My name is Frankie Ponce or as my live broadcast viewers know me as “HorrorPapi.”

I am an actor and content creator on various platforms from Los Angeles, California.

Ever since I was a little boy, I remember peeking at the television when I wasn’t supposed to be watching and catching glimpses of the horror movies that would define who I am as a person today. While the depictions terrified me as a child, I could not look away and in fact I wanted to see more and more. Being an 80s baby, I grew up in the peak of the “slasher” era with slasher franchises like Halloween, Friday the 13th, Child’s Play, Puppet Master, Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser and many more.

As I got older I started to realize what it was that drew me into these films, the “movie magic.” I was fascinated by seeing the complexity of some of these characters and the details of the macabre scenes. How did they pull this off? Looking into is as a teenager is what got me into costuming and practical makeup effects for the seasonal Halloween (my birthday week). I wanted to recreate some of these looks and make my own!

Naturally when you create, you want to take photos or video of your creations and that’s exactly what I did. I started to make mini home made horror movies and just delved deeper into the art of the horror entertainment industry. I wanted to take things to the next level and get serious about pursuing this. I wanted to know what real sets were like, how real makeup artists work, how real actors play these amazing creatures.

After some quick online research, I started submitting to castings online. Unfortunately for me, the castings for horror were nearly non-existent. But, that would not deter me, I still wanted to know everything there was about a production.

I hit a roadblock though, with no prior experience and a poor headshot, I was going nowhere fast. Nobody would reply to me, nobody would take a chance on me. That is until I happened to see a particular listing. This casting would require me to dance at a sports game in a film and they were looking for extra dancers. I was in luck! I happened to be breakdancing since I was in middle school for recreational activity so I submitted with those details and voila, my first booking! I was excited and I even got to meet Will Ferrell on my first job ever, how cool is that?!

I continued to book other projects as a dancer and before I knew it, I got bit by the showbizz bug. I wanted to be more involved on set, and I started taking acting classes to develop as an actor. That’s been my journey since. I would love to eventually direct my own horror inspired film or series one day but I am also loving the path and challenges I get with every new part.

Live Broadcasting

Video games have also been an aspect of my life since childhood and I continue exploring these online virtual worlds to this day.

I started broadcasting live while I played video games or other live events on December 15th, 2018 as a way of helping me improve my social interactions since networking is a big aspect of your acting growth and growth as a person of the community.


I have a lovely beautiful wife whom I’ve been married to since September 22nd of 2018, a now 17 year old step-son and two younger boys of 4 years and 2 months. We are huge Disney fans and we regularly visit Disneyland. You can also find us visiting many of the places Los Angeles has to offer in our weekend family excursions.