Being a Derbez was difficult for José Eduardo and find out why

A Jose Eduardo Derbez The performance runs through his veins. Her mother is the star of the soap operas Victoria Ruffo and her father is the renowned comedian and director Eugenio Derbez. However, his way to get to the small screen has not been easy, even he feels that the weight of his last name did not work in his favor. Why do you think being a Derbez made your career more difficult and even closed some doors?

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The 29-year-old actor, in an interview with the program “Members al aire”, revealed that at the beginning of his acting career he had conflicts over his surname Derbez. And it is that, contrary to what might be thought, he has not given him the support that he thought he would receive and was even the reason why some doors were closed.


During the interview with the program “Members to the air”, the actor José Eduardo Derbez revealed how and consulted about whether being the son of Eugenio affected him: “Yes”, answered. And I add: “Many doors were closed to me; I thought it was going to be a little easier and, on the contrary, many doors were closed “.

The actor even felt frustration that doors were not opened to him. “At the beginning of my career, when I started it was one casting after another or going to knock on doors, but none of them open, well it happens, I think it happens to all of us, to those of us who dedicate ourselves to this, that no door opens , and you keep giving and giving, and nothing to anywhere “, He said.

There was a moment when José Eduardo Derbez thought that acting was not for him, but the light was opened. “One day I came to my house and I started crying, and I said, ‘This is not for me.’ In my drama I received a call from Televisa to start my soap opera, and since then I have not stopped, thank God “, he pointed.

He said that one of his failures was a play that only lasted one day and he was not paid. “Until now they owe me”he added.


José Eduardo Derbez is the son of Mexican actress Victoria Ruffo and Mexican actor and comedian Eugenio Derbez; and brother of Vadhir Derbez, Aislinn Derbez and Aitana Derbez, on their father’s side. He is also the older brother of Anuar Fayad and Victoria Fayad, siblings on his mother’s side.

Her official presentation on Mexican television was on the children’s program TVO hosted by her aunt Gabriela Ruffo when she was just a couple of months old, as part of a production surprise for her aunt. His television debut took place when he was little and he played a role in the program “Derbez en tiempo” within the sketch “De con padre” as Aarón Abasolo.

In 2012 he made his debut as an actor in the youth soap opera Miss XV, he also acted in “What Poor So Rich”, which earned him the 2014 TVyNovelas award for best youth actor. Then he acted in “Cheating Loves”, “Love Came” and “Blind Date”.



  • “Blind date” (2019): Ricardo.
  • “Love came” (2016-2017): León Muñoz Estrada.
  • “Loves with a trap” (2015): Felipe Velasco.
  • “How rich are poor” (2013-2014): Diego Armando Escandiondas.
  • “Miss XV (2012)”: Patricio “Pato” Fuentes Pedraza.


  • “Derbez in when” (1999): Aarón Abasolo (son) (Ep. “From with father”).
  • “XHDRBZ” (2004): Child (Final Episode).
  • “Today” (2017): Driver.
  • “The privilege of command” (2018): Nuño.
  • “La Parodia” (2018): Various.
  • “Frozen Rent” (2020): Nicodemo Nico Ramos “El Avaro”.
  • “On a Trip with the Derbez” season 1 (2019): José Eduardo Derbez.
  • “On a Journey with the Derbez” season 2 (2021): José Eduardo Derbez.


  • “Beyond the light II” (2018).
  • “How to Be a Latin Lover” (2017).

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