Telenovela's finest actor was a sensation on stage before TV
By OnTV Publisher
Jul 19, 2011 - 3:39pm WAT
The actor who is celebrated today as one of Mexico’s finest soap opera actor, Sergio Basanez didn’t get a lead role even after a lengthy career of making special appearances, till he was 22 years of age - Where he was added to the cast for 1992 Telenovela – "Sueño de Amor" by executives of Televisa.
The actor, born May 4, 1970 in Veracruz, Mexico moved to Miami two years after his first lead role to join the "Morelia" set as an actor with the Spanish Multimedia conglomerate Televisa – which is the first Telenovela shot in Miami but soon made a return to Mexico.
The actor began acting at a very early age, honing his craft from the Artistic Education center established by Televisa in Mexico while he was taking acting lessons, he studied to be a lawyer. After acting with Televisa for over seven years, he moved to Mexico Second Largest TV network - TV Azteca where he landed a lead role as Diego in ‘Catalina y Sebastian’.
The award winning actor has been decorated both as a stage performer and Telenovela actor as he was awarded the best actor in a leading role in 2001 for his role in Cuando Sea Mia. He has performed in children plays and several musicals like “A Chorus line” and the famous Mexican musical "Aventurera" where he was acknowledged the ‘revelation actor on stage’ by the Herald Awards committee but his most notable role was in "Amor en Custodia" four years after his role in ‘Cuando sea Mia’ where he played the lead act alongside Silvia Navarro.
He has co-starred with the actress Silvia, known for her role as Migrant coffee plantation worker named Paloma in the ‘Cuando Seas Mia’ , in four telenovelas so far: "Catalina y Sebastian" (1999), "La Calle de Las Novias", "Cuando Seas Mia" (2001) and "La heredera" (2005).
They were also reported to have had a short-lived romantic affair.