Juan Ferrara

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Juan Ferrara
Born Juan Félix Gutiérrez Puerta
(1943-11-08) November 8, 1943 (age 71)
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Helena Rojo
Alicia Bonet
Children Juan Carlos Bonet
Mauricio Bonet
Parent(s) Ofelia Guilmáin (mother)
Relatives Lucía Guilmáin and Esther Guilmáin (sisters)

Juan Ferrara (born Juan Félix Gutiérrez Puerta, November 8, 1943 in Mexico) is a famous Mexican telenovela and film actor.


Juan is a son of the well known actress Ofelia Guilmáin and brother of Lucía Guilmáin y Esther Guilmáin. He was once married to the famous Mexican actress, Helena Rojo. He has two sons, actors Juan Carlos Bonet and Mauricio Bonet, with his second wife, Alicia Bonet.


Ferrara demonstrated an interest in acting since he was a young child. But it wasn't until he was 22 that he booked his first job as an actor. He changed his name to Juan Ferrara before playing a small role in the 1965 movie, "Tajimara". In 1966, he got his first major movie role, as Sonny in Los Angeles de Puebla. Ferrara by then had graduated from Televisa's renown acting school, and producers decided to cast him as a star in his own telenovela,El Espejismo Brillaba. The novela became a major hit across Mexico and Latin America.

In 1970, he starred in two extremely successful novelas, Yesenia and La Gata. In 1978, Ferrara was in Viviana, another extremely successful novela. He portrayed Julio Montesinos. In 1982 Ferrara then went on to star in Gabriel y Gabriela, though it was not as successful as his previous ventures.

1983 proved to be an important career year for Ferrara, as he established himself as an actor in Puerto Rico as well. Hired by Canal 2, he filmed Laura Guzman, Culpable!, a soap opera that became one of Puerto Rico's most seen television programs ever. Due to the novela's overwhelming popularity in Puerto Rico, the network decided to bring Ferrara back in 1985, to film a telenovela called Tanairi. Ferrara starred alongside Von Mari Mendez in this soap opera, which went on to become one of Puerto Rico's most critically acclaimed television shows of all time, as well as the most expensive telenovela to produce in Puerto Rican history.


Year Title Role Notes
1966 El espejismo brillaba Supporting role
1968 Los inconformes Supporting role
1969 Lo que no fue
1969 Del altar a la tumba Agustín Alatorre Main protagonist
1969 Concierto de almas
1970 Yesenia
1970 La Gata Pablo Martínez Negrete Main protagonist
1974 El manantial del milagro Carlos Supporting role
1975 Ven conmigo Guillermo
1978 Viviana Julio Montesinos Co-protagonist
1978 Ladronzuela Miguel Ángel Main protagonist
1981 El hogar que yo robé Carlos Valentín Velarde Main protagonist
1982 Gabriel y Gabriela Fernando
1985 Tanairí Gustavo Medina Main protagonist
1987 Victoria José Eduardo de los Santos
1988 Médecins des hommes Episode: "El Salvador, le pays des quatorze volcans"
1989 Destino Claudio Main protagonist
1991 Valeria y Maximiliano Maximiliano Riva Main protagonist
1993 Valentina Fernando Alcántara
1996 La antorcha encendida Don Pedro de Soto
1997 Desencuentro Andrés
1999 ¿Qué nos pasa? 1 episode
1999 Infierno en el paraíso Alejandro Valdivia
2003 Tu historia de amor Ernesto
2004-06 Rebelde Franco Colucci
2007 Pasión Jorge Mancera y Ruíz
2009 Verano de amor Othón Villalba
2009-10 Mar de amor Guillermo Briceño
2011 La fuerza del destino Juan Jaime 94 episodes
2012-13 Qué bonito amor Justo 118 episodes
2014 Qué pobres tan ricos Himself Season 1, Episode 166: "Gran final: Part 1"
2015 Lo imperdonable Jorge Prado Castelo Co-protagonist


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