Orlando Urdaneta

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Orlando Urdaneta
Born (1950-10-24) October 24, 1950 (age 65)
Maracaibo, Venezuela

Orlando Urdaneta (b. October 24, 1950 - Maracaibo, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan actor and television personality. He was one of the most outspoken critics of President Hugo Chávez and his fear of retaliation from the Bolivarian Circles made him decide to live in a self-imposed exile in Miami. He worked in "La hora de Orlando" which was broadcast by La Familia Cosmovision in Miami. He currently works for Telefutura Network's nightly program "Noche de Perros."

Urdaneta received in 1997 the Premio Municipal de Teatro, awarded the best actor and the best theater actor by La Casa del Artista in 1999. During the years 1998 and 1999, he also won the award as best actor from the Asociación Nacional de Artistas Cinematográficos (ANAC) for his role in Pandemonium and Cien Años de Perdón. As co-writer of Pandemonium, he won the award for the best film screenplay by La Casa del Artista.

He has hosted over the years several TV and radio programs, such as La Rueda de la Fortuna, D'Noche, Estudio 15, Buenos Días Venezuela, Orlando con Orlando, and Almorzando con Orlando, the latter seen on Televen in 2004. Also Aquí entre nos was seen throughout Latin America and the United States. On radio, he hosted with Pedro León Zapata, a humor and political satire program entitled Pájaro que vas volando. However, it was with his programs Titulares de Mañana and La Hora de Orlando, broadcast by Globovisión, that his criticism against the policies of Hugo Chávez became more vocal. The presentation of his theater production, Orlando en Cadena was sabotaged during July 2002 by the Bolivarian Circles and some of the public was allegedly attacked.

In July 2004, he decided to move to Miami with his wife, Morella Ramia, and his two daughters.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Title Director Year
La Mágica aventura de Óscar Diana Sánchez 2000
Juegos bajo la luna Mauricio Walerstein 2000
Cédula ciudadano Diego Velasco 2000
Borrón y cuenta nueva Henrique Lazo 2000
Manuela Sáenz Diego Rísquez 2000
100 años de perdón Alejandro Saderman 1998
Salserín Luis Alberto Lamata 1997
Pandemonium' Román Chalbaud 1997
Aire libre Luis Armando Roche 1996
Carlito's Way Brian De Palma 1993
Vidas paralelas Pastor Vega 1993
Móvil pasional Mauricio Walerstein 1993
L'Aventure extraordinaire d'un papa peu ordinaire Philippe Clair 1989
El secreto Luis Armando Roche 1988
El compromiso Roberto Siso 1988
Profundo Antonio Llerandi 1988
El escándalo Carlos Oteyza 1987
La Hora Texaco Eduardo Barberena 1985
El atentado Thaelman Urgelles 1985
Macho y hembra Mauricio Walerstein 1984
La Máxima felicidad Mauricio Walerstein 1982
Under Siege (US) / Hostages (1980 film) (UK) (Traficantes de pánico) René Cardona Jr. 1980
Verano salvaje Enrique Gómez Vadillo 1980
Guyana: Crime of the Century René Cardona Jr. 1979
Esta loca, loca cámara Mario Di Pasquale 1979
Savana - Sesso e diamanti Guido Leoni 1978
Seagulls Fly Low (I Gabbiani volano basso) Giorgio Cristallini 1978
El Fascista, la beata y su hija desvirgada Joaquín Coll Espona 1978
Perro de alambre Manuel Caño 1978
El pez que fuma Román Chalbaud 1977
Canción mansa para un pueblo bravo Giancarlo Carrer 1976
Crónica de un subversivo latinoamericano Mauricio Walerstein 1975
Cuando quiero llorar no lloro Mauricio Walerstein 1972

Telenovelas and TV appearances[edit]

  • Noche de Perros (2011)
  • Planeta de 6 (2001)
  • Radio Pirata (2001)
  • El País de las mujeres (1998)
  • Mon enfant (Bambino mio) (1994)
  • Gardenia (1990)
  • La Señorita Perdomo (1982)
  • La Goajirita (1982)
  • Elizabeth (1980)
  • Daniela (1978)
  • La Fiera (1978)
  • La Zulianita (1977)
  • La Mujer prohibida (1973)
  • La Loba (1973)
  • Peregrina (1973)
  • Lucecita (1972)
  • Corazón de madre (1969)
  • Sacrificio (1967)

Theater[edit]

  • "Orlando en Cadena"
  • "Divorciarme yo"
  • "Don Juan", directed by Antonio Constante
  • "Los Hombros de América", directed by José Ignacio Cabrujas
  • "Cartas de amor", directed by Miriam Dembo
  • "Pares y Nines", directed by Fausto Verdial

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