Raymond Cruz is perhaps best-known for his portrayal of the frighteningly lethal ‘Tuco Salamanca’ in AMC’s critically acclaimed show Breaking Bad (2008), a character he later reprised for the first two episodes of the spin-off Better Call Saul (2015). The role garnered him a ‘Best Performance in a Television Series’ nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Cruz recently wrapped his sixth and final season of TNT’s Major Crimes (2012) as ‘Julio Sanchez,’ a detective within the Los Angeles Police Department’s Major Crimes Division, a role which originated on TNT’s The Closer (2005) and which offered Cruz a nomination of ‘Best Supporting Actor’ from the Imagen Foundation Awards. Other TV work includes Cleveland Abduction (2015), the TV Movie in which he starred as kidnapper ‘Ariel Castro,’ a role he felt personally connected to having known the victims of his crime personally. Other TV work includes CSI: Miami (2002), Lauren (2012), White Collar (2009), and Los Americans (2011), among others. Cruz has appeared in numerous films including the highly touted Collateral Damage (2002), Training Day (2001), and Alien: Resurrection (2000).