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Creator / Óscar Jaenada

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Óscar Jaenada Gajo (born 4 May 1975 in Catalonia, Spain) is a Spanish actor. He started his career as a prolific stage actor, but hard times led him to move to TV where he appeared in various Spanish series such as 7 Vidas, Compañeros and Hospital Central (the national version of General Hospital), eventually expanding his range to films. His true breakout came when he played popular Romani singer Camarón de la Isla in his 2005 biopic, earning him a Goya Award and the popular belief that he's Romani himself (which he isn't, only looks like one).

He has become an usual option for American filmmakers seeking the nearest to a Dashing Hispanic they can find in modern cinema, better exemplified by a show-stealing role as an unnamed Spanish captain in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He's also put often to play other Latin nationalities and Romani).

His notable roles include:

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