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Eugenio González Derbez (born September 2, 1961) is a Mexican actor, comedian, scriptwriter, writer, entrepreneur, producer and director. In 2014, he was recognized by Variety as the most influential Hispanic male in the entertainment industry.[1] Eugenio Derbez
Eugenio Derbez
is one of the most influential creative forces in Latin America, and is one of the most recognized actors among the Spanish-speaking population in the U.S. His feature film Instructions Not Included, which he directed, co-wrote and starred in became the most successful Spanish-language film ever in the US and worldwide, and broke numerous box office records, earning more than $100 million worldwide. Along with Gus Rodríguez, Eugenio is the star, writer, director, producer, and creator of some of the most popular Spanish language TV shows of all time including Al Derecho y Al Derbez, Derbez en cuando, XHDRBZ, Vecinos, and La familia P. Luche.

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Acclaim 3 Family life 4 Filmography

4.1 Films 4.2 Television

5 References 6 External links

Life and career[edit] Derbez was born in Milpa Alta, Mexico, the son of actress Silvia Derbez and publicist Eugenio González Salas. He made his television debut at 12, acting as an extra in a telenovela. Derbez kept acting during his school years and took his first formal acting class at age 19. Derbez began his acting career in the theater. During the early 1980s, Derbez was a regular in Cachún Cachún Ra Ra!, a Mexican television show. He also participated in En Familia con Chabelo, a children's television show. In 1988 he got his first recurring television position when he played a number of roles in a comedy show called Anabel. Derbez kept making movies during the 1990s. In 1992 he began hosting the variety show Al Derecho y al Derbez. In 1997 Derbez made his directing debut in a soap opera named No Tengo Madre. In 1999 Derbez started a comedy show, Derbez en Cuando. Derbez appeared in Carita de Angel
Carita de Angel
in 2000. He also starred that year in Cómplices al Rescate ("Accomplices to the Rescue"). In 2003 he produced a television series named XHDRBZ. He later produced Hospital el Paisa ("Countrymen Hospital"), Vecinos
Vecinos
("Neighbors"), and in 2009 Ellas son... la alegría del hogar. He was the leading man in La familia P. Luche'. Derbez is one of the few Mexican actors to have achieved international acclaim, earning international award recognition as well as starring in commercial American films. Derbez has appeared in a number of successful and critically acclaimed films including Sangre de mi Sangre, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2007 and his first non-comedy film, the indie smash hit, La Misma Luna
La Misma Luna
(aka Under the Same Moon) directed by Patricia Riggen, alongside Adrián Alonso
Adrián Alonso
and Kate del Castillo. In 2011 Derbez starred in Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill as Felipe starring alongside Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
and Al Pacino; he also starred in Girl In Progress, with Eva Mendes, also directed by Patricia Riggen. Eugenio also starred in the CBS sitcom Rob! and on Broadway in Latinologues at the Helen Hayes Theater. Derbez starred in Sony’s Miracles From Heaven, opposite Jennifer Gardner (directed by Patricia Riggen) and he voiced the role of ‘Rico’ in the Weinstein Company-released animated feature, Underdogs (directed by Juan J. Campanella). In 2013, Derbez starred in and directed Instructions Not Included[2] the most successful Spanish-language film ever in the US and worldwide, which broke numerous box office records, earning over $100M. The Spanish-language comedy-drama that became a surprise $44 million hit in the U.S., and the third highest-grossing film ($46 million) of the year in Mexico
Mexico
(only “Despicable Me” and “Iron Man” sequels did better).[3] In 2016, Eugenio wrapped production on the Lionsgate/Pantelion feature How to Be a Latin Lover
How to Be a Latin Lover
in which he starred along with Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch, Rob Riggle, Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
and Rob Huebel. It was written by Chris Spain and Jon Zack and directed by Ken Marino. The film, produced by Eugenio and his producing partner Ben Odell was released in the US on April 28, 2017 and May 5, 2017 in Mexico. Acclaim[edit] Eugenio Derbez
Eugenio Derbez
is one of Mexico's most successful comedic actor and directors. He was recognized by Variety in 2014 as the #1 most influential Hispanic male in the world. In March 10, 2016, Derbez unveiled his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The ceremony was attended by thousands of fans.[1] In 2014, following the success of Instructions Not Included, Derbez partnered with former Pantelion President of Production, Benjamin Odell to create 3Pas Studios, his film production company in Los Angeles, CA. Family life[edit] Eugenio currently resides in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
with his family. Derbez is married to Alessandra Rosaldo, actress, model, and former Sentidos Opuestos singer. He is father to Mexican comedic actress, Aislinn Derbez, Mexican actor and singer, Vadhir Derbez, Mexican actor Jose Eduardo Derbez and Aitana Derbez. He is a philanthropist and a vegetarian.[4] Filmography[edit] Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1983 Por un vestido de novia

Film debut

1990 Más vale amada que quemada

1990 Transplante a la mexicana Eugenio

1990 Fotógrafo de modelos

1991 Hembra o macho

1993 Soy hombre y que

1998 Mulan Mushu Spanish version, voice

2001 Shrek Donkey Spanish Version, voice

2003 Zurdo Forastero

2005 Imaginum Yxxxxx Voice only

2006 TV: The Movie Derbez, Eugenio

2006 Pledge This! José

2007 Padre nuestro Anibal

2007 La misma luna Enrique

2008 Plaza Sésamo: Los monstruos feos más bellos Eugenio

2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Store Owner

2010 No eres tú, soy yo Javier

2010 Te presento a Laura Charlie

2011 Jack and Jill Felipe / Felipe's Grandma

2012 Girl in Progress Mission Impossible

2013 Futbolín Rico US version, voice

2013 Instructions Not Included Valentín

2014 The Book of Life Chato Voice only

2015 El tamaño si importa

2015 Aztec Warrior Gallo

2016 Miracles from Heaven Dr. Nurko

2017 Sandy Wexler Ramiro Alejandro

2017 How to Be a Latin Lover Maximo

2017 Geostorm Hernandez

2018 Overboard Leonardo

2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Flower Realm King Post-Production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1981 Cachún cachún ra ra! Eugenio Television
Television
debut

1987 Tal como somos

1988 Anabel Various Roles

1987–92 Papá soltero F. Abasolo / Amigo de Pocholo

"El cumpleaños de Pocholo" (Season 1, Episode 10) "Entre dos amores" (Season 6, Episode 37)

1993–95 Al derecho y al derbez Various Roles

1995 Lazos de amor Himself

1997 Mujer, casos de la vida real

"¿Dónde está mi hija?" (Season 13, Episode 43)

1997 No tengo madre Eligio Augusto Maldonado / Julio Remigio Vasconcelos

1999 Derbez en cuando Armando Hoyos / Lonje Moco / Aarón Abasolo

1999 Serafín El Lonje Moco

1999 Cuento de Navidad Nurse

2000 Carita de ángel Mil Caras

2002 Cómplices al rescate Dog Mantequilla Voice only

2002–12 La familia P. Luche Ludovico P. Luche Lead role

2002–07 XHDRbZ Ludovico P. Luche / Catalino 25 episodes

2005–06 Vecinos Eugenio / El Guía Melitón / Dr. Sierra

"Se acabó el agua" (Season 1, Episode 4) "Viaje a Canadá: Parte 1" (Season 1, Episode 39) "Viaje a Canadá: Parte 2" (Season 1, Episode 40) "Los López en Canadá" (Season 1, Episode 42)

2006 La fea más bella Armando Hoyos

2009 Ellas son, la alegría del hogar Edmundo Martínez

2009 Plaza Sésamo Mesero 1 episodes

2009 Hermanos y detectives Darío

"El profesional" (Season 1, Episode 12) "El final" (Season 1, Episode 13)

2010–12 La jugada Various characters

2011 El Gran Show de los Peques Various roles

2012 Rob Héctor 8 episodes

2014 Anger Management Eugene "Charlie and the Last Temptation of Eugenio" (Season 2, Episode 51)

2016 Nuestra Belleza Latina 2016 Himself Celebrity guest (4th Gala)

References[edit]

^ a b Staff, Variety Latino (2014-09-30). "Variety Latino's 2014 Power List Rankings (PICS)". Variety Latino. Retrieved 2017-04-27.  ^ Instructions Not Included (2013) on IMDb ^ Blair, Iain (2016-03-10). " Eugenio Derbez
Eugenio Derbez
Reflects on Career as He Prepares for Star on Walk of Fame". Variety. Retrieved 2016-12-27.  ^ "Aitana será la única hija de Eugenio Derbez
Eugenio Derbez
y Alessandra". La Opinión (in Spanish). May 3, 2014. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Eugenio Derbez
Eugenio Derbez
bio, in Spanish Eugenio Derbez
Eugenio Derbez
on IMDb

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2004–present

Gael García Bernal
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(2004) Gael García Bernal
Gael García Bernal
(2005) Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
(2006) Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
(2007) Fernando Colunga (2008) Eugenio Derbez
Eugenio Derbez
(2009) Alfonso Herrera
Alfonso Herrera
(2010) Jaime Camil
Jaime Camil
(2011) Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
(2012) Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
(2013) Eugenio Derbez
Eugenio Derbez
(2014) William Levy (2015) Jorge Pabon (2016)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 19493662 ISNI: 0000 0001 1468 5811 SUDOC: 142576220 BNF:

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