Miguel Ángel Muñoz

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Miguel Ángel Muñoz
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Background information
Birth name Miguel Ángel Muñoz Blanco
Also known as M.A.M.
Born (1983-07-04) 4 July 1983 (age 33)
Origin Madrid, Spain
Genres Pop music
Occupation(s) Actor, singer
Years active 1992—present
Labels M6 Interactions/Sony BMG
Associated acts Beatriz Luengo
Pablo Puyol
Mónica Cruz
Silvia Marty

Miguel Ángel Muñoz Blanco (born 4 July 1983) is a Spanish actor and singer.

Biography[edit]

Muñoz began his career as an actor at the age of 9 in the film El Palomo cojo, which he followed with many television appearances, especially in the soap opera Al salir de clase and the series Compañeros, before dubbing the voice of Sinbad in the Spanish version of the film Sinbad of the Seven Seas.

From 2002-04, Muñoz starred as Roberto Arenales on the television series Un Paso Adelante, for which he took dance classes. The series, much like the American show Fame, was set in a performing arts school. It became an international hit and proved to be the breakout role for Muñoz. Several cast members formed the band Upa Dance was for including Beatriz Luengo, Pablo Puyol, Monica Cruz, Silvia Marty, Edu Del Prado and Elizabeth Jordan. In 2004, Muñoz released the single "Dirás que estoy loco", already performed on the series. The song was ranked #1 in Spain for eleven consecutive weeks, by selling 180,000 copies. In 2006, Muñoz released the single in France and Italy, where it also met success and was certified gold in Italy.

Balancing music with acting, Muñoz has released several albums and appeared consistently in television and film as well as appearing on stage in El Cartero Neruda in 2006. He also joined the series Mis Adorables Vecinos in 2006.

Muñoz appeared in the film Los Borgia, larger budget film for a Spanish film, and released the horror film Intrusos in May 2007. From 2007-08, Muñoz acted the title role in the series "El síndrome de Úlises" as Ulises.

In 2010, Muñoz played his first high-profile English-speaking role as Antegua in the Ben Hur mini-series. In 2011, he was Toti Blanco in the series Vida loca. The following year, he joined Capadocia in the role of Hector Bolaños.

Also in 2008, he won an EBBA Award.

In late 2014 he became a contestant on the fifth season of TF1's Danse avec les Stars in France. He finished in fourth place with his partner, Fauve Hautot.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1994 La vida siempre es corta Miguel Albaladejo Short
1995 El Palomo cojo Felipe Jaime de Armiñán
1997 Mamá quiere ser artista Junior Ángel Fernández Montesinos TV Series (6 Episodes)
1997-98 Al salir de clase Javi Castro Pepa Sánchez Biezma, Toni Sevilla, ... TV Series (77 Episodes)
1999 Condenadas a entenderse Lurri Norberto López Amado TV Series (1 Episode)
2000 ¡Ala... Dina! Repartidor de pizzas José Pavón TV Series (1 Episode)
Policías, en el corazón de la calle Raúl César Rodríguez Blanco TV Series (1 Episode)
2000-02 Compañeros Charlie José Ramón Ayerra, Manuel Ríos San Martín, ... TV Series (16 Episodes)
2001 Gente pez Chaval buzón Jorge Iglesias
Periodistas Policía Antonio Conesa TV Series (2 Episodes)
2002 Hospital Central Alfonso Trece Javier Pizarro TV Series (1 Episode)
2002-05 Un Paso Adelante Rober Arenales Jesús del Cerro, Juanma R. Pachón, ... TV Series (84 Episodes)
TP de Oro - Best Young Talent Actor
2005 Desde que amanece apetece Máquina Antonio del Real
2005-06 Mis adorables vecinos Juan Castillo Gustavo Cotta, Sandra Gallego, ... TV Series (19 Episodes)
2006 Los Borgia Ramón Antonio Hernández
Probabilidades Ricardo Bajo Gaviño Short
2007 Ekipo Ja Himself Juan Muñoz
Aída Julián Jacobo Martos TV Series (1 Episode)
2007-08 El síndrome de Ulises Ulises Gaytán de Arzuaga Inma Torrente, Álvaro Fernández Armero, ... TV Series (26 Episodes)
2008 Intrusos en Manasés Ruben Juan Carlos Claver
Trío de ases Joseba Vázquez
Cazadores de hombres Hugo Vidal Álvaro Fernández Armero (2) TV Series (1 Episode)
2009 Amar en tiempos revueltos Julián Maldonado Eduardo Casanova & Joan Noguera TV Series (2 Episodes)
2010 Lope Tomás de Perrenot Andrucha Waddington
No controles Ernesto Borja Cobeaga
Tensión sexual no resuelta Nardo Miguel Ángel Lamata
Adiós papá, adiós mamá Martín Luis Soravilla Short
Ben Hur Antegua Steve Shill TV Mini-Series
La piel azul Germán Gonzalo López-Gallego TV Mini-Series
Gavilanes Ángel E.C. Lletget TV Series (1 Episode)
2011 Vida loca Toti Blanco Manuel Sanabria, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, ... TV Series (20 Episodes)
2012 Infames Joaquín Navarro Moisés Ortiz Urquidi TV Series (1 Episode)
Capadocia Héctor Bolaños Pedro Pablo Ibarra, Javier 'Fox' Patrón, ... TV Series (13 Episodes)
2013 Viral Frank Lucas Figueroa
Al final todos mueren Pablo David Galán Galindo, Roberto Pérez Toledo, ...
Hay dos clases de personas He Eva Moreno & Juan Carlos Vellido Short
2014 ABCs of Death 2 Man Alejandro Brugués
2014-15 Sin identidad Bruno Vergel Kiko Ruiz, Joan Noguera (2), ... TV Series (22 Episodes)
2015 Hablar El Adicto al Porno Joaquín Oristrell
2016 Amar en tiempos revueltos Alonso Núñez de Losada Eduardo Casanova (2) TV Series (1 Episode)
2017 What About Love Christian Santiago Klaus Menzel
2018 Tell No Tales Carmine

Stage credits[edit]

Title Year Role Production
La Cenerentola 1996 Servant Teatro de la Zarzuela
Bastien und Bastienne 2003 Bastien Teatro Alcázar
Quickly 2003 Miguel Teatro Real de Madrid
Il Postino 2005 Pablo Neruda (2005–06) Teatro Real de Madrid and Spanish tour
Order of the Empty Tomb 2009 Unknown Colegiata Santa María la Mayor de Antequera

Discography[edit]

Studio albums with UPA Dance[edit]

Year Album Charts Certification Sales
ESP FRA
2002 UPA Dance
1
1
7×Platinum World: 900.000+
ESP: 700.000+
FRA: 200.000+
2003 UPA Dance Edición Especial
5
ESP: Platinum
2004 UPA Live
1
ESP: Platinum ESP: 100.000+
2005 Contigo
4
ESP: Gold ESP: 50.000+

Solo studio albums[edit]

Year Album Charts Certification Sales
FRA
[1]
ITA
[2]
SUI
[3]
2006 M.A.M.
13
14
67
FRA: Silver[4]
ITA: Gold
World: 250.000+[5]

Solo singles[edit]

Year Single Charts Album
ESP FRA
[6]
ITA [7] BEL SUI[8] BRA
2006 "Dirás que estoy loco" 1 3 2 16 17 M.A.M.
2006 "Esa morena" 29
2006 "Vivo para tí" 2

Master Chef Celebrity[edit]

In 2016 Muñoz won the first Master Chef Celebrity of Spain.[9] He chose charity Fundación Pequeño Deseo as the recipient of his €75,000 prize.[10]

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