Humberto Zurita

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Humberto Zurita
Born (1954-09-02) September 2, 1954 (age 60)
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Spouse(s) Christian Bach (1986–present)
Children Sebastián Zurita
Emiliano Zurita

Humberto Zurita (Spanish pronunciation: [umˈberto suˈɾita]; born September 2, 1954, 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 Tommy and 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 El derecho de nacer. Two years later he took the role of Eddie in the Mexican production of P.S. Your Cat Is Dead with Manuel Ojeda as Jimmy. He combined a film career with his television productions such as the telenovela Cañaveral de Pasiones which was the most successful of 1996 and launched 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 El candidato an interactive telenovela about current Mexican political issues a year prior to the 2000 Mexican presidential elections.

He produced Azul Tequila (the only telenovela exported to the UK) (starring Bárbara Mori) and his wife (as La chacala). In the cinema of Mexico he has produced four films including Bésame en la boca starring singer 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
Year Title Role Notes
1981 Rastro de muerte Gerardo Valles
1982 El día que murió Pedro Infante
1983 Bajo la metralla Pedro / Mateo
1983 El amor es un juego extraño
1984 Luna de miel y de sangre
1985 Secuestro sangriento
1985 Luna caliente Ramiro Bernárdez
1985 Maniqui Short film
1986 De mujer a mujer Sergio, El Guapo
1986 El tres de copas
1988 A la misma hora
1988 La furia de un dios
1988 Diana, René, y El Tíbiri
1989 Los placeres ocultos
1990 Cacería de un fugitivo
1991 Nacidos para morir
1991 Pelo suelto
1991 Asalto Andrés
1992 Secuestro a mano armada
1992 Muerte ciega Luis
1992 Imperio de los malditos Guero
1992 Persecución infernal
1993 El asesino del zodiaco García Rojas
1994 Amor que mata
1994 Perfume, efecto inmediato
1995 Bésame en la boca Gerente de la Disquera
1995 Morena Carlos Narval
2007 Operación piloto Alejandro Trujillo Television film
2007 Propiedad ajena Coronel Robert Crossman
2008 Bajo la sal Comandante Trujillo
2009 Euforia Pat Corcoran
2010 Ángel caído Mr. cain
2011 Travesía del desierto Víctor
2014 Canon, fidelidad al límite Javier Betanzos
List of acting credits in television
Year Title Role Notes
1978 Una mujer Javier Television debut
1979 Muchacha de barrio Raúl
1980 Soledad Fernando
1980 Querer volar
1981 El derecho de nacer Alberto
1983 El maleficio Jorge de Martino
1985 De pura sangre Alberto
1986 Hora marcada Short film
1988 Encadenados Germán
1991 Al filo de la muerte
1993 Capricho Daniel
1993 Televiteatros
1994 El vuelo del águila General Porfirio Díaz
1996 La antorcha encendida Mariano Foncerrada
1997 Alguna vez tendremos alas Guillermo Lamas
1999 El candidato Ignacio Santoscoy
2002 Agua y aceite Ernesto
2002 Ladrón de corazones Antonio Vega
2005 Los plateados Emilio Gallardo
2005 Volver al paraíso
2006 Marina Guillermo Alarcón Ferrer
2008 Secretos del alma
2010-2012 Terra ribelle Lupo Main cast; 13 episodes
2011 La Reina del Sur Epifanio Vargas Series regular
2013 Vivir a destiempo Rogelio Bermúdez
2015 El Capitán Camacho Capitán Carlos Camacho / Telésforo Camacho
2015 La querida del centauro El Centauro Filming

As a producer[edit]

List of credits as a producer
Year Title Type
1993 Videoteatros: Véngan corriendo que les tengo un muerto Television series
1993 Jezabel Film
1993 Lil, la de los ojos color del tiempo Television film
1993 La mujer legitima Television film
1993 Televiteatros Television series
1994 El abanico de Lady Windermere Television film

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