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November 24, 1965
Mexico City, Mexico
Ricardo Chávez is a Mexican actor who has worked in theater, television and film. He was also a model and a ballet dancer before acting.
Early life and background
Ricardo Chávez was born in Mexico City on November 24, 1965, to a middle-class family. He is the youngest of three brothers. His father is an engineer and his mother is a housewife, and were both in the entertainment business before getting married. His father sang Mexican music and opened concerts for Pedro Infante and his mother worked as a model.
While still performing and studying theater, Chávez modeled. He then moved back to acting and started appearing in popular soap operas in Mexico, on the Hispanic network Televisa. After starring in nine soap operas on that network, Chávez moved to Brazil and played a lead role in the soap opera Vale Todo on Globo Network. Later, he went to Miami to play the lead role in the series On The Edge of the Law. Following this he played the lead role in the film Pretty Boy for which he won an award in "The Made in Miami Film Festival". Upon completion of this film, he got the lead role in the film Se Habla Español, a movie also in English with Spanish subtitles.
Ricardo Chávez has acted in 21 different plays including Who Is the Guilty One?, Andrés, Here Comes the Train, How To Forget My Past, Waiting for Godot, The Fiddler on the Roof with Manolo Fábregas among others.
After 18 soap operas, 21 theater plays, 8 movies and over 100 television shows and series, Ricardo wrote Your Life Does Not Have To Be A Soap Opera, which was published simultaneously in English and Spanish in several continents.
|1985||Gavilán o paloma||Supporting|
|1986||Solamente una vez ((Agustin Lara’s life))||Sergio|
|1988||Blood And Fire||Terrorist|
|1988||Der Radfahrer Von San Cristóbal||Dito Vargas|
|1997||In A Horse's Shoes||Charro|
|2003||The Brazilian Girl and the Dummy Cuban||Alberto|
|2005||Se Habla Español||Juan Domingo Garcia|
|2009||Cabeza de Buda||Lino|
|1985||King Lear||King of France||Channel 11|
|1985||Paths to Glory||Revolutionary||Televisa|
|1986||The Spider Web||Different Characters|
|1987||Agustín Lara’s Life||Waiter||Televisa|
|1999||PorTu Amor||Theater Actor|
|1999-2001||Woman, Cases of Real Life||Different Characters|
|2000||First Love at 1000 X Hour||Sebastián Olivares||Televisa|
|2000||Embrace Me Tightly||Motor||Televisa|
|2001||Aventuras en el tiempo||Octavio||Televisa|
|2002||¡Vivan los niños!||Uriel|
|2006||South Beach||Casper Diaz||Paramount Television|
|2005-2007||Decisiones||Benjamin / Ernesto / Horacio||Telemundo|
|2006||Tierra de pasiones||Miguel Valdez||Telemundo|
|2007||Dame Chocolate||Diosdado Amado||Telemundo|
|2008||El juramento||Justo Romero||Telemundo|
|2013||Marido En Alquiler||Gabriel Rodríguez||Telemundo|
|2014||Villa paraíso||Ricardo Castillejo||Telemundo|
|2014||Tierra de Reyes||Ignacio Del Junco||Telemundo|
|1985||Zoo||Jerry||I.S.S.T.E. Theatre, Mexico City|
|1986||Waiting for Godot||Vladimiro/Estragon||I.S.S.T.E. Theatre, Mexico|
|1986||The Visit of the Beast||Raul||El Hijo Del Cuervo Stage, Mexico City|
|1986||How to Forget My Past||Gerard||Hidalgo Theater, Mexico City|
|1987||Tito, the Little Elephant||Tijo the lizard||Ecatepec Forum, Mexico|
|1988||The Loneliness Well||Gorgeous||Fru-Fru Theatre, Mexico City|
|1989||Hughie||Erie Smith||El Hijo Del Cuervo Stage, Mexico City|
|1989||Meeting Hours||Robbie||Silvia Pinal Theatre, Mexico City|
|1989||The Fiddler on the Roof||Chorus||Teatro Hidalgo, Mexico City|
|2000||Andres, There Comes the Train||Old Repudios||The Actors’ Home, Mexico City|
|2003||Who is The One Guilty?||Tony||Casa Panza, Miami|
- "CNN Interview" (in Spanish).
- "Ricardo Chavez, el Nuevo Amor de Gabriela Spanic". La Voz Newspaper (in Spanish). Venezuela. March 12, 2006.
- "Ricardo Chavez es Diosdado Amado". Telemundo Network Promotional Campaign (in Spanish). USA. March 2007.
- "Soy Actor No Por Dinero Ni Por Fama". Hoy (in Spanish). New York, USA. January 23, 2006.
- "Interview of Ricardo Chavez" (in Spanish).
- "Ricardo Chavez Actor Biography" (in Spanish).
- "Ricardo Chávez Se Destaca". Dos Mundos (in Spanish). Kansas, USA. 2006.
- "Series Now Biography".