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Jake Canuso

Jake Canuso is a Swiss actor well-known for playing barman Mateo Castellanos on Benidorm.


Canuso has played Mateo Castellanos on Benidorm since 2007. His other television work includes Casualty, Doctors, Hustle, Heartbeat, The Hour, Shameless, and Bad Education. Canuso appeared as himsel on the ITV diving show Splash!

Canuso has also appeared in the films School for Seduction, Kinky Boots, The Dark Knight Rises, Sammy, City Rats, and Nine among others.

Personal Life[]

Canuso was born Carmine Canuso on the 13th of January 1970 near Zurich, Switzerland. His parents were immigrants from southern Italy. He has a sister.

Canuso can speak six languages. He is fluent in English, German, Swiss-German, Italian, Spanish, and French.

Canuso was on holiday with his sister on the island of Koh Phra Thong when he was caught up in the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. Both he and his sister survived.