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Jake Canuso (born Carmine Canuso on 13 January 1970) is a Swiss actor and dancer, who is best known for his role in the Benidorm-based British TV series Benidorm, in which he plays barman Mateo Castellanos.
Canuso was born near Zurich, Switzerland, to immigrants from southern Italy. Canuso speaks 6 languages.[third-party source needed] Canuso is fluent in English, German, Spanish, French, Swiss-German and Italian.
He was once in a devastating tsunami in Thailand.[according to whom?]
Previously a dancer, Canuso appeared dressed as a ballet dancer in the music video for 'No More I Love Yous' by Annie Lennox and also appeared in the video of Alex Party's 1995 hit single 'Don't Give Me Your Life'.
- School for Seduction (2004)
- Kinky Boots (2005)
- Russian Dolls (2005)
- Piccadilly Jim (2006)
- In A Day (2006)
- Flyboys (2006)
- Flirting with Flamenco (2006)
- Tick Tock Lullaby (2007)
- Journal of a Contract Killer (2008)
- City Rats (2009)
- Nine (2009)
- Naachle London (2011)
- The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
- Sammy (2013)
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- Spiceworld: The Tour — dancer (1998)
- Benidorm — DVD extras (2010)
- Buzz magazine — interviewee (2011)
- Louie Spence's Showbusiness (2011)
- OK! TV (2011)
- This Morning (2011)
- All Star Family Fortunes (series 6 episode 11, Christmas 2011)
- Loose Women (2012)
- This Morning (2012)
- Lorraine (2012)
- Celebrity Wedding Planner (2012)
- Splash! (2013)
- The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2014)
- The Chase (2014)
- Driver 3 (2004)
- "Jake Canuso". Vivienne Clore (The Richard Stone Partnership). Retrieved 2012-10-29.[third-party source needed]
- "Fans Can Be Touch Too Much". The Mirror. 25 February 2011. p. 37.
Jake Canuso has grabbed lots of attention for his humorous portrayal of Benidorm's lecherous lothario Mateo - so no wonder his admirers are all very hands-on... 'I go to the gym three or four times a week,' says Jake, a former dancer with the Spice Girls. 'When you're half naked on the screen you have to do a bit of body maintenance.
- "Jake Canuso 'Benidorm cast are like Take That!'". Unreality TV. 2011-02-25. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
- Jake Canuso — entry on Vivienne Clore talent agency website
- Jake Canuso on Twitter
- Jake Canuso at the Internet Movie Database