Roberto Cañedo Ramírez was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. His parents were Ignacio Cañedo Iñiguez and Carmen Ramírez Llamas. Has 8 more brothers: Ignacio, Celia, Juan de Dios, María Luisa, Cristina, Manuel, Oscar and Magdalena. In his youth, he worked as a waiter in a restaurant frequented by important people of the film environment. That is how he could be part of the art scene. His debut on films was in 1938 as an extra in 'Capitán aventurero'. For 11 years he made other extra characters, until September 30th, 1943 when he participated on theater in the play called 'Entre Hermanos'. He was very successful in radio soap operas since 1944 where he was accompanied by other stars like Prudencia Grifell, Blanca Estela Pabón, Rosa de Castilla and María Victoria. In 1949, the film director Emilio 'El Indio' Fernández invited him to participated with a starring role in "Pueblerina". He married for the first time with Nellie Valencia. They had 3 kids, Roberto, Francisco and Silvia. After divorcing he married with Ana María Padilla and had 3 girls, Sandra Alicia, Laura Anabelle and Claudia Gisela. He died at the age of 80.