Eugenio Derbez

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Eugenio Derbez
Born Eugenio González Derbez
(1961-09-02) 2 September 1961 (age 54)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Comedian, actor, film director, and screenwriter, author
Spouse(s) Victoria Ruffo (1992-1997)
Alessandra Rosaldo (2012-present)

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Derbez.

Eugenio González Derbez (born 2 September 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 comedy 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.



Year Title Role Notes
1983 Por un vestido de novia Film debut
1990 Más vale amada que quemada
1990 Transplante a la mexicana Eugenio
1990 Fotógrafo de modelos
1991 Hembra o macho
1993 Soy hombre y que
2003 Zurdo Forastero
2005 Imaginum Yxxxxx Voice only
2006 TV: The Movie Derbez, Eugenio
2006 Pledge This! José
2007 Padre nuestro Anibal
2007 La misma luna Enrique
2008 Plaza Sésamo: Los monstruos feos más bellos Eugenio
2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Store Owner
2010 No eres tú, soy yo Javier
2010 Te presento a Laura Charlie
2011 Jack and Jill Felipe / Felipe's Grandma
2012 Girl in Progress Mission Impossible
2013 Futbolín Rico US version, voice
2013 No se aceptan devoluciones Valentín
2014 El libro de la vida Chato Voice only
2015 El tamaño si importa Post-production
2015 Aztec Warrior Gallo
2016 Miracles from Heaven Dr. Nurko
2017 Geostorm Hernandez Post-production
TBA Speedy[4] Speedy Gonzales Voice only


Year Title Role Notes
1981 Cachún cachún ra ra! Eugenio Television debut
1987 Tal como somos
1988 Anabel Various Roles
1987–92 Papá soltero F. Abasolo / Amigo de Pocholo
  • "El cumpleaños de Pocholo" (Season 1, Episode 10)
  • "Entre dos amores" (Season 6, Episode 37)
1993–95 Al derecho y al derbez Various Roles
1995 Lazos de amor Himself
1997 Mujer, casos de la vida real "¿Dónde está mi hija?" (Season 13, Episode 43)
1997 No tengo madre Eligio Augusto Maldonado / Julio Remigio Vasconcelos
1999 Derbez en cuando Armando Hoyos / Lonje Moco / Aarón Abasolo
1999 Serafín El Lonje Moco
1999 Cuento de Navidad Nurse
2000 Carita de ángel Mil Caras
2002 Cómplices al rescate Dog Mantequilla Voice only
2002–12 La familia P. Luche Ludovico P. Luche Lead role
2002–07 XHDRbZ Ludovico P. Luche / Catalino 25 episodes
2005–06 Vecinos Eugenio / El Guía Melitón / Dr. Sierra
  • "Se acabó el agua" (Season 1, Episode 4)
  • "Viaje a Canadá: Parte 1" (Season 1, Episode 39)
  • "Viaje a Canadá: Parte 2" (Season 1, Episode 40)
  • "Los López en Canadá" (Season 1, Episode 42)
2006 La fea más bella Armando Hoyos
2009 Ellas son, la alegría del hogar Edmundo Martínez
2009 Plaza Sésamo Mesero 1 episodes
2009 Hermanos y detectives Darío
  • "El profesional" (Season 1, Episode 12)
  • "El final" (Season 1, Episode 13)
2010–12 La jugada Various characters
2011 El Gran Show de los Peques Various roles
2012 Rob Héctor 8 episodes
2014 Anger Management Eugene "Charlie and the Last Temptation of Eugenio" (Season 2, Episode 51)
2016 Nuestra Belleza Latina 2016 Himself Celebrity guest (4th Gala)


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