|Is||Actor Television actor|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||12 March 1980, Kenya|
Ricardo Arap Bethke Galdames (born March 12, 1980 in Nairobi, Kenya) is a Mexican actor.
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" ().
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 .
|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|
|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|| |
|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|| |
|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|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Premios Tu Mundo||Eva la trailera||Favorite Lead Actor||Nominated|
|The Perfect Couple (with Edith González)||Nominated|