Juan Diego Botto
Born in Argentina and raised in Spain, actor Juan Diego Botto is known for his fiery yet sensitive portrayals of a wide range of Spanish-speaking characters. After scoring appearances in several small Spanish films, Botto became known in the United States for his recurring role as Felipe, Zorro's faithful servant and the only one who knows his true identity, in the adventure series "Zorro: The Legend Begins," which aired on the Family Channel for four seasons. A few years later, Botto starred in the poignant film "Martin (Hache)," about a 19-year-old Argentinean boy who is sent to live with his father in Madrid after a failed suicide attempt. More attention came Botto's way with his honest portrayal of Sucre, a detective's partner, which he played opposite Javier Bardem in the first feature directed by John Malkovich, "The Dancer Upstairs." The part led to a starring role as the dogged Manuel Cueto, an Argentinean journalist who is hired to type a famous novelist's last book, in the sentimental drama "Roma"; and an award-winning role as Guillermo, the son who discovers his life is a lie, in the sweet "Vete de mí," where he played opposite his real-life father, Diego Botto.