Arap Bethke

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Ricardo Arap Bethke
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Born Ricardo Arap Bethke Galdames
(1980-03-12) March 12, 1980 (age 38)
Nairobi, Kenya
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997-present

Ricardo Arap Bethke Galdames (born March 12, 1980 in Nairobi, Kenya) is a Mexican actor.

Early life[edit]

Bethke was born to a German father and a Chilean mother, but grew up in Mexico. Although he was born in Kenya, Bethke considers himself Mexican since that is where he grew up. He described himself as being made of "chile, mole and pasilla pepper" ([1]).

Career[edit]

Bethke is most remembered for his role of "Chacho" in the telenovela Clase 406. In 2007 he appeared in the Ugly Betty episode "A Tree Grows in Guadalajara as Antonio Barreiro, a cafe waiter who tried to sweet talk Hilda Suarez, and after meeting her father Ignacio, was the one who tipped off a contact who was waiting for Ignacio's return to Mexico.

Bethke also starred in "Tierra de pasiones", and in Madre Luna as Demetrio Aguirre. He is also one of the main characters in Doña Bárbara (Telemundo series), playing the role of "Antonio Sandoval"."

Bethke has also guest-starred on the 1st season of RBD: La Familia as "Alvaro"; Dulce Maria's new hot conquest, on episode 3 "El Que Quiera Azul Celeste... Que Se Acueste!". His cast members were Alfonso Herrera, Anahi, Dulce Maria, Christopher Uckermann, Maite Perroni, & Christian Chávez, the stars of the show and the members of the famous popular Latin pop band RBD from Mexico city.

Bethke has been living in Colombia since 2005.

Personal life[edit]

Bethke had a relationship with the Colombian actress Isabela Córdoba, in 2014 both had a daughter whom they called Paloma.[1][2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Un dulce olor a muerte Lucio Uncredited
2013 No se aceptan devoluciones Abogado Valentín
2014 Quetzalcoatl Warrior Short film, also producer
2014 Amor de mis amores Novio de Andrea
2015 Enamorándome de Abril Fernando[3]

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Mi generación Rodrigo
2002–2003 Clase 406 Chacho Mendoza Cuervo 2 episodes
2005 Soñar no cuesta nada Roberto / Bobby
2006 Tierra de pasiones Roberto "Beto" Contreras
2007 Decisiones Juan Andrés / Martín 2 episodes
2007 RBD: La familia Álvaro Episode: "El que quiera azul celeste, que se acueste"
2007 Madre Luna Demetrio Aguirre
2007 Ugly Betty Antonio 3 episodes
2008–2009 Doña Bárbara Antonio Sandoval
2009 Victorinos Victorino Gallardo
2010 Los caballeros las prefieren brutas Manuel Carmona Episode: "Batalla de género"
2010 La Diosa Coronada Génaro Castilblanco
2011 El octavo mandamiento Iván Acosta
2012 Amor cautivo Fernando Bustamante Arizmendi
2013 Corazón en condominio Rodolfo Cortina
2014 Señora Acero Gabriel "Muñeco" Cruz 2 episodes
2015–present Club de Cuervos Juan Pablo Guest role; 5 episodes[4][5]
2015–2016 Tanto amor[6] Bruno Lombardo
2016 Eva la trailera[7] Pablo Contreras
2017–present La Piloto[8] John Lucio

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Nominated works Category Result
2016 Premios Tu Mundo Eva la trailera Favorite Lead Actor Nominated[9]
The Perfect Couple (with Edith González) Nominated[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hansen, Lena. "Arap Bethke habla de su hija Paloma (FOTOS)". peopleenespanol.com (in Spanish). People en Español. Retrieved 2 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Arap Bethke todavía no quiere llegar al altar: recorre su historial amoroso". univision.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 June 2018. 
  3. ^ Feijoo, Bolívar. "Arap Bethke: "Enamorándome de Abril"". wowlarevista.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Arap Bethke regresa a Netflix con la segunda temporada de 'Club de cuervos'". teleprograma.fotogramas.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Arap Bethke estará en la segunda temporada de Club de Cuervos". caramiamagazine.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Javier Poza. "Arap Bethke será un hombre manipulador en novela "Tanto Amor"". Grupo Fórmula (in Spanish). Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Edith González y Arap Bethke , en telenovela basada en Lola la trailera". zeleb.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Arap Bethke se prepara para rol estelar de nueva serie "La piloto"". 20minutos.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Oyola, Michelle. "Premios Tu Mundo 2016: Lista de Nominados y Ganadores". ahoramismo.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 December 2016. 

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