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Raymond Cruz is an American actor who plays Tuco Salamanca on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. He is also known for his role as Detective Julio Sanchez on TNT's The Closer and the spin-off Major Crimes.

Cruz appeared in the films Clear and Present Danger, Under Siege, Training Day, Bound by Honor (Blood In, Blood Out) as well as guest starring in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The X Files and Harsh Realm.

When Cruz was growing up in his neighbourhood there was a lot of gang activity he said in an interview when he was 12 he saw a man get shot. He also saw real people high on meth and he incorporated it into Tuco's character.

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Breaking Bad[]

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Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5A
Season 5B

Better Call Saul[]

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Season 4
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Season 6
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