High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Xabier Elorriaga (born 1944) is a contemporary Venezuelan film and TV actor, writer and director who was born on April 1, 1944 in Maracaibo. HIs exiled parents returned to Bilbao in Spain, in 1969 where he commenced studying Law, Engineering and the Merchant Marine but soon switched to the theatre, becoming well-known as an actor in the Bilbao of the 1970s. HE then moved to Barcelona where he studied journalism and worked in the university. HE made his prize-winning film debut in 1975 with La ciudad cremada and he has subsequently appeared in over 50 films.