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Arap Bethke
Mexican actor

Arap Bethke

Arap Bethke
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Intro Mexican actor
Is Actor Television actor
From Mexico
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 12 March 1980, Kenya
Age 43 years
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Ricardo Arap Bethke Galdames (born March 12, 1980 in Nairobi, Kenya) is a Mexican actor.

Early Life

Bethke was born to a German father and a Chilean mother, but grew up in Mexico. Although he was born on the African continent, Bethke considers himself Hispanic since that is where he grew up. He described himself as being made of "chile, mole and pasilla pepper" ([1]).


Bethke is most remembered for his role of "Chacho" in the telenovela Clase 406. In 2007 he appeared in the Ugly Betty episode "A Tree Grows in Guadalajara as Antonio Barreiro, a cafe waiter who tried to sweet talk Hilda Suarez, and after meeting her father Ignacio, was the one who tipped off a contact who was waiting for Ignacio's return to Mexico.

Bethke also starred in "Tierra de pasiones", and in Madre Luna as Demetrio Aguirre. He is also one of the main characters in Doña Bárbara (Telemundo series), playing the role of "Antonio Sandoval"."

Bethke has also guest-starred on the 1st season of RBD: La Familia as "Alvaro"; Dulce Maria's new hot conquest, on episode 3 "El Que Quiera Azul Celeste... Que Se Acueste!". His cast members were Alfonso Herrera, Anahi, Dulce Maria, Christopher Uckermann, Maite Perroni, & Christian Chávez, the stars of the show and the members of the famous popular Latin pop band RBD from Mexico city.

Bethke has been living in Colombia since 2005 and started in Victorinos in 2009 .



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Un dulce olor a muerte Uncredited
2013 No se aceptan devoluciones Abogado Valentín
2014 Amor de mis amores Novio de Andrea
2015 The Fifth Sun Charley


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Mi generación Rodrigo Television debut
2002–03 Clase 406 Chacho Mendoza Cuervo 2 episodes
2005 Soñar no cuesta nada Roberto "Bobby" 2 episodes
2006 Tierra de pasiones Roberto "Beto" Contreras Recurring role
2007 Decisiones Juan Andrés / Martín
  • "A la tercera va la vencida" (Season 3, Episode 15)
  • "Crema y nata" (Season 3, Episode 19)
2007 RBD: La familia Álvaro "El que quiera azul celeste, que se acueste!" (Season 1, Episode 3)
2007 Madre Luna Demetrio Aguirre Recurring role
2007 Ugly Betty Antonio
  • "A Tree Grows in Guadalajara" (Season 1, Episode 22)
  • "East Side Story" (Season 3, Episode 23)
  • "Family/Affair" (Season 2, Episode 2)
2008–09 Doña Bárbara Antonio Sandoval Co-lead role
2009 Victorinos Victorino Gallardo Lead role
2010 Los caballeros las prefieren brutas Manuel Carmona "Batallas de género" (Season 1, Episode 5)
2010 La diosa coronada Genaro Castilblanco Co-lead role
2011 El octavo mandamiento Iván Acosta
2012 Amor cautivo Fernando Bustamante Arizmendi Lead role
2013 Corazón en condominio Rodolfo Cortina Co-lead role
2014–16 Señora Acero Gabriel "Muñeco" Cruz Recurring role (5 episodes)
2015–16 Tanto amor Bruno Lombardo Series regular
2015–present Club de Cuervos Juan Pablo Iglesias Series regular
2016 Noches Con Platanito Himself "Arap Bethke/erika De La Rosa/Dayana Garroza/Chris Gethard/Ana Barbara" (Season 14, Episode 20)
2016 Eva la trailera Pablo Contreras Lead role
2017 La piloto John Lucio Lead role

Other works

Year Title Notes
2014 Amateur Writer/director

Awards and nominations

Year Association Nominated works Category Result
2016 Premios Tu Mundo Eva la trailera Favorite Lead Actor Nominated
The Perfect Couple (with Edith González) Nominated

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