Enrique Murciano

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Enrique Murciano
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Murciano in April 2006
BornEnrique Ricardo Murciano
(1973-07-09) July 9, 1973 (age 40)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesEnrique Murciano Jr.
OccupationActor
Years active1997–present
 
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Enrique Murciano
EnriqueMurciano.png
Murciano in April 2006
BornEnrique Ricardo Murciano
(1973-07-09) July 9, 1973 (age 40)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesEnrique Murciano Jr.
OccupationActor
Years active1997–present

Enrique Ricardo Murciano (born July 9, 1973) is an American actor. He is best known for playing FBI agent Danny Taylor in the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Born and raised in Miami, Florida,[2] Murciano attended Christopher Columbus High School[citation needed] and then Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.[3] He originally studied at New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, for a time, but ultimately decided to pursue an acting career and left. He moved to Los Angeles, California, and began his career, making his feature film debut in the 1997 action film Speed 2: Cruise Control, which starred Sandra Bullock.

Career[edit]

In 2000, Murciano appeared in the film Traffic. In 2001, he starred as Francesco Torres on the cancelled MTV soap opera Spyder Games. That same year, he appeared in Black Hawk Down. It was there that he met Jerry Bruckheimer, leading to him being offered a starring role in the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace. The series centered around a missing persons unit of the FBI. He portrayed Danny Taylor from when the show began in 2002 for seven seasons until it ended in 2009. This role earned him two nominations from the ALMA Award in 2008 and in 2009.[4][5]

His additional film credits include Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (his second film with Sandra Bullock), How to Go Out on a Date in Queens, The Lost City and Máncora. He also appeared in the music video "Yes We Can" by will.i.am and in the video directed by Demi Moore "Presidential Pledge".

In October 2009, Murciano appeared in the CBS police procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in season 10: episode 4 titled "Coup de Gráce" (French for "stroke of mercy"), playing Det. Carlos Moreno from the LVPD Vice Division.

In April 2011, Murciano began a recurring role in the CBS police procedural drama NCIS, playing CIA Agent Ray "CI-Ray" Cruz appearing in season 8: episode 20 titled "Two-Faced" and the eighth season finale titled "Pyramid". In January 2012, he made his final appearance on the show in season 9: episode 13 titled "A Desperate Man".

In April 2012, Murciano returned to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation reprising his role of Det. Carlos Moreno, appearing in season 12: episode 20 titled "Altered Stakes", the twelfth season finale titled "Homecoming", the thirteenth season premiere titled "Karma to Burn" and season 13: episode 3 titled "Wild Flowers".

In October 2012, Murciano had a recurring role in the cancelled ABC supernatural/horror drama 666 Park Avenue, playing Dr. Todd Scott Evans, appearing in episode 5 titled "A Crowd of Demons", episode 6 titled "Diabolic" and episode 7 titled "Downward Spiral".

On May 8, 2013, it was reported that Murciano would be co-starring in the 3-D science fiction film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, to be released on Memorial Day 2014.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Murciano is of Cuban descent, and speaks fluent Spanish as shown in Without a Trace in season 4: episode 6 titled "Viuda Negra" (Spanish for "black widow").

In August 2008, Murciano began dating English actress and model Lily Cole. In February 2011, Murciano and Cole broke up after two-and-a-half years of dating.[7]

In 2006, People magazine ranked him #7 in its annual list of "The Sexiest Men Alive".[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1997Speed 2: Cruise ControlAlejandroCredited as Enrique Murciano Jr.
2000TrafficDEA Agent
2001Black Hawk DownRuiz
2002Case 42Lazlo
2003Cafe and TobaccoTico
2005Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and FabulousJeff Foreman
The Lost CityRicardo Fellove
2006How to Go Out on a Date in QueensJunior
2008MáncoraIñigo
2012Water and PowerWater
2014Dawn of the Planet of the ApesTBAPost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Suddenly SusanEnrique1 episode 3.12: "Wedding-Bell Blues"
The PretenderTony1 episode 4.04: "Risque Business"
2001Spyder GamesFrancisco TorresSeries regular, 36 episodes
2002Star Trek: EnterpriseTolaris1 episode 1.17: "Fusion"
2002–2009Without a TraceDanny TaylorSeries regular, 159 episodes
2009CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationDet. Carlos MorenoRecurring role, 1 episode 10.04: "Coup de Gráce"
2010Off the MapManny DiazDropped
Marry MeHarryMini-series, 2 episodes "Part 1" and "Part 2"
2011Hail MaryCarlos MorenoTV movie
NCISCIA Agent Ray "C-I-Ray" CruzRecurring role, 2 episodes 8.20: "Two-Faced" and 8.24: "Pyramid"
MediumLuis Amenabar1 episode 7.13: " Me Without You"
2012NCISCIA Agent Ray "C-I-Ray" CruzRecurring role, 1 episode 9.13: "A Desperate Man"
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationDet. Carlos MorenoRecurring role, 4 episodes 12.20: "Altered Stakes", 12.22: "Homecoming", 13.1: "Karma to Burn" and 13.3: "Wild Flowers"
666 Park AvenueDr. Todd Scott EvansRecurring role, 3 episodes 1.5: "A Crowd of Demons", 1.6: "Diabolic" and 1.7: "Downward Spiral"
2013The SaintInsp. John Henry FernackTV movie

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