Juan Ferrara

Juan Ferrara (born Juan Félix Gutiérrez Puerta, November 8, 1943 in Mexico) is a Mexican telenovela and film actor.

Juan Ferrara
Juan Félix Gutiérrez Puerta

(1943-11-08) November 8, 1943 (age 77)
Spouse(s)Helena Rojo
Alicia Bonet
ChildrenJuan Carlos Bonet
Mauricio Bonet
Parent(s)Ofelia Guilmáin (mother)
RelativesLucía Guilmáin and Esther Guilmáin (sisters)


Juan is a son of the well known actress Ofelia Guilmáin and brother of Lucía Guilmáin y Esther Guilmáin. He was once married to the famous Mexican actress, Helena Rojo. He has two sons, actors Juan Carlos Bonet and Mauricio Bonet, with his first wife, Alicia Bonet.


Ferrara demonstrated an interest in acting since he was a young child. But it wasn't until he was 22 that he booked his first job as an actor. He changed his name to Juan Ferrara before playing a small role in the 1965 movie, "Tajimara". In 1966, he got his first major movie role, as Sonny in Los Angeles de Puebla. Ferrara by then had graduated from Televisa's renowned acting school, and producers decided to cast him as a star in his own telenovela, El Espejismo Brillaba. The novela became a major hit across Mexico and Latin America.

In 1970, he starred in two extremely successful novelas, Yesenia and La Gata. In 1978, Ferrara was in Viviana, another extremely successful novela. He portrayed Julio Montesinos. In 1982 Ferrara then went on to star in Gabriel y Gabriela, though it was not as successful as his previous ventures.

1983 proved to be an important career year for Ferrara, as he established himself as an actor in Puerto Rico as well. Hired by Canal 2, he filmed Laura Guzman, Culpable!, a soap opera that became one of Puerto Rico's most seen television programs ever. Due to the novela's overwhelming popularity in Puerto Rico, the network decided to bring Ferrara back in 1985, to film a telenovela called Tanairi. Ferrara starred alongside Von Mari Mendez in this soap opera, which went on to become one of Puerto Rico's most critically acclaimed television shows of all time, as well as the most expensive telenovela to produce in Puerto Rican history.


Year Title Role Notes
1966 El espejismo brillaba Antogonist
1968 Los inconformes Supporting role
1969 Lo que no fue Alberto Supporting role
1969 Concierto de almas Jorge Supporting role
1969 Del altar a la tumba Agustín Alatorre Protagonist
1970 Yesenia Bardo Co-Protagonist
1970 La Gata Pablo Martínez Negrete Protagonist
1974 El manantial del milagro Carlos Supporting role
1975 Ven conmigo Guillermo Supporting role
1978 Ladronzuela Miguel Ángel Protagonist
1978-79 Viviana Julio Montesinos Co-Protagonist
1981 El hogar que yo robé Carlos Valentín Velarde Antagonist
1982 Gabriel y Gabriela Fernando del Valle Protagonist
1983 ¡Laura Guzmán, culpable! Protagonist
1984 Milí[1] Protagonist
1985 Tanairí Gustavo Medina Protagonist
1987-88 Victoria José Eduardo de los Santos Protagonist
1990 Destino Claudio de la Mora Protagonist
1991-92 Valeria y Maximiliano Maximiliano Riva Protagonist
1993 Valentina Fernando Alcántara Protagonist
1996 La antorcha encendida Don Pedro de Soto Main antagonist
1997-98 Desencuentro Andrés Rivera Protagonist
1999 Infierno en el paraíso Alejandro Valdivia Protagonist
2002 ¡Vivan los niños! Lic. Mauricio Borbolla Supporting role
2004-06 Rebelde Franco Colucci Adult Protagonist
2006 Heridas de amor Gonzalo San Llorente (young) Special Appearance
2007-08 Pasión Jorge Mancera y Ruíz Antagonist
2009 Verano de amor Othón Villalba Main Antagonist
2009-10 Mar de amor Guillermo Briceño Adult Protagonist
2011 La fuerza del destino Juan Jaime Mondragón Main Antagonist
2012-13 Qué bonito amor Justo Martínez de la Garza Adult Protagonist
2014 Qué pobres tan ricos Himself Antogonist
2015 Lo imperdonable Jorge Prado-Castelo Adult Protagonist
2016 El hotel de los secretos Doctor Lazaro Vicario / Doctor Simon Canabal Antagonist

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Premio Category Telenovela Result
1988 Premios TVyNovelas Best Actor Victoria Nominated
1991 Premios TVyNovelas Best Actor Destiny Nominated
1993 Premios TVyNovelas Best Actor Valeria and Maxmilliano Nominated
1994 Premios TVyNovelas Best Actor Valentina Nominated
1997 Premios TVyNovelas Best Outstanding Performance The flaming torch Won
1997 Premios TVyNovelas Best Villain The flaming torch Nominated
2006 Premios TVyNovelas Best Actor Rebel Nominated
2011 Premios TVyNovelas Best Leading Actor Mar de Amor Nominated
2013 Premios TVyNovelas Best Antagonist Actor The Power of Destiny Won



  1. ^ "Articulo en la pagina de Lourdes Chacon sobre la novela de Milí 1984". Lourdes Chacón. 2017-04-14. Retrieved 2017-04-25.

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