José M. Sacristán
Date of Birth
Oct 27, 1937

Biography

Particularly popular in his native Spain and Argentina, actor José M. Sacristán specializes in comic roles and has appeared in numerous feature films, on-stage, and in television. He also directed a small number of films. He first established himself on-stage in 1960, and five years later made his film debut in La Familia y...Uno Mas (1965). Sacristán subsequently played leading roles in a series of light comedies through the early '70s. Most of the films from this period, including No Desearás la Mujer del Vecino/Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife and La Graduada/The Graduate (both 1971), were directed by either Pedro Lazaga or Marian Ozores. Later in the decade, Sacristán took on more dramatic roles. As a director, Sacristán debuted with Soldados de Plomo/Lead Soldiers (1983), a drama in which he also starred. On television, Sacristán appeared regularly in Esta Es Mi Barrio (1996). His son and namesake is also an actor. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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