Álvaro Morte

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Álvaro Morte Actor

Álvaro Morte, born on February 23, 1975, is a renowned Spanish actor widely recognized for his compelling portrayal of ‘The Professor’ in the hit series Money Heist. His talent extends beyond this iconic role, as he now brings depth to the character of Logain Ablar in Amazon Prime Video’s epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time (since 2021).

Originally pursuing a degree in communications engineering, Álvaro Morte passion for the dramatic arts led him to graduate from the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Córdoba in 1999. He furthered his studies with a brief stint at the University of Tampere. Following this, he made Madrid his home base, where he immersed himself in the world of acting.

Despite facing a significant challenge at the age of 33 when diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left thigh, Álvaro Morte displayed immense courage and determination, ultimately overcoming the illness.

In 2019, Álvaro Morte captivated audiences in the Movistar+ series El Embarcadero, portraying Óscar, a man leading a double life with two separate women. His versatility and nuanced performances have solidified his status as a distinguished actor.

Adding to his impressive repertoire, Álvaro Morte joined the cast of the Amazon television series The Wheel of Time in December 2019, stepping into the complex role of Logain. The show is an adaptation of the epic fantasy novels of the same name, promising audiences a captivating and immersive experience.

Algeciras, Spain

Algeciras, Spain

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Álvaro Antonio García Pérez

23 February 1975

Algeciras, Spain

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Actor

1982–2023

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Blanca Clemente

2

1.83 m

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Career

Álvaro Morte embarked on his acting journey with a minor role in the Spanish TV series Hospital Central. However, it was his breakthrough in Planta 25 where he portrayed Ray, a driver, from 2007 to 2008, that marked his first major role in television. His talent further shone through as he took on diverse characters like Adolfo Castillo in Bandolera and Gabriel Areta in the soap opera Amar en tiempos revueltos.

Venturing into the realm of cinema, Álvaro Morte made a memorable appearance in Lola, la película (2007), a biopic about the legendary singer Lola Flores, where he depicted a bullfighter entangled in a passionate affair with the protagonist.

Beyond his on-screen endeavors, Álvaro Morte established his own theater company, 300 pistolas, in 2012, showcasing his commitment to the craft and nurturing emerging talents. In 2014, Morte enriched his repertoire by joining the cast of the long-standing telenovela El secreto de Puente Viejo, embodying the character of Lucas Moliner, a dedicated small-town physician, until 2017.

However, it was his portrayal of Sergio “el Profesor” Marquina in the TV series La Casa de Papel that catapulted Morte to global acclaim. Initially airing on Antena 3 in 2017, the show, along with Morte’s masterful depiction of the cunning mastermind behind the heist, garnered widespread praise. Netflix’s acquisition of the series in late 2017 amplified its reach, solidifying Morte’s status as an international star. His transition to the big screen was seamless, as seen in his leading role in the Netflix film Mirage (2018).

Continuing to captivate audiences, Álvaro Morte  showcased his versatility in the 2019 Movistar+ series El embarcadero, portraying Óscar, a man entangled in a complex web of relationships. His journey took an exciting turn when he joined the cast of the Amazon series The Wheel of Time in December 2019, where he embraced the role of Logain, adding another dimension to his illustrious career. As his trajectory continues to ascend, Álvaro Morte upcoming portrayal of Juan Sebastián Elcano in the miniseries Boundless further cements his reputation as a versatile and accomplished actor.

Personal life

Álvaro Antonio García Pérez – Álvaro Morte , born on February 23, 1975, in Algeciras, Cádiz, and raised in Bujalance, Córdoba, made a significant shift in his career path from engineering to the dramatic arts. Graduating from the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Córdoba in 1999, he later pursued post-graduate studies for two months at the University of Tampere before settling in Madrid. Despite facing a challenging diagnosis of a cancerous tumor in his left thigh at the age of 33, Álvaro Morte persevered and emerged victorious. Alongside his professional accomplishments, he cherishes family life with his spouse, Blanca Clemente, and their two children. Standing tall at 1.83 meters, Álvaro Morte’s journey is a testament to resilience and determination.

Career Statistics

Television 23
Films 5
Total 28
Won5
Nominated2
Total7

Film

YearTitleRoleRef.
2024ImmaculateFather Sal Tedeschi 
2022Objetos (Lost & Found)Mario 
2018Durante la tormenta (Mirage)David Ortiz 
2018SmallfootGwangi (voice) 
2007Lola, la película (Lola, the Movie)Rafael Torres

 

Television

YearTitleRoleRef.
TBAHistorias para no dormir (Stories to Stay Awake) †TBA 
2022Sin límites (Boundless)Juan Sebastián Elcano 
2021–presentThe Wheel of TimeLogain Ablar 
2020El último showHimself 
2020The HeadRamón 
2019–20El embarcaderoÓscar 
2017–21La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)Sergio Marquina aka El Profesor 
2014–17El secreto de Puente ViejoLucas Moliner 
2014Bienvenidos al Lolita 
2014El Príncipe 
2014Víctor RosDonato Vergel 
2014Amar en tiempos revueltosGabriel Areta 
2012–13BandoleraAdolfo Castillo 
2012IsabelSoldado de Girón 
2012La memoria del agua 
2010Las chicas de oro 
2009–10Cuéntame cómo pasóToño 
2009¡A ver si llego!Pablo 
2008AídaJefe Gasolinera 
2007–08Planta 25Ray 
2002Hospital CentralBuzo/Bombero 
2002Policías, en el corazón de la calle 

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Awards and Nominations

YearAwardWorkResult
202168th Ondas AwardsMoney HeistWon
20207th Platino AwardsMoney HeistWon
202025th Zapping Awards [es]Money HeistWon
201928th Actors and Actresses Union AwardsMoney HeistWon
201921st Iris AwardsMoney HeistWon
20185th Feroz AwardsMoney HeistNominated
201827th Actors and Actresses Union AwardsMoney HeistNominated

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