He has worked in theater, film and TV. Among the most prominent NY theater companies which Julio worked for, the most significant are Teatro SEA, Repertorio Español, DANISARTE, Kayros Theater Group y Fragal.
In film he has worked as the leading role in «Medardo» the film – also he was the General Producer and Scriptwriter – «American Quartet» and «Wet Shapes». In TV shows he has worked for «De la vida real» by Ecuavisa, «The Perfect Murder», «A Crime to Remember», «The Hunt» and «El puente del destino».
Along his career he has received awards and recognitions as an actor, producer and scriptwriter, such as Borimix of New York (2019), Guayaquil LAB (2019), El Cinefilia in Medellín, Colombia (2018), Consulado Ecuatoriano of New York (2017), MICSUR of Bogotá, Colombia (2016),Premios HOLA of New York (2016), «La Palma de Oro» of México, «La Iguana Dorada» of Guayaquil, Ecuador (2015), Premios ACE of New York (2012), Premios ATI of New York (2012).
Ortega is member of The Actors Society, HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) and TAPNYC.