Salvador Pineda

Salvador Pineda Popoca (born June 16, 1952 in Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico) is a Mexican actor, who has participated in over 20 Mexican telenovelas and Mexican movies, as well as two Hollywood low budget movies.[1] Born to Mexican politician Salvador Pineda who served under Mexican President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, and Gloria Pineda, house-wife. His uncle (on his mother's side) is the renowned Mexican cardiologist Ignacio Chavez Sanchez.[2]

Salvador Pineda
Birth nameSalvador Pineda Popoca
Born (1952-06-16) June 16, 1952 (age 70)
Mexico City
Years active1980s–present


Salvador Pineda is known for his acting on many Televisa soap operas, including 1980s Colorina with Lucía Méndez, and Mi Pequeña Soledad with Verónica Castro. He is also remembered for his soap opera Tu o Nadie with Lucía Mendez and Andrés García. Pineda and García were considered two of the sexiest Latino actors of the 1980s, appearing in shirtless photos in magazines sold in Latin America.

Pineda's identifiable, gravelly voice and his physique led to his being type-cast as a villain, or, less frequently as a gruff, edgy heroic lead.

Pineda began his internationalization in 1984, when he worked in Puerto Rico as the star of canal 2's Coralito, with Sully Diaz. He returned to Puerto Rico in 1985, to film another telenovela with canal 2.

Pineda also made an attempt at a singing career, having released one CD. He is divorced from Venezuelan actress Mayra Alejandra. He has a daughter, but is very private about it.


Year Title Character Notes
2014-15 Muchacha italiana viene a casarse Dante Dávalos Antagonist
2012-13 Qué bonito amor Don Concho Hernandez Antagonist
2010-11 Triunfo del Amor Rodolfo Padilla Antagonist
2009-10 Corazón salvaje Arcadio Antagonist
2008 El juramento Padre Salvador Supporting Role
2004-05 Inocente de ti Rubén Supporting Role
2002 Te amaré en silencio Emilio Co-protagonist
2002 El país de las mujeres Aquiles Supporting Role
2000 Golpe bajo Andrés Carranza Main Antagonist
1999 Besos prohibidos Felipe Protagonist
1998 La mentira Dr. Francisco Moguel Supporting Role
1997 Esmeralda Dr. Lúcio Maláver Main Antagonist
1994-95 Morelia Federico Campos Miranda Supporting Role
1993-94 Guadalupe Antonio Supporting Role
1992-93 Marielena Esteban Supporting Role
1990 Mi pequeña Soledad Gerardo Main Antagonist
1989-90 El magnate Rodrigo Valverde Main Antagonist
1988 Mi nombre es coraje Jerónimo Protagonist
1987 Como la hiedra Lorenzo Navarro Protagonist
1986-87 El camino secreto David Genovés Protagonist
1985 Tú o nadie Maximiliano Alveniz Main Antagonist
1984 Coralito Protagonist
1983 Bianca Vidal José Miguel Medina Rivas Protagonist
1981-82 El derecho de nacer Alfredo Martínez Co-protagonist
1981 Soledad Andrés Sánchez Fuentes Protagonist
1980 Colorina Enrique Supporting Role
1979 J.J. Juez Martín Gondra Protagonist
1978 Rosalia Leonel Protagonist
1977 Rina (TV series) El Nene Supporting Role


  1. ^ Salvador Pineda Biography for Salvador Pineda
  2. ^ Ignacio Chavez Sanchez