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Raymond Cruz net worth:
$2 Million

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Raymond Cruz Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Raymond Cruz was born on 9 July 1961, in Los Angeles, California USA, of Mexican descent. He is an actor, probably best known for his role of Detective Julio Sanchez in the television series “The Closer” and in its spin-off  “Major Crimes”, and that of the drug dealer Tuco Salamanca in the series “Breaking Bad” and its spin-off “Better Call Saul”.

So just how rich is Raymond Cruz at present? Sources state that Cruz has earned a net worth of over $2 million, as of late 2016, accumulated during his acting career which now stretches over almost 30 years.

Raymond Cruz Net Worth $2 Million

Cruz grew up on the rough, gang-filled streets of East Los Angeles, however, at an early age he had already become interested in American literature, which kept him away from gang life. He attended East Los Angeles College, majoring in writing and theatre.

Cruz became interested in acting upon seeing the classic film “To Kill A Mockingbird”, but his professional acting career started in theatre. He made his film debut with a small part in the 1987 film “Maid to Order”, and went on to appear in numerous films in the ’90s, including “Under Siege”, “Blood In Blood Out”, “Clear And Present Danger”, “The Rock” and “From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money”, which established his net worth.

In the meantime, he was active on television as well, guest starring in a number of series during the ‘90s such as “Hunter”, “Murder: She Wrote”, “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “The X-Files”. Paving his way to fame and recognition, Cruz’s net worth started to rise.

The early 2000s were also a fairly busy period for Cruz; his film appearances of the time include “Training Day”, “Collateral Damage” and “My Name Is Honesty”. As for television, the early part of the decade saw him taking recurring roles in series like “Harsh Realm”, “The Division”, “24” and “Nip/Tuck”. In 2005 he was cast as Detective Julio Sanchez in the popular television police procedural “The Closer”, remaining in the show until 2012. His portrayal of Sanchez brought him astonishing popularity, considerably adding to his wealth. It also earned him two Image Foundation Awards for Best Supporting Actor. As of 2012, Cruz has reprized his role of Det. Julio Sanchez in the series “Major Crimes”, a spin-off from “The Closer”.

In the meantime, Cruz tackled a mix of film and television work. He appeared in the films “Havoc”, “Brothers in Arms” and “10 Tricks”, and landed recurring roles in the series “My Name Is Earl” and “Day Break”. He portrayed a drug lord Tuco Salamanca in several episodes of the hit series “Breaking Bad”, a role which significantly reinforced his popularity in the acting world, and he reprized his role of Salamanca in the series Better Call Saul”, a spin-off of “Breaking Bad” in 2015-2016. Playing Sanchez and Salamanca has been Cruz’s most recognizable work in his career, and a significant source of his net worth as well.

When it comes to his personal life, Cruz is married to Simi, but keeps his private life mostly away from the public eye.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Major Crimes 2012-2016 TV Series Julio Sanchez
Better Call Saul 2015-2016 TV Series Tuco Salamanca / Tuco
A Gringo Honeymoon 2015 Short Carlos
Cleveland Abduction 2015 TV Movie Ariel Castro
Lauren 2013 TV Series Martinez
The Closer 2005-2012 TV Series Julio Sanchez
White Collar 2012 TV Series Enrico Morales
CSI: Miami 2003-2011 TV Series Marcos Trejo / Martin Medesto
Los Americans 2011 TV Series Memo
Breaking Bad 2008-2009 TV Series Tuco Salamanca
Ylse 2008 TV Series Jesse
My Name Is Earl 2007-2008 TV Series Paco
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003-2008 TV Series Donald Balboa / Miguel Durado
Day Break 2007 TV Series Luis Torres
Nip/Tuck 2003-2006 TV Series Alejandro Pérez
10 Tricks 2006 Sal
Brothers in Arms 2005 Reverend
Havoc 2005 Chino
My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure 2004 Raphael Garcia
Just Hustle 2004 Spanish Professor
The Division 2002-2003 TV Series Ray Sanchez / Roland
Star Trek: Elite Force II 2003 Video Game Lieutenant Jorge Gonzalez (voice)
24 2003 TV Series Rouse
Boomtown 2002 TV Series Ruben
Robbery Homicide Division 2002 TV Series Jesus 'Termite' Rosales
Collateral Damage 2002 Junior
Training Day 2001 Sniper
Blood Money 2000 TV Movie Gutierrez
Alien: Resurrection 2000 Video Game DiStephano (voice)
Harsh Realm 2000 TV Series Sergeant Escalante
The Eddie Files 1995-2000 TV Series Johnny
Seven Days 1999-2000 TV Series Teo Millar / Rodriguez
Strange World 2000 TV Series Rinaldo Molina
NYPD Blue 1995-2000 TV Series Rico / Raoul
The Last Marshal 1999 T-Boy
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money 1999 Video Jesus
Playing Patti 1998
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1998 TV Series Vargas
The Practice 1998 TV Series Miguel Moreno
413 Hope St. 1997 TV Series Rico
Alien: Resurrection 1997 Distephano
Cracker: Mind Over Murder 1997 TV Series MacCormick
Last Stand at Saber River 1997 TV Movie Manuel
The X-Files 1997 TV Series Eladio Buente
The Rock 1996 Sergeant Rojas (uncredited)
The Substitute 1996 Joey Six
Up Close & Personal 1996 Fernando Buttanda
Broken Arrow 1996 Air Force Staff Officer at Casualty Briefing (uncredited)
Walker, Texas Ranger 1995 TV Series Sergeant Perez
The Marshal 1995 TV Series Rossiter
Dragstrip Girl 1994 TV Movie Doogie
Clear and Present Danger 1994 Domingo Chavez
Dead Badge 1994 Tomas Gomez
Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun 1993 Video Arturo
When the Party's Over 1993 Mario
Blood In, Blood Out 1993 Chuey
Murder, She Wrote 1993 TV Series José 'Joseph' Galvan
Under Siege 1992 Ramirez
Judgement 1992 Cyclone
Nails 1992 TV Movie Paco Sanchez
Man Trouble 1992 Balco
Perfect Crimes 1991 TV Movie Diego
Dead Again 1991 Clerk
Out for Justice 1991 Hector
Hunter 1990 TV Series Tomas Delgado
China Beach 1990 TV Series Lopez
Lifestories 1990 TV Series
Cold Dog Soup 1990 Gang Member
Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 Messenger
Matlock 1990 TV Series Alien Worker
Freddy's Nightmares 1990 TV Series Johnny 'Mac' McFarland
A Nightmare on Drug Street 1989 Short Felipe
I Know My First Name Is Steven 1989 TV Mini-Series Punk #2
Knots Landing 1988 TV Series Van Driver / Young Man
Twice Dead 1988 Gang Member
Vietnam War Story 1988 TV Series Diaz
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1988 TV Series Angel Perez
Cagney & Lacey 1988 TV Series Alonzo
Beauty and the Beast 1988 TV Series Hal
Maid to Order 1987 Sam (as Raymond Garcia)

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Midnight 1989 looping

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eric Andre Show 2016 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual Noble Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Talking Bad 2013 TV Series Himself - 'Tuco Salamanca'
The Closer Series Finale: Red Carpet 2012 TV Movie Himself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race 2008 TV Movie Himself
Pure 24 2003 TV Series documentary Rouse

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Supporting Actor/Television The Closer (2005)
2006 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Supporting Actor The Closer (2005)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 ISA Indie Series Awards Best Supporting Actor - Drama Los Americans (2011)
2011 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Supporting Actor - Television The Closer (2005)
2011 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series The Closer (2005) · G.W. Bailey
· Michael Paul Chan
· Jonathan Del Arco
· Tony Denison
· Robert Gossett
· Phillip P. Keene
· Corey Reynolds
· Kyra Sedgwick
· J.K. Simmons
· Jon Tenney
2010 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Guest Starring Role on Television Breaking Bad (2008)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series The Closer (2005) · G.W. Bailey
· Michael Paul Chan
· Tony Denison
· Robert Gossett
· Phillip P. Keene
· Corey Reynolds
· Kyra Sedgwick
· J.K. Simmons
· Jon Tenney
2009 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance - Drama The Closer (2005)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series The Closer (2005) · G.W. Bailey
· Michael Paul Chan
· Tony Denison
· Robert Gossett
· Phillip P. Keene
· Gina Ravera
· Corey Reynolds
· Kyra Sedgwick
· J.K. Simmons
· Jon Tenney
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series The Closer (2005) · G.W. Bailey
· Michael Paul Chan
· Tony Denison
· Robert Gossett
· Phillip P. Keene
· Gina Ravera
· Corey Reynolds
· Kyra Sedgwick
· J.K. Simmons
· Jon Tenney


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#Fact
1 He had the nickname, "Sniper", in Training Day (2001) and he was a Army SF sniper in Clear and Present Danger (1994).
2 Hobby and passion is riding and building motorcycles. His pride and joy is a 1972 Moto Guzzi El Dorado police bike that he worked on for two years.
3 Mexican-American actor based in Los Angeles who grew up in the tough East Los Angeles hood.
4 Often plays the roles of soldiers.

#Quote
1 Live theatre provides a rush you can't get in film or television. But it is the TV and film work that offers the leisure to go off and do a play.
2 When I was a kid, they bused us down to a screening of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) in an old theater and it was just a great experience. I became fascinated by the fact that you could translate written material into performance. That's what compelled me to pursue this. I went to college and studied writing and I got involved in theater. It's always been my passion. I love the challenge of translating the written word into performance.


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