Brazilian comedian and actor who, amongst his dozens of shows and movies, is best known for his character Didi Mocó from the hit show The Trapalhões from 1977 to 1993, and the many movies that Didi starred in. His television career began in 1959 when he won a TV Ceará directing competition, and has worked consistently since then, most recently reviving The Trapalhões in 2017.
In 1961 he graduated from the Federal University of Ceará with a bachelor's of law.
In 1991, he became an ambassador for UNICEF.
His parents are Paulo Paulo Ximenes Aragão, the famous writer, and Dinorá Lins. He was married to Marta Rangel from 1957 to 1991. They had four children - Paulo, born 1960, Ricardo, born 1962, Renato Jr., born 1968, and Juliana, born 1977. He married Lílian Taranto in 1991. They had a daughter, Livian Aragao, in 1999.