Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo
- Birthday: 1948-03-26 ( 75 years old )
- Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico.
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Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo Pallás (born 26 March 1948) is a Mexican comedian, actor, film director, screenwriter, television producer and host. He is son of actors Óscar Ortiz de Pinedo and Lupita Pallás, and has appeared on various TV shows such as: Dos Mujeres En Mi Casa (1984), Dr. Candido Perez (1987), Cero En Conducta (1998), Humor es…Los Comediantes (1999), La Escuelita VIP (2004), La Casa de la Risa and Dos Hogares (2011) as well as soap operas and films. His Mother Lupita and sister Laila, were the two Mexican passengers executed in Egyptair Flight 648 that was hijacked by the terrorist Abu Nidal Organization in November 23, 1985. His most recent television series is Fabrica de risas, which airs regularly on both Televisa in Mexico and Univision in the United States, the same as all of his previous series. As a tribute to his time at Televisa and his various television series, the most successful of which have been Dr. Candido Perez, Cero en conducta, and its sequel, La Escuelita VIP, Ortiz de Pinedo was featured in the 2007 book Televisa Presenta, which takes a look back at 50 years of network television in Mexico. For his work in television and movies, Ortiz de Pinedo’s handprints have been imbedded onto the Paseo de las Luminarias. Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo is especially popular in the United States and Latin America for his portrayal of “Doctor Cándido Pérez”, “Hasta que la muerte los separe”, “Dos mujeres en mi casa”, “Cero en conducta” and “La Escuelita VIP”. He has received numerous national and international awards designating him as one of the top entertainers in Mexico. Mr. Ortiz de Pinedo has represented Mexico in the International Theatre Festival in Caracas and has excelled as a member of the National Theatre Company of Bellas Artes. He has performed in more than 80 theatre productions, 23 feature films, 25 soap operas, 11 comedy series and numerous other theatre events and productions. As a director, Ortiz de Pinedo has directed 40 works of theatre, 2 feature films, 2 soap operas, 12 comedy series and directed over 400 other productions for Televisa. He has also produced over 35 theatre productions. Ortiz de Pinedo´s most successful theatre includes, “La Verdad Sospechosa”, “Luces de Bohemia”, “Cena de matrimonios”, “Boing Boing”, “Batas blancas no ofenden”, “Que no se entere el Presidente”, “¿De qué se ríen las mujeres?”, “Quiero pero no puedo” y “El Juicio de Hidalgo”. Ortiz de Pinedo´s television productions such as “Al ritmo de la noche”, “Cero en conducta”, “Doctor Cándido Pérez”, “La Escuelita VIP”, “Una familia de Diez”, were highly successful and have gained him much popularity in Latin America and with the Hispanic community in the United States.