Rick Mora is an Indigenous Native actor and model. He is Yaqui and Apache of Mestizo descent.
He received a bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge. He started modeling after college with photographers such as Carlos Reynosa, Cliff Watts and Matthew Rolston. 
He has done commercials, photo shoots, and voice overs. He has been in movies and television shows. He has also appeared in music videos  with such prominent names as Celine Dion and Nickel Creek.
His career had a turning point for the better, when he was chosen for a scene in the movie Twilight, as Ephraim Black, who was the grandfather of Taylor Lautner's character, Jacob Black.