Huck at Brazilian Day in Miami
September 3, 1971
São Paulo, São Paulo
Luciano Grostein Huck (born September 3, 1971) is a Brazilian television host, media personality and entrepreneur. For the past sixteen years, he has hosted Caldeirão do Huck, which airs every Saturday on Brazilian network Rede Globo, with an audience of about 18 million people per episode. The show tops all viewing ratings of its time slot and is broadcast throughout Brazil, as well as to 114 countries via Globo International.
In addition to his career in the entertainment industry, Huck founded Joá Investments, an investment fund focused on technology and lifestyle start-up companies. Moreover, Huck is the founder and chairman of Instituto Criar for TV, Movie and New Medias, a non-profit that promotes youth professional, social and personal development by filmmaking. Established in 2004, 1,600 youth have been a part of its educational program.
Huck became the first Brazilian to have one million followers on Twitter in 2009. Nowadays, 12.3 million people follow his tweets, around 16.7 million people have liked his Facebook page and 9.7 million follow him on Instagram.
Luciano Huck was born on September 3, 1971, São Paulo. He is the son of jurist Hermes Marcelo Huck and urbanist Marta Dora Grostein. Luciano is Jewish and has a Law Bachelor's degree from the University of São Paulo(USP). In his first experience he was an intern at Brazilian advertising agencies as W/Brasil, at 22, DM9, run by Nizan Guanaes, and Talent. At the same time, Huck launched his career as entrepreneur when together with friends, he opened Cabral, a successful bar in São Paulo. It was the beginning of his entrepreneurial career path.  The first direct connection with communication was as a writer at "Jornal da Tarde" newspaper, at Circulating (Circulando). His job was to write about behavior and entertainment. Luciano Huck also started working on a radio show aired by Rádio Jovem Pan. Luciano Huck debuted on television in 1994 with a feature on TV show “Perfil”, with Otávio Mesquita. At 24, his society page Circulando became a TV show under the same name, aired on network CNT Gazeta.
Producing High Impact Television In September 1996 came his solo debut on TV, with TV show “H” on Rede Bandeirantes de Televisão; Luciano Huck was also the host of radio show Torpedo on Rádio Jovem Pan. At 27, Luciano Huck left the newspaper to work full-time on TV show “H”. Luciano Huck joined Rede Globo, (Grupo Globo is a set of companies that have as their mission inform, entertain and contribute to education in the country through quality content.) network in September 1999, to host Caldeirão do Huck. On April 8, 2012, Caldeirão do Huck celebrated its sixteenth year on air.
Huck stars in several TV ads for renowned multinational companies as Coca-Cola Company, Nissan, P&G and the biggest Brazilian companies as bank Itaú and BRF – Perdigão.
Luciano Huck is the founder and chairman of Instituto Criar, non-profit whose mission is to promote youth professional, social and personal development by means of filmmaking. 1,600 youth have enrolled in its educational program since it was established in 2004.
Luciano is recognized in Brazil as nonstop 24/7-man.
During these years he:
– wrote a book entitled “Na terra, no céu, no mar” (On Land, Sky and Sea) about his trips worldwide shooting features for Caldeirão do Huck,
– dubbed Flynn Rider in the animation feature film Tangled, http://www.disneymania.com.br/veja-luciano-huck-dublando-em-enrolados/
– produced films such as “Casa de Areia” launched in 2005 and directed by Andrucha Waddington; “Era uma Vez”, of 2008, directed by Breno Silveira; and “Na quebrada”, of 2014,directed by Fernando Grostein.
– spoke at Zeitgeist, Endeavor, Facebook, YPO, Google,… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtxkELaRLJ8
– was chosen member of a jury for Google Impact Challenge in Brazil
– was the ambassador the “Olimpiada do Conhecimento”, a knowledge bowl-type competition organized by SENAI, which is the leading professional education event in the Americas.
In 2009, he made history by having the first Brazilian Twitter account to attract 1 million followers, in only four months. 12.3 million people follow his tweets (@LucianoHuck), 16.7 million people have liked his Facebook page 9,7 million follow him on Instagram (@lucianohuck).
Huck received the Prêmio Extra de Televisão award for Best TV Host for 8 consecutive years, an accolade organized by Rio de Janeiro newspaper Extra, and it is similar to the People’s Choice Awards (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006). http://extra.globo.com/tv-e-lazer/premio-extra-tv/premio-extra-de-tv-caldeirao-do-huck-eleito-mais-uma-vez-melhor-programa-3350448.html
Caldeirão do Huck also received the same award as Best Variety Show for 9 years (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003), including an Outstanding Award for feature Soletrando (a type of Spelling Bee) in 2007.
Social Entrepreneur Award 2007 for Instituto Criar from “Folha de São Paulo” Newspaper and Schwarb Foundation
In 2010, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, for Help Your World Award
In 2011, Luciano Huck was honored at the IX Brazil Foundation Annual Gala held in New York for his important contribution to the third sector via Instituto Criar.
An avid sportsman, he is triathlete, likes bike and kitesurf.
At 2015, a plane carrying Luciano Huck, Angelica and three children of her made an emergency landing in Campo Grande ( MS ) on Sunday morning.
http://g1.globo.com/jornal-nacional/videos/t/edicoes/v/foi-um-milagre-diz-luciano-huck-sobre-acidente-de-aviao/4206646/ The aircraft, Embraer model 820 C, took off from Cayman Resort and went on to Campo Grande, on a 230 kilometer journey, when he suffered a failure and made an emergency landing. The family was referred to the hospital Santa Casa de Campo Grande, where he received care in the orthopedic sector but without a serious injury.
|1995||Circulando||Columnist / Presenter||CNT Gazeta|
|1996–2000||Programa H||Presenter||Rede Bandeirantes|
|2000 – present||Caldeirão do Huck||Presenter||Rede Globo|
|2004||Cabocla||Xexeú||Special guest||Rede Globo|
|2004||Quebrando a Rotina||Presenter||Rede Globo|
|2008||Beleza Pura||Himself||Special Guest||Rede Globo|
|2009||Geral.com||Himself||Season 2||Rede Globo|
|2010||As Cariocas||Augusto César||Episode: "A Traída da Barra" (Season 1, Episode 10)||Rede Globo|
|2011||Fina Estampa||Himself||Special Guest||Rede Globo|
|2012||Cheias de Charme||Himself||Special Guest||Rede Globo|
|2013||Amor à Vida||Himself||Special Guest||Rede Globo|
|2014||Geração Brasil||Himself||Special Guest||Rede Globo|
|2017 — present||Quem quer ser um milionário?||Presenter||Rede Globo|
|2018||The Wall||Presenter||Rede Globo|
|2001||Xuxa e os Duendes||Tomate|
|2004||Um Show de Verão||Marcelo|
|2005||Turma da Mônica em Cine Gibi||Himself|
|2009||Xuxa em O Mistério de Feiurinha||Príncipe da Rapunzel|
|2010||Enrolados||Flynn Rider (voz)|
|2011||Quebrando o Tabu||Himself|
|2012||Breaking the Taboo||Himself|
|2015||Até Que A Sorte Nos Separe 3: A Falência Final||Himself|
- "Feiticeira do lar". Revista Quem. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
- http://gshow.globo.com/programas/caldeirao-do-huck/ Caldeirão do Huck
- http://www.institutocriar.org/ Instituto Criar
- Redação TV Globo. "Luciano Huck elogia Tata Werneck como uma das melhores aquisições da Globo". Retrieved 15 July 2013.