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Date of Birth February 21, 1929
Place of Birth Mexico City, Mexico
Date of Death Nov 28, 2014 (85)
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Roberto Gómez Bolaños, more commonly known by his stage name Chespirito, or "Little Shakespeare" was a Mexican actor, comedian, screenwriter, humorist, director, and producer. He is widely regarded as one of the icons of Spanish-speaking humor and entertainment and one of the greatest comedians of all time. He is also one of the most loved and respected comedians in Latin America. He is mostly known by his acting role Chavo from the sitcom El Chavo del 8. It is recognized all over the planet for writing, directing, and starring in the Chespirito, El Chavo del Ocho, and El Chapulín Colorado television series. The character of El Chavo is one of the most iconic in the history of Latin American television, and El Chavo del Ocho continues to be immensely popular, with daily worldwide viewership averaging 91 million viewers.

Born: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, February 21, 1929, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: November 28, 2014, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Resting place: Panteón Francés, Mexico City
Nationality: Mexican
Occupation: Actor, comedian, screenwriter, television director
Children: 6, including Roberto Gómez Fernández
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About Chespirito

Mexican screenwriter, actor, and director best known for his series Chespirito, El Chapulín Colorado, and El Chavo del Ocho. He also wrote a number of plays and his nickname derives from "Shakespierito," Little Shakespeare.

Chespirito Before Fame

Before entering the film world, he competed as an amateur boxer.

Achievement of Chespirito

He has starred in the popular Mexican movies El Chanfle and El Chanfle 2.

Chespirito Family Life

He was married to Graciela Fernandez from 1968 to 1989 and Florinda Meza from 2004 to 2014. He had five daughters named Paulina, Marcela, Cecilia, Graciela and Teresa and a son named Roberto.

Associations of Chespirito

Matt Groening based his character the Bumblebee Man on El Chapulín Colorado.

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Latest information about Chespirito updated on April 17, 2021.

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