Raymond Cruz Celebrity

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Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA

Birthday: July 9, 1961, Cancer

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Grew up in East Los Angeles.
  • Was inspired to take up acting after a school trip to see the classic film To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Made TV debut in 1987 and has appeared in guest or recurring roles in some 30 series, including Cagney & Lacey, Knots Landing, China Beach, The X-Files, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, NYPD Blue, 24, My Name Is Earl, Nip/Tuck and CSI: Miami.
  • Was a regular on The Eddie Files, a Peabody Award-winning math-education program that aired on PBS stations in the late 1990s.
  • Received a 2010 Saturn Award nomination for his role as psychotic drug dealer Tuco on Breaking Bad.
  • Likes to build and ride motorcycles; a bike he owns appeared in a 2008 episode of The Closer.

Awards

  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

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