Marcelo Arroita-Jáuregui was, among other things, a Spanish character actor, active in Spanish films from the early-1960's until the early-1980’s.
He was born in La Hermida, Spain on October 2nd 1922.
Marcelo studied at university and graduated with a degree in law. He lived in the Santa Maria college in Madrid.
He was well respected among Spanish and international film makers as a film critic (published in numerous magazines) and more importantly as the liberal and politically-motivated secretary of film censorship in Madrid (this was during the years of Franco's dictatorship). In 1956 he was credited as 2nd assistant director on the prestigious production Calle Mayor, directed by Juan Antonio Bardem, his only film production credit. He is also known as a writer (including a book on director Rouben Mamoulian), poet (2 volumes published in the 1950’s) and translator.
From the mid-sixties he worked quite prolifically as a character actor, mostly in small roles, which he continued into the mid-seventies, with a few further roles in the early 1980’s.
He died from a heart attack in Santander on January 7th 1992, at the age of 69. He was buried in the Municipal Cemetery of Ciriego, Santander.
His biographical details are gathered from, and are corroberated by, numerous respectable online sources and obituaries.
I have found an undocumented role for Marcelo, so there could be more.
- Calle Mayor .... (credited as 2nd assistant director - does not appear)
- Trampa para Catalina .... New ambassador of Paramana (credited as "Marcelo Arboita Jauregui")
- El secreto del Dr. Orloff .... Dr. Conrad Jekyll (credited as "Marcel Arroita-Jáuregui")
- La visita que no tocó el timbre .... Blackmailer (credited)
- Cartas boca arriba .... Olsen (credited as "Marcelo Arroita")
- Culpable para un delito .... Commissioner (credited)
- Las viudas .... Work colleague of Enrique (credited as "Marcelo Arroitia-Jáuregui")
- Miss Muerte .... Dr. Moroni (credited as "Marcelo Arroita")
- Operación Plus Ultra .... Doctor (credited)
- Posición avanzada .... Cabo Pando (credited)
- Residencia para espías .... Gate keeper Omar (credited as "Marcelo Arroita")
- Agente speciale L.K. .... Gafas de oro (credited?)
- Codo con codo .... Jesus (credited)
- El rostro del asesino .... The Professor (credited as "Marcelo Arroitia Jauregi")
- No somos de piedra .... Neighbour (credited)
- The Blood of Fu Manchu .... The Governor (uncredited)
- Un día es un día .... Don Honorio (credited as "Marcelo Arroita")
- El caso de las dos bellezas .... Inspector Tanner (credited as "Marcello Arriota-Jauregut")
- El otro árbol de Guernica .... Monsieur Fleury (credited)
- Arriva Sabata! .... One of the Mines Syndicate men (uncredited)
- ¿Por qué pecamos a los cuarenta? .... Father prior (credited)
- Crimen imperfecto .... Barbas (credited)
- Las siete vidas del gato .... Abelardo (credited as "Marcelo Arroitia Jauregui")
- El vikingo .... Marcelo (credited)
- La duda .... Don José (credited as "M. Arroita-Jauregui")
- Los novios de mi mujer .... Doctor in the gym (credited)
- París bien vale una moza .... The Mayor (credited)
- El abuelo tiene un plan .... Priest (credited as "M. Arroita-Jauregui")
- Las estrellas están verdes .... Don Arturo (credited as "M. Arroita-Jauregui")
- La mujer con botas rojas .... Publisher (uncredited)
- Los camioneros (TV series) Ep. 13 .... Angel (credited)
- La boda del señor cura .... Señor Presidente (uncredited)
- Y al tercer año, resucitó .... Small town mayor (uncredited)
- De camisa vieja a chaqueta nueva .... Detective (credited)
- Las autonosuyas .... The man with the pig (credited as "Marcelo Arroitia-Jauregui")
- ¿Qué hay en el desván? (1967 short film) IMDb
- Volver a vivir (1968) IMDb as President of the football club
- ¿... Y el prójimo? (1974) IMDb