Asier Gómez Etxeandía (born 27 June 1975) is a Spanish film actor and singer, whose career includes television, theater and film performances. He is best known for his character as Raúl de la Riva in Velvet and Velvet Colección and for Pain and Glory (2019), for which he was nominated for Goya Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Asier Etxeandia
Etxeandia at the 31st Goya Awards in 2017
Asier Gómez Etxeandia

(1975-06-27) 27 June 1975 (age 48)
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active1996–present

Biography edit

Asier Etxeandía studied acting at a Biscayan school, of which he only keeps fond memories of two teachers, Eguzki Zubia and Juan Carlos Garaizabal. He recently commented on its beginnings, noting that "when you are 19 years old, you trust your teachers to the end and sometimes they are not qualified, but in need of your admiration. I believed in them and they almost drove me crazy. They play with personal things, it is dangerous. I learned a lot about what not to do, how not to behave in this profession. The actor complained about the teachers who criticized the students who appeared on TV. He remembers a teacher who cut a boy's hair because she did not like his performance. "They had our brains so drained that we were delighted with that wonderful ritual," he sentenced.[1]

Asier Etxeandia left the Basque Country when he settled in Madrid at the age of twenty. In the capital he came to work as a manager of a sex shop while he was studying acting. He went to the program Uno para todos, (Telecinco) in 1995, presented by Goyo González, as a contestant. The Globomedia production company hired him during the first season of One Step Ahead, where he played Beni, a homosexual who entered an arts academy with the hope of becoming an actor. Asier left the series because he feared possible typecasting. In spite of everything, he recognized that his work there opened doors for him and he met his first friends in the capital, including Natalia Millán.[2]

Natalia Millán thought of him to star in the musical Cabaret offering him the role of Master of Ceremonies, the one in charge of commenting ironically on the events that take place in Germany in the 1930s . Manuel Bandera and Emilio Alonso León also worked on this montage . During the performance, Asier brought out members of the audience chosen at random, whom he put in trouble on stage. In order to carry out his work, Asier moved away from the interpretation that Joel Gray carried out in the film to be able to make his own creation, without thereby giving up the playful, ill-intentioned and captivating character of the character.

He was cast in Pedro Almodóvar's Broken Embraces, playing a small role as a blind waiter, which was not included in the final cut, but whose scene is part of the additional content of the film on DVD.

Personal life edit

Asier is openly gay.[citation needed]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Short films edit

  • ¡After!, as Koldo. Dir. Oskar Bilbao (1996)
  • Dame otro final, as a stoner. Dir. Nerea Castro (2000)
  • Vértices, as Mario. Dir. Juanan Martínez (2004)
  • Unione Europea, as Tomás. Dir. Andrés M. Koppel (2007)
  • Final, reparto. Dir. Hugo Martín Cuervo (2007)
  • Together, as a man. Dir. Gigi Romero (2009)
  • Supercool, as uncredited choreographer. Dir. Hugo Silva (2016)
  • Por siempre jamón, script. Dir. Ruth Díaz (2014)
  • El pelotari y la fallera, as Asier.

Television edit

Year Title Channel Role Notes
2000 Plats bruts TV3 1 episode
2002 Un paso adelante Antena 3 Benito "Beni" López 13 episodes
2004 Cuéntame cómo pasó TVE Mateo 5 episodes
2005 El comisario Telecinco Óscar 1 episode
Los Serrano Tomás Cruz 1 episode
Motivos personales David 6 episodes
2006 Cartas a Sorolla Canal Nou TV-Movie
2008 Cuenta atrás Cuatro Víctor 1 episodio
Cuestión de sexo Yago 3 episodes
2008 - 2009 Herederos TVE Gorka 22 episodes
2009 - 2010 Los hombres de Paco Antena 3 Blackman 9 episodes
2010 Vuelo IL 8714 Telecinco Emilio TV-Movie
2011 El ángel de Budapest TVE Barrueta
2012 La fuga Telecinco Miguel Reverte 12 episodes
2013 Tormenta Antena 3 Carlos TV-Movie
Amar es para siempre Rubén Tudela 33 episodes
2014 - 2016 Velvet Raúl de la Riva 47 episodes
2017 El final del camino TVE Alfonso VI de León 7 episodes
2017 - 2019 Velvet Colección Movistar+ Raúl de la Riva 21 episodes
2020 La línea invisible Movistar+ El Inglés 6 episodes
2021 Sky Rojo Netflix Romeo 15 episodes

Theatre edit

Discography edit

  • Musical Cabaret, B.S.O. (2003)
  • Un rayo de luz, tema: But the world goes round (2006)
  • Obra de teatro El sueño de una noche de verano, temas: Canción de Oberón y Lágrimas de Rocío (2007)
  • Película Las 13 rosas, tema: J'attendrai (2007)
  • Obra de teatro Barroco, B.S.O. (2007)
  • Obra de teatro Hamlet, B.S.O. (2009)
  • X1FIN: Juntos por el Sahara, tema: Sympathy for the devil, dúo con Pastora (2009)
  • El paso trascendental del vodevil a la astracanada, tema: ¿Por qué a mí me cuesta tanto?, dúo con Fangoria (2010)
  • Obra de teatro Algo de ruido hace, B.S.O. (2011)
  • Colaboración en la canción Tercer Mundo del disco Los Viajes Inmóviles de Nach (2014)
  • Redención, primera canción de Mastodonte, dúo que forma junto al músico italiano Enrico Barbaro (2018)
  • Trilogía "Anatomía de un Éxodo", formada por las canciones Malenka, Glaciar y Este Amor.
  • Disco "Mastodonte" compuesto por Mastodonte, grupo formado por Asier Etxeandía y Enrico Barbaro.
  • "Simplemente Perfecto" canción principal de la BSO de la película "Sordo".

Awards and nominations edit

Latin Grammy Awards edit

Year Category Result
2019 Best Music Video[3] Nominated

Goya Awards edit

Year Category Film 'Result:
2019 Best Supporting Actor Dolor y gloria Nominated
2015 Best Actor La novia Nominated

Platino Awards edit

Year Category Film 'Result:
2018 Best Actor in a Series[4] Velvet Collection Nominated

Fotogramas de Plata edit

Year Category Film 'Result:
2016 Mejor actor de televisión Velvet Nominado
2014 Mejor actor de televisión Velvet Nominado
2013 Mejor actor de teatro El Intérprete Ganador
2003 Mejor actor de teatro Cabaret Nominado

Actors and Actresses Union Awards edit

Año Categoría Obra Resultado
2020 Second Best Actor Dolor y Gloria Won
2015 Best Actor La novia Nominated
Second Best Actor (television) Velvet Won
2013 Best Theatre Actor El intérprete Won
2011 Best Theatre Actor La avería Won
2007 Best Theatre Actor Barroco Nominated
2003 Best Actor Cabaret Won

Max Awards edit

Year Category Theatre Work Result
2012 Best Theatre Actor La avería Won
2009 Best Theatre Actor Barroco Nominated
2005 Mejor actor protagonista Infierno Precandidato

Ercilla Awards edit

Year Category Theatre Work Result
2009 Best Theatre Actor Barroco Won

Málaga Spanish Film Festival edit

Año Categoría Obra de teatro Resultado
2009 Premio Renfe a nuevos valores del cine español 7 minutos Ganador

References edit

  1. ^ Faltan siglos El Correo
  2. ^ Entrevista
  3. ^ Mejor vídeo musical versión larga
  4. ^ "Premios Platino 2018: Lista completa de nominados de la quinta edición".

External links edit