Memo Villegas is a Mexican actor and comedian, originally from the city of Toluca, in the State of Mexico, who, in his childhood, had the illusion of becoming a professional soccer player. His dream changed when, in sixth grade, he played the role of Gaston in a school production of Beauty and the Beast, thus discovering his true vocation. From that moment on, he began attending various theater workshops throughout middle and high school, eventually leading him to pursue and obtain a degree in acting at the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA). He began his professional career in 2007, with a role in Julián Hernández's film, Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo (2009), presented at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009. He worked again with the acclaimed director in the segment "Atmosfera", from the anthology Sucedió un día (2010) and followed with roles in Días de gracia (2011) and México Bárbaro (2014). Alongside his theater career and a regular role in the series Narcos: Mexico (2018), Memo gained fame for the comedy sketch Harina, where he plays an officer, performed by the comedy ensemble known as Backdoor. The video became a viral sensation on social networks within hours of its premiere, exceeding the expectations of all involved.
After the sketch put him on the map, other productions arise such as: Una mujer Sin Filtro, Cómo sobrevivir Soltero, El Mesero and in Netflix productions being part of: Narcos Mexico, Noche de Fuego, Historia de un crimen, Divina Gula, and El Último Vagón.