Gustavo Cárdenas Ávila
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Jan in 2012
April 30, 1974 |
Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
Gustavo Cárdenas Ávila, also known as Jan (born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, on April 30, 1974), is a Mexican pop singer and actor, who had a huge success as a pop-ballad singer in the 90s and later became an screen and stage actor.
His parents are Gustavo Cardenas and Aurora Avila. He has an older sister named Aurora.
He started his career in 1997 when he was discovered by Raul Velasco and was given the opportunity to sing in the dominical show Siempre en Domingo.
Jan recorded his first album in 1997, simply named also "Jan", it contained the pop-ballad Chiara, which became an strong hit in the same year on the charts in Ibero-America, although the theme did not have a promotional video; the single was presented on Siempre en Domingo for the world. The song talks about a loved one who passed away due to terminal disease.
Soon he was given the opportunity to act in the soap opera Soñadoras. He also participated in Dkda, Mi destino eres tu, La intrusa, navidad sin fin, Niña Amada Mía, Amarte es mi Pecado, Rubí, Apuesta por un amor, Alborada, Peregrina, and Heridas de Amor. Recently (2007) Destilando Amor as Patricio with Eduardo Yáñez, Angélica Rivera and Sergio Sendel. Also he has participated as host for Univision in several occasions, Desfile de las Rosas 2001, Primer Festival del Mariachi, Premios Juventud 2006, and several appearances in Premio Lo Nuestro. And with Televisa he hosted Celebremos Mexico: hecho en mexico.
- Corazón Indomable (2013)
- Rafaela (2011).... Rene Echeverria
- Destilando amor (2007).... Patricio Iturbe
- Heridas de Amor (2006).... Luciano Sartori
- Alborada (2005).... Santiago de Corsa
- Peregrina (2005).... Él mismo
- Apuesta por un amor (2004).... Dr. Felipe Calzada
- Rubí (2004).... Marco
- Amarte es mi pecado (2004).... Roberto Peña
- Niña amada mía (2003).... Mauricio Barocio
- Amigas y rivales (2001).... Julio
- Navidad sin fin (2001) (mini).... Rodito
- La intrusa (2001).... Johnny
- Mi destino eres tú (2000).... Fernando Rivadeniera del Encino
- DKDA: Sueños de juventud (1999-2000).... Rodrigo Arias
- Soñadoras (1998-1999).... Gerardo Rinalde
- "Jan-Biografia" (in Spanish). esmas.com. Retrieved 22 November 2013.