Valente is one of 8 children in his family.
He won a Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Texas-Pan American in 2006 for his success in television and film.
The theatre department head of the University of Texas-Pan American, Marian Monta, gave him $2000 out of her own pocket after he graduated to help him get to Los Angeles.
Valente is also from around the Rio Grande Valley area.
On July 30th of 2005, Valente threw the first pitch Astros/Mets game. [won by Astros, 2-0]
Valente received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texan-Pan University in 2006 for his huge success in television and film.
Attended University of Texas Pan American.