• Osvaldo Benavides is a 42 year-old Mexican actor, writer, producer, and cinematographer
• He has an estimated net worth of over $1 million
• He was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico
• He has appeared in over 40 television and film titles since the early 1990s
• He is romantically involved with Mexican actress Esmeralda Pimentel
Osvaldo Benavides was born on 14 June 1979 under the zodiac sign of Gemini, in Mexico City, Mexico. He’s a 42-year-old actor, writer, producer, and cinematographer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Fernando ‘Nandito’ de la Vega in “María La Del Barrio” (1995-1996), playing Dimitrio Mendoza in “Lo Que La Vida Me Robó” (2013-2014), and featuring as Rafael Contreras in “La Suerte De Loli” (2021).
As of late-2021, Osvaldo Benavides’ net worth is estimated at over $1 million, earned through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. He’s worked on nearly 40 television and film titles since he launched his career back in the early 1990s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Osvaldo Benavides spent his early years in his hometown of Mexico City, where he was raised by his parents; however, their names and professions aren’t revealed, but it’s known that he has an elder sister named Valeria Benavides.
He holds Mexican nationality, belongs to Hispanic ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding his education, Osvaldo attended Centro de Educación Artística (CEA).
Rise to Prominence
Osvaldo Benavides started pursuing his professional acting career in 1992, when he made his debut TV appearance as Paco in the adventure family drama TV series “El Abuelo Y Yo”, which was broadcast on Canal de las Estrellas. It was his big break that led him to win more serious roles in the upcoming years.
He was chosen to portray Fernando ‘Nandito’ de la Vega, the son of the title character in the telenovela “María La Del Barrio”, from 1995 to 1996, sharing the screen with Thalía and Fernando Colunga; for his performance, Osvaldo won his first TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Lead Actor. He won his second TVyNovelas Award in the same category when he portrayed Lazarito in the telenovela “Te Sigo Amando” in 1996.
Two years later, he made his debut feature film appearance as Sergio in the drama film “La Primera Noche”, directed by Alejandro Gamboa, and took the recurring role of Simón Ortiz in the telenovela “Preciosa”, both in 1998.
In 2000, Osvaldo Benavides starred as Rocco in the road comedy film “Dust To Dust”, which was followed by his portrayals of Sebastián in the adventure drama film “Green Stones”, Alfonso in the drama film “La Segunda Noche”, and Damián in the drama film “About The Living”, all in 2001. His next major role came in the next year, when he was cast as Andrés Miranda in the Telemundo telenovela “Daniela”, next to Litzy and Rodrigo De la Rosa. He then featured as Curioso in the award-winning comedy thriller film “Un Mundo Maravilloso”, which was co-written and directed by Luis Estrada.
He then took a three-year-long hiatus, and returned to the big screen with his appearance as Ariel in the 2010 thriller film “SubHysteria”, for which he was also a writer and an associate producer. Later that year, he joined the cast of the romantic comedy TV series “Soy Tu Fan”, in which he landed the role of Julián Muñoz through 2012; the series was broadcast on Once TV in Mexico and mun2 in the United States. Concurrently, he also worked on the telenovela “The One Who Couldn’t Love”, portraying Miguel Carmona Flores in more than 150 episodes from 2011 until its finale in 2012; it was produced by José Alberto Castro for Televisa.
In 2012, Osvaldo Benavides was cast as Joe in the sports boxing drama TV series “Cloroformo”, next to Gustavo Sánchez Parra and Zuria Vega. During the same year, he also provided his voice to an actor in the adult animated comedy film “El Santos Vs. La Tetona Mendoza”. It was followed by his portrayals of Alex in the romantic comedy film “Me Late Chocolate”, opposite Karla Souza, and Auturo in the action comedy film “El Cielo Es Azul”, directed by Andrew Fierberg, both in 2013.
Thereafter, he had the part of Dimitrio Mendoza in the telenovela “Lo Que La Vida Me Robó”, in which he shared the screen with Daniela Castro, Angelique Boyer and Sebastián Rulli, aired on Canal de las Estrellas from 2013 to 2014, and which earned him a TVyNovelas Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He then won a Diosa de Plata Award for Best Role of Men for his performance as Ricardo Díaz in the comedy political satire film “The Perfect Dictatorship” (2014), written and directed by Luis Estrada, after which he portrayed Adrián in the TVyNovelas Award-winning telenovela “A Que No Me Dejas” (2014-2015).
In 2018, Osvaldo Benavides landed such roles as Fernando in the comedy film “Todo Mal” and Teo in another comedy film, entitled “Más Sabe El Diablo Por Viejo”. Later that year, he was selected to appear as the main protagonist – Juan Pablo Quintero – in the drama TV series “The Beauty And The Beasts”, opposite Esmeralda Pimentel, and aired on Univision Canal 5.
It was followed by his portrayals of Luis Miguel del Valle in the drama TV series “El Rey Del Valle” (2018-2019) and Fausto in the comedy film “Mentada De Padre” (2019). From 2019 to 2021, he played Andrés Carranza Dávila in the Netflix drama series “Monarca”, sharing the screen with Irene Azuela and Juan Manuel Bernal.
Most recently, he was cast as Rafael Contreras in the Telemundo telenovela “La Suerte De Loli” and Dr. Mateo Rendon Osma in the highly popular ABC medical drama series “The Good Doctor”, both in 2021.
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Appearance and Vital Statistics
Osvaldo Benavides has short dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.72m), while his weight is around 152lbs (69kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Osvaldo Benavides became romantically involved with Esmeralda Pimentel in 2017. She’s a Mexican actress, known for her work on “The Color Of Passion”, “La Vecina”, and “El Candidato”. The couple broke up in October 2019, but eventually rekindled their romance in April 2021. His current residence is in Tepoztlán, Morelos.