William Levy (born William Gutiérrez Levy on August 29, 1979 in Cojimar, La Habana, Cuba) is an actor and former model.
William Levy is the oldest of three siblings, grew up in Cuba and immigrated to Miami when he was 15 years old. His talent to play baseball in high school allowed him to attend college to study business administration on an athletic scholarship. He dropped out of college after two years to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. As a start, he joined the agency Next Models, and subsequently participated in two reality shows transmitted by Telemundo (2002): Isla de la Tentación and Protagonistas de Novela 2. He went on to study acting in Miami, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.
He performed at the Centro de Bellas Artes in San Juan Puerto Rico in 2005 with the play La Nena Tiene Tumbao, and debuted on the Hispanic network Univision with a Venevision International production: Olvidarte Jamas. Later, he appeared in Mi Vida Eres Tu and Acorralada also broadcasted by Univision.
A reknowned mexican television producer, Carla Estrada, gave him the opportunity to break into Mexican television with the melodrama set in the pirate era Pasión. His performance was so well accepted by the public that Televisa gave him his first lead role in Cuidado con el Angel. According to Entertainment Weekly the show had very good ratings in the USA where is currently transmitted by Univision.
In 2008, he participated in his first film Retazos de Vida directed by Viviana Cordero with Erika Vélez, Giovanna Andrade, Christian Bach, and Maria Teresa Guerrero. The movie was filmed in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
People en Español magazine named him one of Los 20 Solteros Más Sexys in 2006 and one of Los 50 Más Bellos in 2008. In Mexico, topped the list of Los 12 Hombres Más Sexys published by the magazine Quién in 2008.
He has a son, Christopher, with the Mexican-American actress Elizabeth Gutiérrez (El Rostro de Analía).
* 2005: Olvidarte Jamas as German (supporting role)
* 2005: Mi Vida Eres Tu as Federico (supporting role)
* 2006: Acorralada as Larry (supporting role)
* 2007/2008: Pasion as Vasco (supporting role)
* 2008/2009: Cuidado con el Angel as Juan Miguel (lead role)
* 2009 Sortilegio as TBA (lead role)
* 2008: Retazos de Vida as Thiago. Guayaquil, Ecuador
* 2005: La Nena Tiene Tumbao. San Juan, Puerto Rico
* Bravo: actor revelación 2008 (Best new actor).