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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Díaz and the second or maternal family name is Márquez.
Born José Manuel Díaz Márquez
(1936-09-27)September 27, 1936
Barbacoas, Aragua
Died January 5, 2013(2013-01-05) (aged 76)
Cause of death Liver disease
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1959–2012
Notable work El Show de Joselo
Humor con Joselo

José Manuel Díaz Márquez (September 27, 1936 – January 5, 2013) was a Venezuelan actor and comedian in television and film. Born in Barbacoas, Aragua, he was the younger brother of the singer and composer Simón Díaz. He played professionally under the name Joselo.[1]

Initially, Joselo tried to emulate his older brother, although the ease of doing jokes about the daily life of the Venezuelan people set the course of his artistic career.

Joselo debuted on the popular sitcom Radio Rochela in 1959, aired by Radio Caracas Televisión, until it agreed on a long-term arrangement to keep him at the network by making him producer of his own weekly show, El Show de Joselo (1964–1972, 1981), which later was broadcast on Venevisión and was renamed Humor con Joselo (1973–1980, 1984–1993).

For nearly three decades, Joselo developed a significant amount of characters in his weekly sitcom, effectively creating stereotypes and popular codes, conveniently remodeled and refined, achieving a deep approach to the lower and middle classes. Among his most popular characters are El Pavo Lucas, Madam Cosmetic, El Adeco y el Copeyano, El Dr. Chimbín, El Mendigo, El Doctor Pensamos, El Viejito de la Marabunta, El Licenciado Esparragoza and El Roquero.[2]

Joselo also played leading roles in Venezuelan and Mexican cinema, including El raspado and Yo, el gobernador, under the direction of René Cardona, Jr., and El reportero (1968), directed by Rafael Baledón.[3]

In addition, he featured on radio and even recorded popular gaitas with his brother Simón under the guide of producer Hugo Blanco.

Joselo died in 2013 in Caracas, at age 76, after suffering a liver illness.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Character Director Country Refs
1964 El raspado n/a René Cardona, Jr. Venezuela/Mexico [4]
1965 Yo, el gobernador n/a René Cardona, Jr. Venezuela/Mexico [5]
1968 Operación carambola as himself Alfredo Zacarías Mexico [6]
1968 Un extraño en la casa as himself Alfredo Zacarías Mexico [7]
1968 El reportero n/a Rafael Baledón Mexico [8]
1976 Los muertos sí salen n/a Alfredo Lugo Venezuela [9]
1978 Pa' mí tú estás loco n/a César Cortez Venezuela [10]
1978 El fascista, la beata y su hija desvirgada Juan Gutiérrez de la Macorra Joaquín Coll Espona Spain/Venezuela [11]
1979 Reconcomio n/a Alfredo Lugo Venezuela [12]


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