Ricardo Chávez

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Ricardo Chávez
Born Ricardo Chavez
November 24, 1965
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actor/ author
Years active 1987–present
Website www.ricardochavez.com

Ricardo Chávez is a Mexican actor who has worked in theater, television and film. He was also a model and a ballet dancer before acting.[1]

Early life and background

Ricardo Chávez was born in Mexico City on November 24, 1965, to a middle-class family. He is the youngest of three brothers. His father is an engineer and his mother is a housewife, and were both in the entertainment business before getting married. His father sang Mexican music and opened concerts for Pedro Infante and his mother worked as a model.[2][3]

At the age of 16 when he was studying bachelor’s to become a Classical Dance Performer at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes of México, Ricardo started working in theater.[4]


While still performing and studying theater, Chávez modeled. He then moved back to acting and started appearing in popular soap operas in Mexico, on the Hispanic network Televisa. After starring in nine soap operas on that network, Chávez moved to Brazil and played a lead role in the soap opera Vale Todo on Globo Network. Later, he went to Miami to play the lead role in the series On The Edge of the Law. Following this he played the lead role in the film Pretty Boy for which he won an award in "The Made in Miami Film Festival".[5][6] Upon completion of this film, he got the lead role in the film Se Habla Español, a movie also in English with Spanish subtitles.

Ricardo Chávez has acted in 21 different plays including Who Is the Guilty One?, Andrés, Here Comes the Train, How To Forget My Past, Waiting for Godot, The Fiddler on the Roof with Manolo Fábregas among others.[7][8]


After 18 soap operas, 21 theater plays, 8 movies and over 100 television shows and series, Ricardo wrote Your Life Does Not Have To Be A Soap Opera, which was published simultaneously in English and Spanish in several continents.



Year Film Role
1985 Gavilán o paloma Supporting
1986 Solamente una vez ((Agustin Lara’s life)) Sergio
1988 Blood And Fire Terrorist
1988 Der Radfahrer Von San Cristóbal Dito Vargas
1997 In A Horse's Shoes Charro
2003 The Brazilian Girl and the Dummy Cuban Alberto
2005 Pretty Boy Gabriel
2005 Se Habla Español Juan Domingo Garcia
2009 Cabeza de Buda Lino


Year Film Role Network
1985 King Lear King of France Channel 11
1985 Paths to Glory Revolutionary Televisa
1986 The Spider Web Different Characters
1987 Agustín Lara’s Life Waiter Televisa
1999 Christmas Tale Poet
1999 PorTu Amor Theater Actor
1999 Betrayed Women Boss Televisa
1999 Three Women Rogelio Televisa
1999-2001 Woman, Cases of Real Life Different Characters
2000 First Love at 1000 X Hour Sebastián Olivares Televisa
2000 Embrace Me Tightly Motor Televisa
2001 Aventuras en el tiempo Octavio Televisa
2002 Everything Goes Felipe Globo
2002 ¡Vivan los niños! Uriel
2004 Prisionera Santiago Mesa Telemundo
2005 Women's Decisions Benjamin
2006 South Beach Casper Diaz Paramount Television
2005-2007 Decisiones Benjamin / Ernesto / Horacio Telemundo
2006 Tierra de pasiones Miguel Valdez Telemundo
2006 Lottery! Julian
2007 Dame Chocolate Diosdado Amado Telemundo
2008 El juramento Justo Romero Telemundo
2013 Marido En Alquiler Gabriel Rodríguez Telemundo
2014 Villa paraíso Ricardo Castillejo Telemundo
2014 Tierra de Reyes Ignacio Del Junco Telemundo


Year Play Role Place
1985 Zoo Jerry I.S.S.T.E. Theatre, Mexico City
1986 Waiting for Godot Vladimiro/Estragon I.S.S.T.E. Theatre, Mexico
1986 The Visit of the Beast Raul El Hijo Del Cuervo Stage, Mexico City
1986 How to Forget My Past Gerard Hidalgo Theater, Mexico City
1987 Tito, the Little Elephant Tijo the lizard Ecatepec Forum, Mexico
1988 The Loneliness Well Gorgeous Fru-Fru Theatre, Mexico City
1989 Hughie Erie Smith El Hijo Del Cuervo Stage, Mexico City
1989 Meeting Hours Robbie Silvia Pinal Theatre, Mexico City
1989 The Fiddler on the Roof Chorus Teatro Hidalgo, Mexico City
2000 Andres, There Comes the Train Old Repudios The Actors’ Home, Mexico City
2003 Who is The One Guilty? Tony Casa Panza, Miami


  1. "CNN Interview" (in Spanish).
  2. "Ricardo Chavez, el Nuevo Amor de Gabriela Spanic". La Voz Newspaper (in Spanish). Venezuela. March 12, 2006.
  3. "Ricardo Chavez es Diosdado Amado". Telemundo Network Promotional Campaign (in Spanish). USA. March 2007.
  4. "Soy Actor No Por Dinero Ni Por Fama". Hoy (in Spanish). New York, USA. January 23, 2006.
  5. "Interview of Ricardo Chavez" (in Spanish).
  6. "Ricardo Chavez Actor Biography" (in Spanish).
  7. "Ricardo Chávez Se Destaca". Dos Mundos (in Spanish). Kansas, USA. 2006.
  8. "Series Now Biography".
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