Who is Alvaro Morte (Professor)?
Alvaro Morte, sometimes known as Alvaro Antonio Garcia Perez, is a Spanish actor best known for his portrayal of The Professor (Sergio Marquina) in the hit Netflix Spanish TV series Money Heist (La Casa de Papel).
He was born on February 23, 1975, in Algeciras, Cadiz, Spain, but subsequently relocated to Buzalens, Cordoba, to live with his family. Alvaro initially planned to study communications engineering, but in 1999 he changed his major to dramatic arts and graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico de Cordoba. Morte also has a postgraduate degree, which he obtained at the University of Tampere.
Morte was born in Algeciras, a port city in Spain. He grew up in a middle-class home, where he spoke Spanish, his mother tongue, however, he has also learned to speak English proficiently. He has always been interested in performing and attended theatre school when he was younger. When asked about his youth, he disclosed an unusual fact: he never truly required the spectacles he wears as El Professor in Money Heist. Alvaro Morte can see quite well without glasses in real life.
He holds a postgraduate degree from the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico de Cordoba Tempere University, however, we don’t have any information regarding his early schooling.
Height, Weight, and Age of Alvaro Morte
In 2021, he will be 46 years old. His zodiac sign is Pisces, and he is of Spanish descent. The attractive actor measures 6 feet 1 inch (1.83 meters) tall and weighs 75 kg. His physique is 43 inches wide at the chest, 36 inches wide at the waist, and 15 inches wide at the biceps. In addition, his eyes and hair are also black in color.
He married Blanca Clemente and has two children, Leon and Julieta, with whom he has been in a dedicated loving relationship.
Alvaro Morte Bio-Data
|Full Name||Alvaro Antonio Garcia Perez|
|Birthdate||23 February 1975|
|Age||46 years old (as of 2021)|
|Birth Place||Algeciras, Cadiz, Spain|
|Profession||Actor and Theatre Artist|
|Hobbies||Playing Golf and Singing|
|Debut||V Serial: Hospital Central (2002)
Film: Los niños del jardí (Shortfilm, 2003)
|Famous For||His role of Sergio “el Profesor” Marquina in the television series La Casa de Papel|
|Net Worth||$2 Million approx.|
|Height(Approx)||In feet: 5’8”
In centimetre: 172 cm
|Weight(Approx)||In kilogram: 70 kg
In grams: 154 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Family Background, Education|
|Father Name||Not Known|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Siblings||Sister: Not Known
Brother: Not Known
|College||The Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatico de Cordoba Tempere University|
|Education Qualification||Post Graduated|
|Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage|
|Children||Daughter: Julieta Son: Leon
|Favorite Things & Assets|
|Favorite Actor||Pedro Alonso|
|Favorite Color||White and Black|
|Favorite Actress||Ursula Corbero|
|Favorite Destination||Spain, and London|
|Social Media Accounts|
|Alvaro Morte (Professor)|
|Alvaro Morte (Professor)|
As of his career, he commenced his acting career with a supporting part in a Spanish television series, Hospital Central, and later on, he had his first main role in a TV series, Planta 25, in which he portrayed the role of Ray, a driver, from 2007 to 2008. Following that, in 2014, he joined the cast of the long-running telenovela El Secreto de Puente Viejo, where he portrayed Lucas Moliner, a small-town physician. Morte began acting as the Profesor (Sergio Marquina) in the television series Money Heist, which proved to be a life-changing role for Morte since he was lauded for playing this character so precisely.
Since season one, the series has been a big hit, and it even became Netflix’s first most-watched non-English series. Following his appearance in Money Heist, he featured in Mirage (2018), a Netflix original film. In 2019, he began filming the series El embarcadero, playing Oscar, he portrayed a man who has lived a double life, where he lived with two different women in separate places, later he announced to have joined the cast of the Amazon television series The Wheel of Time, a well-known adaptation of the epic fantasy novels which is reportedly set to describe the character of Logain in December 2019.
Alvaro Morte Net Worth
He has been involved in the Spanish entertainment sector since 2002, gaining recognition and fortune as a result of his efforts. He gained international popularity, however, as the main character in the Spanish television series ‘La Casa De Papel’Money Heist. As a result, when it comes to his net worth, he is considered to be worth roughly $2 million. He also gets money by advertising Spanish goods such as Audi Espaa and DSQUARED2 – Dean & Dan Caten.
Alvaro Morte Social Media
On his personal and verified profiles, notably on Instagram, he has garnered a sizable following. On his Instagram account @alvaromorte, he has 10.3 million followers. He has 392.3k Twitter followers with the username @AlvaroMorte. He also has a Facebook account with over 211.8k followers, which is unverified.
Alvaro Morte Awards
- IRIS Award 2019 (Best Actor for La Casa de Papel)
- 27 Actors Union Award (Best Leading Actor in Television for ‘La Casa de Papel’)
- ESQUIRE Award for Man of The Year
- GQ Award
- La Alcazaba Award for Best Drama Actor
Some lesser-known facts of Alvaro Morte’s role as a professor
- Before being famous all over the world, Alvaro Morte battled cancer and declared that he didn’t think he’d make it. He was diagnosed with a growth in his leg in 2011, which ultimately proved out to be cancer. Morte stated that he will die within the next three months and was unsure if he was prepared for his duty. Fortunately, his treatment worked well and he was declared cancer-free after a few months. After this experience, he restarted his career as an actor, playing the life-changing role of Sergio ‘el professor’ Marquina in the money heist.
- That’s accurate, he had to give five auditions for the character of El Professor, because performing this position required Morte to contend for the role of one of the finest criminal masterminds in the history of criminal drama. To earn the part, he had to beat off prominent performers such as Michael Scofield and Raymond Reddington. The directors expressed an interest in hiring a 50-year-old guy with the appearance of a Harvard professor to occupy the position, which was just over five years older than Morte’s genuine age at the time.
- The directors, on the other hand, had previously worked with him and instantly suggested him. However, he had to give five auditions over the course of more than two months, and he kept getting it wrong every time before finally nailing it on his fifth attempt. He assumed that la casa de papel would replicate eleven and that he needed to be just like George Clooney, which was incorrect, but he got it right in the end.
- Morte is now popularly known as El Profesor by a number of admirers, but he hasn’t earned that moniker through true academic credentials, at least not yet. In reality, he is a professor, as he is a lecturer of literature and stage management at Tampere University in Finland, where he studied on a scholarship after finishing his studies in Spain. There are little facts about his position at the institution, but it is rumored that it is his part-time pastime in which he offers lectures, which helped him land the role of Sergio.
- Alvaro Morte was very concerned about his part and the series, so he examined all of the characters in Money Heist and recommended how they should appear and what kind of connection they should have with the other members. However, once he began working with the rest of the actors, he and Pedro Alonso (Berlin) became so close that they decided to rewrite several elements of the screenplay. They decided to change Professor and Berlin’s positions and connections in the program so that they would be brothers, which would later act as a plot twist in the first season. Pedro seemed to have won the hearts of everyone in the group; even Alba Flores informed the press that he was her favorite co-star.
- Morte has shown to be a wonderful actor, director, and owner of his own theatrical company, 300 Pistolas, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have a backup plan in his life. His engineering background has always shown to be useful in the series Money Heist, as anytime the gang has to dig into something, Morte’s technical knowledge always has something to do with it. Morte worked as an engineer before becoming a full-time actress. However, there aren’t much data regarding his technical background, but he does have a degree in communications engineering, which is quite relevant to the function he performs in Money Heist.
- Raquel Murillo, played by Itziar Ituno, is one of the most intriguing characters in a criminal television series. She evolved from the inspector in charge of negotiating and arresting the Professor to an ally who subsequently assists the team in carrying out their theft. El Professor and Murillo are lovers in the series, although Morte isn’t happy with their relationship. According to Alvaro Morte’s character analysis, the Professor is emotionally restrained, has built a wall against other people, and has no concept of how to be in a relationship. He believes that the fact that these two were never a perfect couple is a good indicator, but he believes that his character should be given more chances to be in a truly emotionally loving relationship.
- Morte is a happily married guy and father of fraternal twins, in contrast to the role he portrays of Professor, who didn’t have much luck with love until The Inspector was introduced. Ever His Instagram account has been loaded with Dali masks and other photographs from the set since he joined the cast of Money Heist, but it was largely covered with his wife Blanca Clemente and their twins, Julieta and Leon, before this. Clemente is a well-known stylist who is also a co-owner of Morte’s firm, 300 Pistolas. They reside in Madrid, although Morte spends his vacations in London. However, being a busy actor, he is unable to spend meaningful time with his family.
- Only Spanish people were present during the money theft. Prior to Netflix’s acquisition of the series and distribution rights, the series was exclusively broadcast on Antena 3. However, Netflix turned it into a global sensation, and its popularity skyrocketed, particularly since the second season included the pressure that led to the third season. When questioned about his favorite season, Morte answered it was the first one, when there was less pressure from the media and fans about what they anticipated from all of the characters. He had complete control over what he did and how he interacted with the characters.
- Morte’s most difficult moment was filmed in the final episode of Season 3 when Professor had to cope with his (false) murder of Raquell Murillo. In that scenario, he had to cope with numerous emotions while still directing the entire theft so that they could handle the issue in the Museum.