One of Mexico's most successful and well-loved comic actors, Eugenio Derbez parlayed his love for broad humor and eccentric characters into a two-decade career on television sketch comedy and features, including the record-breaking "Instructions Not Included" (2013). Derbez began appearing on television as a child and broke into semi-stardom in the late '80s and early '90s with a string of programs that showcased his knack for outrageous characters. He was soon headlining his own comedy series, "Al Derecho y al Derbez" (Televisa 1993-1995), which led to even greater success with the surreal family sitcom "La familia P. Luche" (Televisa 2003- ). Despite his enormous popularity with Spanish-speaking audiences throughout North America, Derbez never officially broke through to Caucasian viewers, though there were several attempts, including the sitcom "Rob" (CBS 2012). He circumnavigated the issue by co-writing, directing and starring in the comedy feature "Instructions Not Included," which surprised industry observers by becoming the highest grossing Spanish-language film in North America upon its release. Its runaway success appeared to serve as notice to both American and Mexican audiences that Eugenio Derbez was the biggest name in Spanish-language comedy.