Luciano Huck

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Luciano Huck
Huck in 2019
Luciano Grostein Huck

(1971-09-03) 3 September 1971 (age 52)
Years active1995–present
Notable work
(m. 2004)
RelativesFernando Grostein Andrade (half-brother)
WebsiteLuciano Huck's official page

Luciano Grostein Huck (born 3 September 1971) is a Brazilian TV host and entrepreneur.[2] From 2000 to 2021, he hosted the TV show Caldeirão do Huck, aired every Saturday on Brazilian network TV Globo, and also broadcast to 114 countries, via Globo International.[3][4] In september 2021, Huck left his saturday show to host Domingão com Huck (former Domingão do Faustão) on Sundays.[5]

Huck is also the founder of Joá Investments, an investment fund focused on technology and lifestyle start-up companies, that only makes partnerships with companies committed with sustainability and with the preservation of the environment. Among Joá's investments, there are Cataratas, that focus on sustainable tourism, Tembici, a bike-sharing and bike-parking system, and also Agrade Investments that works with start-ups in the USA.[6]

Early life[edit]

Huck was born in São Paulo, the son of the lawyer Hermes Marcelo Huck and the urban planner Marta Dora Grostein,[7] and half-brother of the film director Fernando Grostein Andrade.[8] Huck is Jewish, being his maternal grandfather, Mauricio Grostein, native of the city of Ekaterinoslav, Soviet Union (currently Dnipro, Ukraine).[9] He studied at the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP).[10]

He was an intern at Brazilian advertising agencies such as W/Brasil. At the same time, he opened Cabral, a nightclub in São Paulo.[11]

His first direct connection with communication was as a writer at Jornal da Tarde newspaper in 1993. His job was to write a daily section called Circulando (Circulating), about youth behavior and entertainment. Huck also started working on a radio show aired by Rádio Jovem Pan.[12]

Huck had his television debut in 1994 with a feature on TV show "Perfil" (Profile), presented by Otávio Mesquita. He was 24 when his newspaper page Circulando became a TV show under the same name, aired on network CNT Gazeta.[citation needed]



In September 1996, Huck made his solo debut with Programa H on Rede Bandeirantes. Luciano Huck was also the host of radio show Torpedo on Rádio Jovem Pan. At 27, Huck left the newspaper to work full-time on Programa H.[13] Luciano Huck joined Globo network in September 1999, to host Caldeirão do Huck. His program combines entertainment and charity work.[4] On April 8, 2018, Caldeirão do Huck celebrated its eighteenth year on air.[3]

In June 2021, it was announced that Huck would move to Sundays in September 2021, with a new show replacing the long-running Domingão do Faustão after Fausto Silva's departure from the network.[14][15] Domingão com Huck premiered on September 5, 2021.[16]

Social entrepreneurship and politics[edit]

Luciano Huck is the founder and chairman of Instituto Criar, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote youth professional, social and personal development by teaching them means of filmmaking. Over 2000 youth have enrolled in its educational program since it was established in 2004.[17] He is also member of the civic movements Agora![18] and RenovaBR.[19] There were talks that Huck would run for president in the 2018 Brazilian general election.[20] The presenter declined the offer but said he would keep "discussing important issues for Brazil".[21]

Personal life[edit]

Luciano Huck is married to the Brazilian television presenter, actress and singer Angélica Ksyvickis.[22] They are parents of Joaquim, (born on March 8, 2005) Benício, (born on November 3, 2007) and Eva (born on September 25, 2012).[23]



Year Title Character Note TV channel
1995 Circulando Columnist / Presenter CNT Gazeta
1996–2000 Programa H Presenter Rede Bandeirantes
2000–2021 Caldeirão do Huck Presenter Rede Globo
2004 Cabocla Xexeú Special guest Rede Globo
2004 Quebrando a Rotina Presenter Rede Globo
2008 Beleza Pura Himself Special Guest Rede Globo
2009 Himself Season 2 Rede Globo
2010 As Cariocas Augusto César Episode: "A Traída da Barra" (Season 1, Episode 10) Rede Globo
2011 Fina Estampa Himself Special Guest Rede Globo
2012 Cheias de Charme Himself Special Guest Rede Globo
2013 Amor à Vida Himself Special Guest[24] Rede Globo
2014 Geração Brasil Himself Special Guest Rede Globo
2017–present Quem quer ser um milionário? Presenter Rede Globo
2018 The Wall Presenter Rede Globo
2021–present Domingão com Huck Presenter Rede Globo
2022-present Acredite Em Quem Quiser Presenter Local version of To Tell The Truth Rede Globo


Year Title Role
1999 Xuxa Requebra Presenter
2001 Xuxa e os Duendes Tomate
2004 Um Show de Verão Marcelo
2005 Turma da Mônica em Cine Gibi Himself
2009 Xuxa em O Mistério de Feiurinha Rapunzel's prince
2010 Tangled Flynn Rider (Brazilian dub)
2011 Breaking the Taboo Himself
2014 Na Quebrada Himself
2015 Até Que A Sorte Nos Separe 3: A Falência Final Himself


Huck received the Prêmio Extra de Televisão award for Best TV Host for 8 consecutive years (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006), an accolade organized by Rio de Janeiro newspaper Extra, and it is similar to the People's Choice Awards.[25]

Caldeirão do Huck also received the same award as Best Variety Show for 9 years (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003), including an Outstanding Award for the feature Soletrando (a type of spelling bee) in 2007.[26]


  1. ^ "Feiticeira do lar". Revista Quem. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  2. ^ "Brazil Is Ready for Its Own TV Star President". January 16, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Huck completa 18 anos de Globo e reforça lado social do Caldeirão". Folha de S.Paulo (in Brazilian Portuguese). April 7, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Miller, T. (2014). The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture. Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions. Taylor & Francis. p. 436. ISBN 978-1-136-17595-4. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Luciano Huck assume 'Domingão' a partir de 5 de setembro". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved February 3, 2022.
  6. ^ "Homem de negócios | Radar". (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "'Ele já é grande', diz pai de Luciano Huck – Agência Estado – UOL Notícias". UOL Notícias (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Irmão de Luciano Huck, Fernando Grostein Andrade fala da admiração pelo apresentador". Extra Online (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "Conterrânea do avô de Luciano Huck embarca no 'Vou de Táxi' - Caldeirão do Huck". Caldeirão do Huck (in Brazilian Portuguese).
  10. ^ 19 artistas que têm um currículo acadêmico de fazer inveja
  11. ^ "O incrível Huck | EXAME". (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "Luciano Huck: De playboy da noite à ícone nacional". Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  13. ^ "Luciano Huck relembra passado na Band em entrevista ao Mais Você – Últimas Notícias – UOL TV e Famosos". UOL TV e Famosos (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  14. ^ "Tiago Leifert nas tardes de domingo". Globo Imprensa (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  15. ^ "Tiago Leifert substitui Faustão nas tardes de domingo da Globo até estreia de Luciano Huck". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved February 3, 2022.
  16. ^ REDAÇÃO (September 5, 2021). "Novos jurados e participantes: Tudo sobre a nova temporada do Show dos Famosos". Notícias da TV (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  17. ^ Cultura, SP (June 22, 2015). "Instituto Criar de Tv, Cinema e Novas Mídias – SP Cultura". SP Cultura (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  18. ^ "Conheça a trajetória de Luciano Huck, o quase candidato". Gazeta do Povo (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  19. ^ "Quem Somos". RenovaBR (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved February 3, 2022.
  20. ^ Geromel, Ricardo (October 19, 2017). "News From Brazil: Will Star Luciano Huck Run For President?". Forbes. Archived from the original on October 19, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  21. ^ Jardim, Lauro. "Luciano Huck desiste de vez de ser candidato | Lauro Jardim – O Globo". Lauro Jardim – O Globo (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  22. ^ "Folha de S.Paulo – Mônica Bergamo – 01/11/2004". Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  23. ^ "Luciano Huck posta foto com Angélica e os filhos no réveillon". Extra Online (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  24. ^ Redação TV Globo. "Luciano Huck elogia Tata Werneck como uma das melhores aquisições da Globo". Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  25. ^ "Prêmio Extra de TV: 'Caldeirão do Huck' é eleito mais uma vez o melhor programa". Extra Online (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  26. ^ Alessandro Lo-Bianco; Wal Ribeiro (March 22, 2010). "Luciano Huck: 'Por causa do Soletrando, a molecada presta mais atenção na língua portuguesa!'". Abril. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved March 15, 2012.

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