Jake Canuso (born Carmine Canuso on 13 January 1970) is a Swiss actor and dancer, who is best known for his role in the Benidorm-based British TV series Benidorm, in which he plays barman Mateo Castellanos.
Previously a dancer, Canuso appeared dressed as a ballet dancer in the music video for 'No More I Love Yous' by Annie Lennox and also appeared in the video of Alex Party's 1995 hit single 'Don't Give Me Your Life' as well as the video for Carter USM's Let's Get Tattoos and 2 unlimited's 1994 hit, Here I go.
^"Fans Can Be Touch Too Much". The Mirror. 25 February 2011. p. 37. Jake Canuso has grabbed lots of attention for his humorous portrayal of Benidorm's lecherous lothario Mateo - so no wonder his admirers are all very hands-on... 'I go to the gym three or four times a week,' says Jake, a former dancer with the Spice Girls. 'When you're half naked on the screen you have to do a bit of body maintenance.