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Fernando Escandon

Fernando Escandon (born 1962 in Mexico) is a Mexican-American restaurateur and actor who is best known to U.S. viewers for his commercials for Frito-Lay's Tostitos chips. This led to his role as El Dorado on Superfriends, from 1981 to 1984.

Escandon also was the voice of Dr. Salazer in "The Mummies of Malenque", an episode of The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.


Fernando Escandon started his radio career in the mining town of Cananea, Sonora, México, the birthplace of the Mexican Revolution. He was staff announcer for radio station XEFQ, "La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre".

During the period of 1979–88, Escandon was chosen by Frito-Lay to introduce Tostitos into the U.S. market as their new "Authentic Mexican Tortilla Chips", thus becoming for the following 8½ years their television spokesman.

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