Raul Julia

Highest Rated: 87% Presumed Innocent (1990)
Lowest Rated: 11% Street Fighter (1994)
Birthday: Mar 9, 1940
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Born to a prosperous Puerto Rican family, suave and handsome leading man Raul Julia acted in school plays and in college before coming to the U.S. in 1964. After studying drama with Wynn Handman, he made his New York stage debut in 1964 in a Spanish play. In 1966 he began a long association with Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival. After debuting onscreen in The Organization (1971) with Sidney Poitier, he did another film the same year, then went until 1976 before getting another screen role; meanwhile he built his reputation on stage and TV, and frequently appeared on the children's educational show Sesame Street. For his portrayal of Macheath in The Threepenny Opera, Julia won a Tony award. His screen career did not take off until the early '80s, when Francis Ford Coppola enlisted him for the short-lived Zoetrope Studios stock company; he went on to appear in Coppola's One from the Heart (1982). The role for which Julia received the most acclaim was as a political prisoner in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985). Although never making it into the realm of stardom, he sustained a busy screen career; he appeared in five films released in 1988 and four in 1990. He gained recognition from a younger generation for his portrayal of Gomez Addams in the popular comedy The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel. Julia died suddenly shortly after the filming of Streetfighter in 1994.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet MC Hammer: 2 Legit - The Videos Actor 2002
No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird Tomas 1995
11% Street Fighter Bison 1994
No Score Yet The Burning Season Chico Mendes 1994
74% Addams Family Values Gomez Addams 1993
No Score Yet The Plague (La Peste) Cottard 1992
No Score Yet A Life of Sin Paulo 1992
65% The Addams Family Gomez Addams 1991
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: The Monkey People Narrator 1991
29% The Rookie Strom 1990
44% Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound Dr. Victor Frankenstein 1990
87% Presumed Innocent Sandy Stern 1990
28% Havana Arturo Duran 1990
78% Romero Romero 1989
20% Mack the Knife MacHeath 1989
40% Tequila Sunrise Carlos/Commandante Escalante 1988
No Score Yet Tango Bar Ricardo 1988
42% Moon over Parador Roberto Strausmann 1988
No Score Yet Onassis: The Richest Man in the World Aristotle Onassis 1988
No Score Yet The Penitent Ramon Guerola 1988
No Score Yet The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory Santa Anna 1987
No Score Yet Trading Hearts Vinnie Iacona 1987
No Score Yet Florida Straits Carlos Jayne 1987
71% The Morning After Joaquin Manero 1986
No Score Yet Mussolini: The Untold Story Galeazzo 1985
85% Kiss of the Spider Woman Valentin Arregui 1985
53% Compromising Positions David Suarez 1985
20% Overdrawn at the Memory Bank Aram Fingal : Rick Blaine 1983
67% Tempest Kalibanos 1982
No Score Yet The Escape Artist Stu Quinones 1982
50% One From the Heart Ray 1982
48% Eyes of Laura Mars Michael Reisler 1978
30% The Gumball Rally Franco 1976
No Score Yet Death Scream Rodriguez 1975
No Score Yet King Lear Edmund 1974
40% The Organization Juan Mendoza 1971
83% The Panic in Needle Park Marco 1971
No Score Yet Stiletto Actor 1969
No Score Yet The House of Magical Sounds Narrator 1937

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Greg Robinson
  • 1974

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