Roberto Urbina, born on 2nd September 1983, in Bogota, Colombia, is an actor best known for Che: Part One (2008), Narcos (2015), and Recovery Road (2016). He’s repped by Global Artists Agency and Robert Stein Management.
Born to Roberto Urbina (father), an architect, and Pilar Burgos (mother), the actor spent his childhood in Monteria until the age of 11 when he returned to his hometown. He studied there till the ninth grade and then moved with his family to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, where he spent a year and a half.
Roberto Urbina’s Rise to Fame
Urbina made his acting debut as Sebastian in a Bolivian drama film Sexual Dependence (2003). Speaking on getting this part, the actor said:
Without any interest I accompanied a friend to present a casting and for things of life I auditioned and they chose me for one of the leading roles. It was independent cinema, the film is called sexual dependence.
The actor later moved to Argentina. "There I finished school and took the opportunity to do theater. I really enjoyed the experience of the performing arts."
Roberto Urbina is starring as Avi in 'Snowpiercer' (2020).
Source: El Colombiano
Urbina traveled to Miami to pursue a career in acting. Later, the movie Sexual Dependence was shown at a film festival in Los Angeles, the place where he currently resides. Speaking of which, the actor revealed,
As a result of my work in that film, Robert Stein contacted me, with whom I began to do several projects. I've been on tapes like 'Towards the Dark' and 'Blues.' I also had a character in the renowned series 'Heroes' and 'Grey's Anatomy,' with which I realized that being in this medium is not easy, it is total perseverance. You have to be used to rejection and then reap the rewards of so much effort.
Roberto signed a contract with CMO Producciones upon completing his studies at the Stella Adler School. "The Courier of the Innocents was given to me when they came to me on vacation with Clara María Ochoa, from CMO Producciones. I did the casting, and I stayed, and at six months, I came to record."
The actor added, "The filming lasted a year and was one of my most pleasant experiences, since it is the first time I was performing in Colombia, besides doing it next to an actress as impressive and interesting as Margarita Rosa de Francisco."
Roberto Urbina is starring as Avi in ‘Snowpiercer’ (2020)
Roberto Urbina is playing the role of Avi in the post-apocalyptic dystopian series Snowpiercer (2020). Here’s how Deadline described his character.
Urbina will play Avi, part of a polyamorous relationship that’s reeling from a personal tragedy. He also works on the Breach Team, the train’s equivalent of a fireman.
Snowpiercer is a futuristic thriller based on the acclaimed 2013 movie carrying the same title directed by Bong Joon-ho, starring Chris Evans. The notable cast in the series includes Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Mickey Sumner, Annalise Basso, Sasha Frolova, Alison Wright, and Benjamin Haigh.
The plot revolves around the post-apocalyptic scenario seven years into the future when the world has turned into a frozen wasteland. The remaining humanity travels as the passengers of a giant, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. The story deals with issues concerning class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival.
The series premieres on TNT in the second quarter of 2020.
Roberto Urbina Career and Net Worth
Roberto Urbina's net worth is estimated to be $300,000.
Source: Roberto Urbina Instagram (@robeurbina)
Following his debut as Sebastian in Sexual Dependence (2003), the actor starred in the movie Into the dark (2007) as Jose Guitierrez and Blues (2008) as Reese. The same year, he played the role of Guile Pardo in a biographical film Che: Part One (2008) and Rafael Ramirez in The Ball Is Round (2008).
Roberto made his small screen debut with the role of Santiago in a science-fiction drama Heroes (2008). The following year, the actor starred in a short film Her Sister’s Party (2009), followed by more TV roles; he featured as Jordan in a medical drama Grey’s Anatomy (2009) and as Alex Avendano in April Fool’s Mall (2011).
In 2012, Roberto portrayed the character of Junior Acosta in The Mentalist. This was followed by the role of Jose Miguel Rosa in Metastatis (2013), an American, Spanish-language version of the U.S. crime drama Breaking Bad. In 2015, he played the role of Fabio Ochoa in an American crime drama Narcos. The same year, Urbina starred as Wilka in Home heat (2015). Two years later, he portrayed the character of Ricardo Cabello in I met him later (2017).
Roberto Urbina's net worth is estimated at $300,000.
Is Roberto Urbina dating someone?
Roberto Urbina is pretty low-key about his dating life.
Let's have a look at the relationship history of this dashing Colombian actor. Is he currently dating someone?
Relationship with Maria Elisa Camargo
Roberto Urbina is dating actress girlfriend, Maria Elisa Camargo since 2017. The couple first met on the set of soap opera ‘Tarde lo conoci’ - Caracol Television's on-screen adaptation of a hit novel of the same name.
The pair not just share their love for art, they also enjoy walks, concerts, and even go shopping together. In December 2017, the lovebirds traveled to Asia to spend their vacation, where they bid goodbye to the year 2017.
The pair often takes to Instagram to express their love for one another. On 25th December 2017, Roberto uploaded an adorable picture of them together on the photo-sharing platform.
Roberto Urbina with his girlfriend Maria Elisa Camargo.
Source: Robert Urbina Instagram
The actor captioned the post,
This is how Christmas welcomes us. From Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and an incredible 2018 !! Thank you very much for all the love I received from you in this year that goes away! Kisses and hugs
The Ecuadorian actress uploaded a picture too where they looked delightful together.
Watch: Interview with Maria Elisa Camargo and Roberto Urbina - Nights with Platanito
Speaking with the Alo Magazine in 2017, Urbina’s girlfriend Maria expressed her immense love for her partner. She said:
I have always been surrounded by love, it is very valuable to feel loved. The feeling I am living I keep it suspiciously. Roberto is a treasure for me, I am immensely happy by his side. I love Roberto Urbina infinitely. He has been the best partner I've had in my existence. He is a person who will stay with me forever, forever...
Camargo continued, "He stole my heart and taught me to feel more respected. He, with his patience and his love, has helped me balance... The mind and the heart. I feel full, immensely happy."
Rumors of a split - Affair with another actress?
Roberto Urbina was rumored to have had an affair with fellow actress Angie Cepeda.
In March 2019, Roberto was seen flirting with another actress, fueling rumors of a split between Urbina and his girlfriend Camargo. The couple, who used to post several pictures together, stopped doing it for a few weeks then.
The rumored actress was none other than Angie Cepeda. According to La Red, the two were together at the Carnival. There they talked, laughed, and according to the Chilean TV channel, "they were very close."
Urbina preferred not to confirm anything since he did not want to expose his private life. In the program, however, the channel claimed the relationship between Urbina and Maria Elisa had ended. Furthermore, they speculated the new rumored couple might carry several things in common since both of them live in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, no other credible reports are claiming the duo split. Therefore we’re inclined to give the benefit of the doubt to the couple’s relationship. The fans certainly hope they’re still together because they couldn’t look more adorable by each other’s side.
It remains to be seen when Urbina decides to take his relationship to a new level and eventually get engaged or even married. If the rumors turn out to be false speculations, it might not be long before Roberto and Maria embrace each other as husband and wife.