Actor who rose to stardom through his many television roles, including Gustavo Velasco on Ladrón de Corazones and Julio Kaczinski on La Hermandad. He has also served as the host of the Telemundo reality show Temptation Island.
At age 7, he was given the "Manolo" nickname that would later become his stage name. He went to college in Cali, Colombia.
He became the recipient of a Latin Pride Award in 2008.
He married Valeria Santos in 2012. He has a son named Gael.
He co-starred with Angelica Celaya on Ladrón de Corazones.