Although he is often remembered for his time on television where he was considered a pillar in the weekend programming of the main channel of the Televisa network.
When was the last transmission of Chabelo?
Xavier López “Chabelo” held a television program “En Familia con Chabelo” for 48 years. It was on November 27, 2015 that he himself, Xavier López announced that after his success for so long “En Familia Con Chabelo” would come to an end. On December 20 of the same year, said program came to an end. During that transmission, Yuri was present who dedicated a song to the presenter. In that event, the live audience cheered and thanked “Chabelo” for the laughs and all the memories in these almost five decades of the program.
In an interview, Xavier López told Adela Micha of the great affection he had for that character, which according to the actor, this allowed him to do some things that he could not do as a child.
Xavier Lopez films
The actor had roles in which he played the 13-year-old boy, but he also served as a voice actor in films that were released in recent years, and also participated in a role of an adult his age, a matter that was endearing due to the reference to your character.
- Trip to the Moon (1958)
- Jokeland (1958)
- New Jokeland (1958)
- Jokeland is Back (1958)
- The Bonus (1962)
- Good Night New Years (1964)
- The Kings of the Wheel (1964)
- School for Singles (1965)
- The Two Rivals (1966)
- Autopsy of a Ghost (1968)
- The Hippie Princess (1968)
- The Untimely Notice (1968)
- Bang Bang to the Hole (1970)
- Pepito and the wonderful lamp (1971)
- Chabelo and Pepito against the monsters (1973)
- Chabelo and Pepito detectives (1973)
- The waste collectors from here (1982)
- Male that barks does not bite (1984)
- Santo and Chabelo against the bad guys of the cataphyxia (1985)
- Agent 0013: Hermelinda Linda 2 (1986)
- Matthias’ Tomb (1988)
- Two Barking Males Don’t Bite (1988)
- Me and My Ghost (1988)
- Golden Eggs (1993)
- Chilindrina in distress (1994)
- Euthanasia Club (2005)
- Chicken Little (voice) (2005)
- Requiem for Diana (2006)
- To love (2009)
- Letters to Elena (2011)
- Coco (voice) (2017)
- The Mongolian Plot (2019)
What did Chabelo do when he was young?
Chabelo was born by chance in Chicago, United States, where his family originally from León, Guanajuato lived. The López Rodríguez lived for a short time after the birth of Francisco Xavier and returned to Mexico to live, years later the two younger sisters were born who completed the family with three children. They dedicated themselves to the fields in the rural area of this area of the Bajío.
When he reached 18 years of age, he returned to the United States to perform military service, for which he was recruited by the United States Army and was stationed for three months at a military base located in San Diego, California, during this period. he was about to be sent to fight in the Korean War. Upon his return to Mexico and they moved to Mexico City, the place where he sought access to study medicine, although he only studied this for one year. Abandoning this profession led him to have serious problems with his father, since he decided to join Telesistema Mexicano (now Televisa) as a production assistant in 1952.
As an assistant, he was working with Luis de Llano Palmer and learned an important part of the television and radio business. His great opportunity came when Ramiro Gamboa, “Uncle Gamboín”, gave him an opportunity to tell a joke from a book, where the child in it was called “Chabelo”. From there he was outlining his character and got a steady job on the musical Carousel program.
With his success as “Chabelo”, he became an international image for the Pepsi soft drink brand and toured Latin America with his humorous shows. It was in 1967 that his stellar program “En familia…” arrived to establish itself in the history of Spanish-language television with 2,459 episodes.