Kristoff Raczyński (Born June 9, 1974) is a Russian born Mexican actor, film producer, screenwriter and TV host of Polish origin. His career began in the 1990s when he produced, wrote and acted in the 2004 Mexican film Matando Cabos. He currently hosts a television program, Kristoff Presenta, broadcast by the Mexican television channel TeleHit. Raczyñski is often credited simply as "Kristoff". Now he has Youtube channel named Kristoff Raczynski.
Raczyñski was born in Moscow to Polish parents. In 1982 his father took the entire family to Mexico City without knowing a single word in Spanish. Since then he has lived in Mexico City. Kristoff has said that he will always remember how his mother used to take him at 6 in the morning under -40 °C to obtain only 5 pieces of bread. At age 16, he worked cleaning elephant excrement in a circus. He earned his first wage working as a "cerillo" (Spanish word for "match", a popular way to call kids who work packing up grocery at supermarkets).
He began his career in the CEA, Televisa's school of performing arts. He spent several years playing supporting characters in Mexican Telenovelas like: Vivo Por Elena (1998) and Ramona (2000), among others. In 2001, Kristoff and Tony Dalton hosted Televisa's TV "No Te Equivoques" (2001), with a high audience rating. The show was a Mexican version of "Jackass".
In 2004, he produced, acted and wrote the Mexican film "Matando Cabos" With "Tony Dalton". Directed by "Alejandro Lozano". In an interview, he said that the most risked decision that he has taken in his life was to leave "No Te Equivoques" to do "Matando Cabos".
He likes music and his favorite singer is "David Bowie". He likes the works of "Pablo Picasso", especially "The Guernica". His main hobbies include reading books of Quantum physics and playing video games.
In 2005, he began to do some collaborations with "Horacio Villalobos" in his TV show "Válvula De Escape" and "Desde Gayola" on Telehit. In 2006, he began to host the program "ID", which caused so much controversy that won the public and "Guillermo Del Bosque decided to give him a program of half hour in Telehit. On Tuesday 6 May 2008, his program "El Show Del Polaco" began to air. The show was cancelled some months afterward. Currently, he remains working for the same TV network.
In 2012, he wrote and directed the short film "Confesiones de un Table" (a.k.a. "Confesiones de un Tabledance", "Confessions of a Tabledance"), produced by Ernesto Ahmad or Bebesky. This short film participated in the "Short Film Corner" of the Cannes Film Festival in that year. It was also featured in the International Film Festival of Guadalajara in 2013.
Kristoff is not married and has no children.
"Matando Cabos" (2004), co-writer, actor
"Confesiones de un Tabledance" (2012), writer and director
"Chapo:El escape del siglo" (2016), actor
"Vivo Por Elena" (1998)
"No Te Equivoques" (2000–2003)
"Desde Gayola" (2003-2004)
"Sexo Con Kristoff" (2007-)
"Cine Con Kristoff"(2007-)
"Gargaras Con Kristoff"(2007-2012)
"El Show Del Polaco" (2008–2009)