Eugenio Derbez

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 ... Read more »
Born: 09/02/1962 in Mexico City, México, MX

Filmography

Actor (17)

Geostorm 2017 (Movie)

Hernandez (Actor)

Miracles From Heaven 2016 (Movie)

Dr. Nurko (Actor)

Anger Management 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Aztec Warrior 2014 (Movie)

El Diablo (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Book of Life 2014 (Movie)

Chato (Voice)

Instructions Not Included 2013 (Movie)

Valentín (Actor)

Girl In Progress 2012 (Movie)

Mission Impossible (Actor)

Rob 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Underdogs 2012 (Movie)

Beto (Voice)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

Felipe & Felipe's Grandma (Actor)

No Eres Tú, Soy Yo 2011 (Movie)

Javier (Actor)

The 2009 Alma Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 (Movie)

Store Owner (Actor)

Sangre de mi sangre 2008 (Movie)

Anibal (Actor)

Under the Same Moon 2008 (Movie)

Enrique (Actor)

Zurdo 2001 (Movie)

Forastero (Actor)
Director (1)

Instructions Not Included 2013 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Instructions Not Included 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

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.

Milestones

2014

Voiced the role of Chato in "The Book of Life"

2013

Breaks North American box office records with "Instructions Not Included"

2012

First American TV series, "Rob"

2008

First Hollywood film appearance in "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"

2005

Tours U.S. and appears on Broadway with "Latinologues"

2002

"La familia P. Luche" debuts

2002

Third sketch comedy show, "XHDRBZ"

2001

Dubs Eddie Murphy's voice in "Shrek"

1998

Dubs Eddie Murphy's voice in Disney's "Mulan"

1993

Stars in his own sketch comedy series, "Al derecho y al Derbez"

1993

Makes his directorial debut with "Al derecho y al Derbez"

1983

First feature film, "Por un vestido de novio"

1981

First work as a series regular on "Cachun cachun ra ra!"

Bonus Trivia

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Derbez is much in-demand as a host for various Spanish-language award shows, including the Latin Grammys, which he hosted in 2010.

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His 2012 wedding to Alessadra Rosaldo was broadcast live on Televisa

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Has bought and raced several Formula 1 cars.

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In addition to his television and film career, Derbez has enjoyed a long career on stage as both actor and director, most notably in the Mexico City production of the Broadway musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."

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Won the Supernova Award, the top honor at the 2013 "Premois Juventud" (Univision, 2004- ), a popular entertainment award show. His appearance drew a record 11 million viewers.

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