Eric del Castillo

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Eric del Castillo
Born J. Eduardo Eric Del Castillo-Negrete Galván
(1930-07-22) 22 July 1930 (age 87) [1][2]
Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Actor
Years active 1954-present[3]
Spouse(s) Roxana Billini Santamaría (1964-67)
Kate Trillo Graham (1969-present)
Children Ponciano del Castillo-Negrete (b. 1965)
Verónica del Castillo-Negrete (b. 1970)
Kate del Castillo (b. 1972)

J. Eduardo Eric del Castillo-Negrete Galván (born 22 July 1934 in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico),[1][2] is a Mexican actor of theatre, film and television who has dabbled as a screenwriter, director and arguer film, beginning his career in the cinema's golden era.

Early years and studies[edit]

Del Castillo was born in the Juárez Hotel of the city of Celaya, Guanajuato.[4] Eldest son of rural teacher Aurora Galván Valenzuela (1901-1992)[5] and Eduardo Del Castillo-Negrete Rivera (1907–1948), firefighter who lost his life in the fire of the hardware store, the siren of the Mexico City.[6]

His brothers are Federico (actor, 1936-1980) and Leopoldo.[7] When he was young, his parents divorced and in 1945 his mother remarried.[7] He studied in schools of Government in San Luis Potosí, and after the death of his father in 1948, the Government offered scholarships to the children of deceased firefighters so that they study in any school.[6] Del Castillo was a rebellious youth, and on the instructions of his mother, in 1952 joined the Mexican seminary for foreign missions in the city of Mexico and militated in the Congregation of the missionaries of Guadalupe, priestly studies that abandoned in 1953.[7] Not knowing what to do with his life, Del Castillo thought at some time studying medicine. However, his mother encouraged him to study acting and in 1954 joined the Film Institute, theatre and broadcasting of the National Association of actors (ANDA) directed by Andrés Soler.[6]

Career[edit]

Jefe del cartel del oriente

Theatre[edit]

He began his career in the early 1950s as an actor in experimental theater in separate assemblies. He has participated in more than 40 plays: Réquiem para una monja (1957), La Llorona (1959) of Fernando Wagner, Señoritas a disgusto (1962), Cada quien su vida (1968), Tócame la negra (1980), among others.[7][8]

Television and film[edit]

Throughout his years in acting, Del Castillo personified frequently rough, energetic and vigorous characters.[8] In 1959 he participated in La marca del Gavilán, film belonging to the films of the series of Aventuras del Látigo Negro. After several years of minor interventions, in 1962 he was the protagonist in Rostro infernal. From those years, his career began to consolidate and continues to the present day. He has participated in about 300 films: Tiburoneros (1962), La Generala (1970), Perro callejero (1978), Vagabunda (1993), among others.[8]

In 1976, he made the argument of the film Víbora caliente, under the direction of Fernando Durán Rojas, as well as be part of the cast. Later, he starred in the film El extraño hijo del sheriff (1982), where he also collaborated as a writer. That same year, he directed and starred in the film Las Sobrinas del Diablo.[8] He has acted in more than 45 soap operas since his debut in 1962 with La herencia. Its holdings include Duelo de pasiones, Alondra (1995), La Mentira (1998), Un gancho al corazón (2009).[8] In 2010 had an award-winning participation in the melodrama of Nicandro Díaz González Soy tu dueña. Under the leadership of producer Angelli Nesma Medina, made his last appearances on the small screen with Abismo de pasión (2012), Lo que la vida me robó (2013–14), Que te perdone Dios (2015), and Tres veces Ana (2016).

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1960 Verano violento Carlos
1961 Azahares rojos
1961 Suicídate mi amor Emilio
1961 La maldición de Nostradamus
1961 Viva chihuahua
1961 Juan sin miedo Capitán
1962 La sangre de Nostradamus González
1962 Cuanto vale tu hijo
1962 La marca del gavilán René
1962 El ángel exterminador
1962 Los amigos Maravilla
1962 El extra Actor, Armando Duval
1962 Los valientes no mueren
1962 Lástima de ropa Ingeniero Kratzer
1962 Pecado
1962 Tlayucan Doroteo
1963 Los amigos Maravilla en el mundo de la aventura
1963 La cabeza viviente Detective killed by Xiu
1963 Tiburoneros El Costeño
1963 El señor Tormenta
1963 Rostro infernal Conde Brankovan
1963 Tormenta en el ring
1963 La huella macabra Conde Brankovan Uncredited
1963 Las vengadoras enmascaradas

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1962 La herencia Telenovela debut
1963 Lo imperdonable Protagonist
1963 La sombra del otro
1963 Grandes ilusiones
1964 El dolor de vivir
1964 Tú eres un extraño
1966 El medio pelo
1967 Felipa Sánchez, la soldadera López
1968 Pueblo sin esperanza
1968 Duelo de pasiones Ángel
1970 La constitución
1971 Lucía Sombra Santiago Rangel
1971 La maldición de la blonda
1973 Mi rival
1974 Mundo de juguete
1974 La tierra Estrada
1977 Yo no pedi vivir
1979 No tienes derecho a juzgarme
1981 Nosotras las mujeres Manuel
1985-2006 Mujer, casos de la vida real Fermín 8 episodes
1987 Senda de gloria
1987 El precio de la fama Alfonso
1989 Luz y sombra
1990 Cuando llega el amor Rafael Contreras
1992 De frente al sol Daniel
1993-1994 Más allá del puente Daniel
1995-1996 María la del Barrio Juez Special Appearance
1995 Alondra Baldomero
1995-1996 Lazos de amor Sacerdote
1998 La mentira Teodoro Fernández-Negrete 'Teo' Co-Protagonist
1999 Nunca te olvidaré Licenciado Méndez
1999-2000 Cuento de Navidad TV Mini-Series
1999-2000 Mujeres engañadas Jorge Martínez 4 episodes
2001 Amigas y rivales Don Roberto de la O
2003 Niña amada mía
2004-05 Apuesta por un amor Chepe Estrada
2006 La verdad oculta Gregorio Pineda 9 episodes
2007 Mundo de fieras German
2007-08 Pasión Gaspar de Valdez
2008-09 Un gancho al corazón Marcos Lerdo 13 episodes
2010 Soy tu dueña Federico Montesinos Special Appearance
2011 Como dice el dicho Rufino Sáenz Episode: "Dile que es hermosa"
2012 Abismo de pasión Lucio Supporting Role
2013-14 Lo que la vida me robó Padre Anselmo Supporting Role
2015 Que te perdone Dios Don Bruno Flores Riquelme Special Appearance
2016 Corazón que miente Manuel Salvatierra Special Appearance
2016 Tres veces Ana Evaristo Guerra Main Antagonist

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated Result
1980 Ariel Awards, Mexico Best Supporting Actor Perro callejero Nominated[9]
1981 Best Actor Las grandes aguas Nominated

Daughters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "En imágenes: Kate del Castillo celebra los 80 años de su papá, Eric del Castillo" [In pictures: Kate del Castillo Celebrates 80 years of her father, Eric de el Castillo] (in Spanish). Hola.com. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b René Franco. ""Perfume de Gardenia" capítulo importante en mi vida: Del Castillo." [Perfume de Gardenia" important chapter in my life: Del Castillo.] (in Spanish). Grupo Fórmula. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ Eric del Castillo recibe homenaje. Artículo publicado por Televisa el 11 de noviembre de 2013. Consultado 07-10-2014.
  4. ^ Juan Antonio Segura. "Aires de Familia" [Family airs] (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ Acta de defunción de Aurora Galván Valenzuela viuda de Del Castillo-Negrete del 14 de septiembre de 1992.
  6. ^ a b c "Eric del Castillo, tiene un espíritu aventurero" [Eric de el Castillo, is an adventurous spirit] (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Eric del Castillo, un hombre muy familiar" [Eric del Castillo, a homely man] (in Spanish). Teleprograma.tv. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Eric del Castillo" (in Spanish). Semblanza biográfica de la UNAM. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ IMDb. "Ariel Awards, Mexico". Retrieved January 3, 2015. 

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