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Life and work of the “Gordo” Porcel

Get to know the life Jorge “El Gordo” Porcel, a star of our show. His beginnings, fame, relationship with Black
Conocé a fondo la vida Jorge
| 08 December, 2019 |

Fat Porcel, whose real name was Jorge Raúl, was born in Buenos Aires in 1936. In 1957, at the age of 21, he made a living doing imitations in a restaurant in Barracas. He lived in the tumbos, pulling out some mango, until one day he appeared in the bowling alley Juan Carlos Mareco . Surprised by the ability of this unknown imitator, he recommended him for the radio program “La revista dislocada”. That recommendation changed his life: his companions would be Mario Sapag, Carlitos Balá and Nelly Beltrán .

As he was breaking it on the radio, he started studying acting. In 1962 he filmed the first of his more than fifty films: Disloque in Mar del Plata. In the late seventies and throughout the eighties came the companion who would transform the duo into a myth: “the Black” Olmedo – Yeah . In those films the plot could range from the army to vampires, what was never missing was light humor and high sexual content.

Already in 1988, the death of his friend and partner changes the course of his life: he acts in the last film he would shoot in Argentina: El profesor punk(dedicated to Olmedo’s memory). In 1993, already based in the United States, he played a small but important role in his life : played “Saso” in Carlito’s Way (starring Al Pacino and directed by Brian de Palma ).

The fat man in TV

In 1965 he was part of the first cast of a program that would remain in the retina of all Argentines: Operation Ja-Ja (led by the Sofovich brothers). But it is in 1972 that he began to write his name in the history of Argentine TV in capital letters: he joined the table of Controversy in the bar. In the 1980s, Polemic… and Don Mateo’s Hairdresser would exceed 60 rating points.

After coming and coming, including programmes such as The Kittens and Mice by Porcel, La Tota and the Porotain double with Jorge Luz, and A la cama con Porcel(recorded in the United States), in 1994 the fat man returned to our country to record a new season of La Tota and La Porota, but with a more familiar look. He could not repeat the success of the spicy mood of the eighties.

What very few know is that in 1980 he recorded a boleros album called Puro corazón (in his programs he used to sing and, in fact, he didn’t do it bad at all). In historia/presidentes-argentinos-carlos-saul-menem-ii-1995-1999 "target="_blank” rel="noreferrer n

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