Ari Telch (born May 7, 1962) is an award-winning Mexican actor best known for his work in telenovelas and the stage. Ari Telch Benforado was born to a Jewish family and started acting career with the role of a Jewish boy in El violinista en el tejado (Fiddler on the Roof) with Manolo Fábregas. His next play was Yankee in 1983 produced by Sabina Berman, also of Jewish origin. In Barnum (1986), the play about one of the founders of the Barnum and Bailey circus he rode a monocycle of two meters high. In 1988 he obtained a role in Interés social, a play written by Luis Eduardo Reyes who obtained the National Theater Award for the story. A year later in Loco amor ("Fool for Love" by Sam Shepard) with Angélica Aragón.