Juan Pablo Espinosa Cuéllar (born 28 October 1980 in Bogotá) is a Colombian actor.

Juan Pablo Espinosa
Espinosa in July 2017
Juan Pablo Espinosa Cuéllar

(1980-10-28) October 28, 1980 (age 43)
Bogotá, Colombia
Years active2005–present



After graduating from Gimnasio Moderno high-school in Bogotá, Espinosa went to study acting at Boston's Emerson College. He also lived in New York City and Los Angeles, before returning to Colombia in 2004. In 2005, he debuted in Colombian television at Caracol TV daily anthology series Tu voz estéreo. Later, he appeared in RCN TV telenovelas Merlina, mujer divina and Floricienta; after a break, he became part of the ensemble cast of El último matrimonio feliz and of the Colombian theatre version of Closer. In 2009, he participated in the first season of Sony Pictures Television and Caracol TV series Los caballeros las prefieren brutas, and on A corazón abierto,[1] a RCN TV series based on Grey's Anatomy. He would return to Caracol TV for a supporting role on Secretos de familia and as a star on El secretario.[2]

In June 2019, he came out as gay.[3]

Television roles

Title Year Role Notes
Tu voz estéreo 2005–2007 Alejo Quiñones Lead role
El último matrimonio feliz 2008–2009 Carlos Alberto García Co-lead role
Los caballeros las prefieren brutas 2010 Eduardo Santodomingo Recurring role, 22 episodes
Secretos de familia 2010 Camilo Rincón Recurring role[4]
A corazón abierto 2010–2011 Augusto Maza 6 episodes[1]
El secretario 2011 Emilio Romero García Lead role[2]
Secretos del paraíso 2013 Cristóbal Soler Lead role[5]
Narcos 2015 Luis Carlos Galán 2 episodes[6]
La Fan 2017 Lucas Duarte Lead role[7]
Noches con Platanito 2017 Himself Episode: "Juan Pablo Espinoza/Gloria Peralta/Pepi Sonuga/Kevin Fonteyne/Jonatan Sánchez"[8]
Cocaine Godmother 2017 Alberto Bravo Television film[9][10]
Acapulco 2021 Rodolfo Episode: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"


  1. ^ a b "Juan Pablo Espinosa, actor de 'A corazón abierto', tuvo una pequeña equivocación". estereofonica.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Juan Pablo Espinosa en "Focus", el actor colombiano es protagonista de la telenovela "El Secretario" que se transmite por Telesitema". elnacional.com.do (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Actor Juan Pablo Espinosa publica video en el que confiesa que es gay". El Tiempo (in Spanish). 12 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Juan Pablo Espinosa, de doctor a gay". gacetadulceparaiso.blogspot.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 28 December 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Juan Pablo Espinosa y su protagónico en 'Secretos del Paraíso'". noticiasrcn.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Juan Pablo Espinosa será Luis Carlos Galán en una serie para Netflix". publimetro.co (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Telemundo to Premiere New Romantic Comedy LA FAN, 1/17". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Noches con Platanito / Juan Pablo Espinosa". platanito.estrellatv.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 26 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Juan Pablo Espinosa actuará con Catherine Zeta Jones". caracoltv.com (in Spanish). 17 June 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  10. ^ Evans, Greg (18 May 2017). "Lifetime Greenlights 'Cocaine Godmother' Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones". deadline.com. Retrieved 26 July 2017.