Raúl Padilla

Raúl "Chato" Padilla Mendoza (17 June 1918 – 3 February 1994) was a Mexican actor, and a member of Chespirito's comedy troupe, famous for his character in El Chavo del Ocho, Jaimito el Cartero ("Jaimito, the Mailman").[2]

Raúl Padilla Mendoza
Padilla as Jaimito el Cartero in El Chavo del Ocho
Born(1918-06-17)17 June 1918
Monterrey, Mexico
Died3 February 1994(1994-02-03) (aged 75)
Mexico City, Mexico
Years active1923–1994
Spouse(s)Lili Inclán
ChildrenRaúl Padilla "Chóforo".[1]

Acting life

Padilla joined the show in 1979 following the departure of Ramón Valdés, gradually taking over the sorts of roles Valdes used to play. He also worked on the film El Chanfle, scripted and starred by Chespirito. Padilla's second major character was that of Licenciado Morales, who was in charge of the local police station in Los Caquitos.


Raúl died of a heart attack on February 3 1994. His nickname, "Chato", means "pug"; the nickname was in reference to his broad, flat nose. His son, Raul Padilla Jr. "El Choforo" also worked with Chespirito and was an actor in his own right, he died on February 3, 2013 at age 73.

Selected filmography


  1. Donde están - Raúl Padilla "Chóforo"
  2. Chaves: foi sem querer querendo? - Page 166 "Raúl Chato Padilla (17/6/1917 - 3/2/1994) O ator Raúl "Chato" Padilla nasceu na cidade mexicana de Monterrey, no ano de 1917. Antes de fazer parte do elenco de Chaves, construiu uma grande carreira no cinema cômico mexicano."

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