Joaquim de Almeida

Birthday: Mar 15, 1957
Birthplace: Not Available
A prominent international screen presence whose Golden Globe-nominated performance in the hit Fox series 24 has only served to cement his success in the United States, Joaquim de Almeida has found equal success on both American and European screens. Though he would tend the gardens at the Embassy of Zaire in Austria before testing his mettle as an actor, the Lisbon-born future star eventually set his sights on New York City. It was there that de Almeida first began to achieve fame as a performer in numerous New York Shakespeare Festival productions, with early roles in Miami Vice and The Soldier first bringing him to the attention of American viewers. Though indeed a skilled English-language performer, it was de Almeida's proficiency in Spanish, German, Italian, and French (in addition, of course, to his native Portuguese), that truly helped him to expand into the international film market. Throughout the 1990s, de Almeida's career continued to pick up steam thanks to performances in such widely seen efforts as Robert Rodriguez's Desperado and the sprawling miniseries Nostromo. In 1997, the actor found his continued efforts before the camera finally beginning to pay off when he was awarded a Portuguese Golden Globe for his spellbinding performance in the romantic drama Tentação. Though few would have the opportunity to see de Almeida exchange gunfire with Emilio Estevez in the hybrid spaghetti Western-Hong Kong action flick A Dollar for the Dead when the film proved dead on arrival, subsequent roles in Behind Enemy Lines and the 2003 miniseries Kingpin served well to keep him a recognizable international player. In the early 2000s, it began to appear as if television was the medium in which de Almeida truly shined. If a recurring role as Ramon Salazar on Fox's 24 wasn't enough for viewers, de Almeida could also be spotted on The West Wing and Wanted. Subsequent performances in such features as The Celestine Prophecy and Moscow Zero -- as well as voice-over work in the controversial video game Saints Row -- preceded a particularly heartfelt turn as painter Óscar Domínguez in the 2007 biopic Óscar -- El Color del Destino.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
0% Breaking & Exiting Hank 2018
42% The Hitman's Bodyguard Jean Foucher $75.1M 2017
No Score Yet Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story Himself 2017
71% Of Mind and Music Dr. Alvaro Cruz $15.6K 2016
20% Diablo Arturo 2016
No Score Yet Toril Actor 2016
36% Our Brand is Crisis Castillo $4.9M 2015
40% 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun Joey the Junkman 2015
No Score Yet A Date With Miss Fortune Actor 2015
0% Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Francisco d'Anconia 2014
No Score Yet Cody the Robosapien Actor 2013
88% La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage) José 2013
No Score Yet Mamitas Professor Alexandra Viera 2012
77% Fast Five Reyes $209.9M 2011
No Score Yet Backlight Actor 2010
No Score Yet La Cucina Michael 2009
38% The Burning Plain Nick Martinez $0.3M 2009
67% Che: Part One (The Argentine) President René Barrientos $1.6M 2009
No Score Yet Holy Money Actor 2009
79% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) President René Barrientos $2.1M 2008
No Score Yet The Escorial Conspiracy (La conjura de El Escorial) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Oscar: The Color of Destiny (Oscar. Una pasion surrealista) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Call Girl Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Death and Life of Bobby Z Don Huerto 2007
No Score Yet The Lovebirds Actor 2007
No Score Yet El Corazón de la tierra (The Heart of the Earth) Baxter 2007
No Score Yet Moscow Zero Yuri 2006
No Score Yet 53 Winter Days Actor 2006
4% The Celestine Prophecy Father Sanchez $1.1M 2006
No Score Yet Love and Debate Actor 2006
No Score Yet Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II Archbishop Romero 2005
No Score Yet Um Tiro no Escuro Actor 2005
No Score Yet Thanks to Gravity Actor 2005
No Score Yet The Life Pierre Director 2004
0% Whore Pierre 2004
No Score Yet Os Imortais (The Immortals) Actor 2003
No Score Yet Sweat (Sueurs) Actor 2002
No Score Yet Stranded: Náufragos (The Shelter) Rodrigo 2002
No Score Yet Break of Dawn (Entre Chiens et Loups) Radman 2002
37% Behind Enemy Lines Piquet $58.8M 2001
No Score Yet O Xangô de Baker Street (The Xango from Baker Street) Actor 2001
No Score Yet On the Run Actor 2000
No Score Yet Capitães de Abril (Captains of April) Gervasio 2000
73% Art of Amalia Narrator 2000
No Score Yet On the Run Ignacio 1999
38% One Man's Hero Cortina 1999
No Score Yet Vendetta Joseph Macheca 1999
No Score Yet No Vacancy Reynaldo 1999
No Score Yet Dollar for the Dead Friar Ramon 1998
67% La Cucaracha Jose Guerras 1998
No Score Yet Tentação Father Antonio 1998
50% Women Gigi 1997
No Score Yet Corazon Loco Actor 1997
No Score Yet Sostiene Pereira (According to Pereira) (Pereira Declares) Manuel 1996
No Score Yet Adão e Eva Francisco 1995
61% Desperado Bucho 1995
52% Only You Giovanni 1994
80% Clear and Present Danger Felix Cortez 1994
No Score Yet Sombras en una batalla (Shadows in a Conflict) Actor 1993
No Score Yet Shadows in a Conflict Jose 1993
No Score Yet El Maestro de esgrima (The Fencing Master) Ayala 1992
No Score Yet El Rey Pasmado (The Dumbfounded King) Father Almeida 1991
No Score Yet Sandino Actor 1990
80% Good Morning, Babylon Andrea Bonnano 1987
No Score Yet The Sun and the Moon David Garcia 1987
No Score Yet Beyond the Limit Leon 1983
No Score Yet The Soldier The Soldier's Force 1982
No Score Yet Retrato de Família (Family Portrait) Actor

TV

CREDIT
97% Elementary
2012
Cal Medina
  • 2018
74% Queen of the South
2016
Don Epifanio Vargas
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
24% Training Day
2017
Manijvar Menjivar
  • 2017
90% Bones
2005-2017
Raphael Valenza
  • 2013
80% Once Upon a Time
2011-2018
King Xavier
  • 2013
  • 2012
47% Missing
2012
Antoine Lussier
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Gabriel Porchetto
  • 2012
69% Revenge
2011-2015
Salvador Grobet
  • 2012
  • 2011
86% 24
2001-2014
Ramon Salazar
  • 2010
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Crusoe
2008-2009
Santana
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Joseph Trevi
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Batman
2004-2008
Voice
  • 2004
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Carlos Carrio
  • 2004
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Arroyo
  • 1985
No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
1997-2001
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