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Ernesto Cantu Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 14 March 1975Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ernesto Cantu was born in Mexico. His vibrant, versatile acting voice and excellent command of English have earned him roles in feature films, cartoons, video games, documentaries as well as corporate video and audio presentations.

Ernesto has a unique ability to give life to cartoon and video game characters. He can also project vibrancy into narration, commercials and corporate readings in both English and Spanish.

Ernesto is probably the first Mexican actor to debut on a London stage in The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky (Greenwich Playhouse, 2002).

His love for radio plays since his childhood inspires him to approach dubbing and voiceover parts with equal passion and commitment to other acting engagements. He is a member of British Equity and is featured in the Spotlight(UK) casting directory.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: http://www.thevoiceworks.com/profiles/Ernesto/

Trivia (6)

He is a professional voice actor. Has done cartoon voices
He is one of few Mexican actors to gain membership of British Equity.
Was in a band in Mexico.
Was one of the first Mexican actors to do theatre in London.
Ernesto is a professional comedy performer and writer.
Ernesto has dual citizenship (British/Mexican).

Personal Quotes (2)

Embarrassing moments? I can't remember many... Back in 2004, my agent put me forward for a number of roles in Goal! convinced that I would have a good chance to be considered for one of them. Goal! Trilogy has been produced and filmed largely in England, and there aren't that many true Mexican actors based down here. So imagine how I felt, when my agent told me that I wasn't called for an audition because the English casting director thought that I didn't look Mexican. Since the first part of Goal! was released last year, I have been mistaken for Kuno Becker several times. Well, make up your mind, Lucinda
"Paparazzi are not camping outside my house quite yet. I have been around a few years; it's just that people didn't notice me before as much, I guess. I am from a family with no industry connections back at home or telenovela experience, like Gael or Kuno, so it would be a real challenge to learn to deal with the media on daily basis. But through the years I have developed a thick skin. I haven't changed at all as a person, but I have gained experience, confidence and self believe. I was one of those kids who were put down by school bullies and were told they would never make it. Like everyone in the industry, I had some setbacks, but many good things are happening in my life now and I feel I'm fortunate to be working. One of my acting teachers once said that rejection is God's protection. There's something in it.

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