Pedro Damián (born Pedro Muñoz Romero; November 29, 1952) is a Mexican actor, television producer and director, who was executive producer for two popular teen telenovelas, Clase 406 and Rebelde, distributed within and outside Mexico.
Damián began his career in 1971, appearing in the Mexican telenovela El amor tiene cara de mujer. Throughout the 1970s he appeared in Mexican films and telenovelas and had roles in two Hollywood films, The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976) and Eagle's Wing (1979). Apart from a role in El vuelo del águila (1990s), Damián's acting career had ceased until 2001; he returned with an uncredited role in an American movie for Showtime television, Warden of Red Rock.
Small roles in two more American films, Collateral Damage and Showtime, followed in 2002. The same year he returned to movies in Mexico in the film Amar te duele. In 2007, he appeared in Amar and Deseo, and played a recurring character in the Mexican television series S.O.S.: Sexo y otros Secretos.
Damián was a founder and the musical director of the Mexican youth music group Timbiriche. His first role as TV director was for the Mexican telenovela La Pobre Señorita Limantour in 1983, which was followed by others throughout the 1980s. In 1986, he began directing telenovelas for producer Carla Estrada; the two would continue to collaborate until he became a producer with the network.
His first credit as producer was for Ángeles sin paraiso in 1992. He produced seven more telenovelas for Televisa during the 1990s, including El abuelo y yo, this while continuing to direct. In 2002 he was executive producer for a telenovela for teens, Clase 406, running over four seasons and 365 episodes.
This was followed by Rebelde, which ran for three seasons and 440 episodes. Cast members of the series formed a band, RBD, which Damián represented and produced. Damián is executive producer for the spinoff series, RBD: La Familia, and has produced three specials for RBD.
When Damian left the Estrada unit to form his own producing unit, Reynaldo Lopez took his place as director of the Estrada unit's television series, staying until 2007.
Damián was born in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico. He is the father of actresses Alexa(b.1982) and Andrea Damián, brother of actor and TV director Juan Carlos Muñoz, and uncle of actor Yago Muñoz. From his marriage with Vicky Diaz has twin children, Roberta and Damian.
|1989||Best Direction||Pasión y poder||Nominated|
|1993||Best Telenovela of the Year||El abuelo y yo|
|2001||Primer amor... a mil por hora|
|2016||Muchacha italiana viene a casarse|