Alvaro Lages "AJ" Bernardo Jr. was born on May 26th, 1999. He was raised in the small suburban town of Newington, Connecticut. Growing up AJ was fascinated with professional wrestling, it consumed most of his early and then teenage years. While attending an independent wrestling event in February 2014 he met notable actor/producer, David Gere. David would later become a mentor to him. AJ would use his connections in the wrestling world to work with David on independent wrestling shows, and in return David introduced him to the movie industry. In January 2015, AJ went to his first movie set, 'The Assault'. The summer of 2015 is when AJ started his career in the movie industry. First working as a Production Assistant for the film 'The Getter'. AJ would go on to be an extra in several other films before landing his first speaking role as Cal in the movie 'Blood Circus' in early 2016. AJ has several acting projects lined up throughout the summer and fall of 2021, including a major role as Ricky in 'Jungle Room'. Aside from his acting career AJ is a professional wrestler who trained under the guidance of the legendary Paul Roma. In August 2016 AJ would make his professional wrestling debut under the name of Zane Bernardo. Zane he would later become one half of the tag team known as inZanely Rude with RJ Rude. Rising the ranks in the Northeast Tag division inZanely Rude had their breakout moment in May & June of 2019 as they went to England for their first overseas tour with LDN Wrestling.