David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children’s division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances. When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2
Archuleta was born on December 28, 1990 in Miami, Florida, to Lupe Marie (née Mayorga), a salsa singer and dancer, and Jeff Archuleta, a jazz musician. His mother is from Honduras and his father is of Spanish–Basque, Danish, Irish, German, and Iroquois descent. He speaks a little bit of Spanish and aspires to learn more. Archuleta has four siblings. His family moved to the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy, Utah when he was six years old.