Eugenio González Derbez
September 2, 1961
Mexico City, Mexico
Eugenio González Derbez [ewˈxenjo ðeɾˈβes] ; born September 2, 1961 ) is a Mexican actor, comedian, and filmmaker.(Spanish:
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.
With Gus Rodríguez, Eugenio is the star, writer, director, producer, and creator of some of the most popular Spanish language TV shows of all time including Al Derecho y Al Derbez, Derbez en cuando, XHDRBZ , Vecinos and La familia P. Luche .
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 Angel 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 (aka Under the Same Moon) directed by Patricia Riggen, with Adrián Alonso and Kate del Castillo.
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 Includedthe 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, Eugenio 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.
In 2021, via his 3Pas Studios company, he inked a first look deal with Univision.
Eugenio Derbez is one of Mexico's more successful comedic actor 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.
|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 2||Mushu||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|2006||TV: The Movie||Derbez, Eugenio|
|Shrek The Third||Donkey||Spanish Latin American version, voice|
|La misma luna||Enrique|
|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 Ensemble (shared with the entire cast)|
|2012||Girl in Progress||Mission Impossible|
|2013||Underdogs||Rico||US version, voice|
|Instructions Not Included||Valentín Bravo|
|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|
|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)|
|2019||The Loud House||Dr. Arturo Santiago (voice)||2 episodes|
|Elena of Avalor||Guillermo (voice)||Episode: "Flower of Light"|
|2019-20||The Casagrandes||Dr. Arturo Santiago (voice)||Recurring role|
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