René Muñoz

René Muñoz (February 19, 1938 – May 11, 2000)[citation needed] was a Cuban actor and screenwriter of telenovelas and the cinema of Mexico.

René Muñoz
Born(1938-02-19)February 19, 1938
DiedMay 11, 2000(2000-05-11) (aged 62)
Mexico City, Mexico
Years active1961-2000

He is most remembered for his role in the Spanish film Fray Escoba.


He was born in Havana, Cuba but started his acting career in Spain with the film Fray Escoba of Ramón Torrado. He made two more films with him and then moved to Mexico to participate in Los hijos que yo soñé ("The sons I dreamed of") and the telenovela San Martín de Porres that made him famous in this country. He made his last film in the Mexico/United States production The Bees and focused on working on telenovelas. In 1987 he wrote his first scripts for telenovelas for Como duele callar and the first story written for a young audience Quinceañera. Quinceañera was the telenovela of the year, it featured singer Thalía in one of the main roles and catapulted the career of Adela Noriega in her first starring role. In 1992 he wrote the script for De frente al sol, a telenovela starred by Angélica Aragón in the role of an indigenous woman and its sequel Más allá del puente. In 1986 he adapted the script for Monte Calvario and in 1997 for its remake Te sigo amando. He took the role of Padre Murillo in both productions. He also was an actor, and performed in, La Usurpadora. His acting playing role as Mojarras.

He died of cancer in May 2000 in Mexico City, in full recording of the soap opera Abrázame muy fuerte.


  • The Bees (1978) as a delegate
  • Cuna de valientes (1972)
  • El pocho (1970) as a delegate
  • Un mulato llamado Martín (1970) as Fray Martín de Porres
  • Los hijos que yo soñé (1965)
  • Bienvenido, padre Murray (1964)
  • Cristo negro (1963)
  • Fray Escoba (1961) as Fray Martín de Porres




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