<p>Xabier Elorriaga (born Xabier González Elorriaga on April 1, 1944 in Maracaibo) is a contemporary Venezuelan film and TV actor, writer and director.
His exiled parents returned to Bilbao in Spain, in 1969 where he commenced studying Law, Engineering and the Merchant Marine but soon switched to the theatre, becoming well-known as an actor in the Bilbao of the 1970s. He then moved to Barcelona where he studied journalism and worked in the university. He made his prize-winning film debut in 1975 with La ciudad cremada and he has subsequently appeared in over 50 films.
A number of these have been released internationally in English, including:
Together with Arantxa Urretavizcaya, he is credited with the screenplay of Zorrilla's A los cuatro vientos (1987). He directed the short film Ikuska 4 (1980).
His TV work includes the series Anillos de oro, Clase media, and La verdad de Laura. He has made episodic appearances in Telecinco's Hospital Central and was involved with TVE-1's miniseries Las Cerezas del Cementerio.</p>