Dani Rovira

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Dani Rovira
Dani Rovira en los premios Goya 2017.jpg
Dani Rovira in 2017 during the 31st Goya Awards
Daniel Rovira de Rivas

(1980-11-01) 1 November 1980 (age 39)
EducationUniversidad de Granada
OccupationComedian and actor
Years active2004–present
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Partner(s)Clara Lago (2014–2019)

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


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 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.[3] 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.[4] The film broke Spanish box-office records, becoming the top-grossing Spanish title of all time with more than $75 million.[5]

Since 2014 Rovira has played the role of Juan Gutiérrez in the comedy TV series B&b, de boca en boca, on Telecinco,[6] until his last appearance in 2015.[7]

On 7 February 2015 he hosted the 29th Goya Awards ceremony.[8] At the same ceremony, he won the Goya Award for Best New Actor for Spanish Affair. On 6 February 2016 he was again host of the 30th Goya Awards ceremony.[9]

In 2015 Rovira starred in the romantic comedy film Ahora o nunca with María Valverde,[10] as well as in Spanish Affair 2, the sequel of the film that rose him to stardom.[11]

He appeared along the comedian Tomás García in the first episode of 99 lugares donde pasar miedo, aired on 27 April 2019 on Discovery MAX.[12]

Personal life[edit]

In 2013, Rovira began a relationship with his Ocho Apellidos co-star Clara Lago.[13] The couple officially broke up in 2019 after 5 years of dating.[14]



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
2018 Superlópez Juan López / Superlópez
2019 Los Japón Paco Japón post-production
2019 Taxi a Gibraltar León post-production
2020 Jungle Cruise N/A post-production


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


  1. ^ "Paramount comedy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  2. ^ "My family and I monologue".
  3. ^ "Dani Rovira y Clara Lago protagoniza 'Ocho apellidos vascos' en Telecinco". El Periódico (in Spanish). Grupo Zeta. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  4. ^ "'Ocho apellidos vascos', el mejor estreno español en taquillas desde 'Lo imposible'". El Mundo. Madrid: Unidad Editorial Información General S.L.U. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  5. ^ ""Spanish Affair" Becomes the Top-Grossing Spanish Title of All Time". Hispanically Yours. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  6. ^ Díaz, Jose (3 April 2014). "Dani Rovira, ¿salvador de 'B&b, de boca en boca'?". Espinof (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  7. ^ Molina, Celia; Íñiguez, Marcos (29 October 2015). "El buda dorado, los abrazos y la última escena de Dani Rovira en 'B&B'". Telecinco (in Spanish). Mediaset España. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  8. ^ García, Rocío (14 October 2014). "El actor Dani Rovira presentará la 29ª gala de los premios Goya". El País (in Spanish). Madrid: Prisa. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  9. ^ Belinchón, Gregorio (4 November 2016). "Dani Rovira presentará de nuevo los Goya pese a los "insultos" tras la pasada edición". El País (in Spanish). Madrid: Prisa. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  10. ^ D. G. M. (30 August 2018). "Antena 3 emite 'Ahora o nunca', la taquillera cinta protagonizada por Dani Rovira y María Valverde". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  11. ^ Bonet Mojica, Lluís (20 November 2015). "'8 apellidos catalanes': Sin independencia del tópico". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Así pasaron miedo Dani Rovira y Tomás García en DMax, que ceden el testigo a Roi y Ana Guerra". El Diario (in Spanish). Vertele!. 28 April 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  13. ^ Lázaro, Margarita (22 May 2017). "Clara Lago confiesa cuándo empezó su relación con Dani Rovira". The Huffington Post (in Spanish). España Prisa Noticias S.L.U. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Dani Rovira y Clara Lago se separan tras cinco años de relación". El Periódico (in Spanish). Grupo Zeta. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.

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