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Rubén Blades was born on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, Panama. He is an actor and composer, known for Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Safe House (2012) and Color of Night (1994). He has been married to Luba Mason since 2006. He was previously married to Lisa Lebenzon. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 28 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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(2003)
Safe House Carlos Villar
(2012)
Color of Night Martinez
(1994)
(2013)

Filmography

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  ESQ (TV Series) (announced)
Victor
- What They Do to Us ... Victor
- Basket of Fruit ... Victor
- The Gift ... Victor
- Criminal Mind ... Victor
- The Hypocritical Oath ... Victor
  Infiltracion (TV Series)
 2015-2022 Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series)
Daniel Salazar
- Gone (2022) ... Daniel Salazar (credit only)
- Amina (2022) ... Daniel Salazar
- Divine Providence (2022) ... Daniel Salazar
- The Raft (2022) ... Daniel Salazar
- Sonny Boy (2022) ... Daniel Salazar (credit only)
 2021 Red Pill
Rocky
 2020 Residente: René (Edición Cuarentena) (Music Video)
Rubén Blades
 2020 Residente: René (Music Video)
Rubén Blades (voice)
 2017 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
El Arrecife de Coral (Coral Reef)
- El Arrecife de Coral (2017) ... El Arrecife de Coral (Coral Reef) (voice)
 2016 Hands of Stone
Carlos Eleta
 2013 The Counselor
Jefe
 2012 Outlaws
President Calles
 2012 Safe House
Carlos Villar
 2011 La siguiente estación (Short)
Benito
 2009 Spoken Word
Cruz-Sr.
 2004/II Secuestro express
Carla's Father
 2003 Spin
Ernesto
 2003 Imagining Argentina
Silvio Ayala
 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Jorge FBI
 2003 The Maldonado Miracle (TV Movie)
Cruz
 2002 Assassination Tango
Miguel
 2002 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
Martin
- Verguenza (2002) ... Martin
 2000-2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Dr. Max Cabranes
- Heart of Glass (2001) ... Dr. Max Cabranes
- The Crash (2001) ... Dr. Max Cabranes
- Filaments and Ligatures (2001) ... Dr. Max Cabranes
- Flashpoint (2001) ... Dr. Max Cabranes
- The Others (2001) ... Dr. Max Cabranes
 2000 All the Pretty Horses
Don Hector de la Rocha y Villarreal
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
Diego Rivera
 1997 Falls Road (TV Movie)
Luis Juega
 1997 Chinese Box
Jim (as Ruben Blades)
 1997 The Devil's Own
Edwin Diaz (as Ruben Blades)
 1997 The X-Files (TV Series)
Conrad Lozano
- El Mundo Gira (1997) ... Conrad Lozano
 1996 Eres mi Canción (Video short)
Singer
 1996 Grampa
Doctor
 1995 Scorpion Spring
Border Patrolman Sam Zaragosa
 1994 Color of Night
Martinez (as Ruben Blades)
 1994 A Million to Juan
Bartender
 1993 Life with Mikey
Angie's Dad (uncredited)
 1993 Miracle on Interstate 880 (TV Movie)
Pastor Beruman
 1991 Rabbit Ears: Joseph and His Brothers (Video short)
Narrator
 1991 Ruben Blades: Camaleon (Video short)
 1991 The Super
Marlon (as Ruben Blades)
 1991 Crazy from the Heart (TV Movie)
Ernesto Ontiveros
 1991 Heart of the Deal (Short)
Graham Greaves
 1991 One Man's War (TV Movie)
Perrone
 1991 The Josephine Baker Story (TV Movie)
Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino
 1990 Predator 2
Danny Archuleta (as Ruben Blades)
 1990 The Two Jakes
Mickey Nice
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Petey
 1989 The Lemon Sisters
C.W
 1989 Disorganized Crime
Carlos Barrios
 1989 Dead Man Out (TV Movie)
Ben
 1988 Homeboy
Doctor
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
Sheriff Bernabe Montoya
 1987 Little Steven: Bitter Fruit (Video short)
Rubén Blades
 1987 Fatal Beauty
Carl Jimenez (as Ruben Blades)
 1987 Sting: They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo) (Music Video)
Rubén Blades
 1987 Critical Condition
Louis
 1985 Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City (Music Video)
Rubén Blades
 1985 Crossover Dreams
Rudy Veloz
 1983 The Last Fight
Andy 'Kid' Clave
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Show Show Soundtrack (39 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Escenas" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ruben Blades

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Luba Mason | See more »

Parents:

Ruben Dario Blades, Sr. | Anoland Diaz
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What good is it to know something, if you don't share what you know?

Trivia:

Holds degrees in Law from the University of Panama and International Law from Harvard University. See more »

Trademark:

Songs as: "Maestra Vida", "Pedro Navaja", "Desiciones", "Desapariciones", "Tiburón", etc. See more »

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