Raymond Cruz has appeared in more than 30 feature films and has worked extensively in television, playing a wide range of characters. He currently plays Detective Julio Sanchez on the series, The Closer, for which he recently won an Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor.

His work in films includes roles in Havoc with Anne Hathaway; Training Day, with Denzel Washington; Collateral Damage with Arnold Schwarzenegger; Alien 4: Resurrection with Sigourney Weaver; andClear and Present Danger with Harrison Ford. Other notable films include The Last Marshal, The Rock, The Substitute, Out for Justiceand Under Siege.

On television, Cruz has had recurring roles on My Name is Earl, Breaking Bad, Day Break, The Division, 24 and Nip/Tuck. He has also guest starred on numerous hit shows, including CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, The Practice, Star Trek, Boomtown and The X-Files.

A series regular on The Closer, Cruz is starting production soon on the spin-off Major Crimes where he again plays Detective Julio Sanchez.

Cruz also has an extensive stage background and is a recipient of the Drama Critics Award.