Jaime Camil
Mexican actor and singer
Jaime Camil
Jaime Federico Said Camil Saldaña da Gama is a Mexican-brazilian actor, singer and host.
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'Jane The Virgin' Star Explains What The Show Gets Right About Latinos
Huffington Post - 15 days
Jaime Camil is proud of the respectful way “Jane The Virgin” has portrayed Latinos.   The Mexican-born actor, who plays Jane’s dad Rogelio de la Vega, spoke to Mic recently about his role in the show and Latino stereotypes in Hollywood. Camil explained that one of The CW show’s strengths is how they treat their Latino characters.  “Jane the Virgin portrays Latinos with a lot of respect,” Camil told Mic. “Just because we’re Latinos doesn’t mean we need to have hot pink houses and piñatas and shout things like, ‘Tacos! Fiestas!’ We’re a powerful Latino cast, the characters are humans and the show is written for a mainstream market.” In the interview, Camil also discussed the narrow-minded stereotypes that still impact how Mexicans specifically are portrayed by Hollywood.   “You don’t have to portray Mexicans as nannies or gardeners. We are not rapists or drug dealers. Mexico is cosmopolitan and our films show that,” he said, referencing Trump’s infamous remarks about Mexica ...
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John Oliver Exposes Herbalife And Its Dangerous Focus On Latinos
Huffington Post - 4 months
John Oliver wants to warn Latinos about how dangerous multilevel marketing schemes, like Herbalife, can be. On Sunday, the host of “Last Week Tonight” dedicated a 30-minute segment to exposing Herbalife and other multilevel marketing companies who’ve been accused of being pyramid schemes. But Oliver went the extra mile and taped two versions of the piece, one specifically addressing Spanish-speaking Latinos. Oliver first explained how multilevel marketing companies (MLMs) like nutritional supplement company Herbalife are scamming hard working people by promoting a business that promises entrepreneurial independence and wealth despite actual success being hard to achieve. In fact, as Oliver found, it’s only via recruiting other salespeople to create a pyramid network of sales for Herbalife that there is a chance at profit at all.    The host took on Herbalife specifically, which an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission concluded in its chairwoman Edith ...
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TV’s Coolest Mom Talks About Her Empowering Role
Huffington Post - 4 months
The last we heard from Jane Villanueva and company, the romantic heroine’s new (like, new new) husband Michael appeared to have been murdered. But in a show like “Jane the Virgin” that’s full of sharp turns, borrowing its template from telenovelas, it’s probable that the kindly heartthrob lives on in Season 3, which airs Oct. 17. Jane’s mother, Xiomara “Xo” Villanueva, has a winding story arc of her own. Last season, her entanglement with Jane’s superstar father fizzled cordially after it became clear that the two fundamentally disagreed on whether or not to have more kids. Andrea Navedo, who plays the character, spoke on the phone with The Huffington Post about what to expect from Xo in the upcoming season. She also touched on the show’s political bent, which has veered toward issues previously untouched by sitcoms, like the Bechdel Test and the personal tragedies that can accompany stricter immigration policies. Between seasons, Navedo produced and performed in a remake of a ...
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Jaime Camil of 'Jane the Virgin' to host TCA Awards
LATimes - 9 months
The Television Critics Assn. announced Tuesday morning that “Jane the Virgin” star Jaime Camil will host the annual TCA Awards this summer. Scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Beverly Hilton, the 32nd Annual TCA Awards will honor the  programming that has made an impact on the previous TV season. The awards...
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'Jane the Virgin' star going into 'Chicago' on Broadway
Yahoo News - 9 months
NEW YORK (AP) — Jaime Camil will be channeling his sleazy lawyer side on Broadway.
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'Jane the Virgin' actor stars in movie that opens 32nd Chicago Latino Film Festival
Chicago Times - 12 months
The 32nd Chicago Latino Film Festival kicks off in April with a screening of "Illusions S.A.," a comedy about illusions and reality starring Jaime Camil, an actor widely known to Latino audiences and perhaps best known in the U.S. as a regular on CW’s "Jane the Virgin" as Jane's overly theatric,...
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Jaime Camil of 'Jane the Virgin' has taken the fatherhood role to a funny new level
LATimes - over 1 year
It was the kind of scene in which Rogelio de la Vega would revel: costars taking a break from production inside Stage 26 at Manhattan Beach Studios to heartily discuss his talents, just feet away from a billboard bearing an absurdly grandstanding image of his face. Just a run-of-the-mill #blessed...
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'Jane The Virgin’ Season 2 Will Feature Two Weddings And A Mystery
Huffington Post - over 1 year
LOS ANGELES -- Jane Gloriana Villanueva is a dreamer. But even the “Jane The Virgin” protagonist's wildest fantasies are no match for what some of the show's actors can envision for the series' upcoming second season.  The Huffington Post caught up with both the creator and cast of the hit CW series in late August, following a lively table-read of the second season's premiere episode. As we walked from the show's set to Gina Rodriguez’s red Vespa, I asked the actress and her co-star Jaime Camil (who portrays Jane’s over-the-top father, Rogelio de la Vega) if they'd consider using their real-life musical talents for an on-screen duet. The two immediately latched onto the idea, and described an elaborate dream sequence that they quickly decided would have to happen inside Rogelio's more melodramatic mind. "Your fantasies would be amazing,” Rodriguez said. “Somehow I’ll be rapping…” “...Of course,” Camil said, finishing her sentence. “With feathers, flamingos...”  “Exactly, ...
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'Jane The Virgin’ Season 2 Will Feature Two Weddings And A Mystery
Huffington Post - over 1 year
LOS ANGELES -- Jane Gloriana Villanueva is a dreamer. But even the “Jane The Virgin” protagonist's wildest fantasies are no match for what some of the show's actors can envision for the series' upcoming second season.  The Huffington Post caught up with both the creator and cast of the hit CW series in late August, following a lively table-read of the second season's premiere episode. As we walked from the show's set to Gina Rodriguez’s red Vespa, I asked the actress and her co-star Jaime Camil (who portrays Jane’s over-the-top father, Rogelio de la Vega) if they'd consider using their real-life musical talents for an on-screen duet. The two immediately latched onto the idea, and described an elaborate dream sequence that they quickly decided would have to happen inside Rogelio's more melodramatic mind. "Your fantasies would be amazing,” Rodriguez said. “Somehow I’ll be rapping…” “...Of course,” Camil said, finishing her sentence. “With feathers, flamingos...”  “Exactly, ...
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'Jane The Virgin’ Season 2 Will Feature Two Weddings And A Mystery
Huffington Post - over 1 year
LOS ANGELES -- Jane Gloriana Villanueva is a dreamer. But even the “Jane The Virgin” protagonist's wildest fantasies are no match for what some of the show's actors can envision for the series' upcoming second season.  The Huffington Post caught up with both the creator and cast of the hit CW series in late August, following a lively table-read of the second season's premiere episode. As we walked from the show's set to Gina Rodriguez’s red Vespa, I asked the actress and her co-star Jaime Camil (who portrays Jane’s over-the-top father, Rogelio de la Vega) if they'd consider using their real-life musical talents for an on-screen duet. The two immediately latched onto the idea, and described an elaborate dream sequence that they quickly decided would have to happen inside Rogelio's more melodramatic mind. "Your fantasies would be amazing,” Rodriguez said. “Somehow I’ll be rapping…” “...Of course,” Camil said, finishing her sentence. “With feathers, flamingos...”  “Exactly, ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jaime Camil
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 40
    In the fall of 2014, he began acting in the role of Rogelio De La Vega, the biological father of Jane Villanueva, and, a telenovela star, in the CW network comedy, Jane the Virgin.
    More Details Hide Details Camil divides his time between Los Angeles and Mexico City with his wife, model Heidi Balvanera, and their children. He has two half-siblings and three step-siblings. He speaks four languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French.
    In 2014 he stood on the other side of the microphone for the first time, directing the music video Perdon for the group Barston.
    More Details Hide Details His work in the telenovela industry began with Mi destino eres tú (2000), followed by Mujer de madera (2004). The role which finally brought Jaime Camil universal renown was in the romantic comedy telenovela La fea más bella (2006–2007). His interpretation of "Don Fernando Mendiola" earned him a nomination for a well-deserved Best Actor award in the Premios TVyNovelas. After Las tontas no van al cielo (2009) with Jacqueline Bracamontes, his next telenovela took him to South America for the Argentine/Mexican co-production of Los Exitosos Pérez (2009–2010) in which he played twins. 2012 brought Por Ella Soy Eva with Camil's most technically challenging role, and one of his most memorable. His character Juan Carlos disguised himself as an outspoken older woman reminiscent of Tootsie. La fea más bella and Por Ella Soy Eva comprised two of the three highest-rated telenovelas since Mexico started keeping records. A year later, his guest appearance on an episode of Devious Maids helped propel it to the third-highest-rated show of the series.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 34
    He went on to play the lead in two romantic comedies, Recien cazado filmed in Baja California and Paris, and Regresa, both released in the winter of 2008-09.
    More Details Hide Details Camil voiced the role of Barry in the Spanish-language edition of the animated movie Bee Movie. In the Spanish version of Open Season he dubbed the voice of Elliot, the Mule Deer. He is cofounder and spokesman of the Short Shorts Film Festival Mexico,. and has starred in shorts Mariana made in Tepito and Volver, volver.
  • 2007
    Age 33
    In 2007 he played the lead, Father Silvestre, in El diluvio que viene, which won the APT and ACPT awards for Best Actor in a Musical.
    More Details Hide Details He has played colorful characters such as Captain Hook in the musical Peter Pan (2007), and the Genie in the musical Aladdin (2008).
  • 2005
    Age 31
    Later in 2005 he performed in Latinologues on Broadway.
    More Details Hide Details His work in Mexican theater includes the role of Bernardo in a revival of West Side Story (2004), for which he won the Palmas de Oro award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.
    Camil has often said that his favorite venue is the stage. In 2005, he played Nestor Castillo in the Broadway-bound musical The Mambo Kings.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 28
    After participating in El Ultimo Adios (The Last Goodbye), a tribute to victims of 9/11, Camil released his second disc, Una vez más, in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The singles Dime and Muriendo por ti rose to #17 and #24 Billboard's charts.
  • 1999
    Age 25
    In 1999, he released his first album Para estar contigo, which took him to major cities in Mexico, South America, and the United States.
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  • 1997
    Age 23
    His film debut was in Delfines in 1997, but it wasn't until 2003 when film producers noticed his talent in acting.
    More Details Hide Details He co-starred in three different movies filmed in just a year; Puños rosas (rel. 2004), Zapata (rel. 2004) and 7 Días (rel. 2005). For his interpretation of "Tony" in 7 Días, Camil was awarded the 2006 Diosa de plata as Best Supporting Actor. 2007 saw the release of I Love Miami. He participated in the Chilean movie All Inclusive.
  • 1995
    Age 21
    In 1995, he made his small-screen debut as a host in El show de Jaime Camil.
    More Details Hide Details He continued as a host in TV Azteca's Qué nochecita con Jaime Camil (1996) and Televisa's Operación triunfo (2002). In 2009, he co-hosted Aventura por México with Javier Poza, and in 2010 he hosted the Mexican edition of the game show, El Gran Show.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 19
    He started his career in 1993 as a radio commentator on Radioactivo 98.5.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Camil was born on July 22, 1973 Mexico City, the son of Jaime Camil Garza, a successful Mexican businessman of Egyptian descent, and Cecilia Saldanha da Gama, a Brazilian singer.
    More Details Hide Details He earned a license in business administration from Universidad Anáhuac; studied acting in New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico; and took classical opera training in Italy.
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