Julio Fuentes is the Puerto-Rican next door neighbor of Fred G. Sanford (Redd Foxx) and his son Lamont on the NBC sitcom Sanford and Son, portrayed by Gregory Sierra. Julio, a rival junkman who moved there to Watts from New York City. makes his first appearance in the second season episode The Puerto Ricans are Coming! (Season 2, episode #8) in 1973.
Although his nationality, accent, culture, and language lead to a barrage of bigoted stereotypes and insults from Fred, Lamont still befriends Julio and often defends him, many times against Fred's barbs. Julio also owns a goat named Chico, whom he shares his house with and who often brought by Julio to the Sanford home, annoying Fred, who complains about Julio leaving Chico loose to roam around and straying into the Sanford junkyard, and also about having to pick up after Chico, who messes in their junkyard. In the fifth season, Fred and Lamont buy his house, turning it into the Sanford Arms boarding house, which was the setting for a spin-off series of the same name.