Álvaro Antonio García Pérez (born February 23, 1975), known professionally as Álvaro Morte, is a Spanish actor. He gained worldwide recognition playing the role of Sergio “El Profesor” Marquina in the Spanish heist series Money Heist (La Casa De Papel), originally aired on Antena 3 and broadcast on Netflix.
Álvaro Antonio García Pérez was born on February 23, 1975 in Algeciras , soon relocating to Bujalance, Córdoba with his family.
Originally enrolled into a degree of communications engineering , he switched to dramatic art, graduating from the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Córdoba in 1999. He also took post-graduate studies at the University of Tampere. Then, after his spell in Finland, he installed in Madrid. By age 33, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in the left thigh, which he ultimately overcame.
Morte began his acting career when he played a minor role in the Spanish television series Hospital Central . He landed his first main role in a TV series on Planta 25, aired on a number of Spanish regional TV broadcasters and in which he played Ray — a driver — from 2007 to 2008. He then played Adolfo Castillo in the Spanish television series Bandolera , Gabriel Areta in the soap opera Amar in scrambled times.
Morte performed a minor role in Lola, the movie (2007), a biopic film about the folkloric singer Lola Flores in which he briefly portrayed a bullfighter, lover of the protagonist.
In addition to his acting work, Morte owns a theater company called 300 pistols (English: 300 pistols), founded in 2012.
Morte joined the cast of the long-running telenovela El Secreto de Puente Viejo in 2014, portraying Lucas Moliner — a small-town physician — until 2017.
Following his exit from Puente Viejo , Morte played the role of Sergio “el Profesor” Marquina in the television series Money Heist, whose first season aired on Antena 3 in 2017. He was heavily praised for his portrayal of the character — the meticulous criminal mastermind behind the heist plot central to the series — and has gained, along with the television series, worldwide fame. In late 2017, Netflix acquired the series and distributed it worldwide on its platform. The most recent part 4 was released on April 3, 2020.
He landed his first main role in a feature film in the Netflix film Mirage (2018).
Morte starred in the 2019 Movistar + television series El embarcadero , playing Óscar, a man who has lived a double life by living with two different women separatedly. In December 2019, Morte was announced to have joined the cast of the Amazon television series The Wheel of Time , an adaptation of the epic fantasy novels of the same name , reportedly set to portray Logain.
In April 2021, he was announced to have been cast as Juan Sebastián Elcano in the miniseries Without limits.
|2007||Lola, the movie||Rafael Torres placeholder image|
|2018||During the storm ( Mirage )||David ortiz|
|2018||Smallfoot||Gwangi||European Spanish dubbing|
|2002||Central Hospital||Diver / Firefighter||Episodes: “The lead soldier”, credited as Álvaro A. García ,”The flight of luck”, credited as Álvaro Antonio García|
|2002||Cops, in the heart of the street||N / A||3 episodes, credited as Álvaro Antonio García|
|2007–2008||Floor 25||Ray||Main role; 64 episodes, credited as Álvaro Antonio García|
|2008||Aida||Gas Station Chief||Episode: “Full, please”, credited as Álvaro Antonio|
|2009||Let’s see if I get there!||Pablo||6 episodes|
|2009–2010||Tell me how it happened||Tone||4 episodes|
|2010||The golden girls||N / A||Episode: “A Bed of Roses”|
|2012||Isabel||Giron Soldier||Episode: “The negotiation”, credited as Alvaro Morte|
|2012||The memory of water||N / A||Miniseries; Episodes: “Episode # 1.1”, “Episode # 1.2”|
|2012–2013||Shoulder strap||Adolfo Castillo||14 episodes|
|2014||Welcome to Lolita||N / A||Miniseries; 4 episodes|
|2014||Prince||N / A||Episode: “Do what you have to do”|
|2014||Victor Ros||Donato Vergel||Episode: “The Mystery of Casa Aranda”|
|2014||Love in troubled times||Gabriel Areta||Main role; 32 episodes|
|2014–2017||The secret of Puente Viejo||Lucas moliner||Main role; 92 episodes|
|2017 – present||Money heist||Sergio Marquina aka Professor||Main role|
|2019–2020||The jetty||Oscar||Main role|
|2020||The last show||Himself||1 episode|
|2020||The Head||Ramon||Main role; 6 episodes|
|2021||The Wheel of Time||Logain Ablar||Main role|
|TBD||Limitless ( Boundless )||Juan Sebastian Elcano||Lead role. In production|
Awards and Nominations
|2018||5th Feroz Awards||Best Main Actor in a TV Series||Money heist||Nominated|
|2018||27th Actors and Actresses Union Awards||Best Leading Actor (TV)||Nominated|
|2019||28th Actors and Actresses Union Awards||Best Leading Actor (TV)||Won|
|2020||7th Platinum Awards||Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Series||Won|
|2020||25th Zapping Awards||Best Actor||Won|