Raymond Cruz

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Raymond Cruz
RaymondCruzJune09.jpg
Cruz in 2009
Born(1961-07-09) July 9, 1961 (age 53)
Los Angeles, California, US
Other namesRaymund Cruz
OccupationActor
Years active1987–present
 
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Raymond Cruz
RaymondCruzJune09.jpg
Cruz in 2009
Born(1961-07-09) July 9, 1961 (age 53)
Los Angeles, California, US
Other namesRaymund Cruz
OccupationActor
Years active1987–present

Raymond Cruz (born July 9, 1961) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Detective Julio Sanchez in the series The Closer, his recurring role as Tuco Salamanca, a violent and psychotic meth dealer, in the crime drama series Breaking Bad, and for his various military roles. He currently stars on the series Major Crimes, a spinoff of The Closer, reprising the role of Sanchez.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cruz was born in Los Angeles, California, and is of Mexican ancestry. His film roles include Ding Chavez in Clear and Present Danger, Hector in "Out For Justice", Tom Berenger's second-in-command Joey Six in The Substitute, U.S. Marine Sergeant Rojas in The Rock, as Jesus in From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, USM Private Vincent DiStephano in Alien Resurrection, and Ramirez in Under Siege. He appeared as Chuey, a gang member from the Vatos Locos, in the gang film Blood In Blood Out. In 2005, he played Chino in Havoc. He appeared in Gremlins 2: The New Batch, credited as "The Messenger," and in Training Day as a gang member named Sniper. He played a Los Angeles firefighter in Collateral Damage. He had guest roles in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Siege of AR-558", the X-Files episode "El Mundo Gira", and the second season of 24. He also made an appearance as the father of a murdered girl in CSI. He played a short-lived but well-known role as Tuco Salamanca, a violent and psychotic meth dealer in Breaking Bad in 2008 and 2009. He had a recurring role as Paco on My Name Is Earl, and as Alejandro Perez on Nip/Tuck.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1987Maid to OrderSam
1988Twice DeadGang member
1989I Know My First Name is StevenPunk
1990Gremlins 2: The New BatchMessenger
1991Dead AgainStore clerk
1991Out For JusticeHector
1992Under SiegeRamirez
1993Blood In Blood OutChuey
1994Clear and Present DangerDing Chavez
1995Operation Dumbo DropStaff Sergeant AdamsUncredited
1996The SubstituteJoey Six
1996The RockSergeant RojasUncredited
1996Up Close and PersonalFernando Buttanda
1997Alien ResurrectionPrivate Vincent DiStephano
1999From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood MoneyJesus
2001Training DaySniper
2002Collateral DamageJunior
2004My Name is ModestyGarcia
2005HavocChino

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Murder, She WroteJosé "Joseph" GalvanEpisode: "Double Jeopardy"
1997The X FilesEladio BuenteEpisode: "El Mundo Gira"
1998Star Trek: Deep Space NineVargasEpisode: "The Siege of AR-558"
2000Harsh RealmSgt. Escalante2 episodes
200324Rouse2 episodes
2003–2010Nip/TuckAlejandro Perez
2005–2012The CloserDetective Julio Sanchez
2005–2008My Name is EarlPaco5 episodes
2008–2009Breaking BadTuco Salamanca4 episodes
2012White CollarSheriff MoralesEpisode: "Most Wanted"
2012–presentMajor CrimesDetective Julio Sanchez

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TNT Says Goodbye to The Closer, Hello to Major Crimes". TV Guide. August 12, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 

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