Humberto Zurita ( Spanish pronunciation: ; born September 2, 1954, [umˈberto suˈɾita] Torreón, Coahuila) is a Mexican actor, director and producer.
Zurita, one of 10 siblings, is best known as actor, director and producer of
telenovelas. He is married to Argentine-born actress Christian Bach and the family have two children, Sebastian and Emiliano. With his wife and his brother, Gerardo Zurita, also a telenovela producer, he founded a production company, ZUBA (Zurita-Bach) in 1981.
Acting career [ edit ]
In adolescence he made his first stage appearances in amateur performances of musicals including
and Tommy . Jesus Christ Superstar
He graduated from CUT (Centro Universitario de Teatro - the University Theatrical Centre) of
UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma - National Autonomous University of Mexico), the famous educational institute for acting in Mexico.
As a stage actor, he acted in various plays from classical to modern, as well as absurd theater. Humberto Zurita played classical roles like
Hamlet but he also appeared in various contemporary plays like . M. Butterfly
As theatrical producer and director he staged
( The Protagonist El Protagonista) by the Argentine playwright Luis Agustoni (also acting in the title role as Fernando) and Haute surveillance ( Severa Vigilancia) by the famous French writer Jean Genet.
In television, he started his acting career with
Televisa in the late 1970s. He obtained his first starring role as the adult Alberto Limonta in the 1981 production of . Two years later he took the role of Eddie in the El derecho de nacer Mexican production of with P.S. Your Cat Is Dead Manuel Ojeda as Jimmy. He combined a film career with his television productions such as the telenovela which was the most successful of 1996 and launched Cañaveral de Pasiones Juan Soler and Patricia Navidad to stardom.
In 1997, citing creative reasons he and his wife, Christian Bach, moved to
TV Azteca. In a bold move he produced and starred in an interactive telenovela about current Mexican political issues a year prior to the El candidato 2000 Mexican presidential elections.
(the only telenovela exported to the UK) (starring Azul Tequila Bárbara Mori) and his wife (as ). In the La chacala cinema of Mexico he has produced four films including starring singer Bésame en la boca Paulina Rubio.
Since 2003 he has worked for
Argos Television, an independent media company that has produced telenovelas for TV Azteca and Telemundo Network associated company.
Filmography [ edit ]
As an actor [ edit ]
List of acting credits in films
Rastro de muerte Gerardo Valles
El día que murió Pedro Infante
Bajo la metralla Pedro / Mateo
El amor es un juego extraño
Luna de miel y de sangre
Luna caliente Ramiro Bernárdez
De mujer a mujer Sergio, El Guapo
El tres de copas
A la misma hora
La furia de un dios
Diana, René, y El Tíbiri
Los placeres ocultos
Cacería de un fugitivo
Nacidos para morir
Secuestro a mano armada
Muerte ciega Luis
Imperio de los malditos Guero
El asesino del zodiaco García Rojas
Amor que mata
Perfume, efecto inmediato
Bésame en la boca Gerente de la Disquera
Morena Carlos Narval
Operación piloto Alejandro Trujillo
Propiedad ajena Coronel Robert Crossman
Bajo la sal Comandante Trujillo
Euforia Pat Corcoran
Ángel caído Mr. cain
Travesía del desierto Víctor
Canon, fidelidad al límite Javier Betanzos
As a producer [ edit ]
List of credits as a producer
Videoteatros: Véngan corriendo que les tengo un muerto
Lil, la de los ojos color del tiempo
La mujer legitima Television film
Televiteatros Television series
El abanico de Lady Windermere Television film
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