Raúl Juliá

Raúl Juliá

  • Born on
    • March 9th, 1940
  • Died on
    • October 24th, 1994
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.

Starring Raúl Juliá on Plex


Acting (26 Credits)

1994The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story as Chico Mendes
1994Street Fighter as General M. Bison
1993Addams Family Values as Gomez Addams
1992The Plague as Cottard
1991The Addams Family as Gomez Addams
1990Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound as Dr. Victor Frankenstein
1990The Rookie as Strom
1990Presumed Innocent as Sandy Stern
1990Havana as Arturo Duran (uncredited)
1989Romero as Archbishop Oscar Romero
1988Onassis: The Richest Man in the World as Aristotle Onassis
1988Moon Over Parador as Roberto Strausmann
1988Tequila Sunrise as Carlos / Comandante Xavier Escalante
1987The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory as General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
1986The Morning After as Joaquin "Jackie" Manero
1985Kiss of the Spider Woman as Valentin Arregui
1985Compromising Positions as David Suarez
1985Mussolini: The Untold Story as Count Galeazzo CianoWatch Free
1984Overdrawn at the Memory Bank as Aram Fingal / Rick Blaine
1982The Escape Artist as Stu Quiñones
1982Tempest as Kalibanos
1981One from the Heart as Ray
1978Eyes of Laura Mars as Michael Reisler
1976The Gumball Rally as Franco
1971The Organization as Juan Mendoza
1971The Panic in Needle Park as Marco


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