Eugenio Derbez facts for kids
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Derbez in 2019
Eugenio González Derbez
September 2, 1961
(m. 1986; div. 1987)
(m. 1992; div. 1997)
|Children||4, including Aislinn, Vadhir and José Eduardo Derbez|
Eugenio González Derbez (Spanish: [ewˈxenjo ðeɾˈβes]; born September 2, 1961) is a Mexican actor and comedian. He has appeared in many films and television series including The Book of Life,The Angry Birds Movie 2 and The Secret Life of Pets.
In the 2010s, he appeared in many American films and television series, such as Jack and Jill, Girl in Progress, Rob!, and Miracles from Heaven. Apart from appearing in live-action roles, Derbez has appeared in animated films including. Derbez provided the Spanish dubs for many characters in the Spanish versions of American films including Dr. Dolittle, Mulan, 102 Dalmatians, and the Shrek franchise.
His feature film Instructions Not Included which he directed, co-wrote, and starred in became the most successful Spanish-language film in the U.S. and worldwide and broke numerous box-office records, earning more than $100 million worldwide. Derbez also appeared in the film How to Be a Latin Lover alongside Salma Hayek and Kristen Bell and in the Paramount film Dora and the Lost City of Gold.
Derbez resides in Los Angeles, is married to Alessandra Rosaldo, and has 4 children.
Derbez was born and raised in Mexico City and expressed interest in acting at an early age, landing his first roles as extras in soap operas at age 12. He made his directing debut in 1997 with a Mexican soap opera named No Tengo Madre.
1980s and 1990s
During the early 1980s, Derbez was a regular in Cachún cachún ra ra!, a Mexican television show. He also participated in En Familia con Chabelo, a children's television show.
In 1988, he got his first recurring television position when he played a number of roles in a comedy show called Anabel. Derbez kept making movies during the 1990s. In 1992 he began hosting the variety show Al Derecho y al Derbez.
In 1997, Derbez made his directing debut in a soap opera named No Tengo Madre. In 1999 Derbez started a comedy show, Derbez en Cuando. Derbez appeared in Carita de ángel in 2000. He also starred that year in Cómplices al Rescate} ('Accomplices to the Rescue'). In 2003 he produced a television series named XHDRBZ. He later produced Hospital el Paisa ('Countrymen Hospital'), Vecinos ('Neighbors'), and in 2009 Ellas son... la alegría del hogar. He was the leading man in La familia P. Luche.
Derbez is one of the few Mexican actors to have achieved international acclaim, earning international award recognition as well as starring in commercial American films.
Derbez has appeared in a number of successful and critically acclaimed films including Sangre de mi Sangre, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2007 and his first non-comedy film, the indie smash hit La misma luna (released as Under the Same Moon in English) directed by Patricia Riggen, with Adrián Alonso and Kate del Castillo.
In 2002, Derbez and Florinda Meza co-created a sitcom named XHDRBZ, which marked his debut as a producer. Also in 2002, Derbez co-created, co-directed, and starred in the family sitcom La familia P. Luche, which gained Derbez further recognition amongst the Mexican and Latin community.
In 2011, Derbez starred in Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill as Felipe starring with Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino; he also starred in Girl In Progress, with Eva Mendes, also directed by Patricia Riggen. Eugenio also starred in the CBS sitcom Rob! and on Broadway in Latinologues at the Helen Hayes Theater.
Derbez starred in Sony's Miracles from Heaven, with Jennifer Garner (directed by Patricia Riggen), and he voiced the role of Rico in the animated feature Underdogs, directed by Juan J. Campanella.
In 2013, Derbez starred in and directed Instructions Not Included the most successful Spanish-language film in the U.S. and worldwide, which broke numerous box office records, earning over $100 million. The Spanish-language comedy-drama became a surprise $44 million hit in the U.S., and the third highest-grossing film ($46 million) of the year in Mexico (only Despicable Me and Iron Man sequels did better).
In 2016, Derbez wrapped production on the Lionsgate/Pantelion feature How to Be a Latin Lover in which he starred with Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch, Rob Riggle, Linda Lavin and Rob Huebel. It was written by Chris Spain and Jon Zack and directed by Ken Marino. The film, produced by Derbez and his producing partner Ben Odell, was released in the U.S. on April 28, 2017, and May 5, 2017, in Mexico.
Derbez is a partner of 3pas Studios with producer Ben Odell.
In 2021, via 3Pas Studios, he inked a first look deal with Univision, and he and Odell were executive producers on behalf of 3Pas Studios of the 2021 television series Acapulco, which stars Derbez. He appeared in the Academy Award-winning Apple TV+ film CODA, which won him, along with the rest of the cast, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Eugenio Derbez is one of Mexico's more successful comedic actors and directors. He was recognized by Variety in 2014 as the #1 most influential Latin American male in the world. On March 10, 2016, Derbez unveiled his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The ceremony was attended by thousands of fans.
In 2014, following the success of Instructions Not Included, Derbez partnered with former Pantelion President of Production Benjamin Odell to create 3Pas Studios, his film production company in Los Angeles.
Derbez was born in Mexico City, the son of actress Silvia Derbez and publicist Eugenio González Salas. Eugenio resides in Los Angeles with his family. Derbez is married to Alessandra Rosaldo, actress, model, and former Sentidos Opuestos singer. He is father to Mexican comedic actress Aislinn Derbez (her mother is Gabriela Michel), Mexican actor and singer Vadhir Derbez (his mother is Silvana Prince), Mexican actor José Eduardo Derbez (his mother is actress Victoria Ruffo) and Aitana Derbez (her mother is Alessandra Rosaldo). He is a vegetarian. He has a bulldog named Fiona.
|Denotes works that have not yet been released|
|1983||Por un vestido de novia||Film debut|
|1990||Más vale amada que quemada|
|Transplante a la mexicana||Eugenio|
|Fotógrafo de modelos|
|1991||Hembra o macho|
|1993||Soy hombre y que|
|1998||Dr. Dolittle||Lucky||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|Mulan||Mushu||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|2000||102 Dalmatians||Waddlesworth||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|2001||Shrek||Donkey||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|Dr. Dolittle 2||Lucky||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|2004||Shrek 2||Donkey||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|Mulan II||Mushu||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|2006||National Lampoon's TV: The Movie||Derbez, Eugenio|
|National Lampoon's Pledge This!||José|
|Shrek the Third||Donkey||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|La misma luna||Enrique||Marketed as Under the Same Moon in English|
|2008||Plaza Sésamo: Los monstruos feos más bellos||Eugenio|
|Hellboy II: The Golden Army||Johann Krauss||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|Beverly Hills Chihuahua||Store Owner|
|2010||No eres tú, soy yo||Javier|
|Shrek Forever After||Donkey||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|Te presento a Laura||Charlie|
|2011||Jack and Jill||Felipe / Felipe's Grandma||Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo (shared with the entire cast)|
|2012||Girl in Progress||Mission Impossible|
|2013||Underdogs||Rico||US version, voice|
|Instructions Not Included||Valentín Bravo||Also producer, writer, director and editor|
|2014||The Book of Life||Chato||Voice only|
|2015||El tamaño si importa||El Greñas|
|A la mala||Himself|
|2016||Miracles from Heaven||Dr. Nurko|
|The Secret Life of Pets||Snowball||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|2017||Sandy Wexler||Ramiro Alejandro|
|How to Be a Latin Lover||Maximo|
|The Nutcracker and the Four Realms||Hawthorne|
|The Grinch||The Grinch||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|2019||The Secret Life of Pets 2||Snowball||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|Dora and the Lost City of Gold||Alejandro Gutierrez||Also executive producer|
|The Angry Birds Movie 2||Glenn||Voice|
|Dedicada a mi Ex||Seller||Cameo|
|2021||CODA||Bernardo Villalobos||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|TBA||Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe||Jaime Mendoza|
|1981||Cachún cachún ra ra!||Eugenio||Television debut|
|1987||Tal como somos|
|1987–92||Papá soltero||F. Abasolo / Amigo de Pocholo||
|1993–95||Al derecho y al derbez||Various roles|
|1995||Lazos de Amor||Himself|
|1997||Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real||"¿Dónde está mi hija?" (season 13, episode 43)|
|No tengo madre||Eligio Augusto Maldonado / Julio Remigio Vasconcelos|
|1999||Derbez en cuando||Armando Hoyos / Lonje Moco / Aarón Abasolo|
|Serafín||El Lonje Moco|
|Cuento de Navidad||Nurse|
|2000||Carita de ángel||Mil Caras|
|2002||Cómplices al rescate||Dog Mantequilla||Voice only|
|2002–2012||La familia P. Luche||Ludovico P. Luche||Lead role|
|2002–2004||XHDRbZ||Ludovico P. Luche / Catalino||25 episodes|
|2005–2006||Vecinos||Himself / El Guía Melitón / Dr. Sierra||
|2006||La fea más bella||Armando Hoyos|
|2009||Ellas son, la alegría del hogar||Edmundo Martínez|
|Plaza Sésamo||Mesero||1 episodes|
|Hermanos y detectives||Darío||
|2010–12||La jugada||Various characters|
|2011||El Gran Show de los Peques||Various roles|
|2014||Anger Management||Eugene||"Charlie and the Last Temptation of Eugenio" (Season 2, Episode 51)|
|2016||Nuestra Belleza Latina 2016||Himself||Celebrity guest (4th gala)|
|2018-22||LOL: Last One Laughing||Himself||Main role, judge, streaming television|
|2019||The Loud House||Dr Arturo Santiago (voice)||2 episodes|
|Elena of Avalor||Guillermo (voice)||Episode: "Flower of Light"|
|2019-22||The Casagrandes||Dr Arturo Santiago (voice)||Recurring role|
|2019-21||De viaje con los Derbez||Himself||Main role, documentary comedy, streaming television|
|2021||Acapulco||Maximo Gallardo Ramos||Main cast|
|Mary the Jewess|