Óscar Jaenada

Óscar Jaenada Gajo (born 4 May 1975) is a Spanish actor.

Date of birth

He was born on 4 May 1975.


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Details regarding his education are not yet available.

Love life

Jaenada has a son with actress Barbara Goenaga , with whom he was romantically linked from 2000 until 2012.

Net worth

Not yet established.


Jaenada began acting at the age of 13, performing in Shakespeare plays. 

Jaenada moved to Madrid to improve his career prospects, and got a job as a waiter at the Hard Rock Café. He obtained several television roles, appearing in 7 lives and Hospital Central , before landing roles in feature films.

Some of his early roles were in such productions as Lisístrata (2002) and Descongélate (2003). Shortly afterwards, Achero Mañas offered him the leading role in November (2003).

Jaenada was a candidate for the Goya Awards in 2004 as best actor for his role in this production but couldn't attend the ceremony as he was in Argentina filming The game of truth. Upon his return to Spain, he was offered several roles in comedies. Among them was the lead in the film XXL (2004). He also obtained a permanent role in the series, Javier No Longer Lives Alone .

Just as Jaenada was beginning to feel pigeonholed as a comedian, Jaime Chávarri sent him a script for a film about the life of flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla . The role involved signing, and the actor had doubts about accepting since he could not sing. He eventually took the role upon the urging of his brother Victor, a visual artist.

Camarón premiered at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in 2005, where critics already hinted at a possible Goya Award. On 15 December 2005, Jaenada was nominated for the Goya Award for Best Actor in Camarón . Nine days later, he was nominated for the Silver Frames prize and the Circle of Cinematographic Writers medal. At the beginning of 2006, Jaenada won all three honors. The Circle of Cinematographic Writers recognized him as best actor of the year, he won the Goya Award, and on 20 February, he received the Silver Frames prize.

Also in 2006, Jaenada served as master of ceremonies with Candela Peña at the inaugural gala of theMalaga Film Festival . A week later, he obtained a nomination at the Spanish Actors Union for his work with Chavarri .

In 2011, Jaenada auditioned for a role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides , where he played a Spanish officer. He returned to the pirate theme in 2011 for the Telecinco series Piratas.

In 2021, he starred as Lucero in Xtreme (2021) film.

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Óscar Jaenada
First Name Óscar
Surname Jaenada
Born 4th May, 1975
Home City Catalonia, Spain
Current City