Alfonso Herrera

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Alfonso Herrera
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Background information
Birth name Alfonso Herrera Rodríguez
Born (1983-08-28) August 28, 1983 (age 30)
Origin Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Genres Latin, Pop
Occupations Actor, singer, producer
Years active 2001–present (Actor)
2004–2008 (Singer)
Labels EMI, Virgin Records
Associated acts RBD, Belinda, Angelique Boyer, Dulce María
Notable instruments
Vocal, guitar

Alfonso "Poncho" Herrera (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfonso eˈreɾa]; born Alfonso Herrera Rodríguez on August 28, 1983) is a Mexican actor, producer and ex-member of the music group RBD.

Biography[edit]

Alfonso Herrera Rodríguez was born in Mexico City.[1] He has an older brother, Alejandro and a younger brother, Oscar. He attended the Edron Academy, a prestigious high class British school, alongside Gael García Bernal and Ximena Sariñana and graduated in 2002. Herrera originally wanted to become a pilot and was going to move to San Antonio, Texas to enroll in an aviation school. He changed his mind and decided to enroll at the Centro de Educación Artística run by Latin American media giant Televisa.[1]

Acting career[edit]

Following his completion at the Centro de Educación Artística, Herrera began working professionally in theater. He performed in Las Brujas de Salem (2001), Como matar a un ruiseñor (2001) and Antigona (2001).

In 2002, he was cast in the film Amar te duele, directed by Fernando Sariñana, and from there moved into television, working in the telenovela Clase 406, alongside Dulce Maria, Anahí, and Christian Chávez, who later became his bandmates in RBD.

In 2004, he was cast as one of the main characters in Rebelde, a Mexican remake of the hit Argentine novela, Rebelde Way. Herrera played Miguel Arango, a teenager who moves to Mexico City to avenge his father's death. Rebelde was a hit worldwide and had over 400 episodes, lasting from 2004-2006.

Following the success of Rebelde, in 2007, Televisa released RBD: La Familia, which starred the members of RBD. The characters of the sitcom were not based on the band's characters in Rebelde, but intended to be similar to the actors' real personalities. RBD: La Familia was the first Mexican show shot entirely in High Definition. The show ran from March 14, 2007 – June 13, 2007, and only lasted 13 episodes.

In 2007, Herrera began filming Volverte a Ver with Ximena Herrera. It was released in December 2008. The movie was filmed in Mexico and Argentina.[2] In 2008, he also starred in the play The Pillowman, replacing actor Kuno Becker.[3][4]

Alfonso promoting the film Volverte a Ver in 2008.

In 2009, he began filming Venezzia in Venezuela, alongside Ruddy Rodríguez.[5]

On May 21, 2009 it was announced that Herrera would star alongside Spanish Mexican singer/actress Belinda Peregrín in Televisa's latest novela, Camaleones.[6] Herrera played Sebastián, a man who pretends to be a professor and steals expensive art work in order to protect his jailed father.[7]

In 2009, he also guest starred on an episode of Mujeres Assesinas, Soledad, Cautiva, alongside his 'Rebelde' co-star, Angelique Boyer.

Herrera also worked alongside actors Plutaco Haza, Paola Núñez, Sergio Klainer, Guillermo Larrea, Jana Raluy, and Raúl Vallejo on the Spanish version of Rain Man, known in Spanish as Cuando los hermanos se encuentran.

Besides Rain Man, 2011 has brought up new projects for Herrera. He worked on a television series called El Equipo (The Team) produced by Pedro Torres where he played a federal policeman named Fermín Pérez. This series has been compared to the television series CSI and was aired in Mexico as well as the United States.

Alfonso is currently filming a television series called "El Diez" where he will play a soccer player named 'Chava Espinoza'. This series will be aired soon on ESPN Deportes; which is available on the United States as well as some Latin American countries.

On August 19, 2011, Herrera's most recent movie 'Así es la Suerte' will premier on theaters around various areas in Mexico. He will star in Salvador Mejía's new telenovela: La tempestad.[8]

Music career[edit]

The success of Rebelde, launched RBD. To date RBD has made 9 studio albums, including albums in Spanish, Portuguese and English. They have sold over 15 million albums worldwide, and have toured across Mexico, South America, Serbia, Romania, the United States and Spain.

On August 15, 2008, RBD released a message telling fans that they had decided to split up. They went on one final tour, Gira Del Adios World Tour which ended in early 2009.

In a November 2008 interview with Open Magazine, Herrera said he has no intention of having a solo singing career after RBD and that he does not see himself as a singer.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Clase 406 Juan David Rodriguez Pineda TV debut
2004 Rebelde Miguel Arango Cervera Lead role
Nominated—TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Lead Actor
2009 Camaleones Sebastian Jaramillo Lead role
Nominated—Kids Choice Awards México of Favorite Male Character
Nominated—Premios Juventud of What a Hottie!

TV Series Theatrical

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Amar Te Duele Francisco MTV Movie Awards México of Favorite Villain
2008 Volverte A Ver Pablo Nominated—Diosas de Plata of Breakthrough Male
2008 Igor Igor Voice
2009 Venezzia Frank Moore Premios Juventud of Can He Act or What?
Canada International Film Festival of Best Actor
2011 Asi es la Suerte Guillermo
2012 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Ted Wiggins Latin Voice
2013 Espectro Mario
2013 The Croods Guy Latin Voice
2013 Metegol Amadeo Latin Voice
2014 Obediencia Perfecta Sacramento Santos
Year Title Role
2007 RBD: La Familia Poncho
2008 Terminales Leonardo Carral
2009 Tiempo Final Arturo
2009 Mujeres Asesinas 2 Esteban
2011 El Equipo Fermín
2011 El Encanto Del Águila Aquiles Serdán
2011 El Diez Salvador Espinoza
2014 El Capo 3 Juan Vicente Blanco (Niño Malo)
Year Title Role
2001 Las Brujas de Salem Indefinite
2001 Cómo Matar a un Ruiseñor Indefinite
2002 Antígona Indefinite
2008 The Pillowman Michal
2010 Rain Man Charlie Babbitt
2012 Nadando con Tiburones Gus

Awards[edit]

Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2003
MTV Movie Awards México[10][11]
Villano Favorito (Favorite Villain)
Amar te Duele
Won
2005
Premios Juventud
Romance Torrido (Torrid Romance)
Dulce María & Alfonso Herrera
2006
Premios Juventud
El Mejor Estilo (He's Got Style)
Himself
Está Buenísimo! (What a Hottie!)
TVyNovelas Award
Mejor Joven Actor Protagonista (Best Young Lead Actor)
Rebelde
Nominated
2007
Premios Juventud
El Mejor Estilo (He's Got Style)
Himself
Está Buenísimo! (What a Hottie!)
Won
2008
Premios Juventud
El Mejor Estilo (He's Got Style' )
Nominated
Está Buenísimo! (What a Hottie!)
2009
Premios Juventud
El Mejor Estilo (He's Got Style' )
Está Buenísimo! (What a Hottie!)
Diosas de Plata
Revelación Masculina (Breakthrough Male)
Volverte A Ver
2010
Kids Choice Awards México
Personaje Masculino Favorito (Favorite Male Character)
Camaleones
Premios Juventud
Puede Él Ley o qué? (Can He Act or What?)
Venezzia
Won
Canada International Film Festival
Mejor Actor (Best Actor)
2011
Premios Juventud
Está Buenísimo! (What a Hottie!)
Camaleones
Nominated
2012
Kids Choice Awards
Mejor Artista Latino (Best Latin Artist)
Himself
Kids Choice Awards México
Mejor Voz en una Película (Favorite Voice in a Movie)
The Lorax

Discography with RBD[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.esmas.com/espectaculos/artistas/418154.html Esmas Official Biography
  2. ^ http://www.volverteaver.com.mx/
  3. ^ http://www.bangbangmusica.com/noticias/102-teatro/773
  4. ^ [1] People En Español
  5. ^ http://tvchismes.com.ve/chismes_.php?id=3658
  6. ^ [2] El Universal
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ Alfonso Herrera sí participará en "La tempestad". Con Maxine Woodside
  9. ^ [4]Open Magazine Interview
  10. ^ "MTV Movie Awards, Mexico". 
  11. ^ "'Amar te duele' arrasa los MTV Movie Awards". 

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