A handsome, often bearded character actor from Copenhagen, Denmark, Juan De La Cruzis probably best remembered for playing the back-alley abortionist in Lois Weber's moralistic melodrama Where Are My Children? (1916). De La Cruz appeared in several other Weber productions -- including the anti-drug drama Hop, the Devil's Brew -- and starred opposite Edna Goodrich in The House of Lies (1916), a low-budget melodrama directed by the ill-fated William Desmond Taylor. Returning to the legitimate stage in 1920, De La Cruz made a Hollywood comeback in 1936, but mainly played small supporting roles. He is not the Mexican actor of the same name who starred in the Spanish-language Raíces (1954).