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Overview (2)

Born in Caracas, Venezuela
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Santiago Cabrera was born in Caracas, Venezuela, to Chilean parents, and grew up in London, Romania, Toronto, and Madrid. Although he considers Santiago, Chile, his hometown, he splits his time between London and Los Angeles.

Cabrera trained at London's prestigious Drama Centre under renowned instructors Yat Malmgren and Christopher Fettes, whose students include many great actors, among them Sir Sean Connery and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Concurrent with his final year at the Centre, he made his television debut with small roles on British television, and on the London stage, playing Montano in Shakespeare's "Othello", at the London Greenwich Theatre, directed by Rupert Goold. His most recent stage role was Romeo in London's Middle Temple Hall production of "Romeo and Juliet".

Cabrera's breakthrough role came in the highly successful first season of NBC's ensemble drama series "Heroes" (2006-2007). There he played Isaac Mendez, a heroin-addicted, lovesick artist able to paint the future. He seduced viewers with his moody, manly charm, even though his character didn't live past the first season. He also played a strong recurring role, as the mythical character Lancelot, in the very popular BBC series "Merlin" (2008-2010).

He can be seen in the historic epic "Cristiada" (2011) opposite Andy Garcia and Peter O'Toole, playing the lead role of Father Vega, a priest turned General during the Cristero War in 1920s Mexico. He was seen in Steven Soderbergh's film, "Che. Part 1" (2008), opposite Benicio del Toro, for which he won critical acclaim for his portrayal of legendary Cuban guerrilla commander Camilo Cienfuegos.

Since 2014, Cabrera has starred as Aramis in the BBC One hit show The Musketeers (2014), a fresh and exciting look at the much-loved novel by Alexandre Dumas. In 2015, Cabrera narrated the successful BBC Two three-part documentary series Patagonia (2015), which explores the rarely seen South American wilderness from the Andes Mountains to Cape Horn.

In addition to his native Spanish language, he is fluent in English, French, and Italian.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: bindigo and GingietheSnap

Spouse (1)

Anna Marcea (2003 - present)

Trivia (4)

Santiago Cabrera, born to a Chilean diplomat, did not originally plan to become an actor. In fact, he had planned on becoming a soccer star and played soccer for three years on a scholarship before switching gears and headed towards acting.
He was cast as "Aquaman" in the Warner Brothers film, "Justice League of America", set to shoot in Australia under the direction of George Miller. The movie was pulled by the studio once the writers strike hit in 2008.
Before going to Drama School, Santiago played semi-pro soccer in London.
He is left-handed.

Personal Quotes (7)

I've never been in any country for more than four years, and I'm learning different languages all the time. It gives you a different attitude.
I own two or three pairs of jeans and a bunch of T-shirts.
My English teacher always gave me scripts for plays, but I was into sports. My friend said there were small parts I could go up for, but the director gave me the part of Mozart, which was kind of the lead role. From then on I just loved it.
I've been to New York a lot. I grew up in London but I'm from Chile originally.
I don't really watch what I eat. I love sitting around with friends and eating loads and drinking loads for hours. Maybe when I'm 40 I'll worry about my diet.
How you look is part of what acting is, but the way I look at it, every actor is a character actor. Someone once told me at a casting, 'You're a character actor in a leading man's body,' and I can live with that.
In America, I am brown; I'm 'of colour', so I would be offered Latin roles, and I've fought against that. I don't want to be put in a category, to be just offered the same sort of thing. For me, it's all about different roles, telling the stories of the great writers.

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