Carlos Sánchez (actor)

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Juan Valdez as portrayed by Carlos Sánchez

Carlos Sánchez (1935 – 29 December 2018) was a Colombian actor. He was known for playing Juan Valdez for over thirty years, from 1969 to 2006.[1] He was originally a coffee farmer from Antioquia, Colombia.

Sánchez in Medellín on 29 December 2018 from a respiratory tract infection, aged 83.[2]

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  1. Juanvaldez.com Archived October 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine In 1969, Carlos Sánchez of Medellín, Colombia, was chosen to replace José F. Duval, a New York based actor, who had until then portrayed Juan Valdez. Mr. Sánchez has been Juan ever since.
  2. Carlos Sánchez, 83, Dies; Embodied Colombian Coffee as Juan Valdez