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Carlos Mata
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Mata in September 2015
Born
Carlos Enrique Mata Iturriza

August 28, 1952 (1952-08-28) (age 69)
Valencia,Venezuela
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active 1971–present
Children 3
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals

Carlos Enrique Mata Iturrzia (born August 28, 1952), better known as Carlos Mata, is a Venezuelan television actor and singer. Born in Caracas, Venezuela on August 28, 1952, he is best known for his great career in Venezuelan telenovelas for the companies Venezolana de Televisión, Radio Caracas Televisión and, Venevisión. Mata was the protagonist in 9 telenovelas, among them the most recognized are La dama de rosa (1986), Señora (1988), Las dos Dianas (1992), Déjate querer (1993) and Enamorada (1999), among others. His album "Que por que te quiero" remained for four months on the Billboard charts in 1985, where he shared the stage with artists such as: Miami Sound Machine, Lola Flores, Celia Cruz, Joaquin Sabina, Julio Iglesias, Brigitte Nielsen, Miguel Bosé, among many others.

Through his image, he was the biggest seller of Latin American telenovelas in the world, and was even mentioned by market studies as the third export product of Venezuela, and as the most recognized Spanish non-Spanish character.

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