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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 9 July 1961Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Scott Bain

Trivia (4)

Often plays the roles of soldiers.
Mexican-American actor based in Los Angeles who grew up in the tough East Los Angeles hood.
Hobby and passion is riding and building motorcycles. His pride and joy is a 1972 Moto Guzzi El Dorado police bike that he worked on for two years.
He had the nickname, "Sniper", in Training Day (2001) and he was a Army SF sniper in Clear and Present Danger (1994).

Personal Quotes (2)

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 translating the written word into performance.
Live theatre provides a rush you can't get in film or television. But it is the TV and film work that offers the leisure to go off and do a play.

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