Andrés Felipe Mercado Cepeda (born August 24, 1989, in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a Colombian actor and singer best known for playing Daniel Esquivel in Grachi. While going to school, he began study piano, painting and singing. In his childhood Mercado appeared in different television commercials.


After working with the best acting tutors of the country, he decided to settle in New York for a year to have better training in areas such as improvisation and body awareness. He then returned to Colombia and continued his career as an actor, coming back to music for perfecting his vocal performance. He began his career at age 15 in the Colombian series Padres e hijos as Leonardo Pava. In 2005 he had a small role in El pasado no perdona, together with Wen Benamor. In 2006 he participated in the Colombian version of the telenovela Floricienta, in the role of Richie. In 2007 and 2008 he played Andrés Larrea in Pocholo. In 2009 and 2010 he was Iker in the Mexican telenovela Atrévete a soñar,[1] along with Colombian actor Lucas Velázquez and Danna Paola.

He is currently working in the Nickelodeon Latin America production Grachi, as Daniel Esquivel, with Cuban actress Isabella Castillo.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Padres e hijos Leonardo Pava
2005 El pasado no perdona Juan David
2006 Tu voz estéreo Simón
Floricienta Richie
2007-2008 Pocholo Andrés Larrea
2009-2010 Atrévete a soñar Iker
2011–2013 Grachi Daniel Esquivel
2013-2014 Quiero Amarte Iván

2016 "Yo Soy Franky" Trece


Year Award Category Title Result
2011 Kids Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Male Character in a Series Grachi Won
2012 Kids Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Actor Nominated
Kids Choice Awards Argentina Favorite Actor Nominated


  1. ^ "Iker "Andres Mercado"". Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andrés Mercado talks about Daniel in Grachi". Retrieved December 8, 2012. 

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