|Ministry of Arts and Culture (Chile)|
March 11, 2010 – June 6, 2013
|Preceded by||Paulina Urrutia Fernández|
|Succeeded by||Roberto Ampuero|
|Born||July 1, 1970
|Political party||Avanzada Nacional (1984-1990) Independent(2010)|
|Spouse(s)||Javiera García-Huidobro Aninat|
|Alma mater||Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Academy of Christian Humanism University
University of Chile
Cruz-Coke is the son of lawyer and university professor Carlos Cruz-Coke Ossa and Lucía Carvallo Arriagada. He brother is Carlos Cruz-Coke Carvallo, Councilman of Vitacura in Santiago.
Cruz-Coke studied in the Colegio de los Sagrados Corazones de Manquehue. He went on to study law in the Universidad Finis Terrae, later changing his major to Architecture and finally became an actor. He studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City. He holds a degree in Documentary Filming from the Academy of Christian Humanism University and a master's degree in Mass Communications from University of Chile.
Cruz-Coke has a fifteen-year acting career in film, theater and television. He is also the founder and director of the non-profit organization Teatro Lastarria 90, which caters to activities in film, theater and visual arts. Lastarria 90 has become a model innovator, attracting both private and public supporters, and which has received recognition en the world of the arts and critique.
He was spotted by an executive of Canal 13 in a pub while he was singing. His first television role was in 1995 in the series El Amor Esta de Moda, where he became known as the "romeo" of telenovela. He would go on to play further roles in other series. He won the award Apes in 2004 for his part in a telenovela Destinos Cruzados.
Cruz-Coke was the founder of the Comisión Cultura de los Grupos Tantauco (Cultural Commission of the Tantauco Groups). During the 2009-2010 Chilen Presidential elections he openly supported the current President-elect Sebastián Piñera, whom would later nominate him to the Ministry of Arts and Culture.
Cruz-Coke is a practicing Roman Catholic.
Cruz-Coke is married to Javiera García-Huidobro Aninat and is the father of four children.
- Se arrienda (2005) as Gastón Fernández
- Gente Decente (2004) as Andrés
- En un Lugar de la Noche (2000) as Simón
- Bienvenida Casandra (1996) as Padre
- Vino con sabor a vodka
- Una Pareja Dispareja (2009) Félix
- Los Simuladores: El Gran Juicio (2005) as Alberto Bunster
- Amigas en Bach (2004) as Alejandro
- Amor a Domicilio, la comedia (1996) as Benjamín Smith
- El amor está de moda (1995) as Juan Pablo Sepúlveda
- Amor a Domicilio (1995) as Benjamín Smith
- Adrenalina (1996) as Andrés Betancourt
- Amándote (1998) as Julián Trosciani
- Fuera de Control (1999) as Axel Schumacher
- Sabor a Ti (2000) as Feliciano Calquín
- Amores de Mercado (2001) as Ignacio Valdés
- Purasangre (2002) as Gabriel Callassi
- Pecadores (2003) as Angello Botero
- Destinos Cruzados (2004) as Mateo Goycolea
- Gatas & Tuercas (2005) as Borja San Juan
- Charly Tango (2006) as Álvaro Edwards Salazar
- Fortunato (2007) as Raul Cuevas / Judith Mendez
- "Moscas sobre el mármol" of L.A.Heiremanns dir. Alejandro Castillo (2009)
- "Gorda" de Nelly Labute dir. Alejandro Castillo (2009)
- "Criminal" de C. Daulte dir. Alejandro Goic (2007)
- "Normal" de A. Neilson. Junto a Hector Noguera dir. Claudio Santana (2006)
- "Homero/Iliada" de Alessandro Barrico dir. Hector Noguera (2008)
- "Julio Cesar" de Shakespeare. dir. F. Albornoz (2005)
- "Enigmas" E. E:Schmitt dir. Willy Semler (2004)
- "Asesinos" de R. Achondo en Lastarria 90. Dir. Rodrigo Achondo. (2002)
- "La señorita Julia" de Strindberg en Teatro Municipal. Dir. Felipe Braun (2003)
- "Fragmentos leídos por geólogos" de N.Chaurette Dir. Felipe Braun. (2002)
- "La Indagación" P.Weiss en Teatro UC- I. Goethe Dir. R.Lopez, R.Griffero (2002)
- "Largo viaje del día hacia la noche" E. O'Neill Teatro UC Dir. Willy Semler (2001)
- "Zoológico de cristal" de T. Williams, Teatro El Conventillo Dir. A. Cohen (2000)
- "Dios ha muerto" de M.A. De la Parra. Cía. La puerta Dir. Luis Ureta. (1999)
- "Sostiene Pereira" de A. Tabucci ICTUS. Dir. Nissim Sharim. (1999)
- "Three Sisters" de A. Chejov Off-Broadway, N. York Dir. George Loros. (1999)