My top 20 Mexican actors.

by erikjovi79 | created - 22 Jan 2011 | updated - 31 Jul 2015 | Public

1. Cantinflas

Actor | Around the World in 80 Days

Cantinflas, born Mario Mareno as the son of a Mexican postal employee, was a prolific and productive Mexican comedian/producer/writer/singer who also knew a fair bit about agriculture and medicine. He was married to Valentina Ivanova from 1936 until her death. He appeared in more than 55 films, ...

2. Héctor Suárez

Actor | El mil usos

Héctor Suárez was born on October 21, 1938 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is an actor and director, known for El mil usos (1983), Las fuerzas vivas (1975) and National Mechanics (1972).

3. Pedro Armendáriz

Actor | From Russia with Love

Born in Mexican revolution times, Pedro Armendáriz was the first child of Mexican Pedro Armendáriz García-Conde and American Adele Hastings. He was raised in Churubusco, then a suburb of Mexico City, before the family traveled to Laredo, Texas. They lived there until 1921, the year Armendáriz' ...

4. Andrés Soler

Actor | Los Fernández de Peralvillo

Andrés Soler was born on November 18, 1898 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico as Andrés Díaz Pavía. He was an actor, known for Los Fernández de Peralvillo (1954), The Three Musketeers (1942) and El jorobado (1943). He died on July 26, 1969 in Mexico City, Mexico.

5. Fernando Soler

Actor | El grito de la carne

Fernando Soler was born on May 24, 1896 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico as Fernando Díaz Pavía. He was an actor and director, known for El grito de la carne (1951), The Great Madcap (1949) and Chucho el Roto (1934). He was married to Sagra del Río. He died on October 24, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico.

6. Héctor Bonilla

Actor | Rojo amanecer

Héctor Bonilla was born on March 14, 1939 in Tetela de Ocampo, Puebla, Mexico as Héctor Hermilo Bonilla Rebentun. He is an actor and director, known for Red Dawn (1989), Monica y el profesor (2003) and Meridiano 100 (1976). He has been married to Sofia Alvarez since 1985. They have one child. He ...

7. Ernesto Gómez Cruz

Actor | El imperio de la fortuna

Ernesto Gómez Cruz was born on November 7, 1933 in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico. He is an actor, known for The Realm of Fortune (1986), Midaq Alley (1995) and The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002).

8. Germán Valdés

Actor | Chanoc en las garras de las fieras

Germán Valdés was born on September 19, 1915 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Germán Genaro Cipriano Gómez Valdés Castillo. He was an actor and producer, known for Chanoc en las garras de las fieras (1970), Chanoc contra el tigre y el vampiro (1972) and El capitán Mantarraya (1970)...

9. Damián Alcázar

Actor | The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Damián Alcázar (born January 8, 1953 in Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico) is a Mexican actor, who is best known for portraying Colombian drug lord Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela in the Netflix series Narcos.

Damián Alcázar studied acting first at the National Institute of Fine Arts and at the Theatrical ...

10. Ignacio López Tarso

Actor | Macario

Ignacio López Tarso was born on January 15, 1925 in Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Ignacio López López. He is an actor, known for Macario (1960), Rosa blanca (1961) and El Pantera (2007).

11. José Alonso

Actor | Crónica de un desayuno

José Alonso was born on November 18, 1947 in Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico as José Alonso Zepeda Palacios. He is an actor, known for Crónica de un desayuno (2000), La casa al final de la calle (1989) and Mujeres insumisas (1995).

12. Daniel Giménez Cacho

Actor | Zama

Daniel Giménez-Cacho was born on May 15, 1961, in Madrid, Spain. He is a Mexican actor and director, Ariel award winner, who has starred in several Mexican films such as 'Solo con tu pareja' (1991), 'Cronos' (1993), 'Midaq Alley' (1995) and 'Arráncame la Vida' (2008), among others. He is also known...

13. Jorge Martínez de Hoyos

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Jorge Martínez de Hoyos was born on September 25, 1920 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), Lonesome Dove (1989) and Untouched (1954). He was married to Alicia Caro. He died on May 6, 1997 in Mexico City.

14. Joaquín Pardavé

Actor | Los hijos de Don Venancio

Joaquín Pardavé was born into the theatrical milieu, the son of a pair of stage actors. He was a popular stage actor and appeared in several silent films and some early sound features, but achieved his greatest fame in the early 1940s in films like My Memories of Mexico (1944) and El baisano Jalil ...

15. Claudio Obregón

Actor | Actas de Marusia

Obregón began his professional career as a radio announcer in the late 1950s. His screen career began in the 1960s, and he has continued to work in films, TV and the stage ever since. Obregón was one of the actors who rebelled against the ANDA actors' union in the 1970s, forming the Independent ...

16. Joaquín Cosio

Actor | Quantum of Solace

Joaquín Cosio was born in 1962 in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. He is an actor, known for Quantum of Solace (2008), El Narco (2010) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).

17. Luis Felipe Tovar

Actor | El Callejón de los Milagros

Luis Felipe Tovar was born on December 31, 1961 in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. He is known for his work on Midaq Alley (1995), The Mexican (2001) and The Beginning and the End (1993).

18. Gael García Bernal

Actor | Mozart in the Jungle

Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal, an actress and model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is cinematographer Sergio Yazbek. García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When...

19. Roberto Cobo

Actor | Los olvidados

Roberto Cobo was born on February 20, 1930 in Mexico, D.F., Mexico as Luis Roberto Garcia y Romero. He was an actor, known for The Young and the Damned (1950), The Place Without Limits (1978) and Dulces compañías (1996). He died on August 2, 2002 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, ...

20. Miguel Inclán

Actor | Fort Apache

Miguel Inclan was a popular villain of Mexican cinema from the 1930s into the 1950s, although he also had some sympathetic roles, notably as the kindly policeman in Salón México (1949) and several appearances as Benito Juárez. Inclán came from a theatrical family and started out ...



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