Jaime Camil is a Mexican actor, singer, composer, producer and TV personality. He is known for his movie roles in the TV series, Jane the Virgin and in Disney Pixar movie Coco. Jame also starred in America’s longest-running musical Chicago.
Jaime Camil Bio
The Mexican entertainer was born as Jaime Federico Said Camil de Saldaña Da Gama on July 22, 1973, in Mexico. Jaime is the son of an Egyptian-Mexican business mogul, Jaime Camil Garza and a Brazilian singer, Cecilia Saldanha da Gama. The actor obviously took after his mother in singing and professionally towed the path of his father. Jaime studied Business Administration from Universidad Anáhuac. Left to him, Jaime wanted to study at Boston’s Berklee College of Music but his father did not give him the approval; insisting that he gets a real job. He later went on to develop his art inclination. Jaime studied acting and took opera classes in Italy. It was no surprise that the entertainer born into a wealthy, comfortable and famous family started out as a singer in the Mexican media.
He had the privilege of performing alongside Cuban superstars like Pancho Cespedes and Amaury Gutierrez. Jaime has reportedly recorded four platinum-selling albums. His first album titled Para Estar Contigo was released in 1999 while Una Vez Más, the second album was released in 2002. Owing to the success of his singing career, Jaime has toured and performed all around the United States and Mexico. A couple of Jaime Camil’s singles have ranked high on top music charts.
In 2005, he played a lead role in the Broadway-bound musical The Mambo Kings. Other musical productions he has worked on include West Side Story, Hook, Aladdin, El diluvio que viene amongst others.
In 1993, Jaime worked as a radio commentator on Radioactivo 98.5. In time, he made his on-screen debut with El show de Jaime Camil. He also hosted Que nochecita con Jaime Camil in 1996, Operacion triunfo in 2002, Aventura por Mexico in 2009 and El Gran Show in 2010.
Later on, he acted in the Mexican hit telenovelas La Fea Mas Bella and Mi Destino Eres Tu. Jaime has starred in 7 Dias, Pulling Strings, 200 Cartas, Por Ella Soy Eva, Que Pobres Tan Ricos amongst other top-rated Mexican movies. For his well-executed role in 7 Dias, he won the Best Supporting Actor awards from the Premios ACE and the Mexican Cinema Journalists. Jaime is a lover of extreme sports. He has for his riding delight a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He also likes skydiving, water skiing and bungee jumping. He fluently speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. In 2016, he starred in the Spanish-language comedies Clipped, Maurice and Modisto De Senoras.
In all, Jaime Camil has had a terrific and successful acting career. He has become a sweetheart for his role in the Jane The Virgin. As at 2006, Jaime was the co-founder and spokesman of the Short Shorts Film Festival Mexico. The all-round media personality has hosted a lot of radio and TV shows.
The comedian who has a special love for stage productions has voiced certain movie and telenovela roles. Jaime voiced the role of Barry in the Spanish version of the animated movie, Bee Movie. He was also the voice of Elliot, the Mule Deer in the Spanish version of Open Season.
Family, Siblings, Wife, Children
Jaime Camil has a lovely wife and two children – Elena and Jaime. His wife, Heidi Balvanera is an actress and model. They have been married since 2013. The actor thinks Heidi is the “hottest girl” in the world. He attributes the beauty and foundation of their happy family to her. Jaime and Heidi both star in the American telenovela Jane the Virgin. They live in Mexico City and Los Angeles. The couple,m according to the award-winning actor, says they love being parents and may actually add one more to the number of their children.
The millionaire actor and TV host has two half-siblings and three step-siblings- Isabella Camil, Jorge Camil Starr, Alexia Camil Starr, Melissa Trouyet Starr, Kali Sotres.
Jaime Camil has a net worth of $15 million. He is arguably one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Mediamass reports that Camil has raked in nearly $75 million in the past one year (February 2017 – February 2018). He ranks as the 6th richest Mexican celebrities.
He has an impressive height of 6 ft 2 in (1.90 m).