Arturo Castro (Mexican actor)

Arturo Castro Rivas Cacho (March 21, 1918 – 1975)[1][2] was a Mexican character actor who was often credited and nicknamed as "El Bigotón," due to his distinctive mustache.

Arturo Castro
Arturo Castro Rivas Cacho

(1918-03-21)March 21, 1918
Died1975 (aged 56–57)
Other namesEl Bigotón
OccupationCharacter actor
Spouse(s)Rosaura Hernández
ChildrenBenito Castro
Victoria Castro
Ana María Castro

Film careerEdit

Arturo Castro's film career spanned four decades and he is probably best remembered for appearing in eleven Viruta and Capulina feature films. He also appeared in the 1964 Cantinflas film El padrecito as Nepomuceno, a peasant who wishes to name his newborn son after himself, but Cantinflas disapproves of his name and refuses to baptize the child.

Personal lifeEdit

Arturo Castro was Benito Castro's father, Gualberto Castro's uncle, telenovela actress Daniela Castro's great-uncle, and Lupe Rivas Cacho's nephew.

Selected filmographyEdit

Television workEdit


  1. ^ "Arturo Castro Rivas Cacho, "United States Border Crossings from Mexico to United States, 1903-1957"". FamilySearch. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  2. ^ Mexican Film Performers--"C", Retrieved January 8, 2011.

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