Luciano Huck

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Luciano Huck
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Huck at the Brazilian Day in Miami
Born Luciano Grostein
(1971-09-03) September 3, 1971 (age 44)
São Paulo, São Paulo

Luciano Huck (born September 3, 1971 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian TV presenter. For the past twelve years, he has hosted “Caldeirão do Huck” (literally, Huck's Calderon), aired every Saturday by Brazilian network Rede Globo. The show tops all viewing ratings of its time slot and is broadcast to the entire Brazilian territory, as well as to 115 countries via Globo International. Twenty million people watch the show every week. In 2009, Huck was the first Brazilian to have one million followers on Twitter, in only four months. Nowadays, 4.5 million people follow his tweets (@lucianohuck), and circa 5 million people have liked his Facebook page.

Luciano attended the University of São Paulo (USP) Law School.


At 20, Luciano Huck worked as an intern at Brazilian advertising agency W/Brasil, run by adman Washington Olivetto. Together with friends, he also opened Cabral, a successful bar in São Paulo. Luciano Huck was also an intern at advertising agencies DM9, run by Nizan Guanaes, and Talent.

At 22, Luciano Huck was invited by Fernão Lara Mesquita, director of newspaper Jornal da Tarde, to write a society page for the paper, entitled “Circulando” (literally, Circulating).[2] Luciano Huck also started working on a show aired by radio network Rádio Jovem Pan.

Luciano Huck debuted on television in 1994, with a feature of TV show “Perfil”, with Otávio Mesquita.

At 24, his society page became a TV Show, also called Circulando, aired on network CNT Gazeta.[3]

In September 1996 came his solo debut on TV, with TV show “H” on network Rede Bandeirantes de Televisão; Luciano Huck was also the host of radio show Torpedo, still on network Jovem Pan.

At 27, Luciano Huck left the newspaper to work full-time on TV show “H”.[2]

Luciano Huck joined network Rede Globo in September 1999, to host Caldeirão do Huck.[4] On April 8, 2012, Caldeirão do Huck celebrates its twelfth year on air.

Huck received the Prêmio Extra de Televisão award for Best TV Host for six consecutive years,[5] accolade organized by Rio de Janeiro newspaper Extra, similar to the People’s Choice Awards (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006). In turn, Caldeirão do Huck received the same award, as Best Variety Show, for nine years (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003), including an Outstanding Award for feature Soletrando (a type of Spelling Bee contest) in 2007.[6]

In addition, Huck stars in several TV ads for top companies such as P&G, Coca-Cola and Brazilian bank Itaú.[7]

Luciano Huck is the founder and chairman of Instituto Criar de TV, Cinema e Novas Mídias[8] an NGO whose mission is to promote youth professional, social and personal development by means of filmmaking. Established in 2004, 1,150 youths have been a part of its educational program.

Thanks to Instituto Criar, Luciano Huck was one of the nominees of the Premio Empreendedor Social 2007[9] a social entrepreneurism award given by newspaper Folha de S.Paulo and Fundação Schwab, whose purpose is to identify leaders of cooperatives, social companies (from the private sector, and which distribute profit to help society), NGOs and individuals that develop innovative and sustainable ideas for collective benefit.

In 2011, Luciano Huck was honored in the IX Brazil Foundation Annual Gala held in New York for his important contribution to the third sector with Instituto Criar.[10][11]

In 2011, he dubbed Flynn Rider in the animation feature film Tangled (released in Brazil only, in 2011).[12]

On December 2, 2012, Luciano Huck was caught drinking and driving. He refused to take the breathalyzer test.[13]

On May 24, 2015, Luciano Huck suffered a plane crash but survived. He was with Angelica, Joaquim, Benicio and Eva, 2 nannies, plus the pilot. Everybody survived without serious injuries.

Social Networks[edit]

In 2009, Huck was the first Brazilian to have one million followers on Twitter,[14] in only four months. Nowadays, 5.9 million people follow his tweets (@LucianoHuck), and over 11 million people have liked his Facebook page.[15]