Santiago Segura

Birthday: Jul 17, 1965
Birthplace: Not Available
While actors like Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, and Antonio Banderas are better known in America, Santiago Segura might just be Spain's most popular and successful movie star. Born on July 17, 1965 in the Carabanchel district of Madrid, Segura didn't waste any time getting his film career started: He began making short movies with a Super-8 camera at the tender age of 14. In 1990, a short of his called Relatos de Media Noche won second prize and 100,000 pesetas at the International Film Festival Cinema Jove, and four years later his Perturbado won the Goya Award (the Spanish equivalent of an Oscar) for Best Short Film. Meanwhile, he was keeping busy with various odd jobs to support his moviemaking, including participating in game shows, waiting tables, and writing erotic stories and comics.He won another Goya Award in 1996, this time as Best New Actor for his work in El día de la bestia (English title: The Day of the Beast), but his breakout role came two years later with Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law. Segura wrote, directed, and starred as the title character in the envelope-pushing gross-out comedy, which focuses on a corrupt, racist, and politically incorrect cop who disgusts everyone he comes across. The film was a massive box-office hit in Spain and has spawned four sequels to date (all of them written and directed by Segura as well).Although he's a huge fan of American culture and humor -- his apartment is packed with DVDs of everything from Hollywood screwball comedies to Eddie Murphy's standup specials, and he cites Steve Martin in particular as a hero -- success across the Atlantic has proved elusive: In 2011's Jack and Jill, he portrayed the lover of a woman played by Adam Sandler in drag, and he had a small role in 2004's Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London. Otherwise, his biggest benefactor in Hollywood has been his friend Guillermo del Toro, who says he loves to kill off Segura in his films; thus far, he's appeared in del Toro's Blade II, Hellboy, Hellboy II, and Pacific Rim, frequently meeting a gruesome fate at hands of the director's signature monsters.Behind the scenes, Segura and his longtime partner, makeup artist Maria Amaro, have two daughters named Calma and Sirena. While a devoted father, he isn't above using his children to help out with the family business: A six-year-old Calma made a cameo appearance in Torrente 5 (2014), playing a child laborer in a workshop.


Highest Rated Movies



86% Dark Buildings (A Crack in the Wall) (Las grietas de jara) Actor 2018
71% Sin rodeos Producer Screenwriter Director Actor 2018
31% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) Castillo 2017
20% You Only Live Once (Sólo se vive una vez) Actor 2017
No Score Yet Legends (Casi leyendas) Axel 2017
88% My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) Benítez 2016
No Score Yet His Double Life Actor 2016
49% Comme un chef (Le Chef) Juan $0.4M 2014
83% Witching and Bitching Miren 2014
No Score Yet Torrente 5 (Torrente V: Mision Eurovegas) Director Actor 2014
72% Pacific Rim Wizened Man $101.8M 2013
43% La chispa de la vida (As Luck Would Have It) David Solar 2013
76% The Last Circus Father Stupid Clown $26.5K 2011
No Score Yet Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis 3d Screenwriter José Luis Torrente Producer Director 2011
No Score Yet El sueño de la maestra Actor 2011
No Score Yet El Gran Vázquez (The Great Vazquez) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Tension Sexual No Resuelta Actor 2010
No Score Yet King Shot Actor 2009
No Score Yet A Matador's Mistress (Manolete) Guillermo 2009
No Score Yet Asterix at the Olympic Games (Asterix aux jeux olympiques) Docteurmabus 2008
No Score Yet El Corazon del Guerrero Actor 2006
No Score Yet Torrente: The Protector Producer Director Screenwriter José Luis Torrente 2005
No Score Yet El Asombroso mundo de Borjamari y Pocholo Actor 2004
14% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Santiago $23.3M 2004
No Score Yet Asesino En Serio Actor 2004
45% Beyond Re-Animator Speedball 2003
No Score Yet I Murder Seriously Actor 2003
57% Blade II Rush $82.1M 2002
No Score Yet Torrente: Mission in Marbella Director José Luis Torrente Screenwriter 2001
No Score Yet Sound of the Sea Actor 2001
No Score Yet Masterpiece Benito Canaveras 2001
No Score Yet Girl From Rio Paulo 2001
No Score Yet El Corazon del guerrero (Heart of the Warrior) Netheril/Carlos José 2000
75% El Día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast) Jose Maria 1999
No Score Yet Muertos de risa (Dying of Laughter) Nino 1999
No Score Yet Paris-Timbuktu Actor 1999
No Score Yet Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law José Luis Torrente Director Screenwriter 1998
33% Perdita Durango Shorty Dee 1997
14% Two Much Paparazzi 1996
No Score Yet Killer Barbys Actor Director 1996
No Score Yet Acción mutante (Mutant Action) Ezequiel 1993


No Score Yet MacGyver
Officer Cardoza
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Middle
Player #1
  • 2013
67% Scream
Gustavo Acosta


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