Vadhir Derbez

Vadhir Derbez Alejandro González Torres (born February 18, 1991), better known as Vadhir Derbez, is a Mexican actor that has worked for Televisa, Univision, Warner Brothers, Netflix, TV Azteca and Telemundo. He is also starting his career as a singer internationally. He is known to be the son of actor Eugenio Derbez.

Vadhir Derbez
Vadhir Derbez in 2018 Awards (cropped).jpg
Derbez in 2018
Vadhir Derbez Alejandro González Torres[1]

(1991-02-18) 18 February 1991 (age 29)[1]
Alma materCulver Academies
Years active1994–present[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Derbez was born in Mexico City. He is the son of comedian Eugenio Derbez and Silvana Prince. Brother of actress Aislinn Derbez, actor José Eduardo Derbez and Aitana Derbez.

He studied at military school Culver Academies for 4 years, where he practiced Equestrianism. He rode in Barack Obama's Inaugural parade in Washington D.C. in 2009.



Derbez in 2019

Vadhir began his acting career in 1997 at age six on the program "Derbez en Cuando", where he participated in the sketches "Tatiana y En Familia con Chabelo" (2000), and "Diseñador do ambos sexos" (2001). He earned his first featured part in the novela (soap opera) "Cómplices Al Rescate" (2002).[2] "La familia P. Luche" (2002) was his next involved work, followed by "De pocas, pocas pulgas" (2003), "Par de ases" (2004), "Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real" (2004).[3] In 2006 he was on the famous program "Vecinos" as recurring character Marco López Pérez for a total of 36 episodes.[4] Derbez participated in Univision's first reality dance competition, "Mira Quien Baila" (2010) and was the winner of the shows first season.[5] He acted in the famous series Gossip Girl: Acapulco (2013) as Maximiliano 'Max' Zaga, one of the protagonists, alongside Alexis Ayala, José María Torre, and Issabela Camil.[6]

In 2016, Vadhir played the role of "César Suárez", the psychopathic son of a drug lord in the soap opera "La querida del Centauro", a production of Sony Pictures, Teleset, and in collaboration with Telemundo, the show was aired in the United States, Mexico, and South America.[7] In the same year the actor played a lead role in the first series shared amongst TV Azteca and Televisa Blim, "Entre correr y vivir", based on the lives of Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez. This show was filmed in the race course of Mexico City and in it Vadhir played the role of the race pilot Rodrigo Hernández.[8] In 2019, he won the first season of ¿Quién es la máscara? as Camaleon.

Entering the international market, the actor obtained a role on the Netflix series, Sense8 (2016) alongside Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Alfonso Herrera.[9]


The actor made his theater debut playing Tom Sawyer, the lead role in "Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer"(2004), an adaption of the story by Mark Twain.[10] In 2013 he took part in the musical "Grease", playing 3 different roles (Tacho, Kiko, and Danny Sucko) during this time.[11] Afterwards he earned a lead part in the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" (2014), playing the role of Jerry, along with the actress and singer Dulce Maria. He then played a lead role in Grease (2017) once more on "Musical USA" making rounds in a few cities in the United States.[12]


Vadhir earned his first part on the big screen giving voice to the character "Chuletas" in the film "Imaginum"(2005),[13] but it wasn't until 2015 that the actor debuted on the silver screen again, appearing in the action film Ladrones, alongside Fernando Colunga, Eduardo Yáñez, Jessica Lindsay, and Miguel Varoni.[14] In 2016, he obtained his first lead role in film "El tamaño si Importa", directed by Rafa Lara.[15] The next year he was in the film 3 Idiotas, an adaptation of the popular Bollywood film 3 Idiots.[16] After his success in Mexico, he made his Hollywood debut in the film "How to Be a Latin Lover"(2017), alongside Salma Hayek, Eugenio Derbez, Rob Lowe, Raquel Welch. Kristen Bell and Omar Chaparro.[17] In May 2019, Vadhir played the role of "Beto" in "Dulce Familia".[18]


Derbez made his music debut with his first EP, "Vadhir Derbez" released 2 September 2016.[19] It featured two singles: "Te Olvidé" and "Me Haces Sentir". "Me Haces Sentir" was later re-released on 14 February 2017 with the live version included.

His musical and cinematic career briefly overlapped his song "Al Final" was released under the soundtrack of "3 Idiotas" on 7 March 2017, a movie which he was also featured on April 27, 2017, Derbez released his fourth single, "Latin Lover".

After a period of almost two years, Vadhir released his next single "Mala" on 5 April 2019, and has announced that his last song "Toda La Banda" was released on June 2019.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Imaginum[13] Chuletas
2015 Ladrones[14] Ray
2016 El tamaño sí importa[15] Diego Suárez
2017 3 idiotas[16] Isidoro
2017 How to Be a Latin Lover[17] Maximo (Age 21)
2019 Como si fuera la primera vez[21] Diego
2019 Breaking the I.C.E. Alejandro Short film
2019 Dulce familia[18] Beto
2020 Veinteañera: Divorciada y fantástica[22] Juanpa
2020 El mesero Rodrigo

Television rolesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2001–2005 Mujer, casos de la vida real Various roles 3 episodes
2002 Cómplices al rescate[2] Andrés Rosales
2003 De pocas, pocas pulgas Chorizo
2005 Par de Ases Various roles
2005–2006 Vecinos[4] Marco López 36 episodes
2010 Eva Luna Gerardo
2012 El Gran Show de los Peques Producción Episode: "Quinto episodio"
2013 Gossip Girl: Acapulco Maximiliano "Max" Zaga 26 episodes
2016 Entre correr y vivir Rodrigo Hernández Main role
2016–2017 La querida del Centauro[7] César Suárez Recurring role; 44 episodes (season 1), 2 episodes (season 2)
2016 Sense8[9] Mr.Valles (student) Episode: "Happy F*cking New Year"
2019 ¿Quién es la máscara?[23] Camaleón
2019 De viaje con los Derbez[24] Himself
2020 The First Team Carlos Velez




  • Vadhir Derbez (2016)[19]


  • Me Haces Sentir (2016)
  • Te Olvide (2016)
  • Al Final (2016)
  • Latin Lover (2017)
  • Mala (2019)[25]
  • Toda La Banda (2019)[26]


  • Cómplices al Rescate (2001)
  • De Pocas Pocas Pulgas (2003)


On November 21, 2010, he won first place in Mira Quien Baila: First Season.


  1. ^ a b c d "Vadhir Derbez". (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b Cómplices al rescate (2002– ) Full Cast & Crew on IMDb
  3. ^ Vadhir Derbez' on IMDb'
  4. ^ a b Vecinos (TV series 2005-) Full Cast & Crewon IMDb
  5. ^ Univision. Vadhir Derbez ganó Mira Quién Baila YouTube, 22 November 2010.
  6. ^ Gossip Girl: Acapulco (2013) Full Cast & Crew' on IMDb'
  7. ^ a b La Querida Del Centauro (2016– ) Full Cast & Crew on IMDb
  8. ^ Entre Correr y Vivir (2016– ) Full Cast & Crew on IMDb
  9. ^ a b Sense8 (2015–2018) Full Cast & Crew on IMDb
  10. ^ Licona, Sandra. Tom Sawyer rescata valores como la amistad, Cronica, 3 March 2005.
  11. ^ Canal EnPOPados. VADHIR DERBEZ y LUJA DUHART cantan "Reina de la fiesta" VASELINA 2014 #EnPOPados , YouTube, 17 January 2014
  12. ^ Quadratin Noticias TV. Vadhir Derbez protagoniza Vaselina El Musical en Estados Unidos, YouTube, 10 April 2017
  13. ^ a b "Vadhir Derbez; uno de los grandes talentos de la familia Derbez". Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  14. ^ a b "Vadhir Derbez charla sobre la cinta "Ladrones"". Dallas News (in Spanish). 2015-10-09. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  15. ^ a b "El tamaño sí importa: dos Derbez por el precio de uno". El Universal (in Spanish). 2017-01-27. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  16. ^ a b "Vadhir Derbez es Isidoro en 3 idiotas". Videocine. 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  17. ^ a b Palmar, Héctor. "La escena de Vadhir Derbez en tanga que aún no podemos superar". Nueva Mujer. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  18. ^ a b "Vadhir Derbez sacrifica su físico en Dulce Familia". Videocine. 2019-05-06. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  19. ^ a b Vadhir Derbez - EP de VADHIR (in Spanish), retrieved 2019-10-17
  20. ^
  21. ^ "Destrozan en redes tráiler de 'Como si fuera la primera vez' con Vadhir Derbez". (in Spanish). 2019-07-17. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  22. ^ "Vadhir Derbez protagonizará Veinteañera, divorciada y fantástica". TVyNovelas México (in Spanish). 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  23. ^ TIM, Televisa. "Vadhir Derbez gana ¿Quién es la Máscara? con canción de Queen". Telehit (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  24. ^ Ortiz, Viviana. "Los Derbez muestran su lado más íntimo en reality show". Publimetro México (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  25. ^ Mala - Single de VADHIR (in Spanish), retrieved 2019-10-17
  26. ^ Toda La Banda - Single de VADHIR (in Spanish), retrieved 2019-10-17

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