Mexican-born comedian who is known to audiences as Professor Jirafales in the El Chavo del Ocho series. He also played Quico in the same series.
Before becoming a comedic celebrity, he once worked as a journalist at a newspaper in Mexico City, and began performing by entertaining his family at a party with impersonations and goofy antics.
He left his hit show in 1978 after a lengthy and arduous legal battle over the rights to his character Quico.
He had six children: three sons and three daughters.
Both he and artist, Diego Rivera were born in Mexico City.