Hovik Keuchkerian is an actor of Spanish-American heritage who is one of the main characters from the hit series Money Heist. He portrays the role of Santiago López, who is popularly known as Bogotá among his peers in the show. He joined the show in its third season and has been one of the main characters ever since.
Besides being known for his part in Money Heist, Keuchkerian was known for his boxing career. The talented actor once was a professional boxer who had several boxing titles. He was a prominent boxer till 2003, but he decided to end his eight years of boxing career in 2004. After his career in boxing, he tried several other things before landing on acting. Ever since he found his passion for acting, he has not looked back.
|Popular Name||Hovik Keuchkerian|
|Real Name||Hovik Keuchkerian Burgui|
|Date of birth||November 14, 1972|
|Age||50 years old|
|Place of birth||Beirut, Lebanon|
|Occupation||Actor, Author, and Former-boxer|
|Net worth||1.2 Million USD|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
Hovic Keuchkeria’s Net Worth
Keuchkeria has been actively acting in many projects since 2010. He is also part of the worldwide recognized and loved series Money Heist.
All these projects, including Money Heist, have helped Keuchkeria earn a great deal of fame and fortune.
Besides his successful acting career, he also had a great boxing career where he won several titles. So, he had made his fair share of money even from his previous engagements.
By the end of 2021, the talented actor had a net worth of 1.2 Million USD, which will increase more in the upcoming years.
The former boxer has a great body for his age. His hard training and practice sessions during his boxing has surely paid off as he has an equally fit body even at the age of 50 years old.
Keuchkeria still stands tall at 6 feet 3 inches and weighs 77kg. Despite his age, he still has maintained a great body and has a measurement of 44-28-40.
Keuchkeria has not shared much about his personal life. However, he has shared that he was born in Beirut in Lebanon but now lives in Madrid in Spain.
While keeping everything else private, he added that his mother was a Spanish woman while his father was an American man who moved to Spain when he was just a three-year-old kid.
Besides these, Keuchkeria has kept everything about his background and family away from the public.
Hovic’s Wife and Relationship
Keuchkerian has maintained utmost privacy about his dating life, just like his personal life.
He has not mentioned anything about his love life. So, no one knows if he is dating someone or is a happy single.
However, if we go through his social media, we can guess that he is single and is living his life happily by following his passion for acting.
Like everything else, Keuchkeria has also not shared anything about his academic qualification or the educational institutes that he attended.
So, no one knows how far he has studied or where he studied.
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Keuchkerian started his early career as a boxer. Initially, he did boxing for fun and went on to win the National Kickboxing Championship in 1996, even when he was not a professional.
During this time, he also became the heavyweight Spanish Amateur Boxing Champion.
While still boxing, Keuchkerian was also playing basketball. However, later he decided to focus solely on his boxing career, so he turned pro in 1999.
He actively boxed as a professional boxer for five years before retiring in 2004. During his boxing career, he won the Spanish Heavyweight Championship twice. He even won matches against David Blanco and Marcell Ferreira dos Santos to hold the national title in pro boxing. He also owned a gym during his time as a pro boxer.
After bidding farewell to his boxing career, Keuchkerian started standup comedy. He would tell jokes to his friends and make them laugh.
In one of the events held in the Gallileo Gallilie hall in Madrid, his friend Jorge Blass, a magician, called Keuchkerian on stage to present a short monologue. This incident became an inspiration for him to try something different.
With the newly found motivation, the former boxer sent a monologue to the paramount comedy channel in 2010.
It was the start of his glorious acting career. In the same year, he got a role in Bambú, a Spanish series.
People liked his acting as much as his boxing. It helped him bag many more projects. He got roles in many films and series like The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Scorpio in Love, Riot Police, Hispania, la Leyenda, etc.
The talented actor also received awards for new actor and best actor in multiple award shows. He even received a nomination for the best new actor during the Goya Award.
He has acted in around eleven projects till now, including his role in one of the popular series in the world, Money Heist.
He has been part of the show since 2019. In the popular show, Keuchkerian portrays the role of Santiago López, who goes by the name Bogotá.
Bogotá has been one of the main characters of Money Heist since its third season. He got introduced as the best welder in the world, who could even extract the gold from a flooded vault with no oxygen while still inside water.
In the show, Bogotá is a kind man who has seven children living in seven different parts of the world. He also had a love interest with his fellow gang member Nairobi.
Though he insulted her with sexist remarks, things changed when she stood up for herself.
After the incident, Bogotá develops feelings towards Nairobi, and as the show proceeds, his love also gets reciprocated.
Besides Nairobi, he also cares and respects the other members of the gang who are involved in the heist.
Throughout the show, we can see the genuine feeling of Bogotá towards his gang members and his children and his strong determination.
Along with the character of Bogotá, people can not help to appreciate the acting of Keuchkerian.
Keuchkerian natural acting made it hard to separate the character from the actor playing it. Because of this, both Keuchkerian and his character Bogotá got praised by fans of the show worldwide.
Though the show ended in 2021, the fans of Keuchkerian are still waiting eagerly for his next project.