Jorge Blanco (actor)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Blanco and the second or maternal family name is Güereña.
Jorge Blanco
Born Jorge Blanco Güereña
(1991-12-19) December 19, 1991 (age 24)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Singer, actor, dancer, instrumentalist
Years active 2007–present
  • Cuando toca la campana
  • Violetta

Jorge Blanco Güereña (born December 19, 1991) is a Mexican actor and singer. He is best known for portraying Leon on the Disney Channel television series Violetta.

Early life[edit]

He was born on December 19, 1991 in Guadalajara (Jalisco), Mexico. He has artistically participated in school plays, and he has taken classes from an early stage and has been involved in school events.


He began his television career in 2007 when he participated in the reality show High School Musical: La Selección which allowed him to participate in a spin-off movie of the successful U.S. High School Musical. Despite not winning the program, Blanco gives his voice to the album of the program, takes part in the movie High School Musical: El Desafío playing the character of Jorge and participates in the tour of the movie and the program between 2007 and 2008.[1] In the film, plays the best friend of the protagonist Cristóbal Rodríguez (Cristobal Orellana), which is published in 2008[2] in Mexico and the following year in Italy.[3]

In 2010, he appeared in the tenth episode of the miniseries Highway: Rodando la Aventura and he was also one of the protagonists of the first season of the television series Cuando toca la campana[4] in which he shot several music videos as "Es el momento" or "A Celebrar".[5] In May of that same year, he traveled to the U.S. to participate in the Disney's Friends for Change Games in the yellow team to help the agency UNICEF,[6] he represents, hereinafter to Mexico in the music video by Bridgit Mendler "We Can Change the World" of the project Disney's Friends for Change.[7]

Due to the filming of the TV series Violetta, he participated in only four episodes of the second season of the TV series Cuando toca la campana.[8]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 High School Musical: El Desafio Mexico Jorge Co-lead role
2016 Tini El Gran Cambio De Violetta Leon/Jorge Co-lead role
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2007 High School Musical: La Selección Himself Musical reality show
2010 Highway: Rodando la Aventura Diego Episode: "El mochilero" (season 1, episode 10)
2011–12 Cuando toca la campana Pablo
  • Season 1: Lead role
  • Season 2: Special guest star (4 episodes)
2011 Disney's Friends for Change Games Himself Yellow team
2012–15 Violetta León Main role



Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2013 – Kids' Choice Awards México
  • 2013 – Kids' Choice Awards Argentina
    • Won – Favorite TV Actor for Violetta.
  • 2014 - Teen weekly 2014
  • 2014 - Kids' Choice Awards Colombia
  • 2014 - Kids' Choice Awards Mexico


  1. ^ "Los conflictos pasan en la vida real". (in Spanish). September 3, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "High School a la mexicana". (in Spanish) (El Mañana). 24 August 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "High School Musical Desafio Argentina e Messico: su Disney Channel la sfida dei musical". December 23, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ Nik (4 February 2011). "Los chicos de High School Musical: La Selección participan en la serie Cuando toca la campana". (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cuando toca la campana". Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Comienzan los Disney Friends for Change Games". (in Spanish). 17 May 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Amigos por el Mundo presenta "We Can Change The World"". (in Spanish). 12 July 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cuando toca la campana 2º Temporada". (in Spanish). 21 February 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 

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