Carlos Guillermo Haydon Otamendi (born 25 March 1976) is a Venezuelan actor and model known for his role in telenovelas.[1] He is the nephew[2] of Marcel Granier, CEO and Chairman of RCTV.


Before venturing into acting, Carlos studied Advertising and Marketing at the Instituto Nuevas Profesiones. He started his acting career by working as a model in fashion shows and appearing in commercials while studying acting.[3] He got an opportunity to study with acclaimed acting coach Nelson Ortega at Luz Columba, RCTV's acting school.

In 2010, he starred as the protagonist in the telenovela Salvador de Mujeres where he played a boxer and gigolo.[4][5]

Personal life

In 2002, Carlos began a relationship with fellow actress Eileen Abad. On 30 November 2007, they were officially married at Santa Ana de la Lagunita Church.[6] In 2011, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Christopher.[7][8]

However, the couple began divorce proceedings in January 2013 citing irreconcilable differences and Carlos' ongoing relationship with his co-star in the telenovela Dulce Amargo, Roxana Díaz.[9][10]


Year Title Role
1996 Sol de Tentación
1998 Reina de Corazones Adriano Vicentelli
1999 Luisa Fernanda (telenovela) Víctor
2000 Mariú Romerito
2000 Angélica Pecado Darío Godoy
2001 La Soberana Pancho Pepe Benavides
2002 Trapos íntimos Mauricio Rossi
2004 ¡Qué buena se puso Lola! Julio Bravo
2006 Y los declaro marido y mujer Efraín Tovar
2009 Si me miran tus ojos Fernando
2010 Salvador de Mujeres Salvador Tigre Valdez
2011 La viuda joven Tomas Rullfo
2011 Corazón Apasionado Diego Lozada
2012 Dulce Amargo Hector Linares


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