Braulio Castillo Jr.

Braulio Castillo Jr. (born August 30, 1958) is a Puerto Rican actor and radio host. He is the son of Braulio Castillo, an actor across Latin America, and the brother of the lesser known Jorge Castillo, also a television and theater actor.


For a short time during the 1970s, he was first known in Puerto Rico doing newsbreaks for WKBM-TV Channel 11 in Caguas, now Univision O&O WLII.[1]

Castillo reached national fame in Puerto Rico when he participated in the 1984 Spanish soap opera Coralito at San Juan-based WKAQ-TV Channel 2. There, he shared star billing with Mexican actor Salvador Pineda and with Puerto Rican actress Sully Diaz. Afterwards, Castillo reached teen idol status across Puerto Rico. In 1985, he was one of the stars of the successful telenovelaTanairi, alongside actress Von Marie Mendez. He also starred in three telenovelas alongside fellow Puerto Rican actress Millie Aviles.

Castillo subsequently acted on numerous telenovelas in Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

In the 1990s he starred in the sitcom,Tres Hombres y..., inspired by the movie Three Men and a Baby, alongside Raymond Arrieta and Alba Nydia Díaz on the WKAQ-TV Telemundo de Puerto Rico network. Castillo also was the leading man of the telenovela Karina Montaner, opposite Giselle Blondet, broadcast by WAPA-TV Channel 4 in San Juan. For several years, Braulio starred in various soap operas in Colombia.

In 2003, Castillo starred in the film Los Diaz de Doris, alongside Cordelia Gonzalez and Velda González, Kidany Lugo and former Major League Baseball player Cirilo Cruz.

In 2006, he performed the role of Zacks in the musical A Chorus Line, at the Caguas Performing Arts Center, alongside Marian Pabón and Daniela Droz, among others. Castillo was acknowledged not only for his acting, but for his phenomenal attributes as a stage dancer.

Starting in 2007, he co-hosted a daily radio morning talk show alongside Mirayda Chaves while keeping on performing in numerous theatre productions in San Juan.

Also in 2007, Castillo performed the leading role in director Jacobo Morales's film Ángel.

In 2011 he starred in the Puerto Rican premiere of Yasmina Reza's play God of Carnage at the Tapia Theatre in San Juan.

He starred in the Puerto Rican production of Jerry Herman's La Cage Aux Folles as Georges, opening in August 2013 at the Luis A Ferré Performing Arts Center in San Juan.

Early in 2014, Castillo revealed that he had battled prostate cancer in 2011.[2]

On early October 2020, he revealed that he had gone through an emotional crisis, due to a personal situation as well as the uncertainty of the pandemic, which lead for him to seek help at the hospital for depression symptoms. [3]

Acting careerEdit

Year Title Role
2020 Subete a mi Moto Edgardo Diaz
2012 El Talismán Renato Leduc
2010–2011 Aurora Dr. Gustavo Ponce de León
2010 El Fantasma de Elena Tomás Lafé
2006 Dueña y Señora Manuel Santarosa
2005 Fuego en el alma
1999 Cuando despierta el amor
1998 Cuentos para despertar Abelardo Díaz Alfaro
1995 Eternamente Manuela Francisco Grijalba
1994 Guadalupe Alejandro
1985 Tanairi Pedro Antonio
1984 Coralito


  1. ^ El once en las noticias on YouTube
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-02-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Braulio Castillo, hijo, recibe ayuda emocional tras vivir momentos difíciles". Primera Hora. October 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-22.

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