July 22, 1973
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Born in Mexico City in 1973, Jaime Camil's professional career in entertainment began as a radio commentator, which segued into his first work in front of the camera, as a TV host on the Mexican show "Qué nochecita con Jaime Camil" (TV Azteca (Mexico), 1996). He gained international exposure playing the role of Don Fernando Mendiola on "La Fea Más Bella" (Canal de las Estrellas (Mexico), 2006-2007), the (second) Mexican version of the Colombian telenovela "Yo soy Betty la Fea" (RCN (Colombia), 1999-2001) which also spawned the US version "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010). Camil was also known for his talent as a voice actor, dubbing Ashton Kutcher's voice in the film "Open Season" (2006), Jerry Seinfeld's in the film "Bee Movie" (2007). Camil is also known for playing multiple roles as he did in "Los Exitosos Pérez" (Televisa (Mexico), 2009-2014) in which he played twins and "Por Ella Soy Eva" (Canal de las Estrellas (Mexico), 2012-2013) in which he played a character who disguised himself as an opinionated older woman a la "Tootsie" (1982) or "Mrs Doubtfire" (1993). His largest exposure to American audiences came in his appearances on the TV show "Jane the Virgin" (The CW, 2014-). On the show he plays the biological father of the title character. The show was nominated for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.