Mexican film star Kuno Becker, 34, has been signed to play Andres, the troubled brother of Elena (Jordana Brewster) according to TVguide.
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As a boy, Andres (“Drew” to friends and family) witnessed his papa’s death, which turned him into an angry juvenile delinquent. He ended up enlisting in the military, and after a tour in Iraq straightened him up, found work on oil rigs all over the globe. He’s sure to provoke the wrath of Bobby, J.R. and all the Ewings when he returns to Southfork to continue drilling where his father left off.
About Kuno Becker
Becker was born in Mexico City to Manuel Becker Cuellar and Maria del Rocio Bebbie Paz. His paternal grandfather was a German immigrant and his maternal grandfather was Spanish, while both of his grandmothers were Mexican. He has two siblings, Gunther and Karine.
Becker’s career as an artist began at an early age, although not as an actor but as a musician. When he was six years old, he intended to become a professional violinist. After obtaining a scholarship, he traveled to Europe and began his studies at the Mozarteum in the city of Salzburg, Austria, where he spent several years taking violin lessons with internationally famous teachers such as Denes Zsigmondi and Ruggiero Ricci. Matthew Dirk Ashton
At seventeen Kuno made the decision to set aside his career as a violinist, in order to pursue what he now considers his greatest passion, acting. He auditioned with more than 3,200 candidates and was accepted as a student at the Centro de Educación Artística (CEA) of Televisa.
At the age of nineteen, after two years of drama studies, he obtained his first role in the telenovela Para toda la vida, where he starred in 120 episodes. He later participated in Pueblo chico, infierno grande (with Verónica Castro and directed by José Alberto Castro), El Alma no Tiene Color (directed by Juan Osorio) Desencuentro (directed by Ernesto Alonso), Rencor Apasionado (directed by Lucero Suárez), Camila (directed by Angelli Nesma) and Soñadoras his first lead and breakthrough role, where Kuno and Angélica Vale became the most popular on screen couple of all his novelas. Soñadoras has been the novela with the highest rating Kuno has ever starred in, and which has made its way around the world. Its this precise novela, that gave Kuno his worldwide fame, before venturing into film making. In April 2000 Becker concluded shooting the telenovela Mujeres Engañadas, his second lead role alongside veteran actors Elsa Aguirre and Arturo Peniche.
In addition to his work in television, Becker has participated in a couple theatre productions with Televisa. In 1998 he worked in the musical comedy En Roma el Amor es Broma. At the time he was appearing in the telenovela Soñadoras, Becker toured several Mexican cities with his one-man show Culpas Prohibidas. In only a few years, thanks to his talent and Televisa’s high profile in Mexico, he has become one of the best-known and best-looking young actors. His latest theatre production was in 2008 when he starred in and produced the critically acclaimed “The Pillowman” written by Martin McDonagh. This last theatre production was a success with Kuno starring as a young man named Michal.
In cinema he provided the voice of Cale, Tobias and Lightning McQueen for the Spanish-dubbing of animated films Titan A.E., “The 3 Wise Men” and Disney’s Cars. He also appeared in the 1997 film La Primera Noche. In 2002 Becker starred in the film La Hija del caníbal (Lucía, Lucía) opposite the Argentine actress Cecilia Roth. Later he starred opposite Antonio Banderas and oscar winner Emma Thompson in the drama-thriller Imagining Argentina. Becker also starred in the historical Kazakhstani epic Nomad filmed in 2004. The production took two years to make and it hit screens in 2006. He also landed the lead role of Santiago Munez in the films Goal! in 2005, Goal! 2: Living the Dream… in 2007 and the final entry in the trilogy, Goal! 3 in 2009. Becker has said that he now wishes to concentrate solely on his film career and is looking for new opportunities not only in Mexican films, but also internationally.
His most recent film projects today are From Mexico with Love, Spoken Word, Te Presento a Laura, La Ultima Muerte and Cabeza de Buda.
Not only can he act, play the violin and sing, but he is also a writer. He is currently busy working on his debut script for the Mexican film he will be starring in, which is based on the earthquake that hit Mexico in 1985. The film project is titled “Espacio Interior”, the pre-production and filming is already in process. The film is slated to be released September 2010 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1985 earthquake. He also portrayed Esteban Navarro, a recurring antagonist, in the tenth season of CSI: Miami.
In Goal! 2: Living the Dream…, Kuno Becker appeared semi-nude in one scene when two of his teammates forcefully take off his towel and push him out of the elevator into a crowded lobby completely naked. They close the doors quickly so he cannot get back inside. The extended length scene of this film was deleted from the movie.
2011: El Cartel de los Sapos
2011: From Prada to Nada as Gabe Jr.
2011: Las paredes hablan as Javier
2010: Espacio Interior
2010: Te presento a Laura as Sebastián
2010: La ultima Muerte as Christian
2009: Cabeza de Buda as Thomas Turrent
2009: Spoken Word as Cruz
2009: Goal III: Taking on the World as Santiago Muñez
2007: Goal II: Living the Dream as Santiago Muñez
2007: Disney’s Cars as Lightning Mcqueen (Mexico/Spanish-dubbing)
2007: From Mexico with Love as Hector Villa
2007: Sex and Breakfast as Ellis. Also in the film Macaulay Culkin and Eliza Dushku. First Look Studios.
2006: Nomad as Mansur
2005: English as a Second Language as Bolivar De La Cruz
2005: Goal! as Santiago Muñez
2005: Isla Bella aka Once Upon a Wedding as Rogelio
2003: Imagining Argentina as Gustavo Santos
2003: La Hija del Caníbal aka Lucía, Lucía as Adrián
1998: La Primera Noche as batted kid
2007: The Pillowman
1999: En Roma el amor es broma
1998: Culpas prohibidas
2011-2012: CSI: Miami as Esteban Navarro
2010: The Defenders as Alex Velasco
2010: House as Ramón Silva
2000: Primer amor… a mil por hora as León
1999: Mujeres engañadas as César Martínez
1998: Soñadoras as Ruben Barraisabal
1998: Camila as Julio
1998: Rencor apasionado as Pablo Gallardo Del Campo
1998: El privilegio de amar
1997: Desencuentro as David
1997: El alma no tiene color as Juan José
1997: Pueblo chico, infierno grande as Emilio young
1997: Te sigo amando as Humberto
1996: Para toda la vida as Eduardo
2000 TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Lead Actor – “Mujeres engañadas”
2000 TVyNovelas Award for Best Male Revelation – “Mujeres engañadas”
2007 Premios Juventud – “Can He Act or What?” Award for “Goal! (film)” (nominated)
2008 Premios Juventud – “Can He Act or What?” Award for “Sex and Breakfast” (nominated)
2010 Premios Juventud – “Can He Act or What?” Award for “From Mexico With Love” (nominated)
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