Eugenio Derbez

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Eugenio Derbez
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Eugenio Derbez, 2012
Born Eugenio González Derbez
(1961-09-02) September 2, 1961 (age 53)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Other names Alejandro
Occupation Comedian, actor, film director, and screenwriter, author
Spouse(s) Victoria Ruffo (1992-1997)
Alessandra Rosaldo (2012-present)

Estefania derbez


Eugenio Derbez (born Eugenio González Derbez; October 27,1961) is a Mexican television actor and director.[1] He created the television series of Al Derecho y Al Derbez , Derbez en cuando, XHDRBZ, Vecinos, and La familia P. Luche. Derbez is also a Formula Three auto racing driver.

Life and career[edit]

Derbez was born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, the son of actress Silvia Derbez and publicist Eugenio González Salas. His maternal grandfather was French. Derbez developed an early childhood interest in acting. He made his television debut at 12, acting as an extra in a telenovela. Derbez kept acting during his school years and took his first formal acting class at age 19. Derbez began his acting career in the theater. During the early 1980s, Derbez was a regular in Cachún Cachún Ra Ra!, a Mexican television show. He also participated in En Familia con Chabelo, a children's television show.

In 1988 Derbez got his first recurring television position when he played a number of roles in a comedy show called "Anabel". In 1987, he briefly worked in a television series named Tal Como Somos ("Just The Way we Are"). In 1990, he played Eugenio in the comedy film Transplante a la Mexicana ("Mexican Style Transplant"). That same year he participated in Fotógrafo de Modelos ("Models Photographer"). Derbez kept making movies during the 1990s. In 1992 he began hosting the variety show Al Derecho y al Derbez.

In 1997 Derbez made his directing debut in a soap opera named No Tengo Madre (Literal translation: "I Don't Have a Mother" meaning "I have no scrupules" ). In 1999 Derbez started a new show, "Derbez en Cuando". Derbez appeared in Carita de Angel in 2000. He also starred that year in Cómplices al Rescate ("Accomplices to the Rescue"), a teenage-themed telenovela. Derbez produced, in 2003, a television series named XHDRBZ. He later produced Hospital el Paisa ("Countrymen Hospital"), Vecinos ("Neighbors"), and in 2009 Ellas son... la alegría del hogar ("The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood"). He also had acting roles in XHDRBZ and Vecinos.

He was the leading man in La familia P. Luche, about a family whose possessions are made entirely of plush. He plays Ludovico P. Luche. The show is a spin-off of a segment of his variety show, XHDRBZ. In 2004 he appeared on Adal Ramones show, Otro Rollo, and in 2005, Derbez was the host of Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro ceremony. In 2006 Derbez directed a play titled La bella y la muy bestia (the beauty and the most beast) by Mariano Moro at Repertorio Espanol in New York.

Derbez starred in drama film La Misma Luna (aka Under the Same Moon) alongside Adrián Alonso and Kate del Castillo, his first non-comedy film.

In 2010 Derbez directed and hosted the Latin Grammy along with Lucero. Derbez has remained active in theater plays as well, appearing in the Broadway play Latinologues.

In 2011 Derbez starred in Jack and Jill as Felipe which also starred Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino.

In 2012 Derbez started the sitcom series ¡Rob! with the actor Rob Schneider

He has bought a number of Formula 1 racing cars, which he has used to compete at various races.

He also plays the role of "Donkey" in Shrek in Latin American Spanish.

On July 7, 2012, he married actress and singer Alessandra Rosaldo, their wedding was broadcast live by Televisa. A demonstration against the election of Enrique Peña Nieto happening outside of the church could be overheard in the broadcasting.[2]

In 2013 he starred in and directed Instructions Not Included.[3]

He starred in the 2013 action comedy film Aztec Warrior. He also starred in many American movies. His first movie was Juju de Mexico.



  • Aaron Abasolo
  • Armando Hoyos
  • Artemio Salas Von Frauken
  • Barnaby Prieto
  • Bob Atroz
  • El Diablito
  • Doctor Porras
  • Eloy Gamenó
  • Giuseppe "Pepe" Roni
  • Haimer
  • Hans Pujenheimer
  • Javier Solorzaña
  • Julio Esteban
  • El Lonje Moco
  • Ludovico P. Luche
  • Marilyn Menson
  • Nancy Uyuyuy
  • Nelson Guerra
  • Niceforo
  • Nicolás Tranquilino
  • Oscar Ariel "El Indio" Fernández
  • Policarpio DiCaprio
  • El Profe Tizo
  • Súper Portero
  • Valentino Bravo


  1. ^ "Eugenio Derbez" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  2. ^ García Hernández, Arturo (8 July 2012). "Se movilizan miles contra las irregularidades en la elección" [Thousands mobilize against election irregularities]. La Jornada (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  3. ^ Instructions Not Included (2013) at the Internet Movie Database

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