Cristián de la Fuente, born March 10, 1974, in Santiago, Chile, is a Chilean television actor who has gone on to make a name for himself in U.S. film and television.
De la Fuente was spotted by a talent scout during his sophomore year as a civil engineering major at Santiago's Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and won a contest as Chile's next Super Teen.
Beginning with small network roles in primetime, De La Fuente quickly went on to star in four primetime dramas including Eclipse de Luna and the highly acclaimed televised theatrical production of La Tia de Carlos. De La Fuente starred in Chile's number-one rated variety program Venga Conmigo, the comedy Mi Tio y Yo (My Uncle and Me) and the MTV-style music and dance program Generation 2000.
In 1998, De la Fuente was contracted by Sony and Telemundo for a drama series remake of Starsky and Hutch called Reyes y Rey. The weekly hour format did not catch on with hispanic viewers and it was soon cancelled. He was a guest star on Pensacola: Wings of Gold. He has also appeared regularly on CSI: Miami and Family Law. He has starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in Driven, in John Carpenter's Vampires: Los Muertos with Jon Bon Jovi, as well as the independent thriller Minimal Knowledge.
De La Fuente's hosting credits include MGM's Road to the Oscars for Latin America and the Walt Disney World Christmas Parade. He has also presented at the Latin Billboard Awards, The World Music Awards and the Alma Awards.
In 2005, De La Fuente starred in the Venevisión's Miami-made telenovela "Soñar No Cuesta Nada" and had appeared in popular American TV series such as "The Class", "Ugly Betty", and "CSI: Miami", just to name a few. In 2007, he landed a role in the upcoming movie "Love and Virtue".
He is fluent in both English and Spanish, carries a pilot's license and is an officer in the Reserves for the Chilean Air Force.
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