As if acting, producing and directing weren’t enough, Derbez is competing with Spencer Johnson, author of the acclaimed book Who moved my cheese? That is because he has written two books about comedy.
Biografía no autorizada de Armando Hoyos (Armando Hoyos's unauthorized biography), 1997, which sold more than 200,000 copies.
The other book is Armando Hoyos, Diccionario de la Real Epidemia de la Lengua (Armando Hoyos, Dictionary of the Language Epidemic) 1999, with over 170,000 copies sold.
Both remained on the Best Sellers list for several months.
Eugenio Derbez is by far one the most talented comedy actors of his time. His artistry spans generations due to his extensive resume, character work and role-playing. All popularity polls and surveys conducted in Mexico prove his work to have massive appeal, not only among the young and old, but also being a favorite among all social and economic demographics. Although “Derbez” has been a household name for many years, Eugenio has done far more than carrying on with the family tradition. He has taken comedy, and programming in general, to new levels in Mexico and Latin America. Above and beyond his loyal fan base, Eugenio’s awareness continues to grow almost daily due to his tremendous crossover appeal.
Behind the scenes and in front of the camera you could not ask for a more rounded, well-versed actor and creator as Mr. Derbez has proved himself to be.