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Known Credits: 31

Birthday: 1940-03-09

Day of Death: 1994-10-24

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Adult Actor: False

Official Homepage: -

Also Known As

  • Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay

Raúl Juliá

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was an actor of Puerto Rican origin. His film career peaked in the US in the early 1990's.

Born in San Juan, he gained interest in acting while still in school. Upon completing his studies, Juliá decided to pursue a career in acting. After performing in the local scene for some time, he was convinced by entertainment personality Orson Bean to move and work in New York City. Juliá, who had been bilingual since his childhood, soon gained interest in Broadway and "Off Broadway" plays. He performed in mobile projects, including the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.

Juliá was eventually noticed by Joseph Papp, who offered him work in the New York Shakespeare Festival. After gaining notoriety, he received roles in two television series, Love of Life and Sesame Street. For his performance in Two Gentlemen of Verona, he received a nomination for the Tony Award and won a Drama Desk Award. Between 1974 and 1982, Juliá received Tony Award nominations for Where's Charley?, The Threepenny Opera and Nine. During the 1980s, he worked in several films, receiving nominations for the Golden Globe Awards, for his performance in Tempest, and Kiss of the Spider Woman, winning the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for the latter.

In 1991 and 1993, Juliá portrayed "Gomez Addams" in two film adaptations of The Addams Family. In 1994, he filmed The Burning Season and a film adaptation of the Street Fighter video games. Later that year, Juliá suffered several health afflictions, eventually dying after suffering a stroke. His funeral was held in Puerto Rico, being attended by thousands. For his work in The Burning Season, Juliá won a posthumous Golden Globe and Emmy Award.

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Acting
1995 Down Came a Blackbird as Tomas Ramirez
1994 Street Fighter as General M. Bison
1994 The Burning Season as Chico Mendes
1993 Addams Family Values as Gomez Addams
1992 The Plague as Cottard
1991 The Addams Family as Gomez Addams
1990 The Rookie as Strom
1990 Frankenstein Unbound as Dr. Victor Frankenstein
1990 Presumed Innocent as Sandy Stern
1989 Mack the Knife as MacHeath
1989 Romero as Archbishop Oscar Bishop
1989 Florida Straits
1988 Tequila Sunrise as Carlos / Comandante Xavier Escalante
1988 Moon Over Parador as Roberto Strausmann
1988 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World as Aristotle Onassis
1986 The Morning After as Joaquin Manero
1986 La Gran Fiesta as Adolfo
1985 Compromising Positions as David Suarez
1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman as Valentin Arregui
1985 Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
1982 Tempest as Kalibanos
1982 The Escape Artist as Stu Quiñones
1982 One from the Heart as Ray
1978 Eyes of Laura Mars as Michael Reisler (also as R.J.)
1976 The Gumball Rally
1975 Death Scream as Nick Rodriguez
1972 The Bob Newhart Show - (1 episode)
1971 The Organization as Juan Mendoza
1971 The Panic in Needle Park as Marco
1971 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me as Juan Carlos Rosenbloom
1929 The Academy Awards - (1 episode)