Mario Ramírez Reyes

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Mario Ramirez Reyes
Nationality Mexican
Other names El Comodín
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer, director, producer

Mario Ramirez Reyes, also known to Hispanic audiences as El Comodín (Jack of all trades - his nickname) is a Mexican actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer of film, television, and theater who gained notoriety when he headlined the most luxurious theater show of the 90’s in Mexico: "El Show de las Estrellas" (The Star’s Show) which set attendance records at prominent theaters Teatro Lírico, Aldama, Fru-Fru, Venustiano Carranza, and Teatro Blanquita in Mexico as well as then popular Hispanic theaters in the United States Teatro Los Pinos, Teatro Bay, and Teatro México.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Actor and Comedian[edit]

Television executives took notice of Mario and hired him for La Hora Lunática (The crazy hour), a daily variety show from Hollywood, California for the Telemundo Network.[8][9] Ramirez also got offered his first leading role by then newly formed independent film company Laguna Films in "No hay Derecho Joven" (There is no right young man) where he impersonated Mexico's most celebrated comedy character Cantinflas.[10][11][12] Disney also included Mario Ramirez among its talents when he became the voice of Goofy in Spanish. Before the 90s were over, Mario had played the leading role in several Hispanic films: "El Culebrero," "El Güero Estrada," "Acábame de Matar," and "Carga Blanca." [13][14][15][16] He had also guest starred in popular Mexican TV Shows: Siempre en Domingo and "En Vivo." [17]

The new millennium added roles for Mario Ramirez in prominent films "The True Story of Che Guevara" for the History Channel where he portrayed the iconic Che Guevara and Sabotage with Arnold Schwarzenegger for Open Road Films[18][19] as well as "The Price of the American Dream[13][20] and "Se la sacó Gaspar" in the independent world of cinema.[21] Mario has also been a TV series regular of "Peor es Nada" for Azteca America and has guest starred on TV shows "Entre Nos," also for Azteca America, "Acceso Total" for Telemundo, "Que no te cuenten" and "100 Latinos Dijeron" for MundoFox, "Con Chile y Limón" for Channel 22, and "Sabadazo" for Televisa and many more.[22][23] In the United States Mario’s comedy show has been presented at The Improv in Hollywood[24] and at the Million Dollar Theater, Star Theater, Yost Theater, and Fox Theater in California. Ramirez also lends his voice to several characters in the Spanish version of video games Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D for Marvel and Lego and Halo 2 for Xbox.[25]

Director and Producer[edit]

The first decade of the 2000s gives way to Ramirez as a film director with "En la mira de mi gatillo," "Agarren al de los Huevos," "Cuando el poder es…" and "Atrapamos a Bin Laden," which he also starred in and produced. He also produced and starred in urban films "The Price of the American Dream" for Laguna Productions and "Crossing Frontiers" for his own company Jakmar Entertainment for which Mario has also directed theater plays Don Juan Tenorio, "Mi Amigo Cri-Cri," "La Migra no llega a Belén," "Los Latinos son de Puro Vacilón," "El Gallo Lio al rescate de Santa Claus"and produced "La Pasión de Jesucristo" and multiple comedy shows internationally.[26][27][28][29]

Writer[edit]

Mario Ramirez has been the senior writer of TV shows La Hora Lunática and "Peor es Nada" as well as feature films "Fuga de Almoloya," "El Señor de los Cerros," "En la Mira de mi Gatillo," "Got Papers" aka "Al Infierno con la Migra," and "Atrapamos a Bin Laden" and the theater plays "La Migra no llega a Belén," "Las Aventuras de mi amigo Cri-Cri," "El Gallo Lío al rescate de Santa Claus," "Los Latinos son de Puro Vacilón," and multiple international live comedy shows.[30][31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juan Valentín ni canta ni actua historias de narcotráfico". La Opinión Newspaper. Los Angeles. March 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Juan Valentín y Mario Ramírez El Comodín". Ticketón. Los Angeles. June 14, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Juan Valentín y Mario Ramírez El Comodín en South Gate". Eventful. Los Angeles. June 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ {{ |first=Dalgis |last=Penis Diaz|title=Regresa el show de las Estrellas|url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/marioramirez1/16924651016/location = México |work=Por Esto! |date=March 26, 1994 }}
  5. ^ "El Show de las Estrellas en el cine-teatro Bay de National City". El Mexicano. Mexico. September 24, 1993. 
  6. ^ "Tele_Guía". Tele-Guía. Mexico. May 10, 1993. 
  7. ^ "Mario Ramírez "El Comodín"destacó en "El Show de las Estrellas"". La Tarde de Baja California. San Diego. September 30, 1993. 
  8. ^ "La Hora Lunática". Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Talento, Profesionalismo y Cualidades Histriónicas". Periódico El Sol de América. Los Angeles, California. November 24, 1995. 
  10. ^ "No Hay Derecho Joven en Cine Latino". Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ "No Hay Derecho Joven on Hulu". Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  12. ^ / "No Hay Derecho Joven" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "No Hay Derecho Joven on Barnes & Noble". Retrieved March 24, 2015.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Barnes & Noble" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  14. ^ "El Güero Estrada on MSN Entertainment". Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Acábame de Matar on Best Buy". Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Carga Blanca". Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Una película mas en Zitacuaro". Periódico El Despertar de Oriente. Michoacán México. October 25, 1997. 
  18. ^ "The True Story of Che Guevara". Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Mario Ramirez Reyes". Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  20. ^ "The Price of the American Dream". Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Se la sacó Gaspar". Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  22. ^ [http:// www.mundofox22.com/entretenimiento/item/3315-21-a%C3%B1os-de-la-muerte-de-mario-moreno-cantinflas-en-viva-el-22 "Viva El 22 Presenta 21 Años de la Muerte de Mario Moreno, "Cantinflas" y Mario Ramírez "El Comodín""] Check |url= value (help). Viva El 22. MundoFox. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Los sacrificios para ver el futbol". EL Pelado. TV.COM. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Noche de Risas". The Improv. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  25. ^ Triunfadores Magazine "Mario Ramirez Reyes" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  26. ^ {{ |first=Lucero |last=Amador|title=La Pasión de Cristo en Plaza México|url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/86371429@N08/7904155756%7Clocation = Los Angeles |work=La Opinión |date=April 24, 2007 }}
  27. ^ El Aviso Magazine "Un Don Juan Tenorio Cómico muy angelino" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  28. ^ {{ |first=Ramón |last=Inclán|title=Una Puesta de Vacilón|url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/marioramirez1/16738832440/location = Los Angeles |work=La Opinión |date=August 1st, 2003 }}
  29. ^ "Mario Ramirez Reyes". IMDB. IMDB. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  30. ^ "El Combate de Comedia: México vs. Puerto Rico". 
  31. ^ Mario Huitrón (1995). "Honor a quién honor merece". El Sol de América. p. 15. 
  • La Migra en el infierno by Mario Ramirez. (Library of Congress, 1997)
    • Copyright Catalog Al Infierno con la Migra ', Library of Congress Public Catalogue 1997. Registration Number / Date: PAu002739752 / 2003-02-26
  • Fuga de Almoloya by Mario Ramirez. (Library of Congress, 1998)
    • Copyright Catalog Fuga de Almoloya ', Library of Congress Public Catalogue 1998. Registration Number / Date: PA0000938857 / 1999-05-18