It was September 2, 1961 when Sylvia Derbez, one of the great Mexican film, theatre and television actresses and Eugenio González Salas, a well-known advertising agent, became parents to one of the most handsome and desirable men in the country; the sex symbol who makes crowds go crazy ; one of the greatest actors, writers, comedians and producers in Mexico. (This is true).
Eugenio González Derbez, better known as Eugenio Derbez, studied film direction at the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) and studied acting at the Televisa Art Education Center (CEA). Besides this, Eugenio also prepared for professionally and is skilled at dancing, music and singing. He is also fluent in English, produces, writes, acts, directs and… makes a poblano style mole that nobody is able to do, not even angels.
Due to his incredible ability to transform himself into any character, and to his extensive career in television, film and theatre, Eugenio is, without doubt, one of the best-known characters in Mexico and much of Latin America, as well as the Hispanic community in the United States and Canada.
Much of his popularity is due to his television programs Al Derecho y al Derbez, XH-DRBZ, Vecinos, La Alegría del Hogar and La Familia P. Luche, which have had many of the highest audience ratings.
But Eugenio’s appearance on television is not limited to the Latino market. The new sitcom Rob!, featuring Eugenio along with American actor Rob Schneider, has had a huge acceptance. This program had 13.5 million viewers on its premiere, beating series such as Bones or 30 Rock.
He has also had important achievements in theatre and film, winning several international awards.
In recent years, his outstanding career and his enormous ability as an actor have paved his way into the American film industry, allowing him to work alongside reknowned actors such as Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino, among others.
Also his work for animated films has led him to consolidate himself internationally as one of the finest dubbing actors.
Throughout his entire professional career, Eugenio has remained within the public liking. His work for television, his special appearances in international sporting events and great commitment with the audience has made Eugenio one of the most important men in the show business.
However, Eugenio still has much to contribute to audiences. He is currently preparing his first release as a film director with the film Hombre de Piedra while simultaneously preparing projects for theater and television to remain as one of the audience’s favorites. (The truth is he needs a good amount of money to pay for his children school fees!).
(1) Information provided by his girlfriend, Alessandra Rosaldo