Frankie Loyal Delgado: Hank ‘Tranq’ Loza

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Frankie Loyal Delgado

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In the Beginning

First, Frankie Loyal Delgado was born on December 23, 1969 in San Francisco, California, USA. His nickname is Frankie Loyal. He is 6′ 1″ tall.  At one time, he was even a masked wrestler! At this time, there is little else discover-able regarding this actor’s personal life.

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Filmography

Loyal is an actor, known for Mayans M.C. (2018). Previously, he can be seen in Quinceañera (2006) and The Deep End (2001).

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Music

In addition, he is a musician who has played in many punk rock bands.  As a matter of fact, Frankie Loyal is currently the lead vocalist and drummer for the LA Streetpunk band Rile 9 Collective.

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Loyal’s Let down

Mayans MC star, Loyal, is thrilled to be a part of the Sons of Anarchy spin-off, but he initially had a much different role in mind. But thus, it was not to be.

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At Comic-Con

Recently, during the Mayans MC panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Loyal opened up about his route to the FX series, which was a long time coming. Loyal portrays Hank “El Tranq” Loza, the Sergeant At Arms and “peacemaker” of the club. His original aim was to appear on Sons of Anarchy.

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Comic-Con Panel Interview

It was there that Loyal revealed that he auditioned for a supporting role in SoA, but he lost out on it. However, that experience was what started him on his journey to Mayans MC.

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His Vision

“I tried to audition for a co-starring role on Sons of Anarchy, and I didn’t get it. I was super bummed,” Loyal said. At the time, “There was word there might be a spin-off related to the Mayans. This was just talk, and I was just like ‘I really wanna do this. I want to work for Kurt Sutter. I want to be part of his vision.'”

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The Approach

With that in mind, Loyal took matters into his own hands and personally approached casting director Wendy O’Brien to catch her attention ahead of the spin-off’s casting.

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Taking Matters into his own Hands

“I had an agent who just kept dropping the ball. I fired them.” Loyal said. “I literally rode over on a motorcycle to Wendy O’Brien’s office, which is kind of a no-no, and I had a thing of flowers and a bottle of wine. I said ‘Hi, I heard you might be casting. You’re looking for some real bad hombres who can ride and act for this potential show.'”

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Casting “Couch,” so to Speak

Surprisingly, O’Brien responded that what Loyal heard “could be true,” and she asked him to leave his contact information. The meeting led to an audition, with Loyal of course, being chosen for the role of “Tranq.”

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The Pay-off

Further, he stated “I got called in to audition. I just wanted an opportunity to audition,” Loyal said. “That was intense. When I got the phone call that I had actually booked the gig, I kind of had to punch myself the whole day, ’cause I really didn’t believe it happened. Super grateful, like a lot of the guys, to be here.”

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Hank “Tranq” Loza

Finally, Loyal’s character in Mayans MC is the Sargent At Arms. It appears, he is somewhat of a “peace-maker” or “peace-keeper” in the club. Despite this fact, before long I believe we will find out exactly why they call him “Tranq.”

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In summary, you can see Frankie Loyal on Mayans MC, a spin-off of the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Specifically, on Tuesday night at 10 p.m.

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