Luis Gatica (born February 25, 1961) is a Mexican actor, son of the Chilean singer Lucho Gatica and the Puerto Rican actress Mapita Cortés. He is the uncle of fellow actor Alfredo Gatica

Luis Gatica
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Gatica in 2019
Luis Gatica y Morales Cordero

(1961-02-25) 25 February 1961 (age 60)[1]
Alma materCentro de Educación Artística[1]
Years active1984–present
ChildrenAlfredo Gatica (nephew)


Luis Gatica was born in Veracruz, Mexico. He grew in a show business family. He is the son of Chilean singer Lucho Gatica and Puerto Rican actress Mapita Cortés; he is the nephew of Puerto Rican actress Mapy Cortés and second cousin of Puerto Rican actor, comedian and producer Paquito Cordero. Having celebrity relatives both in Mexico and in Puerto Rico, Gatica wanted to become a celebrity on his own since he was very young. Gatica participated in various theater plays and in some, not particularly notable, music groups as he grew. He struggled trying to follow in his parents' footsteps.

His first big break came in 1983, when he was hired by Televisa to act in La fiera, which is considered a contemporary classic among telenovelas. In 1984, he played Joel in Los años felices (The Happy Years). This was followed by 1986's Marionetas (Puppets), where he played Jorge Linares.

Having obtained celebrity for the first time, Gatica tried his luck in the world of music, retiring from television from 1986 to 1994. Although his foray into the world of rock music was largely unsuccessful, he nevertheless kept active for those eight years, singing in many Mexican locations.

In 1994, he was offered a return to television, and he did so by participating in another Mexican classic, Marimar, playing Chuy. Gatica then made his film debut, when he participated in 1995's Tiempo de Muerte 2 (Time to Die 2).

Tiempo de Muerte 2 was followed by A sangre fría ("In cold blood") where he played Beto. In 1996, Gatica returned to acting in telenovelas, participating in La antorcha encendida (The burning torch), as Juan Foncerrada and in Mi querida Isabel (My beloved Isabel), where he played Ricardo.

He took one year off before returning to the screen in 1998, acting as Ruben in Cazador de cazadores (Hunter of hunters), an action movie. That same year, he participated as Patricio in Preciosa, another telenovela that was successful. That telenovela was followed by another one, La mentira (The Lie), where he personified Santiago.

Luis Gatica made one telenovela in 1999: in DKDA: Suenos de Juventud (DKDA: Dreams of Youth), he played Raul Arias.

Returning to the film industry in 2000, Gatica played Rodrigo Miranda in Cuenta saldada (Paid Debt).

His next work, however, was in a soap opera marred by general criticism by magazine and newspaper telenovela critics. Sin Pecado Concebido, where he played doctor Garduno, was not well received by the media, which doomed the show with tele-spectators, and the soap opera was not a success.

In 2002, Gatica joined other celebrities in the Big Brother reality show, in Mexico City.

Gatica began 2003 by participating in another telenovela: he played Jorge Esparza in Niña Amada Mía (Beloved girl of mine). This was followed by Clap! El lugar de tus sueños (Clap! the place of your dreams), where he played Rivadeneira, and by 2004's Rubí, where he acted as Cayetano.

In 2006, he acted in the telenovela produced by José Alberto Castro Codigo Postal, as Herman. In 2008, he appeared in "En Nombre del Amor" In 2014, he acted yet again in another telenovela produced by Roberto Gómez Fernandez El Color de la Pasión", as Ricardo Marquez.

In 2008, he appeared in "En Nombre del Amor" In 2014, he acted yet again in another telenovela produced by Roberto Gómez Fernandez El Color de la Pasión", as Ricardo Marquez.

Television rolesEdit

Year Title Roles Notes
1984 Los años felices Joel
1986 Marionetas Jorge Linares
1993 La última esperanza José
1994 Marimar Chuy
1996 La antorcha encendida Juan Foncerrada
1996 Mi querida Isabel Ricardo
1998 Preciosa Patricio
1999–2000 DKDA: Sueños de juventud Raúl Arias
2000–2003 Mujer, casos de la vida real Various roles 9 episodes
2000–2001 Rayito de luz Cruz Ramírez
2001 Sin pecado concebido Gerardo Garduño
2003 Niña amada mía Jorge Esparza
2003 Clap, el lugar de tus sueños Rivadeniera
2004 Rubí Cayetano Martínez
2005–2008 Vecinos Eduardo Episodes: "Con zapatos de tacón" and "Un embarazo embarazoso"
2006–2007 Código postal Germán De Alba
2007 Objetos perdidos Various Characters Epiosode: "Objeto 10"
2007–2008 El Pantera Procurador Recurring role; 15 episodes
2008 La rosa de Guadalupe Pepe Episode: "Cristinita"
2009 En nombre del amor Fiscal Mariano Cordero Episodes: "Definitivo" and "Sólo un deseo"
2009 Adictos Leo Recurring role; 5 episodes
2009 Mujeres asesinas Guillermo Jiménez Episode: "Carmen, honrada"
2009 Alma de hierro Abraham Elizondo Episodes: "Detenerla" and "Gran final"
2009 Tiempo final Agente López Episode: "La mula"
2009–2010 Corazón salvaje Remigio García Series regular; 135 episodes
2010 Persons Unknown Head of Security Episode: "The Truth"
2010–2011 Cuando me enamoro Lázaro López Series regular; 154 episodes
2011 Ni contigo ni sin ti Unknown role Episode: "Gran final"
2012–2018 Como dice el dicho Various roles 7 episodes
2012 Por ella soy Eva Gustavo Episode: "Fernando sinvergüenza"
2012 Amor bravío Hipolito Recurring role; 46 episodes
2013 Nueva vida Fernando Episode: "Bebé"
2013 Mentir para vivir Samuel Recurring role; 22 episodes
2013 Lo que la vida me robó Bruno Gamboa Recurring role; 3 episodes
2013–2014 Qué pobres tan ricos Osiel Series regular; 153 episodes
2014 The Color of Passion Ricardo Main Antagonist; 54 episodes
2014 The Stray Cat Licenciado Gutiérrez Recurring role; 11 episodes
2015 Yo no creo en los hombres, el origen Néstor Television film
2015–2016 La vecina Pedro Series regular; 146 episodes
2016 El hotel de los secretos Genaro Series regular; 37 episodes
2016 Mujeres de negro Fiscal Episode: "Entre el amor y la justicia: Part 2"
2016 40 y 20 Víctor 3 episodes
2017 El Bienamado Ambrosio Cárdenas Series regular; 65 episodes
2018 Por amar sin ley Fausto Recurring role (season 1); 3 episodes
2018 Tenías que ser tú Unknown role Recurring role; 4 episodes
2018 La jefa del campeón Emiliano Linares Series regular; 54 episodes
2019 Esta historia me suena Andrés Episode: "El Gran Varón"
2019 Preso No. 1 Adonis Madrigal Recurring role; 23 episodes
2019 Médicos Paco Juárez Recurring role; 5 episodes

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Red Teatral - Luis Gatica". (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 26 November 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.

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