Jorge Facundo Arana von Bernard (born March 31, 1972) is an Argentine actor and musician. Soon after, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease.He is the winner of various awards for television and theater in Argentina. Arana received treatment for much of 1989 and underwent regular testing until 1994, when he was finally declared cancer-free.Airing on Telefe, Muñeca Brava became a huge hit and was sold worldwide, with success in over 50 countries and territories.The success of the show consolidated his status as a leading man.He reached the base camp at 5,364 metres (17,598 ft) but the Altitude sickness made him stop climbing for a few days, during his second attempt Arana's illness progressed to high altitude pulmonary HAPE and cerebral HACE edema which led to Arana's emergency evacuation to Kathmandu.The news was big in Argentina and after some days, to calm his fans, Arana announced that he would fully recover and that the main target of the trip to promote the "Donar Sangre Salva Vidas" campaign would succeed as the flag of the organisation would reach the top even without him.Both movies did well at the box office being the number one and two most watched in Argentina that year.After four years in Telefe, Arana moved to Canal 13, where he had an important role in the successful police show 099 Central.
In 2012 he became the "Godfather" of the first university for indigenous students of Abra Pampa in Jujuy Province. Arana has a blog and has published some of his cartoons in newspapers.
In 2008, he returned to Telefe for the thriller soap Vidas robadas for which he also received many awards.