RAYMOND CRUZ (Rafael Olvera) is perhaps best known for his
indelible portrayal of the unpredictably lethal gangster Tuco Salamanca in AMC's
hit series "Breaking Bad." He later reprised the character in the three episodes
of the prequel series "Better Call Saul."
Cruz more recently starred for six seasons on TNT's "Major Crimes," playing
LAPD Detective Julio Sanchez. He had originated the role on the series "The
Closer," which ran for seven seasons on TNT. For his work on the latter, Cruz
won two Imagen Foundation Awards, for Best Supporting Actor, and shared in four
Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, for Outstanding Performance by an
Ensemble in a Drama Series.
His other television credits include the telefilm "Cleveland Abduction," a
regular role on the series "Los Americans," and guest roles on such series as
"CSI: Miami," "Lauren" and "White Collar."
In addition, Cruz has been seen in a number of feature films, including
"Collateral Damage," "Training Day," "Alien: Resurrection," "Clear and Present
Danger" and "Under Siege."