Famous Mexican Actors

Find out more about the greatest Mexican Actors, including Louis C.K., Demián Bichir, Diego Luna, Ricardo Montalbán and Gael García Bernal.

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Diego Luna
(Actor Known for His Role in the Films 'Y tu mamá también', 'Rudo y Cursi' and 'Milk')

Diego Luna
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Birthdate: December 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toluca, Mexico

Diego Luna is a Mexican actor, singer, producer, and director. The son of a popular set designer, he was exposed to show business as a young boy. He started acting when he was just seven and appeared in many telenovelas. He then moved to films and has appeared in many hit films, including Open Range and The Terminal.  

Gael García Bernal
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Birthdate: November 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Being the son of actor Patricia Bernal and director José Ángel García, Gael García Bernal was no stranger to entertainment as a kid. The Mexican actor-director is known for dealing with taboo relationships in his films and for his Golden Globe-winning role in the series Mozart in the Jungle.

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Ricardo Montalbán
(Actor who played the role of Mr. Roarke on the series, Fantasy Island and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actor's Guild in 1993.)

Ricardo Montalbán
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Birthdate: November 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: January 14, 2009

Ricardo Montalbán was a Mexican actor who achieved immense popularity in Hollywood during his illustrious career that spanned 70 years! He was the recipient of several prestigious awards including an Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricardo Montalbán is credited with establishing the Nosotros Foundation where he served as the first president.

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Eugenio Derbez
(Actor, comedian, director and producer who became known for starring in XHDRBZ and La familia P. Luche)

Eugenio Derbez
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Birthdate: September 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Villa Milpa Alta, Mexico

Eugenio Derbez is a Mexican actor and filmmaker best known for co-creating and starring in the family sitcom La familia P. Luche. After establishing himself in the Mexican film industry, he ventured into American films and TV series as well. His feature film Instructions Not Included became the most successful Spanish-language film in US. 

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Vicente Fernández
(Singer, actor, and movie producer whose career has spanned more than fifty years and resulted in seven Latin Grammy Awards.)

Vicente Fernández
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Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: December 12, 2021
One of Mexico’s best-known cultural icons, singer-actor Vicente Fernández gained nicknames such as The King of Ranchera Music. Known for his signature oversized sombrero and eye-catching costumes, he sold more than 50 million albums throughout his career and won 3 Grammys and 9 Latin Grammys. He also produced Mexican films.

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Demián Bichir
(nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in A Better Life)

Demián Bichir
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Birthdate: August 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico

Demián Bichir is a Mexican actor who was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The son of two popular acting professionals, he developed an early interest in acting. He attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute before beginning his film career. He is also an American Civil Liberties Union Ambassador for Immigration Rights. 

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Guillermo Ochoa
(Footballer)

Guillermo Ochoa
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Birthdate: July 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Guillermo Ochoa is a Mexican professional footballer. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Liga MX club América and the Mexico national team. He made his senior-level professional debut in 2004 and won his first league title in 2005. He has been a part of many FIFA World Cup squads. He is married to Mexican model Karla Mora. 

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Jaime Camil
(Television and film actor best known for playing Rogelio de la Vega on the CW series Jane the Virgin)

Jaime Camil
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Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Jaime Camil is a Mexican singer, actor, and TV personality best known for his portrayal of Rogelio de la Vega in the popular American romantic comedy-drama telenovela Jane the Virgin. His performance in the telenovela earned him a couple of nominations at the Critics' Choice Television Awards. He also won three successive Teen Choice Awards starting from 2017.

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Cantinflas
(Comedian)

Cantinflas
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Birthdate: August 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: April 20, 1993

Cantinflas was a Mexican actor, comedian, and filmmaker. Dubbed the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Cantinflas is best remembered for playing Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. Regarded as one of the most popular Mexican comedians of all time, Cantinflas is celebrated as a popular icon throughout Spain and Latin America. 

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Mario Van Peebles
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Birthdate: January 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico
Mexican-born American director and actor Mario Van Peebles gained fame with films such as USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage and New Jack City, both of which he directed and appeared in. He is the son of director Melvin Van Peebles and portrayed him in his biopic Baadasssss!

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David Casta
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Birthdate: October 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, United States

Best known for his performance as Diego Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy, David Castañeda is an American-born actor who was raised in Mexico. While initially aspiring to be a civil engineer, he later switched to studying film production. He has also been part of films such as El Chicano and The Guilty.

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Adan Canto
(Actor)

Adan Canto
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Birthdate: December 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Acuña Municipality, Mexico
Adan Canto is best known as Sunspot from the film X-Men: Days of Future Past and as Paul Torres in the series The Following. He played real-life politician Rodrigo Lara Bonilla in the Netflix series Narcos. He also directed the award-winning short film The Shot through his own production house.

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Diego Boneta
(Actor who gained wider recognition after starring in Rock of Ages alongside Tom Cruise and the Netflix biographical series Luis Miguel: The Series)

Diego Boneta
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Birthdate: November 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican singer and actor Diego Boneta rose to prominence starring in the 2012 American jukebox musical comedy film Rock of Ages. Boneta then furthered his acting career featuring in several films and television series, particularly playing the titular character in the Spanish-language American biographical television series Luis Miguel: The Series. Boneta has also released the studio albums Diego and Indigo.

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Pedro Infante
(Actor, Singer, Film actor, Carpenter)

Pedro Infante
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Birthdate: November 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mazatlán
Died: April 15, 1957

Once a matinee idol in Mexico, Pedro Infante is remembered for his blockbuster hits such as Nosotros los pobres and Los tres García. He loved flying planes, using the pseudonym Captain Cruz and eventually died in a plane crash. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Bear for his performance in Tizoc.

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Luis Buñuel
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor, Writer)

Luis Buñuel
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Birthdate: February 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Calanda, Spain
Died: July 29, 1983

Luis Buñuel was a Spanish-Mexican filmmaker with a brilliant career spanning almost half a century. He worked in France, Mexico, and Spain and directed films spanning various genres. His filmmaking technique was strongly influenced by mise-en-scène. He was hailed as a leader of avant-garde surrealism and is considered one of the top directors of the 20th century.  

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Joan Sebastian
(Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Record producer)

Joan Sebastian
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Birthdate: April 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guerrero
Died: July 13, 2015

Known as the king of Mexican rodeo, for performing in concerts on horseback, Mexican singer Joan Sebastian won the highest number of Grammy awards from his country. Over 20 of his songs made it to the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. An actor, too, he was seen in the telenovela Tú y yo.

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Vicente Carrillo Fuentes
(Drug trafficker)

Vicente Carrillo Fuentes
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Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Navolato, Sinaloa

Vicente Carrillo Fuentes is a Mexican drug lord and former chief of the drug trafficking organization, Juárez Cartel. One of the most-wanted drug lords until 2014 when he was captured, Vicente was responsible for transporting billions of dollars' worth of narcotic shipments from Mexico to the USA annually. He was portrayed by Fernando Bonilla in the TV series Narcos: Mexico.

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José José
(Musician, Singer and Actor)

José José
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Birthdate: February 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: September 28, 2019

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Chespirito
(One of the Greatest Comedians of All Time)

Chespirito
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Birthdate: February 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: November 28, 2014

Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños became a cultural icon with his show Chespirito, which also starred him as the titular character and thus made him adopt Chespirito as his stage name later. He was a boxer before venturing into entertainment and had even dropped out of an engineering course.

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Fernando Colunga
(Actor, Television actor)

Fernando Colunga
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Birthdate: March 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City

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Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
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Birthdate: February 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is a Mexican actor known for playing important roles in films like Bless Me, Ultima and Cake. Garcia-Rulfo, who had learnt horse riding during his growing up days in a ranch in Jalisco, had to take up gun training later in his life when he was playing an outlaw named Vasquez in the 2016 western film Magnificent Seven.

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Jacob Vargas
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Birthdate: August 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Michoacan, Mexico

Scouted while he was dancing in a schoolyard at age 12, Jacob Vargas began his acting career with a bit role in the series Diff'rent Strokes. The Mexican-American actor later delivered award-winning performances in series such as My Family and movies such as Traffic. He also appeared in the Netflix series Mr. Iglesias.

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Alfonso Herrera
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)

Alfonso Herrera
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Birthdate: August 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City

Mexican actor-singer Alfonso Herrera first gained fame with his leading role of Miguel Arango Cervera in Rebelde, one of the most popular Latin American series. He later also appeared in El Dandy and the blockbuster film The Perfect Dictatorship. International audiences know him best as Javier from Ozark.

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Aarón Díaz
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Birthdate: March 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

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Sebastián Rulli
(Actor, Model)

Sebastián Rulli
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Birthdate: July 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Tony Dalton
(Actor Best Known in the United States for His Portrayal of 'Lalo Salamanca' in 'Better Call Saul')

Tony Dalton
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Birthdate: February 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Laredo, Texas, United States

Actor Tony Dalton began his career with off-Broadway productions such as A Streetcar Named Desire. The American-born Mexican actor was more of a Mexican movie and TV star till he starred in the American crime drama Better Call Saul. He also played Robert Avila in the Emmy-winning series Sr. Avila.

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Vicente Carrillo Leyva
(Drug trafficker)

Vicente Carrillo Leyva
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Birthdate: July 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City

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Mauricio Ochmann
(Television actor, Stage actor, Film actor)

Mauricio Ochmann
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Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moroleón

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Alejandro Fernández
(Singer, Actor)

Alejandro Fernández
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Birthdate: April 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guadalajara

Singer Alejandro Fernández, nicknamed El Potrillo, is the son of legendary singer-actor Vicente Fernández. Known for his chart-topping hits such as Si Tú Supieras and No Sé Olvidar, he has also sung duets with stars such as Rod Stewart and Christina Aguilera. He is also a 2-time Latin Grammy winner.

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Rafael Amaya
(Actor, Singer, Model, Television actor, Film actor)

Rafael Amaya
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Birthdate: February 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hermosillo

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Antonio Aguilar
(Actor, Singer, Film actor)

Antonio Aguilar
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Birthdate: May 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tayahua, Zacatecas
Died: June 19, 2007

Antonio Aguilar was a Mexican singer, songwriter, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and equestrian. Nicknamed Mexico's Horseman, Aguilar is credited with introducing a Mexican equestrian sport called charrería to international audiences. A prolific musician and actor, Antonio Aguilar recorded over 150 albums and appeared in over 120 films. His contribution to Mexican cinema earned him many awards including the Golden Ariel.

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Gerardo Taracena
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Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Mexico City

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Gabriel Soto
(Actor, Television actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant)

Gabriel Soto
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Birthdate: April 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City

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Mil Máscaras
(Professional wrestler, Actor, Film actor)

Mil Máscaras
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Birthdate: July 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Luis Potosí

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Eugenio Siller
(Actor best known for starring in popular novelas Rebelde, Código Postal, Al Diablo con los Guapos, Mi pecado, Aurora)

Eugenio Siller
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Birthdate: April 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tampico, Mexico

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Jose Maria Yazpik
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Birthdate: November 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Jose Maria Yazpik is a Mexican actor known for playing important roles in popular films, such as Nicotina, Crónicas, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and The Obscure Spring. Yazpik discontinued his education to pursue his true passion, acting. His decision paid off as he went on to establish himself as a successful actor in the Mexican film and TV industry.

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Kuno Becker
(Actor who became famous for his role in the 2005 film, Goal! and its sequels)

Kuno Becker
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Birthdate: January 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

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Pedro Armendáriz
(One of the best-known Latin American movie stars of the 1940s and 1950s)

Pedro Armendáriz
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Birthdate: May 9, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: June 18, 1963

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Jorge Negrete
(Actor, Singer, Film actor)

Jorge Negrete
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Birthdate: November 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guanajuato
Died: December 5, 1953

Jorge Negrete was a Mexican actor and singer. One of the most popular actors of his generation, Negrete helped create the charro film genre. He is credited with co-founding the Mexican Actors Association, where he served as one of its most important leaders. Such is his popularity that fans still pay tribute on his death anniversary by visiting his tomb.

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Andrés García
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Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Alejandro Speitzer
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Birthdate: January 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

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Gilbert Roland
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Birthdate: December 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Died: May 15, 1994

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Vadhir Derbez
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Birthdate: February 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

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El Santo
(Actor)

El Santo
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Birthdate: September 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hidalgo
Died: February 5, 1984

El Santo was a Mexican professional wrestler and actor. Widely regarded as a folk hero, El Santo is an iconic luchador (masked wrestler) and is often counted among the greatest in Mexican sports history. During his illustrious wrestling career, he became a symbol of justice through his appearances in comic books and lucha films.   

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Cepillin
(Actor, Singer)

Cepillin
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Birthdate: February 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Died: March 8, 2021

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José Ron
(Actor, Television actor)

José Ron
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Birthdate: August 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guadalajara

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Ramón Valdés
(Actor, Comedian)

Ramón Valdés
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Birthdate: September 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: August 9, 1988

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Eduardo Yáñez
(Telenovela actor)

Eduardo Yáñez
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Birthdate: September 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

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Javier Solís
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Birthdate: September 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

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Eduardo Santamarina
(Restaurateur, Actor, Television actor)

Eduardo Santamarina
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Birthdate: July 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Veracruz

Mexican actor Eduardo Santamarina soared to fame with his telenovelas on Televisa and Telemundo. He is best known as Alejandro Cárdenas Ruíz from Rubí and as José Andrés Garcés del Valle from Marisol. He also owns a restaurant and a catering company and is married to actor Mayrín Villanueva.