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Don Francisco

Biography

CCM singer/songwriter Don Francisco was created in Louisville, Kentucky in 1946; the child of the seminary teacher, he however pursued a profession like a secular performer until a supernatural encounter at age 28 persuaded him to begin with performing the praises of Christ. Issuing his debut LP Sibling from the Child in 1976, during the period of following attempts including 1980’s Surely got to Inform Someone, 1983’s Holiness, 1988’s Great Compliment and 1991’s Eyesight from the Valley Francisco gained renown for tale tracks like “He’s Alive” in addition to comforting narratives including “I’ll Under no circumstances Forget about Your Hands.” In 1997, he celebrated twenty years within the ministry by launching He’s Alive, his 12th assortment of first material up to now; Beautiful if you ask me appeared a season afterwards, and Francisco resurfaced in 1999 with Sophistication on Grace.

Quick Facts


Full Name Don Francisco
Height 1.8 m
Profession Actor, Journalist, Television producer, Talk show host
Nationality Chilean
Spouse Teresa "Temmy" Muchnik Rosenblum
Children Vivi Kreutzberger, Patricio Kreutzberger, Francisco Kreutzberger
Parents Anna Blumenfeld Neufeld, Erick Kreutzberger
Siblings René Kreutzberger Blumenfeld
Awards Lo Nuestro Awards: Lifetime Achievement, Ondas Award for Latin American Television: Most Outstanding TV Career, TVyNovelas Awards: Special Award - 50 Years on Television
Music Songs He's Alive, Adam, Where Are You?, I'll Never Let Go of Your Hand, I Don't Care Where You've Been Sleeping, I Could Never Promise You, Give Your Heart A Home, Beautiful To Me, Too Small A Price, Got To Tell Somebody, Steeple Song, Jesus Is Lord of the Way I Feel, Since I Met Him, The Traveler/Joy, I have chosen you, Grace On Grace, Jehoshaphat, Forever My Friend, Brother of the Son, Love Is Not a Feeling, Voyage To Gennesaret, As It Was, So It Shall Be, Willing To Heal, Still Your Soul in Silence, Father, Hear Me Calling, It Ain't No Sin to Get the Blues, There Is No Condemnation, Everybody Else but Me, Through All My Days, Prodigal's Song, That I May Know You, Come And Follow Me, Walking Wounded
Albums The Live Concert, Vision Of The Valley, Got to Tell Somebody, Signature Songs, Beautiful to Me: Don Francisco Collection, Vol. 2, Genesis And Job, Only Love Is Spoken Here, That I May Know You, Grace On Grace, Live in the UK, The Package: Don Francisco Collection, Vol. 3, Come Away, HIGH PRAISE, The Package, The Sower, The Promises, Let It Ride, Forgiven, Forever My Friend, Beautiful To Me, He's Alive, THE POWER, Best of Don Francisco, Don Francisco Collection, The Early Works, He's Alive: Don Francisco Collection, Vol. 1
Nominations TVyNovelas Award: Los Favoritos del Público to Best Male Host, Premio Tu Mundo for Favorite Host
TV Shows Sábado Gigante, Don Francisco Presenta, Atrapa los Millones, Chile ayuda a Chile, ¿Quién merece ser millonario?, Feliz!


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1 Father of Vivi Kreutzberger
2 His father, a German Jew, escaped from a concentration camp and later fled Europe and found a safe haven in Chile.
3 "13" is his lucky number.
4 "Tom Sawyer" is his favorite book.
5 Convinced that his name would be hard to recall and pronounce, Mario Kreutzberger adopted the name of "Don Francisco" which came from one of the characters he had created and impersonated.
6 Sábado Gigante reaches over 90% of Hispanic television households in the US and it is one of the most viewed programs of Univision Network.
7 First Latin Ambassador to UNICEF for six years. Conducts telemarathon "Sociedad Pro-Ayuda del Niño Lisiado" in Chile that has resulted in donations of millions of dollars to assist with the rehabilitation programs of these children. Hosts the telemarathon "Los Hispanos Dan La Mano" to assist the victims of Hurricane Andrew.
8 His parents are German Jews who fled Germany and relocated to Chile during the height of World War II.
9 Silver Award
10 ACE Award
11 Guiness Book of World Records 1993 - Television show with longest continuity in the Americas.
12 Don Quixote Award presented by the Council of Hispanic Heritage in Miami.
13 Mario Kreutzberger has visited more than 140 countries and has interviewed more than 50,000 people in throughout the world.
14 Sábado Gigante is transmitted to 42 countries: USA, Latin America and Europe. Three different versions are recorded: one in Chile and two in Miami (one for USA and the other for the rest of the world).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 33 2015 Don Francisco
Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 2002 TV Series Gov. Galvez
Sábado gigante 1995 TV Series
El club de Los Tigritos 1994 TV Series Don Francisco
Noches de gigantes 1991 TV Series Host
Ayúdeme usted compadre 1968

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quiero ser estrella 1997 TV Series executive producer
Sábado gigante 1962 TV Series executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quiero ser estrella 1997 TV Series creator

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teletón 1978-2016 TV Series Himself - Host / Claudio Bravo / Pedro Picapiedra / ...
Más vale tarde 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bienvenidos 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Muy buenos días 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself
Buenos días a todos 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Sábado gigante 1983-2015 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
Fruto prohibido 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
De la A a la Z 2010 TV Series Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2010 TV Series Himself / Guest
Don Francisco presenta 2009 TV Series Himself - Host
Animal nocturno 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Nuestra Belleza Latina 2008 TV Series Himself - Don Francisco
Don Francisco presenta: ¡Feliz 2006! 2005 TV Special Himself - Host
Selena ¡vive! 2005 TV Movie Himself (as Don Francisco)
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 2005 2005 TV Movie Himself
Pa'lante con Cristina 2004 TV Series Himself
¡Despierta América! 2004 TV Series Himself
El gordo y la flaca 2004 TV Series Himself
Trato hecho 2004 TV Series Himself - Host
Sin prejuicios 2004 TV Series Himself / Guest
Cristina: El 15 aniversario 2004 TV Movie Himself
Don Francisco presenta: ¡Feliz 2004! 2003 TV Movie Himself - Host (uncredited)
Don Francisco presenta: ¡Feliz 2003! 2002 TV Movie Himself - Host
De pe a pa 2002 TV Series Himself
Nightline Up Close 2002 TV Series Himself
Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones 2001 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Los 80 2010 TV Series Himself
80s, El Soundtrack de una Generación 2006 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Sábado gigante 1999 TV Series Himself / Hostess

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 June 2001. At 7030 Hollywood Blvd.


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