Humberto Zurita

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Humberto Zurita
Born (1954-09-02) September 2, 1954 (age 60)
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Spouse(s) Christian Bach (1986–present)
Children Sebastián Zurita
Emiliano Zurita

Humberto Zurita (Spanish pronunciation: [umˈberto suˈɾita]; born September 2, 1954, Torreón, Coahuila) is a Mexican actor, director and producer.

Zurita, one of 10 siblings, is best known as actor, director and producer of telenovelas. He is married to Argentine-born actress Christian Bach and the family have two children, Sebastian and Emiliano. With his wife and his brother, Gerardo Zurita, also a telenovela producer, he founded a production company, ZUBA (Zurita-Bach) in 1981.

Acting career[edit]

In adolescence he made his first stage appearances in amateur performances of musicals including Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar.

He graduated from CUT (Centro Universitario de Teatro - the University Theatrical Centre) of UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma - National Autonomous University of Mexico), the famous educational institute for acting in Mexico.

As a stage actor, he acted in various plays from classical to modern, as well as absurd theater. Humberto Zurita played classical roles like Hamlet but he also appeared in various contemporary plays like M. Butterfly.

As theatrical producer and director he staged The Protagonist (El Protagonista) by the Argentine playwright Luis Agustoni (also acting in the title role as Fernando) and Haute surveillance (Severa Vigilancia) by the famous French writer Jean Genet.

In television, he started his acting career with Televisa in the late 1970s. He obtained his first starring role as the adult Alberto Limonta in the 1981 production of El derecho de nacer. Two years later he took the role of Eddie in the Mexican production of P.S. Your Cat Is Dead with Manuel Ojeda as Jimmy. He combined a film career with his television productions such as the telenovela Cañaveral de Pasiones which was the most successful of 1996 and launched Juan Soler and Patricia Navidad to stardom.

In 1997, citing creative reasons he and his wife, Christian Bach, moved to TV Azteca. In a bold move he produced and starred in El candidato an interactive telenovela about current Mexican political issues a year prior to the 2000 Mexican presidential elections.

He produced Azul Tequila (the only telenovela exported to the UK) (starring Bárbara Mori) and his wife (as La chacala). In the cinema of Mexico he has produced four films including Bésame en la boca starring singer Paulina Rubio.

Since 2003 he has worked for Argos Television, an independent media company that has produced telenovelas for TV Azteca and Telemundo Network associated company.

Films[edit]

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As a producer[edit]

Telenovelas[edit]

As an actor[edit]

Azteca[edit]

Telemundo & RTI[edit]

Telemundo & Argos[edit]

Rai Fiction & Albatross Entertainment[edit]

Televisa[edit]

As a producer[edit]

Televisa[edit]

TV Azteca[edit]

As a director[edit]

Stage[edit]

As an actor[edit]

As a producer and/or director[edit]

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