Person Details

Birthday: 1940-03-09 22:19:25

Death: 1994-10-24 22:19:25

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Movie Involvements: 32

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Puerto Rican actor. His film career peaked in the US in the early 1990s. 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.

Most Famous Work

Street Fighter
Average
4

Street Fighter

(1994) General M. Bison
Presumed Innocent
Average
7

Presumed Innocent

(1990) Sandy Stern
Tequila Sunrise
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6

Tequila Sunrise

(1988) Carlos / Comandante Xavier Escalante
The Rookie
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6

The Rookie

(1990) Strom
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Average
7

Kiss of the Spider Woman

(1985) Valentin Arregui
The Panic in Needle Park
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7
Eyes of Laura Mars
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6

Eyes of Laura Mars

(1978) Michael Reisler
Havana
Average
6

Havana

(1990) Arturo Duran (uncredited)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Archive Footage
2008 Valentin Arregui/Himself
1995 Tomas Ramirez
1994 General M. Bison
Chico Mendes
1993 Gomez Addams
1992 Cottard
1991 Gomez Addams
1990 Arturo Duran (uncredited)
Strom
Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Sandy Stern
1989 MacHeath
Archbishop Oscar Bishop
Carlos Jayne
1988 Carlos / Comandante Xavier Escalante
Roberto Strausmann
Ramon Guerola
Vinnie Iacona
Aristotle Onassis
1987 General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Ricardo Padín
1986 Joaquin "Jackie" Manero
Adolfo
1985 Count Galeazzo Ciano
David Suarez
Valentin Arregui
Aram Fingal / Rick Blaine
1982 Himself
Kalibanos
Stu Quiñones
1981 Ray
Petruchio
1979 Paulo
1978 Michael Reisler
1976 N/A
1975 Det. Nick Rodriguez
1974 Edmund
1972 N/A
1971 Juan Mendoza
Juan Carlos Rosenbloom
Marco
1969 Party Guest (Uncredited)
1953 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1994 In Memory Of
Year Role Movie/Tv

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