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Overview (3)

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Birth NameLuis Ruben De Los Reyes
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Raised in the backstage wings of Las Vegas hotels by his Cuban father, Puerto Rican born Kamar de los Reyes knew the second he was hoisted onto the stage to dance with Lola Falana at the age of eight, that he not only wanted to perform, but he wanted to be out front.

Kamar's father, a Cuban drummer and percussionist, would see two of his three sons follow in his footsteps, one a world-renowned drummer, the other a world-renowned percussionist. Kamar, the youngest of the brood, chose to go another route. While in high school Kamar discovered the arts as a singer and dancer. During his senior year, a stage role as El Gallo in The Fantastiks marked his acting debut. Shortly there after Kamar would go to Los Angeles, to visit his brother Daniel, who was playing percussion for the Cher video "We All Sleep Alone." Kamar landed a dancing role and subsequently went on to work with Kenny Ortega in the feature film "Salsa"(1998)_and the television series "Dirty Dancing"(1988)_. Later in 2001, Kamar would work again with Kenny Ortega in the VH-1 movie "The Way She Moves"2001_. Only this time he would work as the lead actor.

In 1989, Kamar began to focus only on his acting career... "I was baptized by fire," he likes to say. With very little professional experience as an actor, Kamar landed a role in the critically acclaimed Off Broadway play "Blade to the Heat" and rose to critical attention for his portrayal of gay Irish-Mexican boxer Pedro Quinn and the rest, I guess you can say, is history.

Kamar has steadily performed alongside a virtual who's who in television, movies, stage and music for over two decades including projects such as "The Gifted"(2017), "Sleepy Hollow"(2013)_, "One Life to Live"(1968)_, "The Shooter"(2016), and "Blue Bloods"(2010)_, just to name a few. He would star in the made for television movie "The Way She Moves"(2001)_, "Nixon"(1995)_ directed by Oliver Stone and the feature film "Salt"(2010)_, starring Angelina Jolie. You might also recognize him as the face and voice of Raul Menendez in the most successful video game franchise in history, "Call of Duty: Black Ops II"(2010)_, and "Call of Duty: Black Ops IV"(2018).

Joining forces with his actor wife Sherri Saum "The Fosters"(2013)_, they created MaPá Productions and recently starred in and produced their first short film "First Strike Butcher Knife"(2017)_, which premiered at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival to critical acclaim.

An avid gym rat and self-professed weekend warrior, Kamar resides in Los Angeles with his wife and 4-year-old twins Michael Luis and John Rubén. Kamar is also very active in helping with the recovery efforts of his beloved island Puerto Rico. To date, Kamar and his brother Daniel de los Reyes along with Day Glow Relief have made five trips to the hurricane-ravaged island. "We want to make sure that the relief aid makes it into the hands of the people who need it most, but also create awareness so that the people of Puerto Rico aren't forgotten."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MGMT. Entertainment

Spouse (1)

Elane (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (14)

Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1997]
Has a son
Attended high school in Las Vegas with Charisma Carpenter. He was a junior when she was a freshman.
His brother Walfredo Reyes plays percussion for Chicago.
His brother Daniel de los Reyes plays percussion for the Zac Brown Band.
His father Walfredo de los Reyes was born in Havana, Cuba in 1933. it has been noted that Walfredo was one of the first trap drummers who added the tumbadora and bongo' to the jazz idiom in the largest Antillean island.
His mother Matilde resides in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Kamar has twice been chosen by PEOPLE En Espanol as one the 25 Sexiest Bachelors.(1997) (2005).
Kamar had surgery on his right shoulder after suffering an injury while performing a stunt as Antonio on the set of 'One Life to Live'.
Also has two sister's Lily and Ilde who both reside in Las Vegas and work in the hotel business.
Kamar had a chance to visit the house his father grew up in as a child in Havana, Cuba while filming 'Love and Suicide'. The woman who lives there now is the daughter of one of his father's best friends and was featured in the movie. As it turned out, Kamar improvised an entire scene with her and half way through the scene she left and brought back a photo of Kamar's actual father Walfredo, which can be seen in the movie.
Kamar is proud of the fact that he had the opportunity to film a movie in both the birthplaces of his parents. 'Love and Suicide' was filmed in Havana, Cuba and 'Cayo' was filmed in Puerto Rico.
Attended high school with Lorenzo Fertita and Dana White, co-founders of UFC. They were juniors when he was a senior.
Has a dog named Leo.

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