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Guillermo Héctor Francella (born February 14, 1955) is an Argentine actor and comedian, likely best known for his role as Pepe Argento in Casados Con Hijos.

He's both a winner and nominee for Best Actor in various awards (including Silver Condor, Platino, Clarín and Martín Fierro) due to his roles in films like The Secret in Their Eyes, El Clan, etc. and in Casados Con Hijos.

Francella spent the first two years of his life in Villa del Parque, Buenos Aires, after which his family moved to Beccar, where he spent the rest of his childhood. During his youth, he had an interest for Italian cinema and literature. He also studied journalism and got a title in 3 years, and after that, he began working for the magazine Gente, but was fired three months later.

He also had his own comedy show on TV, titled Poné a Francella (put Francella on), which lasted from April 4th 2001 to December 28th 2002.

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His roles include:

    Film 
  • Los caballeros de la cama redonda (1973) as an extra
  • El telo y la tele (1985) as Giménez Torrado
  • Brigada explosiva (1986)
  • Camarero nocturno en Mar del Plata (1986) as Salvador
  • Las colegialas se divierten (1986) as Prof. DiPietro
  • Los bañeros más locos del mundo (1987) as Guillermo
  • Johny Tolengo, el majestuoso (1987)
  • Los pilotos más locos del mundo (1988) as Prof. Lungo
  • Paraíso Relax (1988)
  • Bañeros 2 and 3 (1989 and 2006) as Guillermo
  • El travieso (1991) as Julio Mustafá
  • Extermineitors saga (1989-1992) as Guillermo
  • Un argentino en New York (1998) as Franco de Ricci
  • Esa maldita costilla (1999) as a taxi driver
  • Papá es un ídolo (2000) as Pablo
  • Un día en el paraíso (2003) as Reynaldo and Roy
  • Papá se volvió loco (2005) as Juan Gentille
  • Incorregibles (2007) as Pablo
  • Rudo y Cursi (2008) as Darío Vidali
  • Un novio para mi mujer (2008) as a real estate employee
  • The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) as Pablo Sandoval
  • Los Marziano (2011) as Juan Marziano
  • El vagoneta en el mundo del cine (2012)
  • ¡Atraco! (2012) as Merello
  • Corazón de León (2013) as León Godoy
  • El misterio de la felicidad (2014) as Santiago
  • El Clan (2015) as Arquímedes Puccio
  • Los que aman, odian (2017) as Dr. Enrique Hubermann
  • Animal (2018) as Antonio Decoud
  • Mi obra maestra (2018) as Arturo
  • Olmedo, el rey de la risa (2019) as himself
    Live-Action TV 
  • Los hermanos Torterolo (1980)
  • Todos los días la misma historia (1982) as a butcher
  • Matrimonios y algo más (1983) as various characters
  • Historia de un trepador (1984)
  • El infiel (1985) as Felipe
  • El lobo (1986)
  • Buena plata (1987)
  • Paremos la mano (1987)
  • De carne somos (1988-1989) as Ricardo Rípoli
  • Yo tenía un plazo fijo (1990) as Pancho
  • Dalo por hecho as (1990) as Atilio Cartuja
  • La família Benvenuto (1991-1995)
  • Brigada cola (1992-1993) as Francachella
  • Un hermano es un hermano (1994-1995) as Bruno
  • Naranja y media (1997) as Juan Guerrero
  • Trillizos, dijo la partera (1999) as Marcelo, Luigi and Enzo Scarpelli
  • Tiempo final (2000) as Martin and Miguel
  • Enamorarte (2001)
  • Poné a Francella (2001-2002) as himself and others
  • Infieles (2002) as Marcos Marini
  • Durmiendo con mi jefe (2003) as Oscar Tzisca
  • La niñera (2004) as Sambucetti
  • Casados Con Hijos (2005-2006) as José "Pepe" Argento
  • Alejo y Valentina (2007) as himself
  • Vidas robadas (2008) as Claudio Kurtz
  • Revelaciones (2009) as a psychologist
  • El hombre de tu vida (2011-2012) as Hugo Bermúdez
  • El host (2018) as himself
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