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José María Yazpik is a Actor and Associate Producer Mexicain born on 30 november 1970 at Mexico City (Mexique)

José María Yazpik

José María Yazpik
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Nationality Mexique
Birth 30 november 1970 (53 years) at Mexico City (Mexique)

José María Yazpik (born November 13, 1970) is a Mexican film, voice and television actor.


Yazpik was born in Mexico City in the bosom of a wealthy family, the son of a successful gynecologist, Dr. Jose Maria Meza, and Cristina Yazpik. He has two brothers, Carlos and Cristina. Although the family's financial situation was excellent, Dr. Meza decided to move the whole family to San Diego, California. He started a practice in Tijuana, the border town between the two countries and closer to their workplace. The family settled in La Jolla, one of the most exclusive districts of San Diego. There the two brothers were enrolled in an exclusive high school, Saint Augustine High School, an all boys school directed by priests.

Dr. Meza did not have the same success as in the Mexican capital, so after a year and as the dollar increased in value against the Mexican peso the family had to move to Tijuana and Mrs. Cristina should optimize the family income. José María and his brother Carlos continued to attend school in San Diego.

Yazpik was always a bad student; in the last year of high school he was about to be expelled from school for his abysmal academic performance and bad behavior, but his ability in sports saved him from expulsion, as it had years earlier. Jose Maria also went through an existential crisis, not knowing what he wanted to do with his life. A teacher recommended that he participate theater school. The future actor was enthusiastic about the proposal and began taking acting classes. He finished school without being expelled. Although he liked theatre, Jose Maria returned to Tijuana and began to study communication in the Universidad Iberoamericana, but did not enjoy it at all and only attended for three months. He then enrolled in law at the University of Baja California, while participating in the school theater. He left law school as well, convinced that acting was his future.

His first acting job came from a friend of his father, who produced the TV movie The brute with the angel of death. He moved to Mexico City to study at CEA of Televisa. At the CEA he studied with future celebrities like Arath Tower, Fabián Corres and Eduardo Rill. Upon graduating he was offered minor roles in youth soap operas on Televisa, which he wanted to refuse, however the exclusive contract with the station forced him to accept all the roles he was offered, and was additionally punished with two months without pay.He received his first major role on television in the soap opera The Dove in 1995, produced by José Rendón, which stopped production because of the tragic death of its protagonist, actor Gerardo Hemmer.

The following year he participated in his second telenovela, Song of Love, produced by Luis de Llano Macedo, and in the film Última llamada, directed by Carlos Garcia Agraz. In 1997 his career began to take flight with interests in television increasingly important, playing the villain role of youth in telenovelas Pueblo chico, infierno grande and Ángela, both produced by José Alberto Castro.

Usually with

Diego Luna
Diego Luna
(5 films)
Jesús Ochoa
Jesús Ochoa
(6 films)
Karla Souza
Karla Souza
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of José María Yazpik (20 films)

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There Are No Saints
Origin Mexique
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Tim Roth, Ron Perlman, Tommy Flanagan, José María Yazpik, Brian Cox, Karla Souza
Roles Neto Niente
Rating48% 2.4213352.4213352.4213352.4213352.421335
Au Mexique, de sortie de prison, un homme emprisonné par erreur se venge des personnes qui ont assassiné sa femme et enlevé son fils.
Everybody Loves Somebody
Origin Mexique
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Karla Souza, José María Yazpik, Tiaré Scanda, K.C. Clyde, Alejandro Camacho, Ximena Romo
Roles Daniel
Rating64% 3.2025853.2025853.2025853.2025853.202585
En apparence, Clara Barron a tout ce qui lui faut : un job, une superbe maison à Los Angeles et une famille aimante. La seule chose qui lui manque est l'amour. Se rendant à un mariage au Mexique, Clara demande à l'un de ses collègues de se faire passer pour son petit ami durant les festivités du week-end. Mais elle se retrouve nez-à-nez avec son ex... Indécise, Clara doit choisir entre son passé, ou ouvrir son coeur à de nouvelles possibilités.
I'm So Excited!, 1h30
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth, Raúl Arévalo, Lola Dueñas, Hugo Silva, Carlos Areces
Roles Infante
Rating56% 2.801462.801462.801462.801462.80146
The film opens as ground technician León (Antonio Banderas) removes the chocks from the wheels of an Airbus A340 for Peninsula Flight 2549. He waves to his wife Jessi (Penélope Cruz ), who is towing a luggage cart across the tarmac. The distraction causes her to crash into another ground technician who was checking Twitter. León checks on his wife to make sure she is okay, and she reveals that she is pregnant.
Fighting for Freedom
Directed by Farhad Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kristanna Loken, Bruce Dern, Patricia de Leon, José María Yazpik, Ian Duncan
Roles Oscar Salazar
Rating55% 2.778692.778692.778692.778692.77869
Oscar and Maria Salazar, trapped in Mexico, are denied work visas to return to the U.S. Their plight is further complicated by the birth of a child, Angelina; their other two children, born at Love Orchard, are U.S. citizens. Oscar decides to enter the U.S. illegally. He and Maria, carrying Angelina, skirt death crossing the treacherous Arizona desert. Their hazardous journey is juxtaposed alongside that of Dobbe daughter Karen, a rising star in an arch conservative law firm, her journey hazardous to her moral and emotional well-being. The Salazar family arrives safely at Love Orchard... till ICE raids Love Orchard and orders a Deportation Hearing for the now three-year-old Angelina! The Angelina Salazar case, a definitive microcosm of the U.S. illegal immigrant controversy, is taken all the way to Washington by the reoriented Karen; who, by opting to defend Angelina, befuddles her predatory boss, makes up with her estranged father, and converts her conservative counterpart into her relatively liberal lover. Fighting For Freedom has a healthy dash of political satire, some light and lovely moments along its entertaining way, akin to another such socially conscious, morally infused film, Erin Brockovich.
I Don't Know Whether to Slit My Wrists or Leave Them Long, 1h43
Origin Mexique
Genres Comedy
Actors Raúl Méndez, Ludwika Paleta, Luis Ernesto Franco, Zuria Vega, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Rossy de Palma
Roles Actor en telenovela
Rating69% 3.4899253.4899253.4899253.4899253.489925
The film begins with the thunderous sound of two shots, one for a possible homicide and the other by suicide. First, because Nora (Ludwika Paleta) points a gun at her husband Aarón (Raúl Méndez), whom he calls his infidelity, and the second because Félix (Luis Ernesto Franco) falls into depression because they lack the support of his girlfriend and not play football. From this point the story goes back eight months before.
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza, 1h36
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Daniel Giménez Cacho, Héctor Jiménez, Regina Orozco, Guillermo del Toro, José María Yazpik, Bruno Bichir
Roles Peyote Asesino (voice)
Rating62% 3.1113953.1113953.1113953.1113953.111395
El Santos, a fighter with an declining career, stoned and overweight, suffers from his recent divorce from La Tetona Mendoza, a voluptuous and feisty wild female wrestler. To get out of his depression, El Santos began a campaign to help Sahuayo Zombies. However, his philanthropic campaign soon became a very profitable business that leverages Santos for their benefit. The population suffers a zombie plague and La Tetona Mendoza threatens Santos if he doesn't eliminate the zombie invasion. However, El Peyote Asesino (eternal rival of Santos) gets rid of the zombies and therefore the affection of La Tetona. Soon the world realizes that being without zombies is worse than anyone could have ever imagined and the only way to save the nation is regenerating the zombie population. El Santos finds that his sidekick, El Cabo, is half human and half zombie (one of his parents was one) and by spreading his DNA the manage to start a zombie infection and save the day.
Pablo's Hippos, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors José María Yazpik
Roles Pablo Granpa
Rating68% 3.4126953.4126953.4126953.4126953.412695
Beverly Hills Chihuahua, 1h31
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo, Drew Barrymore, Manolo Cardona, Andy García, José María Yazpik
Roles Vasquez
Rating39% 1.977141.977141.977141.977141.97714
In Beverly Hills, California, wealthy heiress Vivian "Viv" Ashe leaves her richly pampered pet chihuahua, Chloe, with her irresponsible niece, Rachel, while she embarks on a business trip for ten days. Papi, the gardener Sam's pet Chihuahua of Mexican descent, has an unrequited crush on Chloe, by which she is disgusted. Rachel decides to go to Mexico with her friends and stay at a hotel by the beach. When Rachel leaves Chloe alone in the hotel room to go dancing at a club, Chloe goes looking for her. Chloe gets dog-napped as she tries to find Rachel and is sent to the dog fights in Mexico City. There, she meets a street-smart German Shepherd named Delgado. Rachel comes back to the hotel and is frantic when she finds Chloe missing.
The Burning Plain, 1h48
Directed by Guillermo Arriaga
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Lawrence, Joaquim de Almeida, José María Yazpik, John Corbett
Roles Carlos Alarid
Rating66% 3.3487853.3487853.3487853.3487853.348785
Typical of Arriaga's works, this film is told in a non-linear narrative, where events are revealed out of sequence. The following plot summary is in chronological order, and thus does not reflect the exact sequence of the events as seen on screen.
Walking Vengeance
Directed by Agustín Díaz Yanes
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Diego Luna, Victoria Abril, Ariadna Gil, Pilar López de Ayala, Elena Anaya, José María Yazpik
Roles Felix
Rating56% 2.8494052.8494052.8494052.8494052.849405
Félix, un trafiquant, fait affaire avec la mafia chinoise. Ana, sa femme, est une prostituée qui aime l’argent. Depuis sa cage dorée, entre l’alcool et les coups de son mari, Ana a conçu un plan dangereux pour doubler Félix et son gang. Si elle y parvient, elle tiendra enfin sa revanche…
Borderland (2007)
, 1h45
Origin Mexique
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Brian Presley, Rider Strong, Damián Alcázar, Sean Astin, Martha Higareda, Mircea Monroe
Roles Zoilo
Rating55% 2.7977352.7977352.7977352.7977352.797735
The action begins with Mexico City policemen banging on the door of what seems to be an abandoned house. Ulises (Damian Alcazar) and his partner enter the house and find gruesome remnants of animal sacrifices and human remains. The two are ambushed by the occupants and Ulises is forced to watch them torture and mutilate his partner until he is decapitated. Ulises is shot in the leg and is allowed to live to warn other law enforcement officials to stay out of their way.
Innocent Voices, 2h32
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Leonor Varela, Ofelia Medina, Daniel Giménez Cacho, José María Yazpik, Paulina Gaitán, Jesús Ochoa
Roles Uncle Beto
Rating78% 3.9082353.9082353.9082353.9082353.908235
In 1986, Chava is a young 11-year-old boy from El Salvador. His father escaped to the United States at the start of the civil war when he was only 5. His family lives in a small town of Cuscatancingo that is currently heavily fought over between the Salvadoran army and the El Salvador guerrillas. His mother makes a living for the family by sewing, and Chava sells the clothes in shops. When he's not in school, Chava works for a bus driver announcing stations for him as a part-time service to help his family with money.
Sueno (2005)
, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors John Leguizamo, Ana Claudia Talancón, Elizabeth Peña, Nestor Serrano, Hector Luis Bustamante, José María Yazpik
Roles Pancho
Rating52% 2.608042.608042.608042.608042.60804
Antonio rêve de devenir un célèbre musicien. Il décide pour cela de quitter le Mexique pour Los Angeles. Il y croise la route de Nina, une jeune étudiante, et de Mirabella, une ancienne chanteuse.