Luis Fernández (actor)

Luis Eduardo Fernández Oliva (born March 14, 1973 in Caracas[1]) is a Venezuelan actor, writer, producer and director.[2] He started his career on stage at age 16, to film, television, radio and publishing. Fernández has won several acting awards, and recently has published several books, comprising the series Sexo Sentido ("The Sex Sense"), that have been best-sellers in his native Venezuela.

Luis Fernández
Luis Eduardo Fernández Oliva

(1973-03-14) 14 March 1973 (age 47)
  • Actor
  • producer
  • director
Years active1992–present
(m. 1994)

He developed his directorial skills on stage and his directorial debut in filmmaking was with the short film Blue Sky produced at the New York Film Academy, which has been selected to the official competition in several international film festivals.[citation needed] He has performed for over three years his own stand-up show It's not you, it's me (No eres tú, soy yo), recording over 600 performances.

Fernández is also an architect, having graduated in 1991 from the Universidad Simón Bolívar, in Caracas, and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. He is married to the Venezuelan actress Mimí Lazo.[1]


Film roles
Year Title Roles Notes
2006 Francisco de Miranda Francisco de Miranda
2016 Tamara Teo / Tamara
Television roles
Year Title Roles Notes
1992 La loba herida Daniel Algarbe
1993 El paseo de la gracia de Dios Erásmo Alfonzo
1994 Cruz de nadie Cruz
1997–1998 Llovizna Orinoco Fuego
1998 Ghost Stories Father Eric Sandoval Episode: "Bless Me Father"
1999 Calypso Simón Vargas / El Náufrago Pérez
1999 Mujer secreta Gustavo Landaeta
2000 Hay amores que matan César Augusto Montenegro
2001 A calzón quita'o Juan Antonio Contreras
2003 La Cuaima Cristo Jesús Guédez
2004 Natalia de 8 a 9 Esposo Television film
2004 Negra consentida Rodolfo Aristiguieta
2017–2018 Dynasty Alejandro Raya Recurring (season 1); 4 episodes


Director and producerEdit

  • Golpes a mi puerta (Knocks At My Door), Caracas, 2007–2008; Bogotá, 2008. Also leading role, 2008.

Selection at the Bogota's International Theater Festival, 2008. Opening Show, Caracas International Theater Festival, 2008.

  • No eres tú, soy yo (It’s Not You, It’s Me), Caracas, 2006–2008. Also writer and leading role.
  • Jav y Jos (Jav and Jos), Caracas 2005, Bogotá 2006, Madrid 2006. Also leading role.
  • El Aplauso va por dentro (The Applause Is Within You), Madrid, 2004. Producer only.

Other leading rolesEdit

  • Don Juan Tenorio, Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles, 1998.
  • El Pez que Fuma (The Smoking Fish), Caracas, 1994.
  • El Príncipe Constante (The Constant Prince), Caracas, 1992.

Municipal Award, Best Actor, 1992.

  • Cyrano de Begerac, Caracas, 1991.
  • La Hora del Lobo (Bergman's The Hour of the Wolf), Caracas, 1991.
  • Self-Portrait of an Artist, Caracas, Bogotá, Essen (Germany), 1990.


  • La cruenta venganza del hombre que todos querían ser (The Gruesome Revenge Of the Man Everyone Wanted To Be). The New Game, 2004. Novel.
  • Sexo Sentido (The Sex Sense). Criteria, 2005. Essay. Six months in the top 10 best-sellers list in Venezuela.
  • Sexo Sentido II: Mis primeras quininetas (The Sex Sense II: My First Five Hundred). Ediciones B, 2006. Essay. One year in the Top 10 best-sellers list in Venezuela.
  • Agenda Sexo Sentido (The Sex Sense Calendar). Ediciones B, 2007–2008. Calendar.
  • Sexo Sentido III: No eres tú, soy yo (The Sex Sense 3: It’s Not You, It’s Me). Ediciones B. Essay. Independently published February, 2019[3]
  • A weekly columnist of EME magazine, the Thursday's publication by the Venezuelan journal El Nacional. (


For over three years Fernández was the creator and host of the radio show The Sex Sense, that premiered in May 2004 to become an audience phenomenon on Venezuelan radio. Fernández interviewed more than one thousand successful professional women from Venezuela, Latin America and Spain. This show became the basis of his on-going stand-up show It’s not you, it’s me that has been seen by over 500,000 audience members in more than 400 performances since 2006.


  1. ^ a b (in Spanish) RCTV, Luis Fernández Archived 2008-10-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "'LOS ROSTROS DE LAS TELENOVELAS' Luis Fernández". (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Sexo Sentido 3: No eres tú, soy yo (Spanish Edition)". Amazon. Retrieved 10 December 2019.

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