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Shorty Castro is a Puerto Rican comedian and actor who has been active in the entertainment industry since the 1950s. He is best known for his roles in films such as "The Godfather Part II" and "Scarface". Shorty Castro was born on 28 January, 1928 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He is 90 years old as of 2018. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 75 kg. Shorty Castro is currently single. He has not been previously engaged. Shorty Castro has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He has earned his wealth through his successful career in the entertainment industry. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career. Shorty Castro is an active philanthropist and has been involved in numerous charitable causes. He is a supporter of the Puerto Rican Children's Foundation and the Puerto Rican Cancer Society.

Popular As Israel Castro Vélez
Occupation Comedian
Age 90 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born 28 January 1928
Birthday 28 January
Birthplace Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Date of death January 22, 2018 (aged 89) - Altamonte Springs, Florida Altamonte Springs, Florida
Died Place Altamonte Springs, Florida
Nationality Israel

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Shorty Castro Net Worth

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Puerto Rican Public Law 186 (2010) honored Castro by naming a newly constructed shoreline park in Mayagüez, the Parque del Litoral, after him.


Two of Castro's plenas are particularly better known. "Pa' los caborrojeños" is an ode to the people of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, written to coincide with his stints as a singer and percussionist in one of the town's local orchestras, that of Roberto Ortiz. On the other hand, the novelty song "Por dos pulgadas" ("By two inches") was a sleeper hit for fellow comedian Juan Manuel Lebrón during Puerto Rico's 1997 Christmas season which became a #1 hit on the Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay chart.


In the 1970s, he almost died in a car crash with his red Corvette. He hosted Máxima 940 am radio show "Shorty Castro a las 11", on weekday noons, together with long-time friend and fellow comedian Tito Negrón. After this show ended suddenly, Shorty stayed unemployed for a while until he started hosting "Shortyoganes", a new show in the same radio station and at the same daytime, along with his old friend Dr. Oswaldo Oganes. This show also ended quickly. He later hosted a third show, "Nuestras Raíces", again with Tito Negrón, on weekday mornings.


One of these orchestras performed a gig at the Baños de Coamo, where producer Tommy Muñiz took notice of Castro's performance. After meeting him, Muñiz asked Castro to perform in La Taberna India, Muñiz's best rated television show, alongside Rafael Cortijo's band. Castro then returned to Mayagüez to prepare for his move to San Juan, which was supposed to occur on August 24, 1956. At a road stop in Quebradillas, however, Castro learned about the sudden death of Ramón Ortiz del Rivero (Diplo), Puerto Rico's most popular comedian at the time.


Israel Castro Vélez, better known as Shorty Castro (January 28, 1928 – January 22, 2018) was a Puerto Rican comedian, actor, comedy writer, stage director, radio host, singer, dancer, composer and musician, with a career spanning over 60 years.