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Information
Full Name

Jorge Gabriel Blanco Güereña

Nickname(s)

George
Jorgito

Gender

Male

Born

December 19, 1991

Eye Color

Hazel

Hair Color

Brown

Occupation

Actor
Singer
Musician
Dancer

Years active

2007-present

Role

Leon

Jorge Gabriel Blanco Güereña, (born December 19, 1991) is a Mexican singer, dancer and actor. He was born in Guadalajara (Jalisco), Mexico. He portrays Leon on the Disney Channel Original Series Violetta. He also appeared on the Mexican version of High School Musical called High School Musical: El Desafío. He has artistically participated in school plays, and he has taken classes from an early age and has been involved in school events.

Life and Career

He began his television career in 2007 when he participated in the reality show High School Musical: La Selección which allowed him to participate in a spin-off movie of the successful U.S. High School Musical. Despite not winning the program, Blanco gives his voice to the album of the program, takes part in the movie High School Musical: El Desafío playing the character of Jorge and participates in the tour of the movie and the program between 2007 and 2008. In the film, plays the best friend of the protagonist Cristóbal Rodríguez (Cristobal Orellana), which is published in 2008 in Mexico and the following year in Italy.

In 2010, he appeared in the tenth episode of the miniseries Highway: Rodando la Aventura in 2011 and he's one of the protagonists of the first season of the television series Cuando toca la campana (When the Bell Rings). He also shot some music videos such as "Es el momento" and "A Celebrar" for the series. In May of the same year, he traveled to the U.S. to participate in the Disney's Friends for Change Games in the yellow team to help the charity UNICEF, which he is an ambassador for. He also participated in the music video for the song "We Can Change the World" which is sung by Bridgit Mendler for Disney's Friends for Change.

Due to the filming of the TV series Violetta, he participated in only four episodes of the second season of the TV series Cuando toca la campana (When the Bell Rings).

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2007 High School Musical: La Selección Himself Competitor
2010 Highway: Rodando la Aventura Diego "El Mochilero" (Season 1: episode 10)
2011-12 Cuando toca la campana Pablo Protagonist (Season 1)
Guest star (Season 2: 4 episodes)
2011 Disney's Friends for Change Games Himself Yellow team
2012–present Violetta

Leon

Antagonist (Season 1)

Awards and Nominations

  • 2013 – Kids' Choice Awards México

Won – Favorite Actor for Violetta.

  • 2013 – Kids' Choice Awards Argentina

Nominated – Favorite TV Actor for Violetta

  • 2014 – Teen Weekly 2014

​Won – Favorite Actor for Violetta

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Trivia

  • He's an ambassador of Disney Amigos por el Mundo (the Latin version of Disney Friends for Change) as well as his girlfriend Stephie Camarena.[1]
  • His girlfriend in real life is Stephie Camarena, who is a singer and actress. Both have participated in High School Musical: La Selección, and later in Cuando Toca La Campana, the Latin American version of As The Bell Rings. They have been dating since 2007.[2]
  • He has a goddaughter named Raphita, who is his niece. [3]
  • His zodiacal sign is Sagittarius.
  • His fans are called "Jorgistas".
  • In 2010, he had a brief role in the TV series Highway: Rodando La Aventura.[4]
  • In 2011, he traveled to the U.S. to participate on the Disney Channel Games (now Disney Friends For Change Games). He was in the yellow team and he was competing for the UNICEF foundation. He represented Mexico and he also appeared in the music video for the song "We Can Change The World" by Bridgit Mendler.[5]
  • He is 6 feet tall.[6]
  • His surname, Blanco, means "white" in English.
  • He was born in Guadalajara, which is the second largest city in Mexico.
  • He was in a wheelchair for a week after he sprained his ankle on the Violetta en Vivo tour. [7]
  • He once went to Disneyland Paris with some of the other cast members from Violetta. [8]
  • The name Jorge means 'farmer'. [9]
  • He is good at beatboxing.
  • He started to play the guitar when he was 8 years old and he started to sing when he was 11 years old. [10]
  • He and Mercedes made a cake together for Candelaria's birthday. [11]
  • He can speak English.
  • He doesn't like his character Leon.
  • His best friend on the set of Violetta is Ruggero Pasquarelli.
  • He and Ruggero Pasquarelli make Vines together a lot.
  • Martina Stoessel nominated him for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. [12]

Gallery

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