Top 100 Latin American Actorsby minalex | created - 9 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
The best actors from Mexico (35), Brazil (27), Argentina (15), Cuba (8), Chile (6), Puerto Rico (4), Colombia (3), Honduras and Uruguay.
2. Raul Roulien
Actor | El último varon sobre la Tierra
The Latino singer and actor Raul Roulien worked briefly in Hollywood in the waning days of the American movies' embrace of the "Latin Lover" (a title invented for the Italian actor Rudolph Valentino). This phenomenon encouraged the Jewish-American actor Jacob Krantz to change his name to Ricardo ...
Actor | Del rancho a la capital
Domingo Soler was born on April 17, 1901 in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico as Domingo Díaz Pavía. He was an actor and writer, known for Del rancho a la capital (1942), La barraca (1945) and El padre Morelos (1943). He died on June 13, 1961 in Acapulco, Mexico.
Actor | From Russia with Love
Born in Mexican revolution times, Pedro Armendáriz was the first child of Mexican Pedro Armendáriz García-Conde and American Adele Hastings. He was raised in Churubusco, then a suburb of Mexico City, before the family traveled to Laredo, Texas. They lived there until 1921, the year Armendáriz' ...
Actor | Fort Apache
Miguel Inclan was a popular villain of Mexican cinema from the 1930s into the 1950s, although he also had some sympathetic roles, notably as the kindly policeman in Salón México (1949) and several appearances as Benito Juárez. Inclán came from a theatrical family and started out ...
6. Roberto Cobo
Actor | Los olvidados
Roberto Cobo was born on February 20, 1930 in Mexico, D.F., Mexico as Luis Roberto Garcia y Romero. He was an actor, known for The Young and the Damned (1950), Hell Without Limits (1978) and Dulces compañías (1996). He died on August 2, 2002 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Actor | El grito de la carne
Fernando Soler was born on May 24, 1896 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico as Fernando Díaz Pavía. He was an actor and director, known for El grito de la carne (1951), The Great Madcap (1949) and Chucho el Roto (1934). He was married to Sagra del Río. He died on October 24, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Actor | En la palma de tu mano
Entering the Mexican film industry in the 1930s, it didn't take Arturo de Córdova long to become a major star, specializing in action and adventure films. At the height of his popularity he was beckoned to Hollywood in an attempt to make him a "Latin lover" type in the mold of Ricardo Montalban, ...
Writer | El último amor de Goya
Carlos Martinez Baena was a character actor, who was born in Spain. At an early age he moved with his family to Mexico where he became a journalist. By 1920 he decided to become an actor while he was living in Argentina, and shortly afterward moved to Spain where he worked as a stage actor, ...
11. Ernesto Alonso
Producer | Entre sombras
Ernesto Alonso was born on February 28, 1917 in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico as Ernesto Ramírez Alonso. He was a producer and actor, known for Entre sombras (1967), Casa de vecindad (1964) and La mentira (1965). He died on August 7, 2007 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
15. Breno Mello
Actor | Orfeu Negro
Breno Mello was born on September 7, 1931 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was an actor, known for Black Orpheus (1959), Os Vencidos (1963) and Prisoner of Rio (1988). He was married to Amelina Santos Corrêa. He died on July 14, 2008 in Porto Alegre.
16. Enrique Rambal
Actor | El ángel exterminador
Enrique Rambal was born on May 8, 1924 in Valencia, Spain as Enrique Rambal Sacia. He was an actor and director, known for The Exterminating Angel (1962), El mártir del Calvario (1952) and Los caudillos (1968). He was married to Lucy Gallardo and Mercedes Borque. He died on December 15, 1971...
17. Átila Iório
Actor | Lana - Königin der Amazonen
Átila Iório was born in 1921 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was an actor, known for Lana - Königin der Amazonen (1964), The Emerald Forest (1985) and Barren Lives (1963). He was married to Adélia Iório. He died on December 10, 2002 in Sepetiba, Rio de Janeiro.
18. Joffre Soares
Actor | O Predileto
Joffre Soares was born on September 21, 1918 in Palmeira dos Índios, Alagoas, Brazil as José Jofre Soares. He was an actor, known for O Predileto (1975), Mr. Abrakadabra! (1996) and Time for Revenge (1981). He died on August 19, 1996 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
20. Anthony Quinn
Actor | Alexis Zorbas
Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life ...
25. Claudio Brook
Actor | Licence to Kill
Claudio Brook was born on August 28, 1927 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Claude Sydney Brook Marnat. He was an actor, known for Licence to Kill (1989), Simon of the Desert (1965) and Revenge (1990). He was married to Alicia Bonet, Eugenia Avendaño and Mercedes Pascual. He died on ...
26. Sergio Corrieri
Actor | El hombre de Maisinicú
Sergio Corrieri was born on March 2, 1939 in Havana, Cuba as Sergio Lucio Corrieri Hernández. He was an actor, known for The Man from Maisinicu (1973), Memories of Underdevelopment (1968) and I Am Cuba (1964). He died on February 29, 2008 in Havana.
Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Handsome Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of continental elegance, charm and grace on film and television and in the late 1940s and early 1950s reinvigorated the Rudolph Valentino / Ramon Novarro "Latin Lover" style in Hollywood without achieving top screen stardom. Moreover, unlike most minority ...
30. Manolo Fábregas
Actor | Mecánica nacional
Manolo Fábregas was born on July 15, 1921 in Vigo, Spain as Manuel Sánchez Navarro. He is known for his work on National Mechanics (1972), Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) and College Boarding House (1948). He died on February 4, 1996 in Mexico City, Mexico.
32. Carlos Montalbán
Actor | Bananas
Carlos Montalbán was born on June 5, 1903 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is known for his work on Bananas (1971), The Harder They Fall (1956) and The Out of Towners (1970). He was married to Mary Healy. He died on March 28, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA.
Actor | Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês
Arduíno Colassanti was born in 1936 in Livorno, Italy. He is known for his work on How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971), Love, Carnival and Dream (1973) and Bela Donna (1998). He died on February 22, 2014 in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
34. Ruy Guerra
Director | Estorvo
Ruy Guerra left his studies in Portugal for to go to the School of Cinema in Paris. After having worked as assistant for various French directors he moved to Brasil and participated with his first two films in the birth of the "Cinema Novo": "Os Cafajestes (1962)" and "Os Fuzis (1964)" which won ...
35. Hugo Carvana
Actor | Vai Trabalhar Vagabundo
Hugo Carvana was born on June 4, 1937 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Hugo Carvana de Hollanda. He was an actor and director, known for Vai Trabalhar Vagabundo (1973), Go to Work, Vagabond II (1991) and Apolônio Brasil, Campeão da Alegria (2003). He was married to Martha ...
Writer | La montaña sagrada
Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile on February 17, 1929. In 1942 he moved to Santiago where he attended university, was a circus clown and a puppeteer. In 1955 he went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. He worked with Maurice Chevalier there and made a short film, La cravate...
Paulo César Peréio was born on October 19, 1940 in Alegrete, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil as Paulo César de Campos Velho. He is an actor and writer, known for As Aventuras Amorosas de Um Padeiro (1975), Harmada (2003) and Summer Showers (1978).
38. Nelson Villagra
Actor | De försvunna
Graduated from The University Of Chile, School of Theatre, in 1958. Mr. Villagra works for the most important chilean theatre companies for over twenty years. He receives all the most important existing chilean awards between 1963 and 1973. In 1967 debuts as an actor in the chilean movie scene and ...
39. Paulo Gracindo
Actor | O Bem-Amado
Paulo Gracindo was born on June 16, 1911 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Pelópidas Guimarães Brandão Gracindo. He was an actor and writer, known for O Bem-Amado (1973), Bandeira 2 (1971) and Gabriela (1975). He was married to Dulce Xavier de Araújo. He died on September 4, 1995 in Rio ...
Actor | Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco
Fernando was the star of only one film in his short life. He played Pixote - a street child - in Pixote (1981). During his short period of fame, Fernando was seen as a symbol of hope for the Brazilian street kids. He grew up in a poor neighborhood of Diadema - a industrial city close to São Paulo -...
44. José Lewgoy
Actor | Fitzcarraldo
José Lewgoy was born on November 16, 1920 in Veranópolis, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was an actor, known for Fitzcarraldo (1982), Perfume de Gardênia (1992) and O Ibraim do Subúrbio (1976). He died on February 10, 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
45. Frank Ramírez
Frank Ramírez was born on February 12, 1939 in Aguazul, Colombia as Frank Augusto Ramírez Mateus. He was an actor and writer, known for A Man of Principle (1984), A Matter of Honour (1988) and María Cano (1990). He died on February 19, 2015 in Bogota, Colombia.
46. Raul Julia
Actor | The Addams Family
Raul Julia was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Olga Arcelay, a mezzo-soprano singer, and Raúl Juliá, an electrical engineer. He graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan. Here he studied the rigorous classical curriculum of the Jesuits and was always active ...
47. Héctor Alterio
Actor | El hijo de la novia
Héctor Alterio was born on September 21, 1929 in Chacarita, Buenos Aires City, Argentina as Héctor Benjamín Alterio Onorato. He is an actor, known for Son of the Bride (2001), The Last Train (2002) and To an Unknown God (1977). He has been married to Bacaicoa, Tita since 1969. They have two ...
Actor | Sexo con Amor
Patricio Contreras was born on December 15, 1947 in Santiago de Chile, Chile as Patricio Alejandro Contreras Pavez. He is an actor, known for Sexo con Amor (2003), The Official Story (1985) and Made in Argentina (1987). He was previously married to Leonor Manso.
53. Adan Jodorowsky
Composer | The Voice Thief
Adan Jodorowsky was born in South America in 1979 to a Mexican mother Valerie and his father the film maker Alejandro Jodorowsky who is of Russian heritage but was born and brought up in Chilie. Adan spent most of his childhood in South America before coming to Paris as a teenager. He is a man of ...
56. José Zúñiga
Actor | Alive
Born in Honduras, José moved to New York City at the age of 7. His first film was RIDING THE RAILS. Jose rode on freight trains and lived in homeless shelters during the 4 months of filming. When he returned to NYC his then agent secured him an audition for ALIVE directed by Frank Marshall.
57. Jorge Perugorría
Director | Habana abierta
Jorge Perugorría was born on August 13, 1965 in Havana, Cuba as Jorge Perugorría Rodríguez. He is an actor and director, known for Habana abierta (2003), Strawberry and Chocolate (1993) and Volavérunt (1999). He has been married to Elsa María Lafuente de la Paz since 1985. They have four ...
61. Damián Alcázar
Actor | La ley de Herodes
Damián Alcázar (born January 8, 1953 in Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico) is a Mexican actor, who is best known for portraying Colombian drug lord Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela in the Netflix series Narcos.
Damián Alcázar studied acting first at the National Institute of Fine Arts and at the Theatrical ...
Actor | Mozart in the Jungle
Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal, an actress and model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is cinematographer Sergio Yazbek. García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When...
66. Álvaro Guerrero
Actor | Amores perros
Mexican actor who has worked in various novels and Mexican films. His career has been known to work as "Alvaro Fernandez" in "Capadocia", "Leandro" in "Montecristo", "Casimiro Agüero Del Toro" in "La Mujer DE Judas" and "Melchor Coronel" in "Caminos DE Guanajuato".
He has participated in films such ...
68. Diego Luna
Actor | Rogue One
Diego Luna Alexander was born on December 29, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Alejandro Luna and Fiona Alexander, who worked as a costume designer. His father is Mexican and his mother was British, of Scottish and English descent. His mother died when Diego was only two, in a car accident. He soon ...
69. John Leguizamo
Actor | Moulin Rouge!
Fast-talking and feisty-looking John Leguizamo has continued to impress movie audiences with his versatility: he can play sensitive and naive young men, such as Johnny in Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991); cold-blooded killers like Benny Blanco in Carlito's Way (1993); a heroic Army Green Beret, ...
Actor | Blancanieves
Daniel Giménez-Cacho was born on May 15, 1961, in Madrid, Spain. He is a Mexican actor and director, Ariel award winner, who has starred in several Mexican films such as 'Solo con tu pareja' (1991), 'Cronos' (1993), 'Midaq Alley' (1995) and 'Arráncame la Vida' (2008), among others. He is also known...
Actor | Hable con ella
Darío Grandinetti was born on March 5, 1959 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. He is an actor, known for Talk to Her (2002), Wild Tales (2014) and Tangos Are for Two (1997). He has been married to Marisa Mondino since April 7, 1995. They have one child. He was previously married to Eulalia Lombarte ...
Actor | Cidade de Deus
Matheus Nachtergaele was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1969. He is one of the best young Brazilian actor at the moment. He showed his talent in many beautiful roles, both in cinema and television. For the TV he workes in the TV series "Hilda Furacao" in the role of the transexual Cintura Fina, in ...
Actor | Diarios de motocicleta
Rodrigo de la Serna (born April 18, 1976) is an Argentine actor.
In 2004, he won the Silver Condor for best actor and the Independent Spirit Award for "Best Debut Performance" for the film The Motorcycle Diaries, for which he earned a nomination for the Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award and another ...
82. Wagner Moura
Actor | Tropa de Elite
Moura was born in Salvador, a city located in Northeast Region of Brazil, but grew up in the small town of Rodelas, Bahia. His mother, Alderiva, was a housewife, and his father, José Moura, was a Sergeant in the Brazilian Air Force. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to Salvador, Bahia.
84. Caio Junqueira
Actor | Tropa de Elite
Caio Junqueira was born on November 15, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Caio de Lima Torres Junqueira. He was an actor, known for Elite Squad (2007), Buena Sorte (1996) and Central Station (1998). He died on January 23, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro.
85. Rodrigo Santoro
Actor | 300
One of Brazil's most famous actors, Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro was born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Maria José Junqueira dos Reis, an artist, and Francesco Santoro, an engineer. His father is Italian, while his mother, who is Brazilian, has Portuguese ancestry.
Santoro is known...
86. Ricardo Darín
Actor | El secreto de sus ojos
Ricardo Darín was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 16, 1957. He works since he was a little boy, and has obtained with the years a remarkable evolution from soap opera gallant and tv comedies to an excellent leading figure of the most importants Argentinian movies. At the age of 10 he ...
87. Alfredo Castro
Actor | Tony Manero
Alfredo Castro Gómez was born in Santiago de Chile. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Acting from Universidad de Chile. Presently, he works as a theatre director, actor, pedagogue, playwright, and founder of Teatro La Memoria, a theatre company that marks a milestone in the history of ...
89. Joaquín Garrido
Actor | The Kids Are All Right
Joaquin Garrido, born in Mexico City, started acting professionally at the age of 17. He studied for a degree in acting in Mexico and was awarded scholarships to train at Berliner Ensemble in Germany and at the British Theatre Institute in London. He has worked in many Mexican soap operas, and has ...
97. Benicio Del Toro
Actor | Sicario
Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).
Actor | El secreto de sus ojos
Guillermo Francella was born on February 14, 1955 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina. He is an actor and producer, known for The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), The Clan (2015) and Casados con hijos (2005). He has been married to María Inés Breña since 1989. They have two children.
99. Peter Lanzani
Actor | El Clan
Peter Lanzani was born on August 24, 1990 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Juan Pedro Lanzani Vargas. He is an actor, known for The Clan (2015), Un gallo para Esculapio (2017) and Casi ángeles (2007). He has been married to Tini Stoessel since May 7, 2014.