Juan Pablo Raba Vidal was born on 14 January 1977 under the sign of Capricorn, in Bogotá, Colombia, and is a 43-year-old TV, film, telenovela actor, and producer, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Jaime Gutiérrez Solana in “La Reina Del Sur”, playing Gustavo Gaviria in “Narcos”, and featuring as Ricky ‘Buddha’ Ortiz in “Six”.
How Rich Is He, As Of Now? Juan Pablo Raba Net Worth
Juan Pablo Raba’s net worth is over $1 million, acquired from being active as an actor both in film titles and on television since his career started back in 1998. He has now garnered 50 acting credits, and has also increased his wealth as a producer.
Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Juan Pablo Raba was born to Ricardo Raba, who is entrepreneur of Argentinian descent, and María Eugenia Vidal, a writer and fine art restorer. He spent his early years in his hometown of Bogotá, however, following the divorce of his parents, Juan moved to Spain with his father, but is Colombian and belongs to mixed ethnicity. Regarding his education, Juan studied advertising.
The Late 1990s: Career Beginnings
Juan Pablo Raba initially worked as a model based in Colombia. He soon started taking acting classes with Colombian professor Edgardo Roman, and then enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. He made his television debut in the role of Eduardo in “Amor En Forma” in 1998, after which he starred as Isidrio in “Marido Y Mujer” in 1999.
In the following year, he was cast as Andres Velásquez in “La Reina De Queens”, and concurrently performed in the play “Chronicle Of A Death Foretold”, which is based on Gabriel García Márquez’s book.
First Half of the 2000s
In 2001, Juan was chosen to play Luis Ángel Perdomo in “Viva La Pepa”, and then portrayed Alejandro Rondón in “La Niña De Mis Ojos” through 2001 and 2002. He was cast as Oréstes Villanueva Mercouri in “Mi Gorda Bella” from 2002 to 200, then played Aureliano Paz in “Estrambótica Anastasia”, followed by his portrayal of Esteban Marín in “Por Amor A Gloria” (2005-06).
Second Half of the 2000s
In 2006, Juan landed the role of Fede in the Colombian short film “Anillo De Compromiso”, directed by Riccardo Gabrielli R., and played Jaime Villalba in the made-for-television drama film “Soltera Y Sin Compromiso”. During the same year, he also served as the co-producer of the drama film “Cuando Rompen Las Olas”.
Between 2006 and 2007, he was cast as Juan Andrés Gutiérrez in “Y Los Declaro Marido Y Mujer”, and then featured as Martín Monsalve in “Sobregiro De Amor” (2007). He eventually made his debut on the big screen with the role of Carlos – El Amante in the comedy “Una Abuela Virgen”, followed by his portrayals of Carlos in the romantic comedy “Ni Tan Largos… Ni Tan Cortos”, written and directed by Héctor Palma, and Bigote in the adventure film “Puras Joyitas”, all in 2007.
Thereafter, he guest-starred in such telenovelas as “Kartel”, “Tiempo Final”, and “Sin Retorno”, among others. By the end of the decade, Juan had also starred as Leo in the 2009 romantic comedy “Día Naranja”, played Said Hashim in “El Clon” (2010), and landed the role of Alejandro Botero in “Los Caballeros Las Prefieren Brutas” (2010).
The Early 2010s
Juan’s first role in the next decade came in 2011, when he appeared as Jaime Gutiérrez Solana in “La Reina Del Sur”, followed by his portrayal of Alex in Henry Rivero’s 2011 drama film “En Coma”. During the same year, he also starred in the role of John Mario Martínez ‘Pirulo’ in the Colombian crime film “El Cartel De Los Sapos”, directed by Carlos Moreno.
In 2012, Juan featured as Mario Domínguez in the romantic comedy “El Cielo En Tu Mirada”, and then portrayed Gonzalo Rico in “Pobres Rico”. Thereafter, he played the main role of Miguel Gaitán in “Los Secretos De Lucía”, featured as Iván in the musical “Wake Up With No Make Up”, and landed the role of Teniente Restrepo in the crime drama thriller “Secreto De Confesión”, for which he also served as an executive producer, all in 2013.
After guest-starring in “El Corazón Del Océano” in 2014, Juan played professional Paraguayan soccer played Darío Segovia in the 2015 biographical drama film “The 33”, directed by Patricia Riggen. Afterwards, he attracted international fame playing the inhuman Joey Gutierrez in the third season of the ABC superhero series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (2015-2016).
At the same time, he was chosen to portray Gustavo Gaviria in the Netflix crime drama series “Narcos”, from 2015 to 2016. He then landed the role of Carlos in the Spanish drama film “7 Años” (2016), featured as Herman Gomez in Ric Roman Waugh’s 2017 indie drama “Shot Caller”, and was cast as Ricky ‘Buddha’ Ortiz in the drama series “Six” (2017-18), aired on the History Channel.
Recent Years and Upcoming Projects
In 2018, Juan landed the roles of Diego Garcia in the vigilante action thriller “Peppermint”, alongside Jennifer Garner, and Juan Pablo in the action thriller “Operation Entebbe”, directed by José Padilha. Thereafter, he joined the cast of the Netflix action drama series “Distrito Salvaje” (2018-19), playing Jhon Jeiver and working on the series as an executive producer.
Most recently, Juan starred as Michael Cruz in Jose Daniel Freixas’ 2019 drama film “Vandal”. It’s been announced that he will feature as Maurico in the upcoming action thriller film “The Minuteman” and El Cartin in the upcoming drama series “Coyote”.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The famous actor has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m).
Juan Pablo Raba married journalist Paula Quinteros on 6 December 2003. Three years later, they moved into their separate ways, while the divorced was finalized in 2007.
Thereafter, he was romantically involved in a relationship with Venezuelan actress Marjorie de Sousa. Following their break up, Juan started dating Mónica Fonseca, a journalist and TV host. The couple tied the knot on 8 August 2011. They have two children – a son named Joaquín Raba Fonseca in 2012, and their second child, a daughter named Josephine Joie Raba in 2018. Their current residence is in Miami, Florida.
Charity Work and Cycling
Juan is known as an animal-rights supporter. He also serves as the ambassador of the charitable organization ‘Juanfe’ that provides help to impoverished women and children. In his spare time, Juan enjoys cycling and is an avid mountain biker, even participating in mountain bike races.