Mexican screenwriter, actor, and director best known for his series Chespirito, El Chapulín Colorado, and El Chavo del Ocho. He also wrote a number of plays and his nickname derives from "Shakespierito," Little Shakespeare.
Before entering the film world, he competed as an amateur boxer.
He has starred in the popular Mexican movies El Chanfle and El Chanfle 2.
He was married to Graciela Fernandez from 1968 to 1989 and Florinda Meza from 2004 to 2014. He had five daughters named Paulina, Marcela, Cecilia, Graciela and Teresa and a son named Roberto.
Matt Groening based his character the Bumblebee Man on El Chapulín Colorado.