of Ruben Aguirre
Biography of Ruben Aguirre - Biographyies List - BiograhpyFinder.com
Ruben Aguirre (1934 - Living or Unknown) - Mexican actor
Ruben Aguirre (born June 15, 1934) is a famous Mexican actor who is probably best remembered for his characterization of Profesor Jirafales, Dona Florindas love interest, in the Televisa children's television show, El Chavo del Ocho.
also participated in another famous children's television show of the era, El Chapulin Colorado, albeit somewaht less frequently.
acting career in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, playing a character named Pipo and becoming popular in Monterrey.
went on to Mexico City, where he
worked on several television scripts with Chespirito, creator and main star of both El Chavo.. and El Chapulin... Chespirito noticed the tall, skinny figure of Aguirre
and asked him to play Profesor Jirafales
, to which Aguirre
was a personal friend of journalist Carlos Villagran, who later played Kiko in the same show and also acted in El Chapulin... During a party at Aguirre's house, he
discovered Villagran, recommending him for the role of Kiko.
gained much fame across Latin America when both El Chavo.. and El Chapulin.. became major international hits.
The group of actors that comprised the casts of both shows toured often, and sometimes they would venture out on their own,.
was not the exception, visiting such places as Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Brazil many times.
Chespirito owns the rights to El Chavo del Ocho, El Chapulin Colorado and both shows' character names in Mexico, so after his
participation in both shows was over, Aguirre
moved to Argentina and opened a circus there.
Since Chespirito does not have copyrights in Argentina, Aguirre
was able to name his
circus El circo del Profesor Jirafales
returned to Mexico in 2003.
returned after gaining an unspecified amount of weight, which has led to several media outlets to rumor about his
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License . It uses material from the Wikipedia article Ruben Aguirre