Who was Mexican actor Alfonso Zayas? Wife, Net Worth, Biography

April 18, 2024
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Who is Alfonso Zayas?

Juan Alfonso Zayas Inclán was born on 30 June 1941 under the zodiac sign of Cancer, in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico, and passed away on 8 July 2021 in Mexico City at the age of 80. He was an actor, director and producer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Secretario Rodríguez in “La Presidenta Municipal” (1975), El Gato in “Transplante A La Mexicana” (1990), and featuring as Tony Esparza in “Vecinos” (2006).

How rich is he, as of now? Alfonso Zayas Net Worth

Alfonso Zayas’ net worth was estimated at over $1 million at the time of his death. He earned his fortune through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry, working on 175 television and film titles during the time his career was active from 1958 to 2017.


Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Alfonso Zayas spent his early years in his hometown of Tulancingo, where he was raised in a famous family by his father, Alfonso Zayas Zetina, a musician, and his mother, María Dolores Inclán. His uncle was actor Raúl ‘Chato’ Padilla, and his aunt actress Lili Inclán. He is also the cousin of actors Raúl ‘Chóforo’ Padilla and Rafael Inclán. He held Mexican nationality, belonged to Hispanic ethnic group, and was a Christian.

Career Beginnings

Alfonso Zayas launched his professional acting career in 1958, when he made his feature film debut appearing in the adventure comedy film “Piernas De Oro”, while his TV debut came in 1966, when he made a guest appearance in an episode of the TV comedy series “La Tremenda Corte”.


He then continued to feature in minor roles in such film and TV titles as “El Show De Alejandro Suárez” (1972), “Pobre, Pero Honrada!” (1974), and “La Presidenta Municipal” (1975), to name a few.

Rise to Fame

Alfonso’s big break came in 1975, when he starred in the musical comedy film “Albures Mexicanos”, next to Carmen Salinas and Sergio Ramos, after which he played Mezcalito in the 1978 comedy film “Duro Pero Seguro”, directed by Fernando Cortés. He then started working on Mexican erotic comedy films, and booked appearances in such titles as “La Criada Maravilla”, “El Sexo Me Da Risa”, and “El Futbolista Fenómeno”, all released in 1979.


He ended the decade with his portrayals of Lindolfo in Alejandro Galindo’s action crime film “Dimas De Leon”, and as Kid Chamaco in the action crime film “Golpe A La Mafia”, alongside Jorge Rivera, both in 1980. Thereafter, he appeared in the “La Pulquería” film series, which consists of three films released from 1981 to 1984. Concurrently, he also landed lead roles in “El Vecindario” (1982) and its sequel “El Vecindario 2” (1983), “El Ratero De La Vecindad” in 1982, and “El Ratero De La Vecindad II” in 1985.

Continued Success

Alfonso’s next major appearance came when he was chosen to play Roberto in the 1986 comedy film “Los Verduleros”, followed up by three sequels “Los Verduleros II” (1987), later “Los Verduleros III” in 1992, and eventually “Los Verduleros 4” in 2011.


Meantime, he co-starred with his cousin Rafael Inclán in the 1988 comedy film “Los Plomeros Y Las Ficheras”, which was directed by Victor Manuel Castro, and during the same year he also appeared in the comedy film “El Sexo Me Divierte”. The following year, he landed such roles as Roberto in the comedy film “Tres Lancheros Muy Picudos”, and Agapito in the comedy film “La Venganza De Don Herculano”. It was followed by his portrayals of El Gato in the erotic comedy film “Transplante A La Mexicana”, and Benigno in the comedy film “Cuates De A Madre”, directed by Roberto Castillo, both in 1990.

He continued to line up success after success with the beginning of the next decade, since he starred in such roles as Ponciano in the comedy film “Los Repartidores”, and Rodolfo in the comedy film “De Chivo Los Tamales”, both released in 1991.

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Two years later, he worked on Gilberto de Anda’s action film “El Charro Ninja”, and Alberto Solares’ fantasy film “Como Diablo En El Panteon”.

Further Work

In 1994, Alfonso Zayas had the lead parts of Telorino in the comedy film “El Rey De La Playa”, and Antonio in the action comedy film “El Policia Y El Pareja”, in which he shared the screen with Mario Almada and Juan Gallardo. It was followed by his appearances as Max in the drama film “Sucedió En Garibaldi”, next to Rafael Buendía, and as Don Fabian in the comedy film “El Que Con Niños Se Acuesta…!”, both in 1995.


The next year, he was cast as Camilo in Enrique Murillo’s comedy film “Modelos A La Francesa” and Justino in Antonio Hernández’s comedy film “Los Chuper Heroes”.

Afterwards, he starred in such roles as Armando in the 1997 erotic comedy film “El Taxista Querendón”, Don Chon in the 1999 comedy film “Los Verduleros Atacan De Nuevo”, and Chinto in the 2000 comedy film “Vuelven Los Albañiles”. In 2001, he collaborated with Emilio Ramon Vidal on his film “Hermanos De Sangre”, and then featured as Ignacio Lopez in the comedy film “Para Gases… Los Mios” in 2002.

He then took the lead role of Fittipulque in the 2003 comedy film “El Mameluco De Mi Compadre”, opposite Gustavo Aguilar Tejada.

Later Projects

In 2004, Alfonso Zayas appeared in the comedy film “Ronco El Paparazzi”, which was followed by his portrayals of Don Anselmo in the 2007 erotic comedy film “El Tigre Se Comió A Santa Julia” in which he shared the screen with Julio Alegria, and Pablo Ruvalcaba in the 2008 action film “Comando Negro: La Gran Familia”. He then featured as Diego in the action-drama film Speed Of Glory” (2010), and took the part of Teporocho in the action-comedy film “The Popcorn Chronicles” (2014). His last role came in 2017, when he played a profesor in the comedy film “Buscando Nirvana”.


Personal Life and Appearance

Alfonso Zayas married seven times and had nine children. He lost his eldest child, a son who was a private pilot, in a helicopter crash in 2005. His last marriage was with a woman named Libia García – she was 29 younger than he. They lived in Cuernavaca, Morelos.

Speaking about his appearance, Alfonso Zayas had short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. Information about his height, weight, vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

During his life, he suffered from several illnesses, including prostate cancer. He passed away from cardiorespiratory arrest at the age of 80.

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