Benicio Del Toro Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Feb 20, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on May 14, 2022
Benicio Del Toro is a noted actor and film producer.
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About Benicio Del Toro

Benicio Del Toro is an Academy Award-winning actor and film producer.
This Puerto Rican has starred in numerous movies including the 2017 Star Wars film. He is also the producer of famous films such as 'The Wolfman' released in 2010.
This actor has made an appearance in the video of 'La Isla Bonita', the hit song by Madonna at the very start of his career.
Born in February 1967 in Puerto Rico, Benicio Del Toro is the youngest actor to star in a James Bond movie in a negative role. This talented star has won many awards in the 'Best Actor' category for his portrayal of various characters in many movies. He has also earned international recognition at the Cannes Film Festival and has won an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. Some of his noteworthy performances have been in 'Traffic', 'Snatch' and 'The Usual Suspects'.

Benicio Del Toro’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Benicio Del Toro’s net worth?

The net worth of this Puerto Rican star is estimated to be about $50 million by some sources. Most of this actor's wealth comes from the successful movies that he has starred in.

How much does Benicio Del Toro earn per year?

The exact amount that Benicio Del Toro earns per year is unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Benicio Del Toro?

Benicio Del Toro is approximately 6 ft (188 cm) tall.

How old is Benicio Del Toro?

Born in February 1967, this Puerto Rican star is 55 years old as of May 2022. The February birthday of this star makes his zodiac sign Pisces.

Childhood And Education

Benicio Del Toro was born on February 19, 1967 in San Germán, Puerto Rico. He has an older brother, Gustavo who is a doctor. Both his parents were lawyers and they wanted him to become a lawyer too.
Benicio Del Toro spent most of his early childhood in Santurce, an area in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As his parents were Roman Catholics he went to school at the Academia del Perpetuo Socorro.
His mother passed away when he was nine and at the age of 15, he moved from Puerto Rico to Pennsylvania. Here he joined the Mercersburg Academy.
Del Toro studied business after he finished high school. Drama was an elective subject in his course and due to the success he had during the course he decided to pursue it further. He moved to Los Angeles to study with Arthur Mendoza and Stella Adler who had reputed tutors of acting at that time.
Benicio Del Toro has also studied and worked in the New York City, Circle in the Square Theatre School.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Benicio Del Toro dating?

Benicio Del Toro is currently not in a relationship or dating anyone and is single. However, he does have a child with Kimberly Stewart, singer Rod Stewart's daughter.
Delilah Stewart is the daughter of Benicio Del Toro and was born in 2011.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Del Toro started appearing in small roles on television in the '80s, these included 'Miami Vice'. Most of his roles were that of a drug dealer or thug. His debut in the world of movies happened in 1988 with the film 'Big Top Pee-wee'.
In 1989 he starred in the James Bond movie 'License To Kill' at the age of just 21 and is, hence, the youngest Bond nemesis.
In 1995, his career began to pick up with the release of 'The Usual Suspects'. His acting skills in this movie received much praise and resulted in more movie roles including those with Robert De Niro in 'The Fan' and Alicia Silverstone in the 1997 film 'Excess Baggage'.
The outstanding acting skills of this Puerto Rican star can be appreciated in quite a few movies and these include his movies that were released in 2000, 'The Way Of The Gun' and 'Traffic'. For his role in 'Traffic', he has received many 'Best Actor' awards at quite a few prestigious felicitation events including the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
He has worked with some of the best names in the movie industry including Sean Penn in '21 Grams' and Tommy Lee Jones in 'The Hunted'.
His role as 'Che Guevara' in the movies 'The Argentine' and 'Guerilla' won him accolades at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.
Del Toro has also appeared in some of the biggest box office hits of recent times including 'Avengers: Infinity War' in 2018, 'Thor: The Dark World' in 2013, and 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' in 2014.
His character 'Alejandro Gillick' in the movie 'Sicario' won him much praise from critics.
Del Toro's recent film is 'The French Dispatch' which was released in 2021.

Charity Work

This actor is the spokesperson for Yo Limpio a Puerto Rico since 2003. This organization which was founded in 1997 aims to educate the people of Puerto Rico about recycling and the importance of protecting the environment.

What awards has Benicio Del Toro won?

The acting skills of this star in his many movies have been noted by critics and audiences alike. Some of the awards that this Puerto Rican star has won for his stellar performances in his movies are an Academy Award in the category of 'Best Supporting Actor' for his work in the 2001 film 'Traffic'. He also won the American Latino Media Arts Award for the same movie in the same year in the category 'Outstanding Latino Cast'.
In 2022 he won the Austin Film Critics Association Award for his role in 'The French Dispatch'.
He has also won international recognition at the Berlin International Film Festival Awards, the British Academy Film Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival Awards.
Other notable awards that Benicio Del Toro has won include the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA award, a Goya Award, and a Hollywood Film Award. These are just a few of the several awards that this star has won.

Benicio Del Toro’s Hobbies And Interests

In addition to movies, Del Toro was interested in painting and even thought of taking it up as a career for a while.

Other Interesting Benicio Del Toro Facts And Trivia

  • To play the part of 'Dr. Gonzo' or 'Oscar Zeta Acosta' in the 1998 film 'Fear And Loathing' in Las Vegas, Del Toro had to gain more than 39.68 lbs (18 kg) in weight.
  • This star who celebrates his birthday in February is only the third actor from Puerto Rico to get an Oscar. His performance as a Spanish-speaking police officer that won him the award is the fourth non-English speaking character to win at the Oscars. Del Toro speaks fluent Spanish as he is from Puerto Rico.
  • Benicio Del Toro and Guillermo Del Toro are not related, this is a common misconception.

Benicio Del Toro Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Benicio Monserrate Rafael Del Toro Sánchez

Date of Birth



Puerto Rican

Place of Birth

San Germán



188 cm

Eye Color



Actor, Producer


Academia del Perpetuo Socorro

Net Worth



Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez, Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera


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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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With over 3+ years of professional experience, Olanrewaju is a certified SEO Specialist and Content Writer. He holds a BSc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. Throughout his dynamic career, Olanrewaju has successfully taken on various roles with startups and established organizations. He has served as a Technical Writer, Blogger, SEO Specialist, Social Media Manager, and Digital Marketing Manager. Known for his hardworking nature and insightful approach, Olanrewaju is dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.
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