Efraín López Neris is a Sephardi Puerto Rican actor, producer and cinematographer that has had a long trajectory in Puerto Rico's national artistic scene.Born in Caguas in April 1937, he had his start in Puerto Rican television in the 1960s by joining the cast of various comedy shows. Among his memorable television characters, "Don Florito" parodied great opera singers and operatic arias, a concept that predated that of Adam Sandler's Opera Man by at least fifteen years. His "Candido" had López portray an extremely naive married man who placed too much confidence in his wife and their mutual house painter friend ("mi amigo, el pintor"), whose profession led quite well to dozens of double entendres about his wife's proclivities, acknowledged by everyone but himself. Perhaps his "Don Lolo" character was his most popular one, as a very old man with a very sharp tongue. He originally portrayed the character as having Parkinson's disease, a trait which he later discontinued after protests from patient advocates. A recent character, "Vázquez", has López portraying a dimwitted security guard, with a penchant for food, Spanglish and politics, who is also a strong -and rather inept- supporter of the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico. López played this character on some of Sunshine Logroño's comedic productions.López also had a popular radio program in his native city of Caguas, 'El Show de López Neris'. A comedic character from this era was Mister Ñemerson. He staged a fake hijack in one of his programs, which led to a police intervention, dozens of phone calls of concerned listeners to the radio station, protests by some of these when they learned that the hijack attempt was a hoax, and perhaps led to the cancellation of the program soon after.As a film actor, López Neris has been cast in films such as Wedding Ring (CBS), Los que nunca amaron (Mexico), Mientras Puerto Rico duerme, La vida de Rafael Hernandez, Muchacha, Mas alla del Capitolio, Harbor Lights (Columbia Pictures), Up the Sandbox with Barbra Streisand, and more recently in Angelito mio.Being an aficionado of cinematography from a very young age, López graduated from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, with post graduate studies at the Herbert Berghof Studio and Bown Adams Studio in the U.S. He produced and was the first host of La Camara Comica (a take on the popular American show Candid Camera).López Neris behind the camera work includes directing credits, being productions like El Corral, En la distancia, La ventana, La palomilla, Isabel la negra (A Life of Sin), Candido, El ultimo dia, and Caguas, centro y corazon de Puerto Rico.As a television artistic director, he has done work on Marcano el show, El show de Luis Vigoreaux, Con lo que cuenta este país, El Gran Bejuco, and Burundanga.He has past credits as creative director of shows like Camara Cómica, El show de Tommy, Esto no tiene nombre, Los Garcia, Los genios and El show de López Neris.His theatre credits include acting, directing and/or producing in plays such as La tia de Carlitos, Una sola puerta hacia la muerte, Amordio, Club de solteros, Sida, Yo, Juan Ponce de León, and Le pegue un cuernito.Efraín Lopez Neris was once part of the 1960s political parody show El efecto de los rayos gamma sobre Eddie López (now known as Los Rayos Gamma).
Movies & TV shows
Yo soy un político
Carlos is an ex-con looking for a job where he earns a lot of money without having to work hard. After discussing it with his cellmate, they conclude that the only work to fit the description is to be...
Adaptation from Enrique A. Laguerre's novel "La llamarada". It depicts the struggles of Puerto Rican peons in the sugar cane fields during the 1930's.
A Wedding in Castañer
Shortly before graduating from medical school, Mariana returns home to fulfill her father's promise to celebrate the greatest wedding ever in the history of Castañer. Complications arise when the brid...
Romeo y Romeo
Two teenagers in Puerto Rico and the discovery of love through fairy tales and skateboards. Confronted by their desires and repressions, these two teens confront religious and social repressions conde...
El color de la guayaba
Bautista is a taxicab driver that has been rented by a woman named Ada. Ada wants him to drive her to the other side of the island with the condition that he doesn't take any other passengers and that...
Es mejor escucharlo
It's never easy to let go, especially when your father's dying.
Las dos caras de Jano
It's December, but the people of San Juan aren’t feeling the Christmas spirit. A serial killer has snuffed the life out of some of the most renowned bachelors. A doctor, a dentist, a social columnist ...
¡Qué familia más normal! Vol. 2
The family is moving into a new home because of Armando's promotion. Dolly is pregnant and 2 of the family's friends are getting married after years of responding to loud arguments.
There has been a grave massacre within a highly successful insurance company in Puerto Rico. The owners, a married couple, have been slaughtered along with their employees. While the police are invest...
¡Qué familia más normal!
A radio disc jockey is trying to hide his sexy secretary from his wife. He is caught between his mother and mother-in-law. His son plans to marry the daughter of an unusual couple.
Life of Sin
The life of Isabel "la Negra" Luberza was dramatized in the film. A brothel is opened by a Caribbean peasant and a politician's mistress. They gain power and wealth, but Isabel still doesn't know what...
Up the Sandbox
A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's d...
Los que nunca amaron
A story of teenage love set against the backdrop of the 60's, filmed on the picturesque tropical beaches of Puerto Rico. A classic Latino love story, asking the timeless question -- whether it is bett...
Businessman Carlos meets Ana María in a Mexico City nightclub. He escorts her home, and makes a date for the next day. Ana María is actually a prostitute whose pimp, Arturo, thinks Carlos would be a g...
La criada malcriada
Azucena is a maid who causes many comical situations. When a recently widowed millionaire returns to Puerto Rico after many years, these will increase.
The Engagement Ring
Pedro and Isabel disagree on the number of children they'll have when they get married. By contrasting the bustle of the city life with the more traditional agrarian life, the film provides an examina...
Cuando acaba la noche
In a New York hospital, a man is cured of heroin addiction after a grueling three-month treatment. Although no longer an addict, he has complete amnesia: the only clues to his past are an expensive ri...
Juicio contra un ángel
A widower and his son are in Puerto Rico. The father dies and the boy goes to live with his grandpa. A political uncle accuses the grandfather of exploiting the boy and takes him to an orphanage.
In order to carry out a contract on a dictator in the Caribbean, a hit man hijacks a boat with a married couple aboard.
When Dan Crown arrived in San Juan to visit his brother, he was told that Alex had been murdered. Dan answered that he had no knowledge of his brother's affairs. Gina and Dan begin to investigate Alex...
Más allá del Capitolio
A small town celebrates the triumph of their revolution. Under the euphoria of the moment, the town's founder is declared a traitor and the destruction of his statue is decided by the people. A journa...