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Rubén Blades

Rubén Blades was born on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, Panama as Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna. He is an actor, known for Safe House (2012), Predator 2 (1990) and Do the Right Thing (1989). See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Hands of Stone (completed)
Carlos Eleta
 2013 The Counselor
 2010 La siguiente estación (Short)
 2009 Spoken Word
 2005 Secuestro express
Carla's Father
 2003 Spin
 2003 Imagining Argentina
Silvio Ayala
 2003 The Maldonado Miracle (TV Movie)
 2002 Assassination Tango
 2002 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
- Verguenza (2002) ... Martin
 2000 All the Pretty Horses
Don Hector de la Rocha y Villarreal
 1997 Chinese Box
 1997 The Devil's Own
Edwin Diaz
 1997 The X-Files (TV Series)
Conrad Lozano
- El Mundo Gira (1997) ... Conrad Lozano
 1996 Grampa
 1996 Scorpion Spring
Border Patrolman Sam Zaragosa
 1996 Eres mi Canción (Video short)
 1994 A Million to Juan
 1993 Life with Mikey
Angie's Dad (uncredited)
 1993 Miracle on Interstate 880 (TV Movie)
Pastor Beruman
 1991 The Super
Marlon (as Ruben Blades)
 1991 Crazy from the Heart (TV Movie)
Ernesto Ontiveros
 1991 One Man's War (TV Movie)
 1991 The Josephine Baker Story (TV Movie)
Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino
 1990 Predator 2
Danny Archuleta (as Ruben Blades)
 1990 The Two Jakes
Michael 'Mickey Nice' Weisskopf
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
 1989 Cinemax Sessions (TV Series)
- Latino Sessions (1989)
 1989 Disorganized Crime
Carlos Barrios
 1989 Dead Man Out (TV Movie)
 1988 Homeboy
 1987 Fatal Beauty
Carl Jimenez (as Ruben Blades)
 1985 Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City (Video short)
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 1985 Crossover Dreams
Rudy Veloz
 1983 The Last Fight
Andy 'Kid' Clave
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(1998- ). Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

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He won his first Grammy for the album, "Encenas", and has won 4 more in Latin categories, a Latin Grammy, and one in World Music for the album "Mundo.". See more »


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