Ruben Blades

Highest Rated: 73% Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Super (1991)
Birthday: Jul 16, 1948
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
Moved to the United States in 1974 after graduating from the University of Panama. Worked in the mailroom of Fania Records, hoping to launch his music career; he eventually became a songwriter for the label. Ran for President of Panama in 1994, coming in third place. Made his Broadway debut in The Capeman in 1998. Served a five year term as Panama's minister of tourism beginning in 2004. Has an archive named for him at Harvard University.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ruben Blades is Not My Name Actor 2018
44% Hands of Stone Carlos Eleta $4.8M 2016
34% The Counselor Jefe $14.7M 2013
No Score Yet I Am, From Son To Salsa Actor 2013
21% For Greater Glory President Calles $5.7M 2012
53% Safe House Carlos Villar $126.2M 2012
No Score Yet Dudamel: Let The Children Play Actor 2011
46% Spoken Word Senior $33.2K 2010
No Score Yet Musica Mundial Actor 2006
No Score Yet Ruben Blades: Cali Concert Actor 2006
No Score Yet Hector Lavoe: Karaoke Actor 2005
52% Secuestro Express Padre de Carla $0.2M 2005
43% Spin Ernesto Bejarano 2004
31% Imagining Argentina Silvio Ayala 2004
67% Once upon a Time in Mexico Jorge $56M 2003
47% Assassination Tango Miguel $0.9M 2003
No Score Yet The Maldonado Miracle Cruz 2002
32% All the Pretty Horses Rocha $14.8M 2000
64% Cradle Will Rock Diego Rivera 1999
62% Chinese Box Jim 1998
No Score Yet Yo soy, del Son a la Salsa (From Son to Salsa) Actor 1998
34% The Devil's Own Edwin Diaz 1997
No Score Yet Scorpion Spring Sam Zaragosa 1996
21% Color of Night Martinez 1994
No Score Yet A Million to Juan Bartender 1994
27% Life with Mikey Angie's Father 1993
No Score Yet Miracle On I-880 Actor 1993
No Score Yet Locuras del Corazón Ernesto Ontiveros 1991
0% The Super Marlon 1991
No Score Yet One Man's War Perrone 1991
26% Predator 2 Danny Archuleta 1990
No Score Yet The Josephine Baker Story Pepito Abatino 1990
68% The Two Jakes Michael "Mickey Nice" 1990
73% Mo' Better Blues Petey 1990
14% The Lemon Sisters C.W. 1989
50% Disorganized Crime Carlos Barrios 1989
No Score Yet Dead Man Out Ben 1989
No Score Yet Homeboy Doctor 1988
57% The Milagro Beanfield War Sheriff Bernabe Montoya 1988
23% Fatal Beauty Carl Jimenez 1987
No Score Yet Critical Condition Louis 1987
No Score Yet Crossover Dreams Screenwriter Rudy Veloz 1985
No Score Yet Ruben Blades: The Return of Ruben Blades Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Last Fight Andy 'Kid' Clave 1983


75% Fear the Walking Dead
Daniel Salazar
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
75% The X-Files
Conrad Lozano
  • 1997