'
Taylor Zakhar Perez as Marco on ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ | Marcos Cruz/Netflix

We took a look at Perez’s career, his character on The Kissing Booth sequel, and his age. It may surprise you.

Taylor Zakhar Perez appeared on several big shows before ‘The Kissing Booth 2’

According to IMDb and Glamour, Perez studied musical theater. He then made his way into TV and film as he has appeared on iCarly, Young & Hungry, Scandal, and Awkward.

In The Kissing Booth 2, he plays Marco, the new kid at school. He ultimately becomes friends with Elle and sort of creates a challenge for her. This is especially the case with her boyfriend, Noah, being off at college.

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“When they finally have this little meet-cute and they start this relationship, this friendship, I think she starts questioning herself,” Perez said to The Hollywood Reporter. “Does she love Noah? Does she like Marco? What’s her future going to be?”

Perez has admitted that he even sees some similarities between himself and Marco.

“There’s certain Taylor-isms in Marco,” Perez said to Glamour. “Like Marco, I’m not afraid to share my feelings with those around me. But I follow through a lot more than he does. He’s the kind of guy that tries really hard but doesn’t want to show that he’s trying really hard because if he fails, then he doesn’t really fail.”

How old is Taylor Zakhar Perez?

So is Perez actually close to the age of a senior in high school, which is around 17 or 18 years old? No, he is far from it.

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Perez is 28 years old, and, according to Seventeen, he was born on Christmas as his birthday is Dec. 25, 1991.

Since Perez is about a decade older than the character that he plays, how does his age compare to some of his other co-stars?

How old are his co-stars on ‘The Kissing Booth 2’?

None of Perez’s co-stars are actually the age of high schoolers, but some are a little closer. King just turned 21 years old on July 30 while Elordi is 23 years old, according to their IMDb profiles.

Additionally, Joel Courtney (Lee Flynn) is 24 years old, and Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Chloe) is 28 years old.

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The Kissing Booth 2 is not the final chapter for these characters. During a Fan Fest live stream with several of the stars from the movie, the cast announced that there will be a third Kissing Booth film.

“I want to thank the fans for their tremendous support and love that they’ve shown for our amazing franchise, from the first movie to the second one coming out just on Friday,” King said on July 26.

The Kissing Booth 3 is expected to come to Netflix in 2021.