- Category : 1929-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 1
Mexican screenwriter, actor, comedian, film director, television director, playwright, songwriter, and author. His stage name Chespirito means "Little Shakespeare." He is widely regarded as the most important Spanish-language humorist of all time.
He was internationally known for writing, directing, and starring in the Chespirito (1970-1973, 1980-1995), El Chavo del Ocho (1973-1980), and El Chapulín Colorado (1973-1979) 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 per episode.
He is also a nephew of late president Gustavo Díaz Ordaz since Chespirito's mother was the president's cousin.
On 19 November 2004, after 27 years together, he married actress and longtime companion Florinda Meza, who starred as Doña Florinda in El Chavo.
He also wrote the books El Diario de El Chavo del Ocho ("Diary From the Kid from Number 8"), ...Y También Poemas ("...And Poems Too") and Sin Querer Queriendo: Memorias ("Accidentally on Purpose: Memoirs").
Chespirito died from heart failure as a complication of Parkinson's disease on 28 November 2014 at the age of 85, in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico.