Javier Botet Lopez Wiki Bio
Javier Botet Lopez was born in Ciudad Real, Spain, on 30 July 1977 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds Spanish nationality. He’s an actor, film writer, producer, director, and a cinematographer, who has been credited with appearing in over 100 movies and TV series, while he’s probably known best for his portrayal of Hobo in the 2017 horror movie “It”, written by four people, directed by Andy Muschietti, and which starred Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Martell and Finn Wolfhard. It follows several bullied children who have decided to destroy the monster which disguises itself as a clown and attacks children in Maine. The film won nine of the 58 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life, family and education
Javier was raised in Ciudad Real as an only child, by his mother Maria del Carmen Servilia Lopez Nieto and his father Agustin Andres Botet Rodriguez. He was five years old when he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, thus his long fingers and tall body.
Javier grew up being interested in acting, and appeared in numerous plays performed at his elementary school, high school and later a local theatre. He was also interested in playing basketball; upon matriculating in 1995, he enrolled at Stan Winston School of Character Arts in Los Angeles, California USA, from which he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999. He subsequently divided his time between Spain and the US.
Roles in movies
As Javier has appeared in numerous movies and TV series, we’re going to be mentioning only more of his most notable performances.
He made his debut film appearance with his portrayal of a humanoid in the 2005 fantasy horror drama “Beneath Still Waters”, while he gained recognition with his roles in the critically acclaimed mystery horror thriller “REC” which won 16 of the 28 awards for which it was nominated, its 2009 sequel “[Rec]²” and the 2010 action adventure comedy “The Last Circus” which won 11 of the 32 awards for which it was nominated. In 2013, Javier was cast to play Mama in the eponymous fantasy horror thriller written and directed by Andy Muschietti and which starred Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier.
It follows a young couple and their two nieces who believe that a mysterious supernatural creature called Mama is living at their home. The movie won 11 of the 30 awards for which it was nominated.
In 2015, he was cast to make an appearance in the action adventure drama “The Revenant” written by three people, directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu and which starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Will Poulter. It follows a man who was left by his hunting team to die after he was attacked by a bear in the 1820s, and the movie won Leonardo DiCaprio his first Oscar while it won 91 other awards including two more Oscars and was nominated for 187 more awards.
Three of Javier’s most recent movie roles have been in the horror mystery “Malasana 32”, the 2020 horror thriller “His House” and the 2020 horror mystery “Don’t Listen”.
He’s currently shooting for two upcoming movies: the comedy “El Club del Paro” set to be released on 3 September 2021, and another comedy – “Camera Café: La Pelicula” set for released by the end of 2021.
Roles in TV series
Javier made his debut TV series appearance with his portrayal of Marcos in the 2006 episode “En la Oscuridad” of the action crime adventure “Genesis, En la Mente del Asesino”, while a few of his following roles were in the crime thriller “Planta 25”, the action adventure comedy “Los Hombres de Paco”, and the science fiction comedy “Pluton B.R.B. Nero”.
He gained recognition in 2014 when cast to play one of the lead characters in the comedy “The End of Comedy” (original “El Fin de la Comedia”) which also starred Ignatius Farray and Iggy Rubin, and follows the life of a stand-up comedian who’s having problems in both his personal and professional life.
The series was nominated for three awards. In 2018, Javier was featured in three episodes of the action crime drama “La Peste” while a couple of his following roles were in the thriller “Dorien”, the fantasy horror comedy mini-series “Dioses Autonomicos” and the comedy “Just Before Christ”.
Three of his most recent TV series roles have been in the 2019 comedy “Capitulo 0”, the 2020 comedy “Diarios de la Cuarentena”, and the 2021 action comedy “The Neighbor”.
Writing, producing and directing credits
Javier has six writing, six producing and five directing credits. He wrote, produced and directed the 2010 short film “Star Love” and the 2011 short movies “Star Love: Secuelas” and “Carrona”, as well as the 2013 romantic fantasy comedy movie “Al Final Todos Mueren” and the 2015 short science fiction comedy film “Antenas Modernas”.
In 2019, he wrote and produced the horror comedy movie “Amigo”.
He received special thanks for the 2014 critically acclaimed mystery crime thriller movie “Open Windows”.
Javier has featured in various documentaries, such as the 2010 movie “The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry”, the 2012 film “[REC]³ Génesis: Preparativos de Una Boda Sangrienta”, and the 2014 movie “Queridos Monstruos”; he’s currently shooting for the upcoming documentary movie “Mi Adorado Monster”.
He has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “Taller Canal+”, “Alaska y Mario” and “Peliculeros”.
Awards and nominations
Javier has won five awards, all for his performance in the movie “Amigo”.
In 2019, he won a Tenerife International Film Festival Best Actor Award in a Feature Film, a Molins Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Actor, and a DROP: Russian International Horror Film Festival Special Achievement Award, and in 2020, he won an Alicante Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Actor, and in 2021, Javier a Blogos de Oro Award for Best Actor.
Love life and wife
Javier’s amongst the most secretive of actors, as he hasn’t spoken of any women (or men) whom he has perhaps been with, which is mostly why there are various rumors circulating the internet concerning his current relationship status, as well as his sexual orientation.
It’s believed by some that Javier’s today in a secret relationship with Karola Sanchez, a Spanish actress, as the two have been seen spending time together on numerous occasions, and have also uploaded pictures featuring themselves together onto their Instagram accounts.
They have both stated that they are only close friends, but there are still those who believe them to be romantically linked.
A couple of Javier’s fans believe that he’s gay, and that this is why he hasn’t spoken of the women he has been with, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Javier commented on this.
It’s also believed that Javier’s looks make it hard for him to find a girlfriend.
As of May 2021, he appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Javier’s passionate about travelling, and his acting career has taken him to various European countries including England and Germany, while he’s also been to various US states, including New York and California.
His syndrome has made it possible for him to portray various villains and supernatural creatures in movies, and Javier’s usually recognized by his roles as Slender Man and Mama. He also likes to do cosplay and doesn’t normally skip on an opportunity to dress up and attend a Halloween costume party.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Robert De Niro, Jim Carrey and Natalie Portman, and a couple of his favorite movies are “Taxi Driver”, the trilogy “The Godfather” and “Bruce Almighty”.
Age, height and net worth
Javier’s age is 43. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 7ins (2.01m) and he weighs around only 132lbs (56kgs) because of the Marfan syndrome.
As of May 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.