Raymond Cruz Net Worth

Raymond Cruz Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Raymond Cruz net worth is
$2 Million

Raymond Cruz Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameRaymond Cruz
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 9, 1961
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Height1.7 m
EducationEast Los Angeles College
AwardsImagen Award for Best Supporting Actor/Television (2006, 2009, 2011)
NominationsSaturn Award (2010), Indie Series Awards - Best Supporting Actor - Drama(2012), NAMIC Vision Awards (2009), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008-2011)
MoviesLos Americans (2011), The Closer (2005), Breaking Bad (2008), Blood Money (2000), Cleveland Abduction (2015)
TV ShowsMajor Crimes", "Better Call Saul", "Better Call Saul", "To Kill A Mockingbird", "Maid to Order", "Under Siege", "Blood In Blood Out", "Clear And Present Danger", "The Rock", "From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money"
1Live 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.
2When 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.
1He had the nickname, "Sniper", in Training Day (2001) and he was a Army SF sniper in Clear and Present Danger (1994).
2Hobby 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.
3Mexican-American actor based in Los Angeles who grew up in the tough East Los Angeles hood.
4Often plays the roles of soldiers.


Major Crimes2012-2016TV SeriesJulio Sanchez
Better Call Saul2015-2016TV SeriesTuco Salamanca / Tuco
A Gringo Honeymoon2015ShortCarlos
Cleveland Abduction2015TV MovieAriel Castro
Lauren2013TV SeriesMartinez
The Closer2005-2012TV SeriesJulio Sanchez
White Collar2012TV SeriesEnrico Morales
CSI: Miami2003-2011TV SeriesMarcos Trejo / Martin Medesto
Los Americans2011TV SeriesMemo
Breaking Bad2008-2009TV SeriesTuco Salamanca
Ylse2008TV SeriesJesse
My Name Is Earl2007-2008TV SeriesPaco
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003-2008TV SeriesDonald Balboa / Miguel Durado
Day Break2007TV SeriesLuis Torres
Nip/Tuck2003-2006TV SeriesAlejandro Pérez
10 Tricks2006Sal
Brothers in Arms2005Reverend
My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure2004Raphael Garcia
Just Hustle2004Spanish Professor
The Division2002-2003TV SeriesRay Sanchez / Roland
Star Trek: Elite Force II2003Video GameLieutenant Jorge Gonzalez (voice)
242003TV SeriesRouse
Boomtown2002TV SeriesRuben
Robbery Homicide Division2002TV SeriesJesus 'Termite' Rosales
Collateral Damage2002Junior
Training Day2001Sniper
Blood Money2000TV MovieGutierrez
Alien: Resurrection2000Video GameDiStephano (voice)
Harsh Realm2000TV SeriesSergeant Escalante
The Eddie Files1995-2000TV SeriesJohnny
Seven Days1999-2000TV SeriesTeo Millar / Rodriguez
Strange World2000TV SeriesRinaldo Molina
NYPD Blue1995-2000TV SeriesRico / Raoul
The Last Marshal1999T-Boy
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money1999VideoJesus
Playing Patti1998
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1998TV SeriesVargas
The Practice1998TV SeriesMiguel Moreno
413 Hope St.1997TV SeriesRico
Alien: Resurrection1997Distephano
Cracker: Mind Over Murder1997TV SeriesMacCormick
Last Stand at Saber River1997TV MovieManuel
The X-Files1997TV SeriesEladio Buente
The Rock1996Sergeant Rojas (uncredited)
The Substitute1996Joey Six
Up Close & Personal1996Fernando Buttanda
Broken Arrow1996Air Force Staff Officer at Casualty Briefing (uncredited)
Walker, Texas Ranger1995TV SeriesSergeant Perez
The Marshal1995TV SeriesRossiter
Dragstrip Girl1994TV MovieDoogie
Clear and Present Danger1994Domingo Chavez
Dead Badge1994Tomas Gomez
Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun1993VideoArturo
When the Party's Over1993Mario
Blood In, Blood Out1993Chuey
Murder, She Wrote1993TV SeriesJosé 'Joseph' Galvan
Under Siege1992Ramirez
Nails1992TV MoviePaco Sanchez
Man Trouble1992Balco
Perfect Crimes1991TV MovieDiego
Dead Again1991Clerk
Out for Justice1991Hector
Hunter1990TV SeriesTomas Delgado
China Beach1990TV SeriesLopez
Lifestories1990TV Series
Cold Dog Soup1990Gang Member
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990Messenger
Matlock1990TV SeriesAlien Worker
Freddy's Nightmares1990TV SeriesJohnny 'Mac' McFarland
A Nightmare on Drug Street1989ShortFelipe
I Know My First Name Is Steven1989TV Mini-SeriesPunk #2
Knots Landing1988TV SeriesVan Driver / Young Man
Twice Dead1988Gang Member
Vietnam War Story1988TV SeriesDiaz
CBS Schoolbreak Special1988TV SeriesAngel Perez
Cagney & Lacey1988TV SeriesAlonzo
Beauty and the Beast1988TV SeriesHal
Maid to Order1987Sam (as Raymond Garcia)

Sound Department



The Eric Andre Show2016TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual Noble Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Talking Bad2013TV SeriesHimself - 'Tuco Salamanca'
The Closer Series Finale: Red Carpet2012TV MovieHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2008TV MovieHimself
Pure 242003TV Series documentaryRouse

Won Awards

2009Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor/TelevisionThe Closer (2005)
2006Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Closer (2005)

Nominated Awards

2012ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Supporting Actor - DramaLos Americans (2011)
2011Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor - TelevisionThe Closer (2005)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Closer (2005)
2010Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Guest Starring Role on TelevisionBreaking Bad (2008)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Closer (2005)
2009Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaThe Closer (2005)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Closer (2005)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Closer (2005)

Known for movies

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