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It's Not Easy Being a Wolf Boy (2005)

Jesus "Chuy" Aceves, also known as the Wolf Boy, wants regular job, outside of the circus or sideshow.


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Credited cast:
Jesus Aceves ... Himself
Diego Barquinero ... Himself
Phillip Zaret Phillip Zaret ... Chuy's Doctor
Lilia Luisa Aceves Lilia Luisa Aceves ... Herself
Larry Gomez Larry Gomez ... Himself
Danny Gomez Danny Gomez ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Carter ... Narrator
Giovanna Hernandez Giovanna Hernandez ... Voice Over: Karla
Sonya Leite Sonya Leite ... Voice Over: Lilia
Mike New Mike New ... Narrator - USA - TLC Version
Pilar Orn Pilar Orn ... Voice Over: Vicki & Carmen
Eliud Gabriel Porras ... Voice Over: Chuy (as Eluid Porras)
Artaceli Uriate Artaceli Uriate ... Voice of Maria


Chuy the Wolf Boy, who was born with hypertrichosis, has been supporting his family, with his looks, since he was 12 years old. Now that he has a family of his own, Chuy considers shaving his face in order to fit in and find a "normal job" in his own town so he can be close to his family. Written by VeeKay

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I don't want to shave...





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3 October 2005 (UK) See more »

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"Hidden Lives: It's Not Easy Being a Wolf Boy"
9 November 2005 | by YoloseSee all my reviews

The documentary follows Jesus Chuy Aceves, as he wrestles with having to leave the circus and getting a "normal" job in order to be closer to his family. Chuy was born with hypertrichosis, The Werewolf Syndrome, a rare condition which causes people to be born with facial hair that covers the whole face, even the eyelids. The camera angles, visuals, and background music truly enhances this program. It has bit of humor, but it also breaks your heart as you see Chuy and his family agonize over this decision. Along the way we meet Chuy's sister, Lili, who is the hairiest female in the family. We also come face to face with Chuy's cousins, Danny & Larry - The Wolf Brothers, and Elliot, one the youngest members with hypertrichosis. We also meet Chuy's friend and mentor, Veekay the Clown. I believe you will enjoy this program. And you will agree "That is Not Easy Being A Wolf Boy."

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