Patrick Criado is a famous Spanish actor who portrayed the role of Rafael in the worldwide renowned series Money Heist. In the series, Rafael is the son of Berlin, one of the robbers in the heist. He is a computer genius who helps other robbers to pass through security.
Besides, leaving an impact on the audience with his performance in Money Heist. Criado is also known for his other works, like Antidisturbios, Águilla Roja, etc. The actor tasted fame when he was just a fourteen-year-old teenager. And his fame is just getting bigger and bigger with the years that he is dedicating to acting.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Popular Name||Patrick Criado|
|Real Name||Patrick Criado de la Puerta|
|Date of birth||September 23, 1995|
|Age||26 years old|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Father||Patrick Criado Damez|
|Mother||Begoña de la Puerta|
|Status||In a relationship|
|Net worth||2 Million USD|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
Patrick Criado’s Net Worth
Criado started his acting career when he was just fourteen and has garnered a great deal of fame over the years.
Along with fame, he has also earned a decent amount of money. He has around two million USD as his net worth.
Height and Physical Appearance
Despite appearing as a nerd in Money Heist, the 26 year-old actor is a total hunk in real life.
He stands tall at 5 ft and 9 in and has a great built body that weighs around 65 kgs.
Patrick’s Personal Life and Family
Criado was born in Madrid in Spain and grew up in one of its neighborhoods called La Elipa.
While his father shares his name with him and is called Patrick Criado Damez, his mother is Begoña. He also has a younger brother named Jorge.
Growing up, Criado got greatly influenced by his father. His father is a musician and performs in different bands to this day. Because of his father, he also has an interest in music.
The actor shared that if he did not succeed as an actor, he would have been a soccer player as he loves to play soccer.
Criado grew up in a tight family where everyone was his supporter, especially his father. He was raised with the utmost care and with humble values.
As a result of his upbringing, he is very down to earth. Despite being one of the established actors, he still lives a regular life. He visits parks and local bars for beer when he has free time.
The actor is now a global name, and his down to personality makes him closer to his fans.
Patrick Criado Girlfriend and Relationship
During an interview, Criado shared that he has been in many relationships in the past.
He also shared that even now, he is dating someone. However, he didn’t share any detail about his partner.
Education and High School
The national actor started acting at a very young age, so he has just completed high school.
Because of his increasing fame and success in his career, he shifted his focus and time from school to work.
Criado has not even attended any school for acting. He shared that he learned and still learns acting by observing his fellow actors.
Career and Money Heist
Criado stepped in acting as a child artist after his guest role in Amar En Tiempos Revueltos in 2005 when he was just eleven years old.
Soon after working as a guest actor, he jumped to a regular actor after bagging the role of Lucas in the TV series Con dos tacones.
After a year of getting cast on the smaller screen, Criado made his debut even in the films through Las 13 Rosas.
Despite working as an actor on smaller and bigger screens, he only got his lead role in 2009 as Nuño in the series Águilla Roja.
The series brought a great deal of limelight for the fourteen-year-old Criado. He then got many more projects and even got nominated for the Goya Award in the Best New Actor category for La gran familia española.
He was already a famous actor in Spain when Money Heist started gathering popularity worldwide. So, during its fifth season, the cast of the series offered the role of Rafael to Criado.
In the series, Rafael is a computer nerd with an electronic engineering degree from MIT, who helps Professor and the gang to get through the security cameras. He helps the robbers because his father, Berlin, is also one of the robbers.
The father-son duo works side by side until Rafael falls in love with his stepmother, Tatiana. Tatiana also develops feelings and divorces Berlin to be with Rafael.
It stirs up the relationship between the father and son, and Berlin decides to cut his son off his inheritance.
After being cut from the inheritance, Rafael and Tatiana steal the wealth of Berlin, only to be discovered by Alicia.
Criado shows great natural acting throughout the series, which gets better and better.
Because of his skills, he soon became one of the fan favorites despite entering the series last season.
Other popular characters in Money Heist include:
While his fans were still gushing over him for his part in Money Heist, he gave them more reason to love him through his movie Below Zero.
Criado has the looks and the skills to win hearts all over the globe, and his fans are waiting eagerly for his future projects.