Kuno Becker Biography

Mexican actor In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Becker and the second or maternal family name is Paz.

Eduardo Kuno Becker Paz (born January 14, 1978) professionally known as Kuno Becker, is a Mexican actor and film director who has worked in telenovelas, Mexican cinema, and U.S. cinema. He is best known for his portrayal of Ruben Berrizabal in Soñadoras, and Santiago Muñez in the football film Goal! and its sequels.

He also starred as Drew Ramos on the American drama series Dallas.


  • 1 Early years
  • 2 Acting career
  • 3 Filmography
    • 3.1 Theater
    • 3.2 Film
    • 3.3 Television
  • 4 Music
  • 5 Honours
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early years

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 Ruggiero Ricci.

Acting career

At seventeen Kuno made the decision to set aside his career as a violinist, in order to pursue what he now considers his greatest p*ion, 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 (1996). He later participated in 1997, in the music video Corazón by Lynda Thomas, the telenovela 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. In April 2000 Becker concluded shooting the telenovela Mujeres Engañadas.

In addition to his work in television, Becker has participated in a couple theater productions. His latest theater production was in 2008 when he starred in and produced the critically acclaimed "The Pillowman" written by Martin McDonagh.

In cinema he provided the voice of Cale, Tobias and Lightning McQueen for the Spanish-dubbing of animated films *an 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 starred in ESL: English as a Second Language with Maria Conchita Alonso and Soledad St. Hilaire released in 2005. He also landed the lead role of Santiago Munez in the Disney football feature films Goal! in 2005 and Goal! 2: Living the Dream... in 2007 which became the most well known football movies in the world. He also appeared briefly in Goal III: Taking on the World in 2009.

His most recent film projects today are El día de la unión, Ánima, 108 Costuras, Spoken Word, La Ultima Muerte, Cabeza de Buda and Panic 5 Bravo.

He worked on his debut screenplay for the Mexican film Espacio Interior, which is based on the earthquake that hit Mexico in 1985. He also portrayed Esteban Navarro, a recurring antagonist, in the tenth season of CSI: Miami.

He had 3 movies as director, writer an producer "Panic 5 Bravo", "El día de la unión" and Ánima."El día de la unión" was nominated to 3 Arieles (Mexican academy awards)







  • 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)
  • 2018 Arieles


External links

  • Kuno Becker at IMDb
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