Dani Rovira

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Dani Rovira
Dani Rovira en Óxido Nitroso en 2011.JPG
Rovira on Óxido Nitroso in 2011
Born Daniel Rovira de Rivas
(1980-11-01) 1 November 1980 (age 37)
Málaga, Spain
Occupation Comedian, actor
Years active 2004–present

Daniel Rovira de Rivas (born 1 November 1980), better known as Dani Rovira, is a Spanish comedian and actor.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After graduating in Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Granada, he started touring with Paramount Comedy,[1] performing stand-up comedy all around Spain. He became known for his most famous monologue "Mi familia y yo" ("My family and I").[2] He then made his first appearance on TV performing in various scenes of a well-known show called Estas no son las noticias (These aren't news) until May 2009. At the same time he worked and played his part in a play called ¿Quieres salir conmigo? (Do You Wanna Date Me?). In February of the same year, he also appeared in the famous late night show Buenafuente.

In the following years, he established a career in comedy with several appearances on El Club de la Comedia and as a cast member of comedy shows No le digas a mamá que trabajo en la tele and Alguien tenía que decirlo.

2013–present: Ocho apellidos vascos and other roles[edit]

In 2013 he filmed his first movie Spanish Affair, starring as the main character alongside Clara Lago, Karra Elejalde and Carmen Machi, directed by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro. The weekend of its premiere in March 2014, the film gathered an audience of 404,020 which resulted in box office gross of 2.72 million euros. The film broke Spanish box-office records, becoming the top-grossing Spanish title of all time with more than $75 million.[3]

Since 2014 Rovira has played the role of Juan Gutiérrez in the comedy TV series B&b, de boca en boca, on Telecinco.

On February 7, 2015 he hosted the 29th Goya Awards ceremony.[4] At the same ceremony, he won the Goya Award for Best New Actor for Spanish Affair.

In 2015 Rovira starred in the romantic comedy film Ahora o nunca, as well as in Spanish Affair 2, the sequel of the film that rose him to stardom.

On February 6, 2016 he repeated as host of the 30th Goya Awards ceremony.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Brent McHale voice (Spain)
2014 Ocho apellidos vascos Rafael "Rafa" Quirós
2015 Ahora o nunca Alejandro Fernández
2015 Ocho apellidos catalanes Rafael "Rafa" Quirós
2015 Capture the Flag Richard Carson voice
2016 El futuro no es lo que era Carlos
2016 100 Meters Ramón
2016 Ozzy Fronky voice
2017 Thi Mai, rumbo a Vietnam Andrés
2018 Miamor perdido Mario post-productiom
2018 Superlópez Juan López / Superlópez post-production
2019 Los Japón Paco Japón post-production
2019 Taxi a Gibraltar León post-production
2019 Jungle Cruise Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008–10 Nuevos cómicos Himself TV program
2008 Estas no son las noticias Himself TV program
2009 Buenafuente Himself TV program
2010–15 El club de la comedia Himself TV program
2011 Con Hache de Eva Himself TV program
2011 No le digas a mamá que trabajo en la tele Himself TV program
2012 Alguien tenía que decirlo Himself TV program
2013 Óxido nitroso Himself TV program
2014–15 B&b, de boca en boca Juan Gutiérrez García TV series
2014 Todo va bien Himself TV program
2014 Taraská TV Himself TV program
2015 29th Goya Awards Host TV special
2015 MovieBerto Himself TV program
2015 Sopa de gansos Himself TV program
2015–present El Hormiguero Himself TV program
2016 30th Goya Awards Host TV special
2016–2017 LocoMundo Himself TV program
2017 31st Goya Awards Host TV special
2018–present La Resistencia Himself TV program

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome
2015 Goya Awards Best New Actor Ocho apellidos vascos Won
2015 Cinematographer Circle Medals Best New Actor Won
2015 Neox Fan Awards Best Actor Ahora o nunca Nominated

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