Raymond Cruz

Cruz in 2015

American actor, best known for his starring role as Detective Julio Sanchez in the series The Closer and its spinoff Major Crimes, as well as his recurring role as drug lord Tuco Salamanca in the crime drama Breaking Bad and its prequel series Better Call Saul.

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The Closer

American television police procedural starring Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson, a Los Angeles Police Department deputy chief.

Primary cast in 2006

Raymond Cruz as Julio Sanchez, LAPD detective, is the guns and gangs specialist (regular: seasons 3–7; recurring: seasons 1–2)

Training Day

2001 American crime thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David Ayer.

Theatrical release poster with original release date

Raymond Cruz as "Sniper"

East Los Angeles College

Public community college in Monterey Park, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.

East LA Classic halftime at Weingart Stadium
ELAC alumnus Antonio Villaraigosa

Raymond Cruz, actor

Alien Resurrection

1997 American science fiction horror film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, written by Joss Whedon, and starring Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder.

Theatrical release poster
The original design of the human/Alien hybrid included a mix of female and male sex organs, which were removed during post-production.
Weaver's performance as Ripley was widely praised by critics.

Raymond Cruz as Vincent Distephano. Distephano is a soldier stationed aboard the Auriga. When the Aliens break out, he joins the crew in their attempt to escape from the ship.

The Substitute

Theatrical release poster

The Substitute is a 1996 American crime action thriller film directed by Robert Mandel and starring Tom Berenger, Ernie Hudson, Marc Anthony, William Forsythe, Raymond Cruz and Luis Guzmán.

Out for Justice

1991 American neo-noir action film directed by John Flynn, and produced by and starring Steven Seagal.

Theatrical release poster

Raymond Cruz as Hector

Julio Sanchez (The Closer)

Lieutenant I (formerly Detective III) Julio Sanchez is a fictional character featured in TNT's The Closer and its follow-up series Major Crimes, portrayed by Raymond Cruz.

Breaking Bad

American neo-Western crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan.

The gas mask worn when characters would cook meth in Breaking Bad is on display at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.
The meth in each episode was blue candy created by the employees at "The Candy Lady".
Breaking Bad cast and crew (left to right): creator Vince Gilligan, RJ Mitte (Walter Jr.), Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), Anna Gunn (Skyler White), Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Dean Norris (Hank Schrader), and producer Mark Johnson
The pink teddy bear as seen during the second season
From left to right: Josh Sapan (AMC president and CEO), Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), Vince Gilligan (creator), Bryan Cranston (Walter White) and Charlie Collier (President, general manager)
The cast and crew of Breaking Bad at the 68th Annual Peabody Awards

Raymond Cruz as Tuco Salamanca – A sociopathic Mexican drug kingpin who becomes Walt and Jesse's meth distributor.

Havoc (2005 film)

2005 American crime drama film starring Anne Hathaway and Bijou Phillips, with Shiri Appleby, Freddy Rodriguez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum, Michael Biehn, and Laura San Giacomo appearing in supporting roles.

Theatrical release poster

Raymond Cruz as Chino

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money

American Western horror film released on March 16, 1999.

US poster for From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money

Buck starts rounding up the old team which consists of C.W. Niles (Muse Watson), Jesus Draven (Raymond Cruz) and Ray Bob (Brett Harrelson).