Birth: February 21, 1929 en Ciudad de México, México
Deceased: November 28, 2014 en Cancún, México

Chespirito, known as Chespirito was an actor, comedian, playwright, writer, screenwriter, composer, director and producer of Mexican television.

Chespirito was born in Mexico City on February 21, 1929 and died in Cancun, Mexico on November 28, 2014 at age 85 of respiratory complications.

He began his career as an advertising creative, which connected him with the radio and television. In the 1950s, he was an active writer for this medium also made several screenplays for the duo Chip and Capulina and began acting with them in ‘Two servants brats’ (1960). However, he continued to devote most of his time to writing, contributing dialogues and screenplays for television programs in his country.

Her professional name, Chespirito, film director Agustín P. Delgado must, derived from the diminutive of the Peninsularized pronunciation of the name of William Shakespeare (pronounced ‘shekspir’), because of his short stature and his talent for writing stories. Between 1960 and 1965, he wrote scripts for the two most watched programs on television: ‘Comedians and songs’ and ‘study’. In 1968, he began to broadcast the Independent Television of Mexico and Chespirito was called as a writer. Thus they were born ‘The supergeniuses of the square table’ and began his career as an actor.

In 1970, he was given a proper program of an hour and half of duración.Él Chespirito called himself and was born the character of Chapulín Colorado. A year later, Chavo appeared. Both men worked so well that the program was divided into two, devoting half an hour each. Also was creator other characters like Chómpiras, Dr. Chapatín, Vicente Chambón and Chaparrón Bonaparte. Despite recurring scripts, these programs became successes throughout Latin America, the United States and Spain. In 1980, his skits were reunited in a weekly one-hour program titled remained on the air until 1995.

He also starred in Mexican films, written and performed by him. ‘The Chanfle’, ‘The Chanfle 2’, ‘Don Mouse and Don Ratero’, ‘Charrito’ and ‘Wind Music “are some titles. Since 1992, he represented in theater for several years the work ’11 and 12 ‘. It represented more than 28 000 functions.

In 2000, Televisa makes him homage ‘They did not have my cunning!’, To commemorate the 30 years of the program ‘El Chavo del Ocho’. In 2004 the Association of Art Critics (ACROARTE) of the Dominican Republic and the Dominican National Brewery give the Sovereign International Award in recognition of his career.

On May 28, 2011, Chespirito opened his own Twitter account reaching in less than a day more than 170 000 followers, the second day a total of 250,000 followers, and half a million in one week.

In 2012 Televisa organized a tribute called ‘America celebrates Chespirito’. In 2013, he received the Waves American Award for the most outstanding career in television.

  • His mother, Elsa Bolanos Cacho, was bilingual secretary. His father was a painter, draftsman and illustrator, Francisco Gómez Linares.
  • He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Autonomous University of Mexico, but never graduated.
  • In an interview with Teresa Rodriguez, he said he had decided to add words ‘ch-‘ their texts because it was used in many profanities in Mexico.
  • He admitted having smoked for 40 years, leaving him for being bad for your health.
  • As a child he liked to play football, boxing, interact with their toys, and paint.
  • He had 6 children with Graciela Fernandez, his first wife. Due to their popularity, they separated the 23 years of marriage.
  • In 2004, he remarried with Florinda Meza, his partner in ‘El Chavo del Ocho’. They had no children because he had previously had a vasectomy.
Tipo Trabajo Año
acting Cómicos y Canciones 1956-67
acting Dos Locos en Escena (película) 1960
acting Sábados de la Fortuna 1966-70
acting El Ciudadano Gómez 1966-73
acting La princesa hippie (película) 1969
acting El Cuerpazo del Delito/El Amor de María Isabel/Las Tres Magníficas (películas) 1970
acting Los Supergenios de la Mesa Cuadrada 1970-71
acting Chespirito y la Mesa Cuadrada 1971
acting Chespirito 1971-73
acting El Chavo del Ocho 1971-80
acting El Chapulín Colorado 1972-79
acting La Chicharra 1979
acting El Chanfle (película) 1979
acting Chespirito 1980-95
acting El Chanfle 2 (película) 1982
acting Don Ratón y Don Ratero 1983
acting 11 y 12 1992-2009
acting Con Humor... al Estilo Chespirito 1993-94

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