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Raul Julia (1940–1994)


Raul Julia was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Olga Arcelay, a mezzo-soprano singer, and Raúl Juliá, an electrical engineer. He graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan. Here he studied the rigorous classical curriculum of the Jesuits and was always active in student dramatics. Julia was discovered while ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 1995 Down Came a Blackbird (TV Movie)
Tomas Ramirez
 1995 Street Fighter: The Movie (Video Game)
M. Bison
 1994 The Burning Season (TV Movie)
Chico Mendes
 1992 The Plague
Cottard
 1990/I Havana
Arturo Duran (uncredited)
 1990 The Rookie
Strom
 1988 Tequila Sunrise
Carlos / Escalante
 1988 The Penitent
Ramon Guerola
 1988 Trading Hearts
Vinnie Iacona
 1987 Tango Bar
Ricardo
 1987 Florida Straits (TV Movie)
Carlos Jayne
 1986 The Morning After
Joaquin Manero
 1986 La gran fiesta
Adolfo
 1985 Compromising Positions
David Suarez
 1984 The New Show (TV Series)
Various / Scarface
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Various / Scarface
 1982 The Escape Artist
Stu Quiñones
 1982 One from the Heart
Ray
 1979 A Life of Sin
Paulo
 1979 Othello (Video)
Othello
 1978 Eyes of Laura Mars
Michael Reisler (as R.J.)
 1976 The Gumball Rally
'Franco'
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Detective Nick Rodriguez
 1974 Aces Up (TV Movie)
Raul
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
Edmund
- King Lear (1974) ... Edmund (as Raúl Juliá)
 1974 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Gregory Robinson
- Oh, Brother (1974) ... Gregory Robinson
 1971-1972 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Rafael
- Episode #3.79 (1972) ... Rafael
- Episode #3.78 (1972) ... Rafael
- Episode #3.69 (1972) ... Rafael
- Episode #3.1 (1971) ... Rafael
 1971 The Organization
Juan Mendoza
 1971 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me
Juan Carlos Rosenbloom
 1970 McCloud (TV Series)
Father Nieves
- Portrait of a Dead Girl (1970) ... Father Nieves (as Raúl Juliá)
 1969 Stiletto
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Miguel Garcia (1969)
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Other Works:

Stage: Played Macbeath in "Threepenny Opera" on Broadway, 1977. Nominated for a Tony award for Best Actor. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Raúl Julia | Raúl Juliá | R.J.

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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I knew there was something special about the theater for me something beyond the regular reality, something that I could get into and transcend and become something other than myself. See more »

Trivia:

Was originally supposed to play Don Diego De la Vega in The Mask of Zorro (1998), but died before he could take the role. See more »

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