José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma"

José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma"

Infobox Person
name= José Luis Rodríguez

caption= "El Puma" aka "The Pems"
birth_date= Birth date and age|1943|1|14|mf=y
birth_place= Caracas, Venezuela

José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma" (born January 14, 1943 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan singer and actor who has recorded many international super hits and participated in a handful of telenovelas. He grew up in very modest conditions, having to shine shoes, and pack bags in a supermarket for a living at an early age. Without an academic formation, he shaped himself as a singer and actor by empirical means.


He lost his father (of Canary Islands origin) at the age of six, and was raised by his mother (an illiterate then, learned to read as an adult in order to read the bible) along with 11 brothers and sisters. As his mother participated in the revolt against Marcos Pérez Jiménez (holding weapons and hiding politicians in her home), he lived in exile in Ecuador with his mother and his brother for a couple of years.

Rodríguez surfaced in Venezuela in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and was able to build a fan base there. He also participated in a famous commercial, along with his family during that time. Rodríguez went to Puerto Rico, where he participated in Cristina Bazan along with Johanna Rosaly and young Adamari Lopez. While there, he got his nickname, "El Puma". Later, he also made the Telenovela "El ídolo", with the Cuban actress Marylin Pupo. He played a character named Omar Contreras (a.k.a. El Puma).

Rodríguez's main money revenue, however, was his singing career. His hits included "Dueño De Nada", "Pavo Real" and "Agárrense De Las Manos". With "Pavo Real", he caused a controversy at the 1982 contest of Miss Universe. The contest was being held in Atlanta, a city in the Southern United States, and "Pavo Real" is a song about a mixed races matrimony. This didn't sit well with the organizers of the event. [citation needed]

Rodríguez was married in 1980's with actress Lila Morillo, with whom he had 2 daughters. One of them, Liliana Rodríguez Morillo, is a Venezuelan actress. Rodríguez is a born-again Christian since age 33, and he loves meeting his fans and signing autographs for them. He claims to like classical music, mainly Mozart, Beethoven, and De Lucia. He is living in Miami, since his divorce with Morillo and soon found another romantic interest, with whom he has a daughter too. Her other daughter, Litzy Domínguez, was born in Mexico City and is a well-known singer and novela actress.

During September, 2004, Rodríguez received two personal life blows, both of them related to rape: early during that month, actor Mauricio Islas was imprisoned in Miami, for allegedly committing statutory rape with Rodríguez's youngest daughter, Genesis Rodríguez, while they both filmed a telenovela. Soon after, his former wife Lila Morillo alleged that their second daughter, Lilibeth Rodríguez, had been raped at the age of six by a house worker of the Rodríguez-Morillo mansion in Venezuela.

One of his most recent projects is his participation in the Spanish version of Meet the Robinsons (Spanish title: "La Familia del Futuro" or The Family of the Future) as Wilbur Robinson's dad.

El Puma is currently the star of an advertising campaign for Wrigley's Eclipse gum [ [ YouTube - El Puma en Cotorreando ] ] . The spots draw on his persona, using humor and kitsch to highlight the tagline, "Libera el Puma que hay en ti."


* "Alma LLanera" (1974)
* "Temas de mis telenovelas" (1975)
* "Una nueva cancion" (1976)
* "De America" (1977)
* "Voy a perder la cabeza" (1979)
* "ATREVETE" (1980)
* Disco Sencillo (45 RPM) Ariola (España) (1980)
* Cantando Éxitos De Siempre CBS Columbia (Venezuela) (1980)

* "Dueño De Nada (1982)"
* Ven CBS Columbia (España) (1983)
* Due Come Noi CBS Columbia (Italia) (1984)
* El Último Beso CBS Columbia (España) (1985)
* Voy A Conquistarte CBS Columbia Internacional (EE.UU.)(1986)
* "Senor Corazon" (1987)
* "Con el Mariachi Vargas" (1988)
* "Tengo derecho a ser feliz" (1989)
* "Las 15 Grandes De El Puma" (1989)
* "Serie de Coleccion" (1990)
* "12 Grandes Exitos" (1990)
* "Esta Vez" (1990)
* "Senor Corazon" (1990)
* "Senora Bonita" (1990)
* "Tengo Derecho a Ser Feliz" (1990)
* "ATREVETE" (1991)
* "Piel de Hombre" (1992)
* "Querido Puma" (1993)
* "Razones Para una Sonrisa" (1994)
* "Boleros de Siempre Con Jose Luis Rodriguez" (1995)

* "Llamada Del Amor" (1996)

* "Joyas Musicales" (1996)
* "Lo Mejor de Jose Luis Rodriguez" (1996)
* "Que Quiere Esa Musica Esta Noche" (1997)
* "Inolvidable" (1997)
* "" (1999)
* "Serie Millennium 21" (2000)
* "Mis 30 Mejores" (2000)
* "Inolvidable, Vol. 3" (2001)
* "Mis 30 Mejores Canciones Con Los Panchos" (2002)
* "Champagne" (2002)
* "" (2002)
* "" (2002)
* "" (2002)

* "" (2002)
* "Mujer" (2002)

* "Tengo Derecho a Ser Feliz" (2002)
* "Los Esenciales" (2003)
* "20th Anniversary" (2003)
* "Mi Historia " (2004)
* "Distancia" (2005)
* "Sabor a Mexico" (2005)
* "Mis 30 Mejores Canciones" (2005)
* "Canciones de Amor ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED " (2006)
* "Ayer y Hoy" (2006)
* "15 Exitos" (2006)
* "Canciones de Amor" (2006)
* "Mis Mejores 30 Canciones" (2007)

* "La Historia del Puma" (2007)
* "Tropico" (2007)
* "Homenaje a Jose Alfredo Jimenez" (2007)
* "Interpreta a Manuel Alejandro" (2008)

See also

*Venezuelan music



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