Eduardo Yáñez

Eduardo Yáñez Luévano (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðwaɾðo ˈʝaɲes]; born September 25, 1960)[1] is a Mexican actor.

Eduardo Yáñez
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Yáñez in November 2019
Eduardo Yáñez Luévano

(1960-09-25) September 25, 1960 (age 62)
Years active1981–present
Norma Adriana Garcia
(m. 1987; div. 1990)

(m. 1996; div. 2003)
Partner(s)Erika Buenfil (2005–2010)
Africa Zavala (2015–2018)
ChildrenEduardo Yáñez Jr.


Yáñez was born in Mexico City, Mexico.[2] He lived with his mother. He never met his father.


Producer Ernesto Alonso saw his potential and gave him his first role in the soap opera Quiéreme siempre. Yáñez played the role of "Carlos" alongside the actress Victoria Ruffo.

Yáñez married his first wife, Norma Adriana Garcia, in 1987. They had a son named Eduardo Yáñez Jr. They were divorced three years later.

In 1991, Yáñez moved to the United States where he worked on two soap operas for Capital Vision, Marielena and Guadalupe.

Later he worked in Hollywood, on movies such as Striptease, Wild Things, and Megiddo. His most recent American movie was The Punisher. He has also worked in television series such as Savannah and Soldier of Fortune. He also worked in Sleeper Cell and Cold Case.

In 1996, Yáñez married Francesca Cruz, a Cuban-American he met in Miami. They lived in Los Angeles and Miami. In January 2003 they filed for divorce.

In 2005, after a long absence, Yáñez returned to Mexico and appeared in the soap opera La Verdad Oculta.

In 2007, he starred in Destilando Amor, "La Mejor Telenovela del Año", "Best Telenovela of the Year" (Premios TVyNovelas 2008). He played Rodrigo Montalvo Santos and Angélica Rivera played his love interest and portraited Teresa Hernández, also known as "La Gaviota" and Mariana Franco.

In 2008, he starred in Fuego En La Sangre, a new version of the Colombian telenovela Pasión de Gavilanes, in which he played the role of Juan Reyes, Franco's older brother (Pablo Montero) and Oscar (Jorge Salinas).

In 2009, he starred in the soap opera Corazon Salvaje with Aracely Arambula, produced by Salvador Mejia for Televisa.

In 2011, he appeared as a Venezuelan politician in an episode of the second season of NCIS: Los Angeles.

In 2012, Yáñez appeared in another telenovela for Televisa starring in the telenovela Amores Verdaderos, in which he played the role of José Ángel Arriaga.

In 2015, Yáñez came back to star in the telenovela Amores con Trampa, in which he played the role of Facundo Carmona.

In 2019, he starred in the motion picture comedy ¡He matado a mi marido! next to Maria Conchita Alonso

He has appeared in 8 theatrical plays, 13 soap operas, 33 movies (of which 8 are in English) and is still working on projects in Hollywood.



Year Project Role Notes
1984 La muerte cruzó el río Bravo Fernando
1985 Contrato con la muerte Fernando
1985 Narco terror Roca
1985 Enemigos a muerte Jorge
1986 El maleficio 2: Los enviados del infierno Profesor Andrés
1986 Yako, cazador de malditos José Luis / Yako
1990 Carrera contra la muerte Fabián Albarrán
1994 Wreckage Camillio
1996 Striptease Chico
1996 Robin Goodfellow Diego
1998 Wild Things Frankie Condo
1999 Held Up Rodrigo
2000 Knockout Mario Rodrigues
2001 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 General García
2004 The Punisher Mike Toro
2004 Man on Fire Bodyguard 2A
2006 Hot Tamale Cousin Sammy
2006 All You've Got Javier Espinoza
2015 Don Quixote Mounted Brother
2015 Ladrones Santiago Guzmán
2017 A Change of Heart Cousin David
2019 I Killed My Husband! Pepe


Year Project Role Notes
1981 Quiéreme siempre Carlos
1982 El amor nunca muere Alfonso
1983 El maleficio Diego
1984 Tú eres mi destino Fabián
1987 Senda de gloria Manuel Fortuna
1988-1989 Dulce desafío Enrique Toledo
1990 Yo compro esa mujer Aldama 160 episodes
1990 En carne propia Leonardo Rivadeneira
1993 Guadalupe Alfredo Robinson 209 episodes
1992 Marielena Luis Felipe Sandoval
1996 Miami Hustlers José Television film
1996-1997 Savannah Benny Serna 4 episodes
1997 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Miguel Peralta Episode: "Collateral Damage"
1999 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Movie Valdez Television film
2001 18 Wheels of Justice Amado Episode: "Old Wives' Tale"
2002 CSI: Miami Colombian Interrogator Episode: "A Horrible Mind"
2003 Te amaré en silencio Camilo 101 episodes
2005 Sleeper Cell Felix Ortiz Episode: "Money"
2005 Cold Case Felix Darosa Episode: "Frank's Best"
2006 La verdad oculta Juan José Victoria Ocampo 20 episodes
2007 Destilando Amor Rodrigo Montalvo Main role; 168 episodes
2008 Fuego en la sangre Juan Reyes Main role
2009-2010 Corazón salvaje Juan del Diablo / Juan de Dios San Román Montes de Oca / Juan Aldama de la Cruz Main role; 135 episodes
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Antonio Medina Episode: "Enemy Within"
2012–2013 Amores verdaderos José Ángel Arriaga Main role; 183 episodes
2015 Amores con trampa Facundo Carmona Main role; 128 episodes
2018-2021 Falsa identidad Don Mateo Corona Main Role (seasons 1-2)
2019 La Reina del Sur 2 Antonio Alcalá Main Role (season 2)
2019-2020 Sin miedo a la verdad Presidente Guest (season 2) Main Role (season 3)
2022 Corazón guerrero Octavio Sanchez Guest
TBA Juego de mentiras Pascual del Río

Awards and nominationsEdit

Premios ACE (New York)Edit

Year Category Telenovela Result
1991 Male Figure of the Year Yo compro esa mujer Won
2008 Best Actor in Television Stage Destilando Amor
2009 Fuego en la sangre[3]

Emmy AwardsEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
1993 Best Actor in Television Guadalupe Won[4]

Premios BravoEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
2008 Best Lead Actor Destilando Amor Won[5]

Premios JuventudEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
2013 ¡Está buenísimo! Amores Verdaderos Nominated[6]

TVyNovelas AwardsEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
1984 Best Male Revelation El maleficio Nominated
1988 Best Lead Actor Senda de gloria Won
1990 Best Young Lead Actor Dulce desafío
1991 Best Lead Actor Yo compro esa mujer
2007 La Verdad Oculta
2008 Destilando Amor
2009 Fuego en la sangre Nominated

Favoritos del públicoEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
2014 Favorite Couple with Erika Buenfil Amores Verdaderos Won[7][unreliable source?]
Favorite Kiss with Erika Buenfil Nominated


  1. ^ Carmona H, Liliana (September 25, 2018). "Eduardo Yáñez pide que no lo feliciten en su cumpleaños" (in Spanish). Las Estrellas. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  2. ^ "¡Feliz cumpleaños Eduardo Yáñez!". Diario Rotativo (in Spanish). September 20, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  3. ^ "ACE premia "Los girasoles ciegos" y "Maldeamores"". Daily News. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Eduardo Yáñez". IMDb. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Arrasa Destilando amor en los Premios Bravo". Periódico Noroeste. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  6. ^ Huffpost Voces (9 May 2013). "Premios Juventud 2013: Los nominados". Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  7. ^ "MasQueTelenovelas: "Amores Verdaderos"... la más premiada por el público". Retrieved 17 September 2015.

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