A Los Angeles radio host had three million daily listeners under the name El Cucuy.
He had his first radio experience at age 15 before immigrating to the U.S.
He authored an autobiographical work El Cucuy de la Manana: My Life in Radio's Fast Lane.
He has two children: actress Francia Almendarez and Cynthia Hernandez.
He has cited Howard Stern as one of his main radio influences.