José María Blasco Etxeguren was born on July 13, 1941 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, País Vasco, Spain. Txema didn’t enter the film world until he was 50 years-old, although he had previously been involved in amateur theater groups where he cultivated his true passion to be an actor. He soon left his job as an accountant at a metallurgy company to fully pursue a career in acting.
He worked on three films with the same director, Pello Varela, among which “Coja usted al siguiente” was selected at the XXVI edition of the International Film Festival at San Sebastian. In 1991 he returned to make an appearance in a film by Henry Urbizu: “Todo por la pasta”. Since then his career has been deeply attached to films, working with such directors as, Julio Medem, Pello Varela and Montxo Armendariz.
He has been an actor who has devoted much time in television acting in the popular series of TVE, ‘Cuéntame cómo pasó’.
Txema appeared in only one Euro-western: “The Return of El Coyote” (1997).
BLASCO, Txema (aka José María Blasco, Chema Blasco) (José María Blasco Etxeguren) [7/13/1941, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, País Vasco, Spain - ] – TV actor.
The Return of El Coyote – 1997