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Francisco Rivela (1955–2009)

Francisco Rivela was born in 1955 in Spain as Francisco Gutierrez Rivela. He is known for his work on The Cosby Show (1984), St. Paul (2005) and Stealing Home: The Case of Contemporary Cuban Baseball (2001). He was married to Dr. Alina Segura-Bustamante. He died on September 29, 2009 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »


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Known For

The Cosby Show Mr. Arroyo
St. Paul Priest
Reading Rainbow Himself


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 2005 St. Paul (Short)
 1990 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Arroyo
- Getting the Story (1990) ... Mr. Arroyo
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 2001 Stealing Home: The Case of Contemporary Cuban Baseball (TV Movie documentary) (voice - as Francisco G. Rivela)
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 2000 On the Inside (TV Series documentary)
- The Leaning Tower of Pisa (2000) ... (voice)
 1995 Reading Rainbow (TV Series)
- Alejandro's Gift (1995) ... Himself (voice)

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Alternate Names:

Francisco G. Rivela

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He graduated from the University of Madrid with a Masters Degree in Communications. He had a Bachelor's Degree in Drama from the Cordoba Conservatory in Spain. He earned a Master's Degree in Educational Theatre from New York University in New York City. See more »

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