Pablo Montero

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Pablo Montero
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Pablo Montero performing for the independence day celebrations in Plaza de la Reforma, Cancun, Quintana Roo
Background information
Birth name Oscar Daniel Hernandez Rodríguez
Also known as "The Ranchera Hunk"
Born (1974-08-23) August 23, 1974 (age 40)
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Genres Ranchera, Latin pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actor
Years active 1990–present
Labels Univision Records
Website Profile at Univision

Pablo Montero (born Óscar Daniel Hernández Rodríguez on August 23, 1974 in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico)[1] is a popular Mexican singer and actor.

Personal life[edit]

From about 2000 to 2003, Montero had a relationship with Aracely Arámbula.[2] In 2006, there were rumors about a possible romance with his costar in Duelo de pasiones, Ludwika Paleta, who was married to Mexican actor Plutarco Haza. Montero and Paleta denied the rumors until a video was made public in which they were seen making out [2]. This is said to have caused Ludwika Paleta's separation from her husband. Paleta and Plutarco Haza later reconciled. On August 31, 2007 two days after Montero presented the nominees for the 2007 Latin Grammy Awards, Miami Police reported that they stopped Montero and a passenger after his white BWM SUV ran a red light. During the investigation, police reported discovering a clear bag that tested positive for cocaine, which Montero claimed as his.

However in court the following month, Montero pleaded not guilty to cocaine possession, was found guilty, and was sentenced to probation, pending completion of a drug court program. Montero was jailed in 2008 for violating the terms of his probation but released on the condition that he complete a drug rehabilitation program.[3] On Friday, February 20, 2009, Montero graduated from his drug treatment program.

He has a son, Pablo, born in 2007, with the actress Sandra Vidal.[1] In June 2010 his brother Oliver was murdered in an attempted robbery.[4] On June 13, 2013 his brother Javier Hernández was also killed.

Career[edit]

Known for his use of "charro" hats and black clothing during his concerts, he is a teen idol and paparazzi favorite in Mexico. He is also well known in the rest of Latin America, Australia, Europe, and the Hispanic community of the United States.

When Montero was a teenager, he had his first professional singing job as the lead singer of a group named "Trébol", which had a number one hit titled "Si tu Supieras" ("If You Knew"), a song that was later sung by Alejandro Fernández for the soap opera titled Maria Isabel, where Adela Noriega and Fernando Carrillo starred as the protagonists.

Montero opted for a career as a solo artist shortly after this, struggling in local bars and clubs until he got his big break in 1999 when his album Donde Estas, Corazon? (Where Are You, My Heart?) became the number one album on Mexico's charts. The album's success launched his image as a "ranchera hunk" and led to his acting debut in Vivo Por Elena (I Live for Elena), where he played a struggling young singer. This was followed by acting roles in Nunca te Olvidaré (I Will Never Forget You), Abrázame muy Fuerte (Hold me Tight), Rebecca, and Entre El Amor y El Odio.

His 2000 album, the self-titled Pablo Montero produced the number one hit "Que Voy a Hacer sin Ti?" ("What am I Going to do Without You?"). In 2001, Montero joined other artists invited to the White House South Lawn for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, where he serenaded First Lady Laura Bush. Pablo Montero was followed by 2002's "Pidemelo Todo" ("Ask Me for Everything"), which also included a number one hit single in "Hay Otra en tu Lugar" ("There's Another One in Your Place"). Also in this latter album was the great hit to the soap opera Gata Salvaje, which was titled the same as the soap opera and reached the top ten list on the charts. Later this year he was honored in Australia for his acting as Martin in Rebecca. He has composed the songs for various shows including Olvidarte Jamas, Gata Salvaje, La Revancha, Abrazame Muy Fuerte, Duelo de Pasiones and the controversial movie El Crimen del Padre Amaro.

Montero spent most of 2003 touring and preparing an album which was dedicated to legendary Mexican singer Javier Solis. This album hit the markets later in the year and was well received on a national level. He was involved in a scandal during 2003 because he had apparently not paid his employees during instances that he had not required them, such as when he was on tour, and then fired them when they demanded payment. He lost the case and was forced to pay them a settlement. In 2005, Montero signed a recording contract with Univision Records. In that year, he released his first album for Univision Records, "A Toda Ley."

In 2005, he was featured in an ad campaign by clothing company Hanes with the slogan "Mira quien tiene Hanes" ("Look who has Hanes on now.") He and Aracely Arámbula were both featured in the Spanish-language version of the campaign. In 2006, Montero starred in the Mexican soap opera Duelo de pasiones, which aired on Univision during 2007. In 2008, Pablo acted in Fuego En La Sangre, as Franco Reyes, one of the protagonists of the telenovela, with Eduardo Yanez and Jorge Salinas. In 2010 he worked in Triunfo del Amor with Victoria Ruffo, Maite Perroni, William Levy, Osvaldo Rios and Daniela Romo.

In mid-2012, a return to the character of "Coloso" in Salvador Mejía it convened to join Qué bonito amor a new version of La hija del mariachi, being his second antagonistic role / main villain next to Jorge Salinas, Danna García, Malliany Marin and Juan Ferrara. Pablo reunited with Jorge Salinas.

Albums[edit]

  • 1999: Donde Estás Corazón
  • 2000: Que Voy A Hacer Sin Ti
  • 2002: Pídemelo Todo
  • 2003: Gracias...Homenaje A Javier Solís
  • 2004: Con La Bendición De Dios
  • 2005: A Toda Ley
  • 2006: Que Bonita Es Mi Tierra
  • 2007: Mi Tesoro Norteño
  • 2008: Piquito De Oro: Mi Tesoro Norteño
  • 2011: El Abandonado

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995-96 Lazos De Amor Oscar Hernández Supporting Role
1998 Vivo por Elena Luis Pablo Moreno Supporting Role
1999 Nunca te olvidaré Álvaro Cordero Supporting Role
2000-01 Abrázame muy fuerte José María Montes Supporting Role
2002 Entre el amor y el odio Ánimas "Alma Caritativa" Supporting Role
2003-04 Rebeca Martín García Co-protagonist
2006 Duelo de pasiones Emilio Valtierra Protagonist
2007-08 Yo amo a Juan Querendón Himself Special Appearance
2008 Fuego En La Sangre Franco Robles Reyes Protagonist
2010-11 Triunfo del Amor Cruz Robles Martínez Supporting Role
2011-12 Una familia con suerte Himself Special Appearance
2012-13 Que Bonito Amor Óscar Fernández "El Coloso de Apodaca" Main Antagonist
2014 Mi corazón es tuyo Diego Lascurain Co-protagonist

Awards & Nominations[edit]

TVyNovelas Awards[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
1999 Best Co-star Actor Vivo por Elena Nominated
2001 Abrázame muy fuerte Won

Compilations[edit]

  • Entrega Total...Los Éxitos (2005)

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