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Raymond Cruz is a mild-mannered man who studied writing and theater. He is perhaps best-known for his portrayal of the frighteningly lethal "Tuco Salamanca" in AMC's ground-breaking show Breaking Bad (2008), a character he later reprized for the first two episodes of the "Breaking Bad" spin-off, Better Call Saul (2015). See full bio »
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Known For

Training Day
Training Day Sniper
(2001)
Major Crimes
Major Crimes Julio Sanchez
(2012-2017)
The Closer
The Closer Julio Sanchez
(2005-2012)
Alien: Resurrection
Alien: Resurrection Distephano
(1997)

Filmography

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 2017 Mayans MC (TV Series) (pre-production)
Che 'Padre' Romero
- 2017 Pilot (2017) ... Che 'Padre' Romero
 2012-2017 Major Crimes (TV Series)
Julio Sanchez
- Sanctuary City: Part 3 (2017) ... Julio Sanchez
- Sanctuary City: Part 2 (2017) ... Julio Sanchez
- Sanctuary City: Part 1 (2017) ... Julio Sanchez
- Shockwave: Part 2 (2017) ... Julio Sanchez
- Shockwave: Part 1 (2017) ... Julio Sanchez
 2015-2016 Better Call Saul (TV Series)
Tuco Salamanca
- Gloves Off (2016) ... Tuco Salamanca
- Mijo (2015) ... Tuco Salamanca
- Uno (2015) ... Tuco Salamanca
 2015 A Gringo Honeymoon (Short)
Carlos
 2015 Cleveland Abduction (TV Movie)
Ariel Castro
 2013 Lauren (TV Series)
Martinez
- Episode #2.8 (2013) ... Martinez
- Episode #2.4 (2013) ... Martinez
- Episode #2.2 (2013) ... Martinez
 2005-2012 The Closer (TV Series)
Julio Sanchez
- The Last Word (2012) ... Julio Sanchez
- Armed Response (2012) ... Julio Sanchez
- Last Rites (2012) ... Julio Sanchez
- Drug Fiend (2012) ... Julio Sanchez
- Fool's Gold (2012) ... Julio Sanchez
 2012 White Collar (TV Series)
Enrico Morales
- Most Wanted (2012) ... Enrico Morales
 2003-2011 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Marcos Trejo / Martin Medesto
- Special Delivery (2011) ... Marcos Trejo
- Hurricane Anthony (2003) ... Martin Medesto (uncredited)
 2011 Los Americans (TV Series)
Memo
- The Truth Hurts (2011) ... Memo
- Happy Birthday (2011) ... Memo
- Going to Mexico (2011) ... Memo
- The Legacy ... Memo
 2008-2009 Breaking Bad (TV Series)
Tuco Salamanca
- Grilled (2009) ... Tuco Salamanca
- Seven Thirty-Seven (2009) ... Tuco Salamanca
- A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal (2008) ... Tuco Salamanca
- Crazy Handful of Nothin' (2008) ... Tuco Salamanca
 2008 Ylse (TV Series)
Jesse
 2007-2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Paco
- Love Octagon (2008) ... Paco
- Early Release (2007) ... Paco
- Midnight Bun (2007) ... Paco
- The Frank Factor (2007) ... Paco
 2003-2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Donald Balboa / Miguel Durado
- A Thousand Days on Earth (2008) ... Donald Balboa
- Play with Fire (2003) ... Miguel Durado
 2007 Day Break (TV Series)
Luis Torres
- What If They're Connected? (2007) ... Luis Torres
 2003-2006 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Alejandro Pérez
- Merrill Bobolit (2006) ... Alejandro Pérez
- Pilot (2003) ... Alejandro Pérez
 2006 10 Tricks
Sal
 2005 Brothers in Arms
Reverend
 2005 Havoc
Chino
 2004 Just Hustle
Spanish Professor
 2002-2003 The Division (TV Series)
Ray Sanchez / Roland
- Acts of Betrayal (2003) ... Ray Sanchez
- Hearts & Minds (2003) ... Ray Sanchez
- Angel Work (2002) ... Roland
 2003 Star Trek: Elite Force II (Video Game)
Lieutenant Jorge Gonzalez (voice)
 2003 24 (TV Series)
Rouse
- Day 2: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (2003) ... Rouse
- Day 2: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (2003) ... Rouse
 2002 Boomtown (TV Series)
Ruben
- Crash (2002) ... Ruben
 2002 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series)
Jesus 'Termite' Rosales
- City of Strivers (2002) ... Jesus 'Termite' Rosales
 2002 Collateral Damage
Junior
 2001 Training Day
Sniper
 2000 Blood Money (TV Movie)
Gutierrez
 2000 Alien: Resurrection (Video Game)
DiStephano (voice)
 2000 Harsh Realm (TV Series)
Sergeant Escalante
- Cincinnati (2000) ... Sergeant Escalante
- Manus Domini (2000) ... Sergeant Escalante
 1995-2000 The Eddie Files (TV Series)
Johnny
- Length and Area: Sleep Like a Dog (2000) ... Johnny
- Variables: The Green Thumb (1998) ... Johnny
- Ratios: The Lonesome Pine (1998) ... Johnny
- Volume: The Day Manhattan Ran Dry (1997) ... Johnny
 1999-2000 Seven Days (TV Series)
Teo Millar / Rodriguez
- The Cuban Missile (2000) ... Teo Millar
- Daddy's Girl (1999) ... Rodriguez
 2000 Strange World (TV Series)
Rinaldo Molina
- Man Plus (2000) ... Rinaldo Molina
 1995-2000 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Rico / Raoul
- Everybody Plays the Mule (2000) ... Rico
- Heavin' Can Wait (1995) ... Raoul
 1999 The Last Marshal
T-Boy
 1998 Playing Patti
 1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Vargas
- The Siege of AR-558 (1998) ... Vargas
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Miguel Moreno
- Truth and Consequences (1998) ... Miguel Moreno
 1997 413 Hope St. (TV Series)
Rico
- Lost Boys and Gothic Girls (1997) ... Rico
 1997 Alien: Resurrection
Distephano
 1997 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)
MacCormick
- 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1997) ... MacCormick
 1997 Last Stand at Saber River (TV Movie)
Manuel
 1997 The X-Files (TV Series)
Eladio Buente
- El Mundo Gira (1997) ... Eladio Buente
 1996 The Rock
Sergeant Rojas (uncredited)
 1996 The Substitute
Joey Six
 1996 Up Close & Personal
Fernando Buttanda
 1996 Broken Arrow
Air Force Staff Officer at Casualty Briefing (uncredited)
 1995 Operation Dumbo Drop
C-123 Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Sergeant Perez
- Case Closed (1995) ... Sergeant Perez
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series)
Rossiter
- The Ballad of Lucas Burke (1995) ... Rossiter
 1994 Dragstrip Girl (TV Movie)
Doogie
 1994 Clear and Present Danger
Domingo Chavez
 1994 Dead Badge
Tomas Gomez
 1993 When the Party's Over
Mario
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out
Chuey
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
José 'Joseph' Galvan
- Double Jeopardy (1993) ... José 'Joseph' Galvan
 1992 Under Siege
Ramirez
 1992 Judgement
Cyclone
 1992 Nails (TV Movie)
Paco Sanchez
 1992 Man Trouble
Balco
 1991 Perfect Crimes (TV Movie)
Diego
 1991 Dead Again
Clerk
 1991 Out for Justice
Hector
 1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Tomas Delgado
- La Familia (1990) ... Tomas Delgado
 1990 China Beach (TV Series)
Lopez
- One Small Step (1990) ... Lopez
 1990 Lifestories (TV Series)
- Frank Brody (1990)
 1990 Cold Dog Soup
Gang Member
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Messenger
 1990 Matlock (TV Series)
Alien Worker
- The Cookie Monster (1990) ... Alien Worker
 1990 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Johnny 'Mac' McFarland
- Life Sentence (1990) ... Johnny 'Mac' McFarland (as Ray Cruz)
 1989 A Nightmare on Drug Street (Short)
Felipe
 1989 I Know My First Name Is Steven (TV Mini-Series)
Punk #2
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Punk #2
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Punk #2
 1988 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Van Driver / Young Man
- Deserted (1988) ... Van Driver
- Borderline (1988) ... Young Man
 1988 Twice Dead
Gang Member
 1988 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
Diaz
- Separated (1988) ... Diaz
 1988 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Angel Perez
- Gangs (1988) ... Angel Perez
 1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Alonzo
- Land of the Free (1988) ... Alonzo (as Raymond Garcia)
 1988 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Hal
- Down to a Sunless Sea (1988) ... Hal
 1987 Maid to Order
Sam (as Raymond Garcia)
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Co-starred in The Eddie Files. (FASE) Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education.

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Alternate Names:

Ray Cruz | Raymond Garcia

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I was a kid, they bused us down to a screening of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) in an old theater and it was just a great experience. I became fascinated by the fact that you could translate written material into performance. That's what compelled me to pursue this. I went to college and studied writing and I got involved in theater. It's always been my passion. I love the challenge of ... See more »

Trivia:

Mexican-American actor based in Los Angeles who grew up in the tough East Los Angeles hood. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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