Raymond Cruz

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7/9/1961 , Los Angeles, California, USA

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Raymond

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Biography:

Raymond Cruz (born July, 1961) is an American character actor, known for his portrayal of drug dealer Tuco Salamanca on "Breaking Bad" and as Detective Julio Sanchez on "The Closer."Cruz grew up in East Los Angeles and discovered his interest in acting during a school trip to see "To Kill A Mockingbird. He began his career in theatre, but began landing small roles in action movies such as 1992's "Under Siege," "Clear and Present Danger" (1994) and "The Rock" (1996). His film credits also include "Alien Resurrection," "Training Day" and "Collateral Damage." He began making guest appearances on popular television programs such as "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "The X Files" and "24." His most recognizable work has been as a recurring character on a popular series. He has played Alejandro Perez on "Nip/Tuck" (2003-2010), Paco on "My Name Is Earl" (2005-2008) as well as his critically acclaimed performances on "Breaking Bad" and "The Closer."



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