Daniel Alcaíno

Daniel Alcaíno (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈnjel alkaiˈno], born 5 October 1972) is a Chilean actor. Born and raised in Santiago, the capital of Chile, he attended the Liceo Cervantes when he was a teenager. After an unsuccessful attempt to study Law, Alcaíno embarked on a career as a comedian, for which he was approved in all the tests that he took at the Universidad de Chile. He is popularly known for his characters Peter Veneno and Yerko Puchento, in addition to his imitation of the Argentinian president Carlos Menem. Alcaíno is more recently recognized for his character Exequiel Pacheco in Los 80, a series based on the lives of Chilean families during Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship. In August 2011, Alcaíno portrayed Patricio Carmona in Peleles.


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