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Overview (2)

Birth NameVictor Rivas
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Victor Rivers was born in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba as Victor Rivas. He is an actor, known for The Mask of Zorro (1998), Blood In, Blood Out (1993) and Hulk (2003). He has been married to Mim Eichler Rivas since 1988. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Mim Eichler Rivas (1988 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (10)

He was an offensive lineman with the Miami Dolphins from 1978-1979.
Graduated from Florida State University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Is listed as a Distinguished and Notable Alumnus of Florida State University.
Came to American from his homeland, Cuba, at the age of two.
Since 1999, he has been the national spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Former gang member who turned his life around at an early age, going on to attend, as a scholar-athlete, Florida State University on a full four-year football scholarship.
Was a victim of extreme child abuse and witnessed his mother being a victim of domestic violence, both of which were committed by his father. As a result, he is now a devoted advocate of and activist for domestic violence prevention.
His character in The Mask of Zorro, Joaquin Murieta, is portrayed as the older brother of the new Zorro, Alejandro Murieta. Although Alejandro is a fictional character, Joaquin Murieta was not. He was a real-life bandit and folk hero, and is widely believe to have been the original inspiration for Zorro.
Currently on tour to promote his new book, "A Private Family Matter." [2005]
Currently speaking at hospitals and other social service organizations on domestic violence. [2005]

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