Chilean television and soap opera star known simply by the stage name Chapu. He is particularly recognized for his recurring roles in shows like Pobre Rico, Pituca sin Luca$, and Pobre Gallo.
He earned his nickname, Chapu, after winning the reality game shows Calle 7 and Circo de estrellas.
A talented circus performer, he has his own circus titled Universal Circus: El circo de Chapu.
His full name is Francisco Javier Puelles Gana. He began a relationship with actress Montserrat Ballarín.
In the 2013 series Somos los Carmona, he starred alongside telenovela legend Alvaro Rudolphy.