William Valdés (born January 10, 1994, Havana, Cuba), is a Cuban actor, singer[1] and TV host.


At the age of 5, he attended the National Circus school in Havana. When he was 17, he "moved" to Miami, later participated in the first season of the soap opera Grachi, where he portrayed Sibilo "Ora" Santisteban. In 2012, he played Miguel Ángel Samaniego in the soap opera El rostro de la venganza, along with Kimberly Dos Ramos and Maria Gabriela De faria who worked with Grachi. In 2014 began recording soap opera Voltea pa' que te enamores, a new adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela of the same name, which debuted in 2015.[2][3]

In May 2013, Valdés formed Mexican boy band CD9 with Jos Canela, Alonso Villalpando, Alan Navarro, and Freddy Leyva. They independently released their first single, "The Party", in August. They later signed a recording contract with Sony Music México.[4] Valdés left the group in October, citing "personal reasons", and he was replaced by Bryan Mouque.

In May 2015, Valdés released "#MAS", his first single as a soloist.[5]

Valdés was also a co-host on the Univision morning show ¡Despierta America! before his firing in 2017.


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Grachi Sibilo "Ora" Santisteban 74 episodes
2011 World Campaign in Support of Ibero-American Cinema Himself Video short
2012-13 El rostro de la venganza Miguel Ángel Samaniego Co-lead role
2012 Hablémonos Himself
2015 Voltea pa' que te enamores Gerardo Ramos Recurring role
Music videos
Year Title Role Artist
2013 "Dime si tú" Chico en la fiesta Estephy feat Chino y Nacho


  1. ^ "Te presentamos a William Valdés, el chico de las redes de Despierta América (Fotos)" (in Spanish). Univision. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Liz Calvario. "Conoce a William Valdés de 'Despierta America' (FOTOS)" (in Spanish). Varietylatino. Retrieved November 19, 2014. ¿Quién es William Valdes? Conoce al presentador/actor/músico de 20 años que vuelve a las chicas locas y entrevista a los famosos en "Despierta America." 
  3. ^ Gabriela Miranda. "Aarón Díaz y William Valdés utilizaron el mismo atuendo, ¿quién lo luce mejor?" (in Spanish). TVnotas. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "CD9 codifica su éxito". Mural.com (in Spanish). May 5, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Escucha #MAS, tema con el que William Valdés se lanza como cantante solista". People (en Español) (in Spanish). Retrieved May 1, 2015. 

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