Many will remember him for his role as doctor don Vicente in Cuéntame how it happened, a series in which he participated for 14 seasons, from its first episode in 2001 to 2015, but he accumulated more than 50 years of a prolific career in cinema, television and theater, where started working in 1960.
Francisco Merino, known as Paco Merino, died this Sunday at the age of 91, as reported by the Union of Actors and Actresses, due to a degenerative disease that led him to leave the world of acting, from which he retired in 2015 precisely. in the veteran TVE series. Very discreet, he came to define himself as an “invisible actor”.
Theatre, film and television
In his extensive career (he even stated that he believed he was “the actor who has worked the most in Spain”, he acted in plays such as Bohemian Lights, Requiem for a Sunflower, La Truhana or The Last Days of Emmanuel Kant. As for the cinema, he was a regular at Estudio 1 and worked with directors of the stature of Carlos Saura, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Luis García Berlanga, José Luis Garci, Víctor Erice, Pilar Miró and Fernando Colomo.
In the final stretch of his career, he was more focused on television series. Among the many in which he took part, Curro Jiménez, Farmacia de Guardia, La Regenta, Los Serrano, El internado, Pelotas, Águila Roja, Bienvenidos al Lolita and the aforementioned Cuéntame stand out. , a series that wanted to say goodbye to him after learning of his death. “See you always partner! Francisco Merino, Don Vicente, the doctor who visited the Alcántaras at home, has died at the age of 91. The actor was part of our family since his appearance in the first chapter,” they have written from the account of Twitter of the production of Grupo Ganga.