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Ruben Blades

Highest Rated:   73% Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Super (1991)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
45% Hands of Stone
  • Carlos Eleta
$4.8M 2016
35% The Counselor
  • Jefe
$14.7M 2013
No Score Yet I Am, From Son To Salsa
  • Actor
2013
18% 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
$0.1M 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
33% Imagining Argentina
  • Silvio Ayala
2004
68% Once upon a Time in Mexico
  • Jorge
$56.0M 2003
48% Assassination Tango
  • Miguel
$0.9M 2003
21% Empire
  • Actor
$17.6M 2002
No Score Yet The Maldonado Miracle
  • Cruz
2002
32% All the Pretty Horses
  • Rocha
$14.8M 2000
65% 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
33% The Devil's Own
  • Edwin Diaz
1997
No Score Yet Scorpion Spring
  • Sam Zaragosa
1996
22% Color of Night
  • Martinez
1994
No Score Yet A Million to Juan
  • Bartender
1994
20% 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
25% Predator 2
  • Danny Archuleta
1990
No Score Yet The Josephine Baker Story
  • Pepito Abatino
1990
65% 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 Beats of the Heart
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Homeboy
  • Doctor
1988
59% 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
  • Rudy Veloz
  • Screenwriter
1985
No Score Yet Ruben Blades: The Return of Ruben Blades
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet The Last Fight
  • Andy 'Kid' Clave
1983
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: Joseph & His Brothers
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% Fear the Walking Dead
2015
  • Daniel Salazar
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Conrad Lozano
  • 1997

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