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Don Francisco

Biography

Popular host of the Spanish-language variety show about Univision that has hosted the Chilean version of Who would like to Be considered a Millionaire? and Offer or No Offer. As an adolescent, he relocated to NY to become tailor, but was as well infatuated with tv. He was created in Chile, and he offers hosted displays like Sabado Gigante. He wedded Teresa Muchnik Rosenblum in 1963 and collectively that they had three kids. He offers interviewed several superstars and politicians from Roberto Duran to Expenses Clinton.

Quick Facts


Full Name Don Francisco
Date Of Birth December 28, 1940
Place Of Birth Talca, Chile
Height 1.8 m
Profession TV Show Host
Nationality Chilean
Spouse Teresa "Temmy" Muchnik Rosenblum
Children Vivi Kreutzberger, Patricio Kreutzberger, Francisco Kreutzberger
Parents Anna Blumenfeld Neufeld, Erick Kreutzberger
Siblings René Kreutzberger Blumenfeld
Awards Lo Nuestro Awards: Lifetime Achievement, Ondas Award for Latin American Television: Most Outstanding TV Career, TVyNovelas Awards: Special Award - 50 Years on Television
Nominations TVyNovelas Award: Los Favoritos del Público to Best Male Host, Premio Tu Mundo for Favorite Host
TV Shows Atrapa los Millones, Sábado Gigante, Don Francisco Presenta, ¿Quién merece ser millonario?, Chile ayuda a Chile, Feliz!
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Father of Vivi Kreutzberger
2His father, a German Jew, escaped from a concentration camp and later fled Europe and found a safe haven in Chile.
3"13" is his lucky number.
4"Tom Sawyer" is his favorite book.
5Convinced that his name would be hard to recall and pronounce, Mario Kreutzberger adopted the name of "Don Francisco" which came from one of the characters he had created and impersonated.
6Sábado Gigante reaches over 90% of Hispanic television households in the US and it is one of the most viewed programs of Univision Network.
7First Latin Ambassador to UNICEF for six years. Conducts telemarathon "Sociedad Pro-Ayuda del Niño Lisiado" in Chile that has resulted in donations of millions of dollars to assist with the rehabilitation programs of these children. Hosts the telemarathon "Los Hispanos Dan La Mano" to assist the victims of Hurricane Andrew.
8His parents are German Jews who fled Germany and relocated to Chile during the height of World War II.
9Silver Award
10ACE Award
11Guiness Book of World Records 1993 - Television show with longest continuity in the Americas.
12Don Quixote Award presented by the Council of Hispanic Heritage in Miami.
13Mario Kreutzberger has visited more than 140 countries and has interviewed more than 50,000 people in throughout the world.
14Sábado Gigante is transmitted to 42 countries: USA, Latin America and Europe. Three different versions are recorded: one in Chile and two in Miami (one for USA and the other for the rest of the world).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 332015Don Francisco
Liberty's Kids: Est. 17762002TV SeriesGov. Galvez
Sábado gigante1995TV Series
El club de Los Tigritos1994TV SeriesDon Francisco
Noches de gigantes1991TV SeriesHost
Ayúdeme usted compadre1968

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quiero ser estrella1997TV Series executive producer
Sábado gigante1962TV Series executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quiero ser estrella1997TV Series creator

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teletón1978-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Claudio Bravo / Pedro Picapiedra / ...
Más vale tarde2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bienvenidos2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Muy buenos días2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself
Buenos días a todos2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Sábado gigante1983-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Fruto prohibido2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
De la A a la Z2010TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga2010TV SeriesHimself / Guest
Don Francisco presenta2009TV SeriesHimself - Host
Animal nocturno2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nuestra Belleza Latina2008TV SeriesHimself - Don Francisco
Don Francisco presenta: ¡Feliz 2006!2005TV SpecialHimself - Host
Selena ¡vive!2005TV MovieHimself (as Don Francisco)
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 20052005TV MovieHimself
Pa'lante con Cristina2004TV SeriesHimself
¡Despierta América!2004TV SeriesHimself
El gordo y la flaca2004TV SeriesHimself
Trato hecho2004TV SeriesHimself - Host
Sin prejuicios2004TV SeriesHimself / Guest
Cristina: El 15 aniversario2004TV MovieHimself
Don Francisco presenta: ¡Feliz 2004!2003TV MovieHimself - Host (uncredited)
Don Francisco presenta: ¡Feliz 2003!2002TV MovieHimself - Host
De pe a pa2002TV SeriesHimself
Nightline Up Close2002TV SeriesHimself
Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones2001TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Los 802010TV SeriesHimself
80s, El Soundtrack de una Generación2006DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Sábado gigante1999TV SeriesHimself / Hostess

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 June 2001. At 7030 Hollywood Blvd.


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