Humberto Busto

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BornJune 23, 1978
Mexico City, Mexico
Alma materNational Autonomous University of Mexico
California State University
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Film director

Humberto Busto Marín (born June 23, 1978 in Mexico City) is an actor, producer, and film director.


Humberto Busto's feature film career began with his performance as Jorge in Amores perros (2000).

Busto's performance as Heriberto in Oso Polar won him awards for Best Actor in the 15th Morelia International Film Festival[1] and the 5th Quito Latin American Film Festival[2], as well as an Ariel Award nomination.[3]

He has been recognized as well for his work behind the camera. Under his direction, La teta de Botero (2014) and Julkita (2017) were winners of Best Short Narrative Made in Mexico award of the Oaxaca FilmFest.[4][5]

Starting in 2010, Busto acted as the fastidious and self-important Apolinar Caborca in three seasons of the television series Los héroes del norte|Los héroes del norte, His height (5 ½ feet[6]) made his character a frequent target of jokes.

Humberto Busto has a degree in Dramatic Arts from the University Theater Center of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents[7] and studied for a master's degree in film production at California State University, Northridge.[8][9]


As director

  • Hasta la ciruela pasa (2012)
  • La teta de Botero (2014)
  • Julkita (2017)

As actor

Motion pictures

  • Amores perros (2000) as Jorge
  • Sobreviviente (2003)
  • Transit (2005 film)|Transit (2005) as Champinon
  • Morirse en Domingo (2006) as Carlos
  • Borderland (2007 film)|Borderland (2007) as Mario
  • Después de Lucía (2012) as Cook
  • Abolición de la propiedad (2012) as Everio
  • El Incidente (2014) as Carlos
  • The Similars|Los parecidos (2015) as Alvaro
  • Hazlo como hombre (2017) as Eduardo
  • Oso polar (2017) as Heriberto
  • El club de los insomnes (2018) as Compañero

Television series

  • Terminales (2008) as Elías Ruíz
  • Los héroes del norte (2010) as Apolinar Caborca
  • El Chapo (TV series) (2018) as Conrado Sol (Don Sol)
  • Diablero (2018) as Isaac El Indio
  • El juego de las llaves (2019) as Óscar Romero

Additional awards and recognition

  • 2015 - Best Ibero-American short film for La teta de Botero, Guadalajara International Film Festival[citation needed]
  • 2015 - Best short film for La teta de Botero, Guadalajara International Film Festival[citation needed]
  • 2017 - Breakthrough actor in a series, super-series, or telenovela for his role as Conrado Higuera Sol "Don Sol" in El Chapo (TV series)|El Chapo', PRODU Awards[10]


  1. "Humberto Busto, Mejor Actor en el Festival Latinoamericano de Cine de Quito". FICM. 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  2. "Ediciones Anteriores". FLACQ (in español). Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  3. "FilmAffinity". FilmAffinity. Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  4. "OAXACA FILM FEST 2015: Bloque 4 y Ganadores". OAXACA FILM FEST 2015. Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  5. Staff (2017-10-13). "Los ganadores de la 8.ª edición del Oaxaca FilmFest". Revista Marvin (in español). Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  6. BUSTO, HUMBERTO (2019-01-17), HUMBERTO BUSTO : RAISED BY WOLVES, retrieved 2021-10-25
  7. "Berlinale Talents - Humberto Busto". Berlinale Talents. Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  8. "Humberto Busto · Cátedra Bergman". Cátedra Bergman (in español). 2018-03-02. Retrieved 2021-07-19.
  9. "Directorio de realizadores mexicanos FICM | Busto; Humberto". Retrieved 2021-07-19.
  10. "Ganadores PRODU Awards 2018". Retrieved 2021-10-25.

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