Christian Tappan

Christian Tappan Sorzano is a colombomexicano actor known for his role in Mexican soap operas and Colombian series.

Date of birth

He was born on February 19, 1972.

Family and Early life

He is the son of the director and producer Alfredo Tappan. He lived his first 5 years in Mexico City where he participated in several television commercials. During his childhood, his Colombian parents introduced him to the world of advertising, and at the age of 6 when he arrived in Colombia, he was part of the cast of the Tenth-Grade TV series in the 1980s, belonging to the children's theater group Monachos de María Angélica. Mallarino and participated in musicals and plays in his adolescence. 


In 1996, he went to Mexico to complement his acting studies at the Televisa Academy ( CEA ), he also studied Dramatic Art and Television Design and Production in Colombia.

Love life

He is married and he has two sons.

Net worth

To be updated.


His first show's appearance was on the show "Imaginate" besides María Angélica Mallarino. They later released an LP called "Soñando Canciones".

With a career in television, film and theater of more than 38 years, both in Mexico and in the rest of Latin America, is an actor with great recognition as much of the productions in which he has participated have been seen in several countries around of the world.

At the beginning of the 1990s, Christian was part of the series Parents and children (1993-), of the youth comedy O todos en la cama (1994) with Andrea López, and in soap operas like La otra raya del tigre (1993) ) andBitter Cups (1996), among others.

He participated in the Colombian soap opera Vecinos where he played a poncho nicknamed Boliqueso for his reddish hair, a character who has marked him before the public, so much so that they still shout at him on the street , Epa Boliqueso! 

Some of his latest projects are: Snowfall (2017) Season 3, La Reina del Sur (2011), Wild District (2018), María Magdalena (2018), Paraíso Travel (2018), La Fiscal de Hierro (2017), La boda de Valentina (2018), La Hermandad (2016), Cuando vivas conmigo (2017), Narcos (2015), where he plays Kiko Moncada with Wagner Moura, La Esquina Del Diablo (2015), and Fugitivos (2014), where he plays Steve Houston, a bipolar DEA detective who makes life miserable for the protagonist, role for which he was nominated as" favorite villain "in Los Premios TV y Novelas in 2015.

Other works include La Suegra (2014), where he plays Bernardo Burgos, a manipulable man and lack of character, a character that gave him a nomination for the TV and Novelas Awards as best leading actor.

He also participated in one of the most sold Colombian productions worldwide: Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal (2012), playing Gonzalo Gaviria, cousin and partner of Pablo Escobar. But it is La Promesa (2013), with his character Roberto Aristizábal, one of the most marked in his career, by the great dramatic load he had (alcoholic and father of one of the girls who take to Spain as a prostitute).

Films like "Before the Fire" by Laberinto Films, "Blunt Force Trauma" with 64 A Films, Que viva la música (2015) and La semilla del silencio (2015), these last two participants at Sundance 2015, at the Guadalajara Festival 2015 and at the Ficci 2015 in Cartagena, they add to their professional experience.

He is winner of two India Catalina awards as best supporting actor for Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal (2012)and La Promesa (2013).

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Christian Tappan
First Name Christian
Surname Tappan
Born 19th February, 1972
Home City Mexico City, Mexico
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