Person Details

Birthday: 1948-07-16 23:16:09

Aliases: Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Panama City, Panama

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Movie Involvements: 30

TV Involvements: 2


Most Famous Work

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (born July 16, 1948) is a Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, lawyer, actor, Latin jazz musician, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz genres. As songwriter, Blades brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva canción and Cuban nueva trova as well as experimental tempos and political inspired Nuyorican salsa to his music, creating thinking persons' (salsa) dance music. Blades has composed dozens of musical hits, the most famous of which is "Pedro Navaja," a song about a neighborhood thug who appears to die during a robbery (his song "Sorpresas" continues the story), inspired by "Mack the Knife." He also composed and sings what many Panamanians consider their second national anthem. The song is titled "Patria" (Fatherland). He is an icon in Panama and is much admired throughout Latin America, and managed to attract 18% of the vote in his failed attempt to win the Panamanian presidency in 1994. In September 2004, he was appointed minister of tourism by Panamanian president Martín Torrijos for a five-year term. He holds a law degree from the University of Panama and a master's in international law from Harvard University. He is married to singer Luba Mason. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rubén Blades, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Fear the Walking Dead
Average
6

Fear the Walking Dead

(2015) Daniel Salazar
Safe House
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6

Safe House

(2012) Carlos Villar
Predator 2
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6

Predator 2

(1990) Danny Archuleta
The Counselor
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5

The Counselor

(2013) Jefe
The Devil's Own
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6

The Devil's Own

(1997) Officer Edwin Diaz
Hands of Stone
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6

Hands of Stone

(2016) Carlos Eleta
Color of Night
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5

Color of Night

(1994) Lt. Hector Martinez
The Two Jakes
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6

The Two Jakes

(1990) Michael 'Mickey Nice' Weisskopf

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Himself
2018 Himself
Himself
2016 Carlos Eleta
2015 Daniel Salazar
2014 N/A
2013 Jefe
2012 Président Calles
Carlos Villar
2011 N/A
Benito
N/A
N/A
2009 Cruz-Sr.
2008 N/A
2007 N/A
2005 (archive footage)
Carla's Father
2004 Rubén Blades
2003 Ernesto
Silvio Ayala
Cruz
2002 N/A
Miguel
2000 Don Hector de la Rocha y Villarreal
Dr. Max Cabranes
1999 Diego Rivera
1998 Rubén Blades
N/A
1997 Jim
N/A
Officer Edwin Diaz
1996 N/A
Border Patrolman Sam Zaragosa
1995 N/A
1994 Lt. Hector Martinez
1993 N/A
Pastor Beruman
1991 Marlon
Ernesto Ontiveros
Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino
1990 Danny Archuleta
Michael 'Mickey Nice' Weisskopf
1989 C.W.
Carlos Barrios
Ben
1988 Doctor
Sheriff Bernabe Montoya
1987 Carl Jimenez
Louis
1985 himself
Rudy Veloz
1983 Andy 'Kid' Clave
Year Character Movie/Tv

Sound

Year Role Movie/Tv
2002 Original Music Composer
1990 Original Music Composer
1983 Music
Year Role Movie/Tv

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