Pedro Fernández

Pedro Fernández
Background information
Birth name José Martín Cuevas Cobos
Also known as
  • El Aventurero de América
  • El Aventurero de México
Born (1969-09-28) 28 September 1969
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Origin México
Genres Latin pop, Folk, Mariachi, Banda, Ranchera, Latin ballad
  • Singer
  • actor
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • record producer
  • TV host
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active 1976 - present
Website Pedro Fernández Oficial

José Martín Cuevas Cobos (born September 28, 1969), known professionally as Pedro Fernández, is a Mexican singer, actor, TV host, and songwriter. Fernández began his international career as Pedrito Fernández at the age of seven.

Today Pedro has recorded 39 albums, starred in 7 soap operas, 25 films and continues captivating audiences all over the world. He has achieved 3 Diamond records, 37 Gold records, 26 Platinum records and 4 Latin Grammy awards. He is married, has three daughters and one grandson.

He is widely recognized around the world for his variety of music, expressive voice, passionate interpretation and his charismatic personality. He is also professionally known as "El Aventurero de América" and "El Aventurero de México".[1]

Recording artist, composer, producer, television presenter and actor Pedro Fernández is a winner of endless national and international awards such as, TVyNovelas Award for Best Actor (2010) for "Hasta Que el Dinero Nos Separe", Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album (2001) for "Yo No Fui", Latin Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Song (2010) for "Amarte a la Antigua", Latin Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Song (2013) (writer and performer) for "Cachito de Cielo", and the Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album (2015) for "Acaríciame El Corazón".[2][3][4][5]

Fernández was a restless, almost hyperactive child who directed part of his energy, from as early as age three, to interpreting some of the ranchera and mariachi songs he heard on the radio. Fernández adopted a stage name that reflected his love affair with ranchera music and two of its icons: Pedro Infante and Vicente Fernández.

He has had a long successful singing and acting career beginning at age 7 with his first recording which would skyrocket with the song "La de la Mochila Azul" (The blue backpack). His first album, La de la Mochila Azul, named for the single, was released in 1978 which led to his starring role in the film "La niña de la mochila azul" (The Girl with the Blue Backpack) released in 1979. His instant success won him additional recording and film contracts and consolidated his image as a child prodigy.[6]

Pedro Fernández has performed for international important characters such as, Queen Sofía of Spain in her visit to Mexico in 2000, former U.S. President George W. Bush at the White House in 2002 honoring the Mexican holiday "Cinco de Mayo”, Arnold Schwarzenegger former governor of California, Pope John Paul II in his first and last visit to Mexico, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis in his 2016 visit to Mexico and at the Monterrey Special Summit of the Americas for all the Latin-American presidents in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico in 2004. He often represents Mexico by performing the Mexican anthem in important sports events.[7]

In 2010 for his protagonist role of "Rafael Medina Nuñez" in Televisa's award-winning telenovela Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe, Pedro Fernández won the Premios TVyNovelas Award for Best Lead Actor of 2010, see TVyNovelas Award for Best Lead Actor.

A recent 2016 news article commented; "To hear the name Pedro Fernández (or as he is still called by many, Pedrito), everyone remembers that child who sang La de la Mochila Azul, which became the theme song for the film La niña de la mochila azul in 1979". Since that time he became one of the most recognized artists not only in Mexico but throughout Latin America for his music and acting which continues today.[8]

For his television roles, most recently Pedro has appeared as a team coach for La Voz Kids season three (2015) and season four (2016),[9] and as an official Presenter/Host for the Billboard Latin Music Awards for 2015 and 2016.[10]

In September 2016 Pedro collaborated with Grupo Cañaveral for their upcoming 20 year anniversary album. Grupo Cañaveral, led by Humberto and Emir Pabón and accompanied by Pedro Fernández recorded the song "Si Te Vas", authored by Pedro. This latest version of the popular song now has a Cumbia flavor. Full story and performance link in referenced article.[11]

In October 2016 Pedro appeared on stage in his hometown of Monterrey Mexico with popular recording artist Thalía in front of an audience of 7 thousand YouTube at the Auditorio Citibanamex. "Thalía was a hit in Monterrey with her Latina Love Tour and gave her fans a surprise duet with singer Pedro Fernández.[12]Thalía invited Pedro to share the stage with her and together they performed 'De Ti' which excited the audience and made them rise up from their seats."[13]

Pedro continues touring and performing concerts with his Mariachi and is currently working on his next album.


Pedro Fernández in 2014.



Year Title Role Notes
1979 La niña de la mochila azul Raúl García Palomares Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1980 Amigos Poncho Also known as Forja de amigos
1980 El oreja rajada Julián
1980 Mamá sólita Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1981 La niña de la mochila azul 2 Raúl García Palomares Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1981 Allá en la plaza Garibaldi Julio
1982 La Mugrosita Andrés Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1982 La niña de los hoyitos Ferco Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1983 Los dos carnales Pablito
1983 Niño pobre, niño rico Mario y el niño chico es Pepe
1983 Coqueta Pablo Credited as Pedrito Fernández
1984 Delincuente Alejandro
1985 Un sábado más Martín
1986 Como Si Fueramos Novios Andresito
1988 Vacaciones de terror Julio
1989 Pánico en la montaña Pedro
1989 Había una vez una estrella Rodrigo
1990 Un corazón para dos Bernardo
1990 Trampa infernal Nacho
1991 Vacaciones de terror 2 Julio
1992 El ganador
1992 Crónica de un crimen Alex Kamper
1992 Comando de federales 2 Puma
1993 Las mil y una aventuras del metro
1993 Derecho de asilo


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Juana Iris Juan Bernardo
1987 Tal como somos Valerio Cisneros
1991 Alcanzar Una Estrella II Jorge
1993 Buscando el paraíso Julio
2009–2010 Hasta que el dinero nos separe Rafael Medina Nuñez Lead role; 231 episodes
2012 Cachito de cielo Salvador Lead role; 110 episodes
2014 Hasta el fin del mundo Salvador "Chava" Cruz Sánchez Lead role; 80 episodes
2015–2016 La Voz Kids Himself - Coach of Team Pedro Seasons 3–4

See also


  1. Pedro Fernández Historia Pedro Fernández Oficial. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  2. Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album
  3. Latin Grammy Awards of 2001
  4. Latin Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Song
  5. TVyNovelas Award for Best Lead Actor
  6. "Fernández, Pedro." Contemporary Musicians. . 8 Nov. 2016
  7. Pedro Fernández Historia Pedro Fernández "Oficial Historia". Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  8. La Prensa "En la musica hay que dar lo mejor siempre": Pedro Fernández ("In music you must always give your best.") Retrieved 09/06/2016.
  9. Retrieved August 7, 2016
  10. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  12. October 17, 2016
  13. Publimetro October 16, 2016

External links

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