Humberto Zurita (born 2 September 1954; Spanish pronunciation: [umˈberto suˈɾita]) is a Mexican actor, director and producer.
Zurita, one of 10 siblings from Torreón, Coahuila, 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.
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 Jean Genet.
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). In Mexico he has produced four films to date.
Since 2003, he has worked for Argos Television, an independent media company that has produced telenovelas for TV Azteca and Telemundo Network associated company.