Hovik Keuchkerian Burgui is a Spanish comedian, writer, poet, actor and former boxer of Armenian origin who is known for playing the role of Bogotà in the third part of the Spanish television series La casa de papel distributed by Netflix.
Hovik Keuchkerian Burgui
|Born||November 14, 1972|
|Birth place||Beirut, Lebanon|
|Occupation||Comedian, writer, poet, actor|
Hovik Keuchkerian was born in November 14, 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon. Son of an Armenian father and Spanish mother, he was born in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut. In 1975, when he was three years old and due to the Lebanese Civil War, his parents decided to emigrate to Spain. It was in Alpedrete where he spent his childhood and adolescence.
In his youth he worked as a waiter in his father’s bar, at 20 he moved to Madrid and in 1995, with 22 years he opened his own gymnasium, the HK, 1 located in the Hortaleza neighborhood in Madrid. The HK finally closed its doors in December 2015.
Hovik Keuchkerian is married.
He was the winner in the national kick boxing championship in 1996 and the following year, winner of the Spanish amateur boxing championship in the heavyweight category. In 1999 he became a professional. Keuchkerian is proclaimed Spanish boxing champion in the heavyweight category in 2003 against David Blanco, revalidating his title in 2004 against Marcelo Ferreira. At the end of that year, and disenchanted with the professional organization of his sport, 2 retires with a record of 16 wins (15 by KO) and one defeat.
Despite being an elite athlete, only reached certain popularity when, in 2010, he recorded the monologue for the entertainment channel Paramount Comedy, Cocretas fragment from which to build his show to theaters A beggar cotton shoes, which He had a poster for three seasons in Madrid’s Gran Vía (2011-2013).
The world of comedy came a little by chance, as he admits that he has done almost everything in his life, because after a life telling jokes for his friends (like so many others) one day one of these friends, the magician Jorge Blass, invited him to take the stage to make a brief monologue in a performance in the Galileo Galilei hall in Madrid and that was where he found a motivation to do something different. In 2010 he was included in the cast of the Hispania series, the legend (Bambú Producciones, and aired in Antena 3 ) to play Sandro, a blacksmith from the Hispanic village and best friend of Viriato , the protagonist played by Roberto Enriquez . It would be at the beginning of this series when he starts working with the actor coach and also actress Raquel Pérez, with which he continues to collaborate today.
Keuchkerian would participate in the three seasons of the series appearing in a total of 20 chapters. At that same time he starred in his first short film called Lost (Lost) , directed by Alberto Dorado , playing a UN soldier .