Roberto Vander

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Roberto Vander
Born Frans Robert Jan van der Hoek
(1950-09-20) September 20, 1950 (age 66)
North Holland, Netherlands
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1980–present

Roberto Vander (born Frans Robert Jan van der Hoek; September 20, 1950 in Laren, North Holland, Netherlands) is a Dutch-Chilean actor and singer.

Biography[edit]

After living in different Latin American countries such as Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brasil he settled in Mexico in 1980 after being a guest in the popular musical show Siempre en Domingo with Raúl Velasco where he presented his second album.

He toured for three years and was offered a role in the telenovela Cuna de lobos a soap opera that would become one of the greatest successes of its network Televisa. He later acted in Victoria and El precio de la fama. In the telenovela Senda de gloria ("Glorious path") he took the role of a Dutch-English villain and the opportunity to speak Dutch and English.

The success of Senda de gloria allowed him to obtain a role in Chilean telenovela Semidios produced by Universidad Católica de Chile's Canal 13 where he also sang the title song. For the same channel he made Bravo and returned to Mexico a year later to participate in a new version of Simplemente María and in La pícara soñadora, both soaps became hits in Latin America, Europe, Turkey and Russia. In 1992, Van Der returned to Chile to participate in two telenovelas and back to Mexico in 1994 he made Caminos cruzados. In 1995 he returned to Chile to make two telenovelas and started his own company Roberto Vander Prod to facilitate the access of Chilean media to actresses like Alicia Machado and other artists. In 1997 he participated in a telenovela with Televisa and next year he made Enséñame a querer with Venevisión, the most important television network in Venezuela.

He was interviewed by Dutch network NCRV in February 1999 in a 25-minute presentation from his home in Chile. This interview was broadcast on May 11 of the same year through the network Nederland 1. The same year he made Por tu amor in Mexico and in 2000 he made Milagros in Peru. In 2002 and 2003 he made two telenovelas for Televisa and was awarded the Azteca de Oro ("Golden Aztec") as Best Actor for his role in Salomé by the Asociación de Periodistas Mexicanos de Radio y Televisión ("Mexican association of radio and television journalists"). He made the new version of Rubí in 2004, this telenovela was considered as the best of the year and he was awarded El Sol de Oro ("Golden Sun") for his career and his role in this production and was nominated for the TVyNovelas award as "Best Supporting Actor".

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Club Med Television film
1986 Mauro el mojado Jeff
2004 Rubí, la descarada Arturo de la Fuente Television film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Cuna de lobos Julio Cifuentes
1987 Victoria Ray
1987 Senda de gloria James Van Hallen
1987 El precio de la fama Himself
1988 Semidiós Hugo
1989 Simplemente María Rafael Hidalgo
1989 Bravo Juan Pablo
1990 En carne propia
1991 La pícara soñadora Gregorio Rochild
1992 Fácil de amar Mario
1993 Doble juego Patricio Corral
1995 Amor a domicilio Guillermo Stone
1996 Adrenalina Gerardo Ahumada
1997 Sin ti Guillermo Ysaguirre Lead Antagonist
1998 Enséñame a querer Rafael
1999 Por tu amor Don Nicolás Montalvo-Ariza Gallardo
2000 Milagros Benjamin Muñoz
2001 Salomé Mauricio Valdivia Antagonist
2003 Amores urbanos
2003 Velo de novia Don Germán del Alamo
2004 Mariana de la noche Engineer Ángel Villaverde
2004 Rubí Don Arturo De La Fuente
2005 El amor no tiene precio Don Germán Garcés
2007 Destilando amor Don Ricardo Duarte
2007-2008 Al diablo con los guapos Don Néstor Miranda
2008 Fuego en la sangre Dr. Gilberto Castañeda
2009-2010 Teatro en CHV Marcelo / Rogelio "Todo por un caño" (Season 7, Episode 5)
"Peor que pulga en la oreja" (Season 8, Episode 19)
2010 Salvador de mujeres Julio César
2010 Pecadora Don Cayetano
2011 Los herederos del Monte Don Emilio del Monte / Pablo González
2011 Infiltradas Octavio Gangas 7 episodes
2012 El Talismán Don Esteban Nájera
2012-2013 La Sexóloga Don Axel Cooper
2013 Pasión prohibida Don Ariel Piamonte
2014-2015 Hasta el fin del mundo Don Gerónimo Peralta De la Riva Lead Antagonist

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